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November 30, 2012

Turnovers cost Cougars in loss to Jefferson

PLATTSBURGH — Despite a 28-21 halftime lead, the Clinton Community College women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a plethora of turnovers in a 56-49 loss to Jefferson Community College Thursday.

Thirty turnovers and late foul trouble plagued the Cougars.

“We just came out flat,” Clinton coach Donna Dixon said. “We allowed them to take 32 shots from the foul line throughout. We need to learn how to keep composure and move our feet on defense.

“(Emily Decker) played great and shot well from the floor. We need to do some things better.”

Decker and Alisha Ducatte led all scorers with 18 and 13 points, respectively.

The Cougars play host to Onondaga, which is currently ranked No. 2 in Region III, Saturday at 2 p.m.

Jefferson 56, Clinton 49

Jefferson (56)

Canody 7-3-16, Ramos 2-1-7, Rajner 1-0-3, Gehrke 0-0-0, Murtha 0-0-0, Kiernan 5-12-21, Vaveao 2-3-7. Totals 17-19-56.

Clinton (49)

Garrand 3-0-6, Paul 1-0-2, Gates 2-0-4, Ducatte 5-2-13, E. Decker 9-0-18, J. Decker 0-2-2, Barber 0-1-1, Spencer 1-1-3. Totals: 21-16-49.

Halftime: 28-21, CCC.

3-point goals: Jefferson (3) Ramos 2, Rajner. Clinton (1) Ducatte.

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