February 9, 2013

Kezar lifts Saints over Word of Life

SARANAC LAKE — Kelly Kezar poured in 19 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead North Country Community College past Word of Life, 65-47 in women’s college basketball Wednesday.

Haylea Gary followed closely with 17 points, while Stephanie Demarais contributed 14 and Veronica Uras, nine.

North Country held a 28-18 lead at the half.

“We moved the basketball well tonight which helped us to connect on 10 of our 3-pointers,” said Saints coach Jerrad Dumont. “We also got out in transition a little bit in the first half to get some easy baskets.

“I was very pleased with our rebounding efforts as a team and how we handled ourselves on the court.”

North Country 65,

Word of Life 47

Word of Life (47)

Blessard 0-1-1, Batholmey 1-0-2, Shingledecker 1-0-2, Tuttle 0-2-2, Hempill 6-15-27, Dennison 0-2-2, Dejonge 1-0-3, Saysanam 3-2-8. Totals: 12-22-47.

North Country (65)

Kezar 7-0-19, Uras 3-2-9, Demarais 4-4-14, Branton 0-0-0, Lapage 1-2-4, Gary 6-3-17, Jock 1-0-2. Totals: 22-11-65.

Halftime: North Country, 28-18.

3-point goals: Word of Life (1); Dejonge. North Country (10): Kezar 5; Demarais 2; Gary 2; Uras.

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