PLATTSBURGH — Home cooking turned out to be very good for the Clinton Community College men’s basketball team over the weekend.
The Cougars, following up on Saturday’s 82-67 victory over Cayuga Community College, recorded an 85-72 win over Onondaga Community College on Sunday.
“These were two big Region III games for us against two good teams,” Clinton C.C. coach Kevin Daugherty said.
Bayron Carter, Mykelle Krecko and Jamie Davison combined to score 68 points in the victory.
Carter finished with 26 points, seven assists and five steals for the Cougars (9-2, 6-2), while Krecko added 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Davison, 20 points, four steals and five assists.
Tom Ryan chipped in with eight points and 10 rebounds for Clinton C.C. and Kyree Hull nine points.
“Krecko and Ryan did a good job on the boards and this was probably Ryan’s best all-around game for us,” Daugherty said. “We did a good job on the boards both games over the weekend.”
The Cougars held a 47-36 halftime lead.
“We played well,” Daugherty said. “It went back-and-forth for about the first six minutes before we went on a little run. We never trailed after that.”
Davison then made sure Clinton wasn’t going to lose its lead in the second half.
“They came out with a triangle-and-two on Carter and Hull in the second half,” Daugherty said. “That’s when Davison took over.
“We led by as many as 22 points and the closest they were able to get down the stretch was 12 points.”
The Lazers used 15 players in the game and former Franklin Academy standout Ben Honahan led the team with 12 points. Kyle Kline and Lloyd Parkmond each added nine points for Onondaga C.C., which hit 11 3-pointers.
The Cougars are at SUNY Delhi on Saturday.
Clinton C.C. 85, Onondaga C.C. 72
Onondaga C.C. (72)
Bliss 1-2-4, Brantley 1-2-5, Brown 0-0-0, Commodore 2-4-8, Deleon 0-0-0, Granato 1-0-2, Hanley 0-0-0, Honahan 4-0-12, Kline 3-1-9, Loura 1-0-3, McKinney 2-1-5, Parkmond 4-1-9, Piazza 1-1-4, Smith 2-3-8, Twiss 1-0-3. Totals: 23-15-72.
Clinton C.C. (85)
Davison 8-0-20, Carter 10-3-26, Hull 4-1-9, Banks 0-0-0, Holmes 0-0-0, Krecko 10-2-22, Ryan 4-0-8, Ortiz 0-0-0. Totals: 36-6-85.
3-point goals: Onondaga C.C. (11): Honahan 4; Kline 2; Brantley, Loura; Piazza; Smith; Twiss. Clinton C.C. (7): Davison 4; Carter 3.
Halftime: Clinton C.C., 47-36.
NORTH COUNTRY C.C. 88CAYUGA C.C. 76
SARANAC LAKE — The Saints, bouncing back from Saturday’s 84-72 loss to Onondaga Community College, were on top of their game on Sunday.
Michael Boyea finished with a game-high 21 points and added six assists for North Country C.C. (5-5), while Ivan Grcic contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds, Daniel Trentsch 12 points, Thomas Barnes 10, and Matthew Gullotta nine points and a career-high 21 rebounds.
North Country held a 46-39 halftime lead.
“This was one of our best games of the season,” North Country coach Chad LaDue said. “It was nice to bounce back from yesterday.
“We fell behind, 13-4, early today, but we put our second unit in and they really started playing well. We led by three or four points the rest of the first half before going on a little run at the end of the half.
“We came out strong to start the second half and went up by as many as 21 points.”
The Saints shot the ball well, including going 27-of-31 from the foul line. Boyea made 10 of those.
“We shared the basketball,” LaDue said. “We also shot the ball pretty well and, when we shot the ball the way we did, we can play with anyone. But when we don’t shot it well, anyone can beat us.”
Zaki Thomas powered Cayuga with 24 points. Glenn Taggart followed with 13 and Joe Godette was next with 12.
The Saints are at Jefferson Community College on Saturday.
North Country C.C. 88, Cayuga C.C. 76
Cayuga C.C. (76)
Amalu 1-0-2, DeFranco 0-0-0, Godette 3-6-12, Guity 2-0-4, Johnson 1-3-5, Morris 3-0-6, Rufus 3-2-8, Santiago 2-0-4, Taggart 4-3-13, Thomas 8-6-24. Totals: 27-20-76.
North Country C.C. (88)
Trentsch 4-3-12, Cinel 3-0-8, Gibson 1-3-5, Boyea 4-10-21, I. Grcic 5-4-15, Barnes 3-3-10, Gulotta 3-3-9, Cvetanovic 3-0-7, Dunlavey 0-1-1. Totals: 26-27-88.
3-point goals: Cayuga C.C. (4): Taggart 3; Thomas 2. North Country C.C. (9):
Halftime: North Country C.C., 46-39.
WOMENNORTH COUNTRY C.C. 71, CAYUGA C.C. 43
SARANAC LAKE — Shaneika Smith finished with nine points, eight assists and five steals to help lead North Country Community College.
Emily Lapage tossed in 11 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Saints.
Courtney Boyea chipped in with nine points, Kaneshia Kimbrough eight, and Veronica Uras, Reukiah Smith and Abbey LaPage seven apiece.
“Kimbrough played her best game so far for us,” North Country coach Jerrad Dumont said.
The Saints jumped out to a 32-20 advantage after 20 minutes and then pulled away in the second half.
“We came out a little sloppy, not sticking to what we do best,” Dumont said. “But we were still able to go up 12.
“We played with more intensity in the second half and our pressure defense disrupted them.”
Shann Shaff led Cayuga with 12 points and Haylie Karlson added nine.
North Country C.C. 71, Cayuga C.C. 43
Cayuga C.C. (43)
Loveless 0-0-0, Karlsen 2-6-10, Alonso 1-0-2, Shaff 3-4-12, Thayer 2-1-5, Riggins 1-1-3, Hill 2-0-4, Charlton 1-2-4, Shaheen 1-1-3. Totals: 13-15-43.
North Country C.C. (71)
Uras 3-1-7, Bridges 0-0-0, R. Smith 2-1-7, Hebert 0-0-0, Philippe 1-0-2, Kimbrough 3-1-8, A. LaPage 2-1-7, Pennington 2-0-5, Boyea 3-2-9, Burgess 1-0-2, S. Smith 4-0-9, E. Lapage 5-1-11, C. Lapage 2-0-4. 28-7-71.
3-point goals: Cayuga C.C. (2): Shaff 2. North Country C.C. (8): R. Smith 2; A. LaPage 2; Boyea; Kimbrough; S. Smith; Pennington.
Halftime: North Country C.C., 32-20.