February 19, 2014

NCCC men, women victorious against Word of Life

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men’s basketball team collected its seventh win in eight games in convincing fashion Tuesday.

Six players scored eight or more points as the Saints (16-12) rolled in an 89-44 defeat of Word of Life Bible Institute.

“It was Senior Night, so Michael Boyea, Matthew Gullotta, Nikola Cvetanovic, Ege Cinel, Srdjan Grcic and Donny Patraw were honored before the game,” North Country coach Chad LaDue said. “It was a nice way to send them off. Everyone got a chance to play, and it was a fun night.”

Cinel had a team-high 11 points, while Cvetanovic added 10 points. Patraw dished out four assists, and Sam Johns grabbed three steals.

Sixteen players recorded minutes for the Saints.

“We leave early (today) for SUNY Delhi,” LaDue said. “Delhi is ranked No. 5 in the country, so it won’t be such a big box score (today). We play at home against Herkimer County Community College Saturday. We’ll have our hands full the next two games, but we’ll be ready.”

North Country 89, Word of Life 44

Word of Life (44)

Zurtis 2-0-4, Kokosinki 4-4-14, Freeman 5-2-12, Cousins 4-2-12, Richards 0-2-2. Totals: 15-10-44.

North Country (89)

Boyea 3-1-7, Trentsch 4-0-8, I. Grcic 3-0-8, Gullotta 0-0-0, Gibson 2-0-4, Dunlavey 1-1-4, Cvetanovic 4-0-10, Cinel 4-0-11, S. Grcic 2-0-5, Patraw 1-0-2, Ramsdell 2-2-6, Barnes 2-0-4, Johns 0-0-0, Oursler 4-0-9, Hussian 1-1-3, Bozovic 3-0-9. Totals: 36-5-89.

Halftime: 47-30, North Country.

3-point goals: North Country (12) Bozovic 3, Cinel 3, I. Grcic 2, Cvetanovic 2, S. Grcic, Oursler. Word of Life (4) Kokosinki 2, Cousins 2.

WOMENNorth Country 60, Word of Life 14

SARANAC LAKE — Sophomore Emily Lapage scored a game-high 15 points as the Saints defeated Word of Life.

North Country dominated the first half holding Word of Life to just four, while the Saints tallied 34 points.

Coach Jerrad Dumont was impressed with his team’s ability to move the ball.

“I thought that we really came out ready to play (Tuesday),” Dumont said. “I was most impressed with the fact that we had 21 assists on 28 field goals.”

Abbey LaPage added 13 points for North Country, while Veronica Uras had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

North Country heads out to SUNY Delhi to take on the Broncos tonight. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m.

North Country 60, Word of Life 14

Word of Life (14)

Libby 1-0-2, Wolf 1-02, Shingledecker 0-0-0, Petrides 2-0-4, Harvey1-0-2, Fleming 1-0-2, Patterson 1-0-2. Totals: 7-0-14.

North Country (60)

Uras 4-0-10, Philippe 2-0-4, LaPage 6-1-13, Pennington 2-0-4, Boyea 3-0-6, Burgess 3-0-6, Bridges 1-0-2, Lapage 7-0-15. Totals: 28-1-60.

Halftime: North Country, 34-4.

3-point goals: North Country (3) Uras 2, Lapage.

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