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February 3, 2013

Crecko helps Cougars over Raiders

CLINTON — The Clinton Community College men’s basketball team led by just two at halftime but used the fast break to build a cushion in the second half for an 82-63 victory over Fulton-Montgomery Saturday.

“We just started making shots finally and did a really good job on the defensive glass and got the fast break going,” Cougars coach Kevin Daugherty said. “When we’re able to rebound and make some shots and run, we’re a very fun team to watch.”

Chris Miller paced the Cougars with 18 points, and Kyree Hull and Matt Spencer both scored 15. Mykell Crecko finished just shy of a triple-double with nine points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. He also had eight blocks.

“Mykell Crecko had a couple dunks in traffic and some real pretty no-look passes. He had a very good day for us,” Daugherty said. “And Spencer played very well.”

Jamie Davison added seven points and five assists for Clinton (11-9, 8-8).

Bryant Jack scored 16 for Fulton-Montgomery.

The Cougars host No. 9 Delhi today.

Clinton 82,

Fulton-Montgomery 63

Fulton-Montgomery (63)

Williams 1-1-4, Jack 6-4-16, Dinkins 1-0-3, Rivera 3-1-7, Baum 4-0-8, Stanislas 1-0-2, Ward 3-0-8, Gist 1-0-2, Barr 1-2-4, Morton 4-1-9. Totals: 25-9-63.

Clinton (82)

Crecko 3-3-9, Spencer 6-3-15, Miller 7-3-18, Hull 5-4-15, Davison 3-0-7, Knight 2-0-5, Radan 1-1-3, Coolidge 2-0-6, Chabau 1-0-2, Carter 0-0-0, Campbell 1-0-2. Totals: 31-14-82.

Halftime: Clinton 33-31.

3-point goals: Fulton-Montgomery (4), Ward 2, Dinkins, Williams. Clinton (6), Coolidge 2, Miller, Hull, Davison, Knight.

North Country 65

Adirondack 45

QUEENSBURY — Steve Carder put up 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to power the Saints to a victory.

“I’m pleased to get another regional win,” North Country coach Chad LaDue said. “Really probably the most important thing is we have four regional games left and we need to win one to get into the tournament.”

Ian Henderson scored 15 points for the Saints, Steven Poulter had nine points and seven rebounds and Jared Heden also scored nine. Michael Boyea added eight points and six assists. North Country led by 12 at the half.

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