Press-Republican

November 5, 2012

NCCC men get big road win over Fulton-Montgomery

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Press-Republican

---- — JOHNSTOWN — Coming off a big win over Clinton Community College last Friday to open its season, the North Country Community College men’s basketball team didn’t let up Sunday.

The Saints (2-0) went on the road for another big win, erasing a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 83-78.

“Fulton-Montgomery is very good, very athletic,” North Country coach Chad LaDue said. “They just got done beating Hudson Valley on Thursday, and Hudson Valley is good as well.

“To come here on the road and to start off the season, 2-0, we’re very happy. I was a little concerned because we had such a high Friday night after the double-overtime win over Clinton, our rival. I thought we’d be satisfied with that, but these guys weren’t.”

The Raiders held a 41-35 lead at the half before the Saints took over in the second half.

“We came out in the first three minutes of the second half and took the lead,” LaDue said. “We were able to get the ball inside to Steve Carder.

“At the 15-minute mark, Steve picked up his third and fourth fouls and was out until the six-minute mark. Guys like Jared Heden, Michael Boyea and Alex Brock stepped up.”

Carder and Steven Poulter finished with 16 points each, while Heden added 15, Brody Douglass 14, Ian Henderson 11 and Boyea 11.

“Today, if you look at it, there were six players in double figures,” said LaDue. “We played six or seven guys in the second half, and they shared the basketball. We were able to take over with five minutes to go and hang on down the stretch.”

Aaron Morton and Khaleeq Baum led the Raiders with 15 points apiece, while Jose Lopez added 13 and Qwatee Williams 10.

North Country C.C. 83,

Fulton-Montgomery C.C. 78

North Country C.C. (83)

Boyea 2-6-11, Douglass, 6-2-14, Poulter 4-4-16, Heden 5-2-15, Carder 5-6-16, Henderson 3-2-11, Brock 0-0-0, Grcic 0-0-0, Mills 0-0-0. Totals: 25-22-83.

Fulton-Montgomery C.C. (78)

Lopez 5-3-13, Williams 4-0-10, Irizarry 2-0-4, Jock 2-2-6, Baum 6-3-15, Stanislas 2-0-5, Ward 1-0-3, Morton 5-1-15, Diallo 1-4-7. Totals: 28-13-78.

3-point goals: North Country C.C. (11): Poulter 4; Heden 3; Henderson 3; Boyea. Fulton-Montgomery C.C. (9): Morton 4; Williams 2; Stanislas; Ward; Diallo.

Halftime: Fulton-Montgomery C.C., 41-35.

College of St. Joseph’s 116,

Paul Smith’s 80

PAUL SMITHS — The College of St. Joseph’s, leading by four points at the half, outscored the Bobcats (1-1), 69-37, in the second half.

Ramel Anderson scored 26 points, Rahiem Smalls 23 and Dre Anderson 17 for the visitors.

Devon Carr led Paul Smith’s with 27 points, while Shiva Senthil added 21 and Patrick Wightman, 14.

“We played very well in the first half,” Paul Smith’s coach Joe Akey said. “They went on a run in the last couple of minutes to build a small lead. St. Joe’s is a very talented team, probably one of the best in the conference, and we were able to play with them in the first half.

“The second half, we got off to a slow start, and they were able to extend the lead. We were down 13-15 points most of the second half before we had four players foul out and they put the game out of reach.”

College of St. Joseph’s 116,

Paul Smith’s 80

College of St. Joseph’s (116)

Smalls 8-7-23, Church 0-0-0, Celestine, 3-0-6, Threeluth 0-0-0, R. Anderson 8-5-26, Anderson 1-0-2, Appleton 0-0-0, D. Anderson, 6-5-17, Stephens 0-0-0, Williams 4-0-9, Otway 4-1-9, Hall 5-6-16. Totals: 39-24-116.

Paul Smith’s (80)

Medina 4-0-8, Wightman 5-1-14, Hapgood 0-0-0, Carr 11-0-27, Odell 1-0-2, Senthil 8-1-21, Klock 1-0-3, Poltorak 1-0-3, McCuin 2-0-4. Totals: 32-2-80.

3-point goals: St. Joseph’s (10): R. Anderson 5; D. Anderson 4; Williams. Paul Smith’s (14): Carr 5; Senthill 4; Wightman 3; Klock; Poltorak.

Halftime: St. Joseph’s 47, Paul Smith’s 43.

Saturday

Paul Smith’s 100,

Hampshire College 28

PAUL SMITHS —Wightman scored 20 points, while Adam Klock added 15 points and nine rebounds as the Bobcats rolled to a victory in their season opener.

Carr chipped in with 14 points and five steals, while Senthill finished with 13 points.

Eight Paul Smith’s players scored seven points or more.

“We got off to a great start early in the game using our full-court press,” Akey said. “The energy and intensity was where it needed to be, which helped us establish a solid halftime lead.

“The ball movement was good all day, and I liked how we used our defensive pressure to get out in transition and get some easy baskets. It was nice to start the season and conference play with a win.”

Paul Smith’s 100, Hampshire College 28

Hampshire College (28)

Shrestha 4-2-12, Specter 0-0-0, Brown 1-0-2, Hansen 0-0-0, Zino 1-0-2, Larson 0-0-0, Hart 1-0-3, Grant 1-3-5, Emmanvele 0-0-0, Lee 0-0-0, Blalock 0-0-0, Zen 1-2-4. Totals: 9-13-28.

Paul Smith’s (100)

Medina 4-0-9, Wightman 7-4-20, Hapgood 2-1-5, Carr 5-3-14, Odell 4-0-8, Senthil 6-0-13, Klock 6-0-15, Poltorak 2-1-7, McCuin 4-1-9. Totals: 40-8-100.

3-point goals: Hampshire (3): Shrestha 2; Hart. Paul Smith’s (10): Klock 3; Poltorak 2; Wightman 2; Carr, Medina; Senthil.

Halftime: Paul Smith’s 54, Hampshire 10.