Press-Republican

December 2, 2012

Dennies Krecko powers Cougars to third straight victory

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Press-Republican

---- — PLATTSBURGH — Dennies Krecko recorded a triple-double Saturday and the Clinton Community College men’s basketball team won its third game in a row with a high-scoring 105-92 victory over Onondaga Community College.

The 6-foot-9 Krecko finished with 16 points, 18 rebounds, 10 assists and five blocks as the Cougars improved to 5-4 overall.

Chris Miller poured in 26 points for Clinton, while Kyree Hull chipped in with 13 points and seven assists. Stefan Radan had 12 points, Matt Spencer added 10 points and Jamie Davison handed out 10 assists.

“Onondaga has scored over 100 points in four games this season,” Clinton coach Kevin Daugherty said. “We tried to control the tempo of the game.

“We’re playing real well right now, and I’ve been most impressed with how well we’re passing the ball.”

David Haye tossed in 27 points for the Lazers, while Adam Misener added 12 and Vaughndell Brantley, 10. Haye and Misener combined to hit nine 3-pointers.

The Cougars bolted out to a 52-29 halftime lead.

“We did a good job limiting their shots in the first half,” Daugherty said. “And Onondaga, because of our passing and shooting (42-of-78 from the field), had a tough time stopping us all game.

“But I give them credit — they came back to cut it to seven points with 1:30 left in the game. But Radan went 4-for-4 from the foul line, and Miller hit a big bucket for us.”

The Cougars will look to make it four wins in a row when they travel to Adirondack Community College on Tuesday.

Clinton 105, Onondaga 92

Onondaga (92)

Amo 1-0-2, Bliss 2-1-5, Brantley 2-6-10, Brown 0-0-0, Cooper 0-3-3, Gavin 2-1-6, Granato 1-0-3, Haye 9-4-27, Honahan 3-0-6, Misener 4-0-12, Mountain 1-2-4, Sisson 3-1-7, VanDusen 0-2-2, Wood 2-1-5. Totals: 30-21-92.

Clinton (105)

Davison 4-1-9, Knight 2-0-4, Coolidge 2-0-4, Hull 4-4-13, Atanmolagun 0-0-0, Martinez 4-0-8, Campbell 0-0-0, Miller 12-2-26, Sutton 0-0-0, Chabau 1-0-3, Radan 3-6-12, Spencer 5-0-10, Krecko 7-2-16. Totals: 44-15-105.

3-point goals: Onondaga (11): Haye 5; Misener 4; Gavin; Granato. Clinton (2): Hull; Chabau.

Halftime: Clinton 52-29.

North Country 78,

Adirondack 51

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College landed 10 players on the score sheet and took advantage of a 42-19 halftime lead in a commanding win.

Ian Henderson was the game’s high-scorer with 15 points, while Jared Heden added 14 points. The Saints connected on 11 3-pointers.

“We were able to jump on (Adirondack) early, and it helped that Heden and Henderson were each able to knock down four 3-pointers in the first half,” Saints’ coach Chad LaDue said. “We shared the basketball, got good looks and hit some shots.”

Devon Mills came off the bench and scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half, while the Saints (8-1, 6-1) continued to take care of the basketball with a the big lead.

“It was a total team effort,” LaDue said. “We have five games during a seven-day span, so we had the opportunity to get some guys rested up for our next stretch of games.”

North Country plays host to Onondaga Community College this afternoon at 3 p.m.

North Country 78, Adirondack 51

Adirondack (51)

Hladik 1-4-6, Thompson 0-0-0, Williams 1-0-3, Horton 1-0-3, Smith 0-4-4, Roberts 2-2-6, Irish 1-1-3, Joseph 2-2-6, Stevens 2-0-6, Budwick 2-2-6, Moss 1-1-4, Voorhis 0-2-2, Perry 0-2-2, Coore 0-0-0. Totals: 13-20-51.

North Country (78)

Boyea 0-1-1, Douglass 3-2-8, Poulter 1-2-5, Heden 5-0-14, Carder 3-5-11, Henderson 5-1-15, Brock 1-0-2, Mills 4-3-12, Grcic 1-3-6, Patraw 0-0-0, Poupore 2-0-4. Totals: 27-17-78.

3-point field goals: North Country (11): Heden 4, Henderson 4, Poulter, Mills, Grcic. Adirondack (5): Stevens 2, Williams, Horton, Moss.

Halftime: North Country 42-19.