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February 9, 2014

Krecko's double-double leads Clinton past Columbia-Greene

HUDSON — Mykelle Krecko poured in 18 points, pulled down 17 rebounds, blocked six shots and dished out four assists as Clinton Community College held on for a 69-62 victory over Columbia-Greene in men’s college basketball Saturday.

The Cougars held a 43-29 lead at the half.

“Any time you can get a region win on the road is a big deal,” Clinton coach Kevin Daugherty said.

“We had four guys in double figures. The guys shared the ball and we have several people who can score for us. We are a well-balanced team offensively.”

Kyree Hull added 16 points and four assists for the Cougars. Charles Grant and Jamie Davison each chipped in with 12 points. Davison and Bayron Carter dished out five assists each.

Khalil Paul paced Columbia-Greene with 17 points. Derwyn Thompson added 15 points.

Clinton (19-6, 16-6) will play West Point prep today at noon.

“From what we understand they are a very good team,” Daugherty said. “It’s a nonregional game. We always try to do something interesting on the road every year … looking forward to it.”

Clinton 69, Columbia-Greene 62

Clinton (69)

Davison 5-0-12, Carter 4-1-9, Hull 6-4-16, Belladry 0-0-0, Grant 5-0-12, Krecko 7-3-18, Ryan 1-0-2. Totals: 28-8-69.

Columbia-Greene (62)

Carvalho 2-0-5, Paul 5-4-17, Arcuri 3-1-7, Knight 4-0-8, Spohler 4-0-8, Thompson 4-6-15, Hoose 1-0-2. Totals: 23-11-62.

Halftime: Clinton, 43-29.

3-point goals: Clinton (5) Davison 2, Grant 2, Krecko.

HUDSON VALLEY 71, NORTH COUNTRY 69

TROY — The Saints shot a dismal 15-of-29 from the foul line Saturday in their two-point loss to the Vikings.

Nate Monson scored 19 points to lead the way for Hudson Valley, including connecting on five 3-pointers.

“It was a great game, back-and-forth to the end,” North Country coach Chad LaDue said. “We had it within one with 43 seconds left and they knocked down 1-of-2 from the foul line. We got a good look for the win, but missed the shot.

“We played really hard, but you don’t have to look much further than missing 14 shots to see why we lost. It’s hard to beat a bad team doing that, so you can’t expect to beat a good team like Hudson Valley.”

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