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January 21, 2013

Clinton CC men drop one-point game to Finger Lakes


Halftime: Fulton-Montgomery, 43-42.

Vermont Tech 79,

Paul Smith’s 60

PAUL SMITHS — Vermont Tech jumped out to a 14-point lead at the half and went on to defeat the Bobcats.

Brandon Matano led the visitors with 26 points, including four three-pointers, while Alex Tyrrell added 18 points and Kyle Kissenberth, 11.

Alex Medina paced Paul Smith’s (3-15, 3-10 Yankee Conference) with 34 points. Connor McCuin chipped in with 10 and Pat Odell, nine.

The Bobcats didn’t play well in falling behind, 41-27, at the half.

“In the first half, we fell behind because of turnovers and poor transition defense,” Paul Smith’s coach Joe Akey said. “We were never able to climb out of that hole. We cut the lead to eight points on a couple different occasions, then Vermont Tech would go on a 6-0 run to push the lead back to the original deficit.

“The team was flat all day and regardless of the adjustments we made to try and get some momentum, we could not recover from that poor start.”

Vermont Tech 79,

Paul Smith’s 60

Vermont Tech (79)

Sauns 1-1-3, Follensbee 0-0-0, Marler 2-3-7, Tyrrell 8-2-18, Matano 11-0-26, Tyson 0-0-0, Mao 0-0-0, Kissenberth 5-0-11, Bannerman 0-0-0, Scott 2-0-4, Lindsey 5-0-10. Totals: 34-6-79.

Paul Smith’s (60)

Medina 11-1-24, Wightman 1-2-4, Hapgood 0-0-0, Odell 4-1-9, Senthil 2-0-4, Klock, 2-2-7, McCuin 5-0-10. Totals: 25-8-60.

3-point goals: Vermont Tech (5): Matano 4; Kissenberth. Paul Smith’s (2): Medina; Klock.

Halftime: Vermont Tech 41, Paul Smith’s 27.


Finger Lakes 56,

Clinton C.C. 54

CANANDAIGUA — Casi Strait’s two-pointer with seven seconds left gave Finger Lakes Community College a hard-earned win over the Cougars.

Clinton (6-6) trailed, 33-22, at the half and was still down, 43-34, at the nine-minute mark.

“We started the game flat,” Clinton coach Donna Dixon said. “The last five minutes of the second half, we went on a 13-6 run. It was a 53-50 game with three minutes left. We were down, 54-52, with a minute left, had possession of the ball and got three offensive rebounds before Katrina Garrand was fouled. She hit both free throws to tie it, 54-all, with 15.6 seconds remaining.

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