AUBURN — Steve Carder poured in 29 points and added 14 rebounds Sunday as the North Country Community College men’s basketball team closed out its first semester with a 78-63 victory over Cayuga Community College.
Jared Heden added 14 points for the Saints (10-4, 8-4), while Steven Poulter finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, Ian Henderson, 12 points and five assists, and Michael Boyea, six assists.
North Country, which closed out a busy week away from home, trailed, 32-27, before outscoring the Spartans by a 51-31 margin in the second half.
“It was a good weekend on the road for us — we were inches away from having it be a great weekend if our final shot would have fallen the day before against Delhi,” North Country coach Chad LaDue said.
“But we were able to split four games on the road this week, and it’s always nice to get a win in your last game before the break. I think it’s time for a break.
“The guys will come back, and we’ll see how well we do in the second semester.”
Jared Donalson led Cayuga with 12 points and Dwayne Irving was next with 11.
“Our guys showed their toughness today,” LaDue said. “We were able to handle their press.
“It was again a very good team effort for us.”
North Country 78, Cayuga 63
North Country (78)
Boyea 0-5-5, Douglass 0-1-1, Poulter 5-0-13, Heden 5-2-14, Carder 11-7-29, Henderson 4-0-12, Brock 0-0-0, Mills 2-0-4. Totals: 27-15-78.
Holmes 1-0-2, Irving 4-3-11, Staton 4-0-8, Donerlson 2-0-4, Rufus 0-1-1, Byrd 2-0-4, Hanson 3-0-7, Donalson 4-4-12, Norgbey 3-0-6, Holley 1-1-3, Shaw 1-3-5. Totals: 25-12-63.
3-point goals: North Country (8): Poulter 3; Henderson 3; Heden 2. Cayuga (1): Hanson.
Halftime: Cayuga, 32-27.
Vermont Tech 85,
Paul Smith’s 73
RANDOLPH, Vt. — Alex Tyrrell scored 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Vermont Tech to a win over Paul Smith’s (2-10, 2-5).
Josh Lindsey added 22 points and nine rebounds, while Sam Marler finished with 17 points.
Adam Klock paced the Bobcats with 29 points and nine rebounds. Devon Carr chipped in with 17 points, Shiva Senthil, 11 points, and Alex Medina, nine rebounds and eight assists.