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March 1, 2013

Clinton players, coach honored

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton Community College women’s basketball players Katrina Garrand and Emily Decker have been named to the 2012-2013 Mountain Valley All-Conference Second Team. In addition, Garand was chosen to the Region III, Division III All-Region Second Team, and Decker was selected to the Region III, Division III Third Team.

Garrand, a sophomore from Mooers, is majoring in Humanities and Social Science. She leads the team in scoring and assists on the season and is fourth in the region in assists per game and eighth in the country. This is the second year she has been honored on the All-Conference and All-Region Teams.

Decker, a sophomore from Peru, is majoring in Humanities and Social Science. She is leading the team in free throw percentage and is ninth in the Region. She is also second in scoring and rebounding. Decker received the second All-Conference nod of her career.

Coach Donna Dixon was named 2012-2013 Region III Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year for the second straight year. Dixon, in her 18th year, has led the Cougars to a third straight trip to the Region III, Division III Tournament.

The Cougars finished the regular season with a 15-9 record and won nine of the last 12 games. During that time, the Cougars had wins over Mohawk Valley, the second-ranked team in the country, Herkimer, which was No. 3 in the region, and Fulton-Montgomery (fourth in the region).

Mykelle Krecko and Christopher Miller of the Clinton men’s team were named to the 2012-2013 Mountain Valley All-Conference Team. Krecko also made the NJCAA Region III, Division III All-Region Second Team.

“Mykelle had an outstanding freshman season, finishing first in Region III in rebounding and first in field-goal percentage at 57 percent,” coach Kevin Daugherty said. “He was the team’s second-leading scorer at 13.5 points per game, and if the Region had a category for blocked shots, he would have led that as well.”

Miller is a sophomore from Brooklyn who averaged 15 points per game.

“Chris came to every game and practice ready to compete,” Daugherty said. “He scored 845 points in two seasons at Clinton. He was very consistent and always worked hard.”

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