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February 24, 2013

Ducatte leads Clinton women past Delhi

DELHI — Despite only having players available to play Saturday, the Clinton Community College women’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season in impressive fashion with a 60-44 victory over Delhi.

Alisha Ducatte was on fire, especially in the second half, as she tallied a game-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers.

“Alisha Ducatte hit a three before the first half ended,” Cougars coach Donna Dixon said. “Then she hit six more in the second half.

“That was the key. She had the hot hand the girls kept finding her.”

Katrina Garrand added 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds for Clinton (15-9, 13-9). Emily Decker chipped in with 15 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks, while Ruth Paul pulled down 11 rebounds.

“The key for us was to shut down (Yaya) Soto,” Dixon said. “She had 15 point, but we held her to two in the second half. She was hot in the first, but we went to man-to-man in the second.”

Soto led the way for the Broncos with her 15 points. Jackie Bailey chipped in with 13 points for Delhi, while Cassie Beaver finished with 10.

“We shot the ball really well in the second half,” Dixon said. “It was a great game, especially to finish the regular season and head into the tournament.”

The Cougars find out today who they will matchup with in the Region III tournament.

Clinton 60, Delhi 44

Clinton (60)

Garrand 6-3-16, Gates 0-0-0, Paul 0-1-1, Ducatte 9-0-24, E. Decker 6-3-15, Barber 2-0-4. Totals: 23-7-60.

Delhi (44)

Soto 5-1-15, Caceres 0-0-0, Bailey 6-1-13, Coville 0-2-2, Geier 0-0-0, Barnes 0-4-4, Lambert 0-0-0, Stevens 0-0-0, Beaver 4-2-10. Totals: 15-10-44.

Halftime: Clinton, 28-24

3-point goals: Clinton (7) Garrand, Ducatte 6. Delhi (4) Soto 4.

Men

Delhi 70, Clinton 57

DELHI — The Clinton Community College men’s basketball team, playing its final game of the season, didn’t mail it in against the Broncos.

The Cougars battled hard throughout against SUNY Dehli (26-4), which is ranked second in the region and ninth in the country.

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