---- — SARANAC LAKE — It was Senior Night for the North Country Community College men’s basketball team Tuesday, and the second-year players failed to disappoint.
Michael Boyea, Ian Henderson, Andrew Stone and Steve Carder combined for 85 of the team’s 102 points in a 30-point drubbing of Paul Smith’s College in NJCAA action.
“We got a chance to honor all six seniors, which was special,” Saints (17-9) coach Chad LaDue said. “Guys shared the basketball and played well. It was a great team effort and an enjoyable way to end the regular season.”
Henderson finished with a game-high 32 points, hitting eight of his 10 3-pointers in the second half.
Boyea collected a triple-double with 21 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds.
“(Boyea) was all over the place, which was nice,” LaDue said. “(Carder) finished with 12 rebounds, including his 26 points for a double-double. It was nice to see him excel in his last regular season home game with our program.”
Shiva Senthil fired a team-high 16 markers for the Bobcats (5-19) in the losing effort.
Alex Medina and Adam Klock added 14 points, respectively for Paul Smith’s.
North Country has earned itself a spot in the Region III Tournament at SUNY Delhi and will find out who it plays Sunday when the parings are released.
North Country 102,
Paul Smith’s 72
Paul Smith’s (72)
Medina 4-6-14, Hapgood 3-0-7, Senthil 5-2-16, Wightman 1-2-5, Klock 5-0-14, Odell 3-4-10, McCuin 2-2-6. Totals: 23-16-72.
North Country (102)
Boyea 9-3-21, Henderson 10-2-32, Stone 3-0-6, Brock 1-0-3, Carder 9-8-26, Grcic 4-0-10, Patraw 0-0-0, Hanle 1-0-2, Poupore 1-0-2. Totals: 38-13-102.
Halftime: North Country, 46-30.
3-point goals: Paul Smith’s (10): Hapgood, Senthil 4, Wightman, Klock 4. North Country (13): Henderson 10, Brock, Grcic 2.