Press-Republican

December 10, 2012

Saints finish semester with win over Cayuga

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Press-Republican

---- — AUBURN — Steve Carder poured in 29 points and added 14 rebounds Sunday as the North Country Community College men’s basketball team closed out its first semester with a 78-63 victory over Cayuga Community College.

Jared Heden added 14 points for the Saints (10-4, 8-4), while Steven Poulter finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, Ian Henderson, 12 points and five assists, and Michael Boyea, six assists.

North Country, which closed out a busy week away from home, trailed, 32-27, before outscoring the Spartans by a 51-31 margin in the second half.

“It was a good weekend on the road for us — we were inches away from having it be a great weekend if our final shot would have fallen the day before against Delhi,” North Country coach Chad LaDue said.

“But we were able to split four games on the road this week, and it’s always nice to get a win in your last game before the break. I think it’s time for a break.

“The guys will come back, and we’ll see how well we do in the second semester.”

Jared Donalson led Cayuga with 12 points and Dwayne Irving was next with 11.

“Our guys showed their toughness today,” LaDue said. “We were able to handle their press.

“It was again a very good team effort for us.”

North Country 78, Cayuga 63

North Country (78)

Boyea 0-5-5, Douglass 0-1-1, Poulter 5-0-13, Heden 5-2-14, Carder 11-7-29, Henderson 4-0-12, Brock 0-0-0, Mills 2-0-4. Totals: 27-15-78.

Cayuga (63)

Holmes 1-0-2, Irving 4-3-11, Staton 4-0-8, Donerlson 2-0-4, Rufus 0-1-1, Byrd 2-0-4, Hanson 3-0-7, Donalson 4-4-12, Norgbey 3-0-6, Holley 1-1-3, Shaw 1-3-5. Totals: 25-12-63.

3-point goals: North Country (8): Poulter 3; Henderson 3; Heden 2. Cayuga (1): Hanson.

Halftime: Cayuga, 32-27.

Saturday

Vermont Tech 85,

Paul Smith’s 73

RANDOLPH, Vt. — Alex Tyrrell scored 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Vermont Tech to a win over Paul Smith’s (2-10, 2-5).

Josh Lindsey added 22 points and nine rebounds, while Sam Marler finished with 17 points.

Adam Klock paced the Bobcats with 29 points and nine rebounds. Devon Carr chipped in with 17 points, Shiva Senthil, 11 points, and Alex Medina, nine rebounds and eight assists.

“We got off to a good start in the first half, leading by as many as eight points behind solid interior defense,” Paul Smith’s coach Joe Akey said. “Vermont Tech ended the half on a 9-1 run in the last 3:30, and that has been a weakness for our team all season.

“In the second half, we struggled to get stops whether in a zone or man to man. Adam Klock played a great game, but we really didn’t have anyone else step up when needed in the second half.”

Vermont Tech 85, Paul Smith’s 73

Paul Smith’s (73)

Medina 0-0-0, Wightman 2-2-8, Hapgood 2-0-6, Carr 7-2-17, Odell 1-0-2, Senthil 4-0-11, Klock 11-1-29, Poltorak 0-0-0. Totals: 27-5-73.

Vermont Tech (85)

Follensbee 0-0-0, Marler 7-3-17, Tyrrell 12-2-29, Kissenberth 4-0-11, Lindsey 9-4-22, Pierre 0-0-0, Bannerman 0-0-0, Scott 3-0-6, White 0-0-0. Totals: 35-9-85.

3-point goals: Paul Smith’s (14): Klock 7; Senthil 3; Wightman 2; Hapgood 2; Carr. Vermont Tech (6): Tyrrell 3; Kissenberth 3.

Halftime: Vermont Tech, 35-30.

Women

North Country 57,

Cayuga 49

AUBURN — The Saints connected on 26-of-37 foul shots and defeated the host Spartans.

Haylea Gary paced North Country with 15 points, followed by Kelly Kezar with 14 points and nine rebounds. Emily Lapage chipped in with 11 points and a team-high 13 rebounds, and Stephanie Demarais scored nine points.

“It was a good way to end the semester,” North Country coach Jerrad Dumont said. “We played a lot of games on the road and we have more home games the second semester. We’re looking forward to it.”

The Saints held a 28-23 lead at the half.

China Agnew led Cayuga with 16 points, and Shanna Shaff added 11.

North Country 57, Cayuga 49

North Country (57)

Uras 1-4-6, Jock 0-0-0, Kezar 3-8-14, Demarais 2-5-9, Gary 3-8-15, Branton 0-0-0, Gausby 1-0-2, Lapage 5-1-11. Totals: 15-26-57.

Cayuga (49)

Agnew 5-4-16, Smith 2-2-6, Alonso 0-0-0, Shaff 4-1-11, Shattinger 2-4-10, Karlsen 1-4-6. Totals: 14-15-49.

3-point goals: North Country (1): Gary. Cayuga (6): Agnew 2; Shaff 2; Shattinger 2.

Halftime: North Country, 28-23.