SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. — Southern Maine clicked on 10 of its first 11 shots to break it open early, grabbing a 58-37 lead by halftime.
Devon Carr scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Paul Smith’s (2-4, 2-2 Yankee Conference).
Shiva Senthil chipped in with 12 points and six assists while Alex Medina, Patrick Odell and Adam Klock each netted 10. Odell had six rebounds and Medina, five assists.
“They (Southern Maine) absolutely came out on fire,” Paul Smith’s Coach Joe Akey said. “The entire first half we played at their pace when we needed to slow the game down and play more in the halfcourt.”
Paul Smith’s College (37)
Medina 3-4-10, Wightman 2-1-5, Hapgood 1-0-2, Carr 6-2-16, Odell 5-0-10, Senthil 5-0-12, Klock 4-0-10, Poltorak 0-1-1, McCuin 0-1-1. Totals 26-9-67.
Southern Maine (58)
Hartford 4-1-9, Amabile 4-0-10, Donalson 6-2-16, Nouchanthauong 1-0-2, Dow 2-2-6, Powell 2-0-6, Cummings -0-0-0, Garmon 1-1-4, Bessey 0-2-2, Laing 3-0-6, Nicholson 3-0-6, Baldino 5-0-12, Atkinson 3-0-6, Loveridge 3-0-6, Lampkins 5-1-11. Totals 41-9-100.
Halftime: Southern Maine, 58-37.
3-point goals: PSC (6) Sentihel 2, Klock 2, Carr 2. SMCC (9) Amabile 2, Donalson 2, Baldino 2, Powell 2, Harmon.
Clinton CC 48, Cayuga CC 40
PLATTSBURGH — The Cougars turned back the visiting Spartans in a defensive struggle Saturday afternoon to give them a winning record (3-2, 2-2 in Region III) heading into the Thanksgiving recess.
Clinton led most of the way, but had to rally down the stretch after falling behind 39-38 midway through the second half.
“It was pretty physical; both teams got after it defensively,” CCC Coach Donna Dixon said.
“Our biggest concern was the (Tyresha) Mathis kid. She’s very athletic on the post and finishes well. She got her points (21), but a lot of them were off second opportunities. We did outrebound them by 10, which was another goal today.”
Emily Decker netted 17 points to lead Clinton while Katrina Garrand contributed 11 points, four assists and six steals. Ruth Paul led the Cougars in rebounding with 13.
The Cougars won the game at the free-throw line where they connected on 16 of 27.
“We didn’t shoot particularly well, but we were able to get to the line,” Dixon said. “We hit some free throws today. The last couple of games we haven’t shot free throws very well.”