January 21, 2013

Clinton CC men drop one-point game to Finger Lakes


Edwards 1-0-2, De La Cruz 7-4-21, Carbonell 3-0-6, Arberry 3-0-7, Higgins 0-3-3, Wilburn 3-0-8, Munoz 0-0-0, Young 1-0-2, Barnes 0-0-0, Miller 1-2-4. Totals: 19-9-53.

3-point goals: Clinton (7): Davison 3; Knight 2; LaPoint; Coolidge. Fulton-Montgomery (6); De La Cruz 3; Wilburn 2; Arberry.

Halftime: Finger Lakes, 32-25.

Fulton-Montgomery 87,

North Country 80

SARANAC LAKE — It was a tough weekend for the Saints (13-7, 9-7), who dropped an 84-82 double-overtime game to SUNY Delhi the day before.

Aaron Morton poured in 33 points and Khaleeq Baum added 15 for the visitors, who held a 43-42 halftime lead.

Steve Carder led North Country with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Steven Poulter added 20 points and seven rebounds, and Jared Heden, 18 points and seven boards. Poulter hit six three-pointers, and Ian Henderson four while finishing with 14 points.

Michael Boyea dished out six assists.

“It was a one-point game at the half,” North Country coach Chad LaDue said. “But at the 14-minute mark of the second half, we were down by 10. It really came down to having a double-overtime game yesterday. Our guys were just emotionally and physically spent, very fatigued. And Fulton-Montgomery took advantage of that.

“They built a little bit of a lead, and we got it back to a four-point game with 1:50 left. But then they scored and we didn’t.”

The Saints tried to keep pace by hitting 12 three-pointers.

“Nine of our 12 threes came in the first half,” LaDue said. “The other three were pretty early in the second half. I think we shot it decent early. Late, it was a little more of a struggle for us.”

North Country returns to the court on Tuesday with a 5 p.m. game against Word of Life.

Fulton-Montgomery 87,

North Country 80

Fulton-Montgomery (87)

Williams 2-0-4, Mann 0-3-3, Gist 1-0-2, Jack 2-0-4, Dinkins 2-0-6, Baum 6-3-15, Barr 2-0-6, Morton 14-3-33. Totals: 33-15-87.

North Country (80)

Boyea 1-2-4, Henderson 4-2-14, Poulter 6-2-20, Heden 7-2-18, Carder 8-8-24, Brock 0-0-0, Stone 0-0-0, Grcic 0-0-0, Patraw 0-0-0. Totals: 26-16-80.

3-point goals: Fulton-Montgomery (6): Dinkins 2; Barr 2; Morton 2. North Country (12): Poulter 6; Henderson 4; Heden 2.

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