SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College women’s basketball team was in a giving mood Tuesday.
Twelve players recorded two or more points in its 78-29 drubbing of Word of Life Bible Institute.
The Saints (2-1) scored 39 points in each of the two halves, while surrendering just 11 points to Word of Life in the final 20 minutes of play.
Coach Jerrad Dumont was pleased with Tori Pennington’s performance.
“She played well,” Dumont said. “She led us in scoring with 12 and got out and led us in transition. She got wide and got a couple open looks because of it. Caitlyn LaPage also had six rebounds, which was also good for us.”
Abbey LaPage added 10 points, while Alexis Bridges added eight in the 49-point win.
“I thought we could’ve rebounded the ball a little bit better,” Dumont said. “They had 10 points off second-chance opportunities. We have to box out better.”
After shooting 18.9 percent from 3-point range through its first two games, the Saints hits seven 3-pointers. Shaneika Smith and Bridges each had two.
North Country will play host to Corning Community College Saturday and Finger Lakes Community College Sunday at Chateaugay Central School. The games are slated to begin at 5 p.m. and noon, respectively.
North Country 78,Word of Life 29
Word of Life (29)
Gonzalez 1-0-2, Wolf 0-0-0, Libby 4-1-9, Fleming 1-0-2, Blessard 3-0-7, Einwchter 0-0-0, Petrides 1-0-2, Harvey 0-0-0, Hopkins 0-0-0, Pinter 0-0-0, Shingledecker 3-0-7. Totals: 13-1-29.
North Country (78)
Uras 1-0-3, Bridges 3-0-8, Smith 2-1-6, Hebert 3-0-6, Philippe 2-0-4, Kimbrough 4-0-9, Lapage 5-0-10, Pennington 6-0-12, Boyea 3-0-6, Burgess 3-0-6, Smith 2-0-6, Lapage 0-0-0, C. Lepage 0-2-2. Totals: 34-3-78.
Halftime: North Country, 39-18.
3-point goals: North Country (7) Uras, Bridges 2, Smith, Kimbrough, S. Smith 2. Word of Life (2) Libby, Blessard.
MENNORTH COUNTRY 82, WORD OF LIFE 37
SARANAC LAKE — Zane Ramsdell and Donny Patraw combined for 23 points as the Saints rolled past Word of Life in men’s college basketball.
Ramsdell finished with a game-high 12 points, while Patraw tossed in 11.
North Country had 17 players get into the game Tuesday night, with 16 getting into the scoring column.
“I started three guys that don’t normally start for us and some guys got a chance to play for the first time this season,” Saints coach Chad LaDue said. “Everyone that was dressed played and 16 scored.
“Donny Patraw and Zane Ramsdell each played extremely well. They were high school teammates, so it was nice to get them out there together.”
North Country took a 56-20 lead at the half, while all 17 players saw action.
“I thought we did a decent job at working on things to get better,” LaDue said. “And, we still played the game without getting sloppy.”
The Saints will host Corning at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chateaugay Central School.
North Country 82, Word of Life 37
Word of Life (37)
Baker 0-3-3, Newell 1-3-5, Burtis 1-6-8, Taylor 2-0-4, Kokosinki 1-0-3, Freeman 3-0-6, Proctor 4-0-8, Cousin 1-0-2. Totals: 13-10-37.
North Country (82)
Boyea 1-0-2, Patraw 5-0-11, S. Grcic 2-0-4, I. Grcic 2-0-4, Ramsdell 4-4-12, Trentsch 2-0-4, Bozovic 3-0-6, Johns 3-0-6, D. Barnes 1-0-2, Gibson 2-1-5, T. Barnes 2-0-5, Cinel 2-2-6, Cvetanvoic 0-0-0, Gullotta 2-0-4, Dunlavey 0-2-2, Hussian 2-1-7, Oursler 1-0-2. Totals: 34-10-82.
Halftime: North Country, 56-20.
3-point goals: Word of Life (1) Kokosinki. North Country (4) Patraw, T. Barnes, Hussian 2.