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January 27, 2013

Clinton women upset No. 2 Mohawk Valley

(Continued)

Clinton travels to Hudson Valley Community College Thursday.

Clinton 55,

Mohawk Valley 52

Mohawk Valley (52)

S. Brown 3-0-8, Way 1-0-2, Walker 0-2-2, Jones 0-0-0, Harewood 0-3-3, Pearce 1-0-2, Thomas 4-0-9, K. Brown 0-0-0, Giles 2-3-7, Suarez 0-0-0, Hafeez 3-1-7, Ray 4-3-13. Totals: 18-12-52.

Clinton (55)

Garrand 2-4-8, Gates 3-3-9, Ducatte 5-1-14, E. Decker 2-2-6, J. Decker 5-0-10, Horton 2-4-8, Paul 0-0-0, Agoney 0-0-0. Totals: 19-14-55.

Halftime: 24-19, Clinton.

3-point goals: Mohawk Valley (4): S. Brown 2, Thomas, Ray 2. Clinton (3): Ducatte 3.

Men

Mohawk Valley 55, Clinton 54

PLATTSBURGH — Two mental mistakes in the closing stages of Saturday’s game was all it took for the Clinton Community College men’s basketball team to surrender a potential victory.

The Cougars (9-9) led the whole contest up until the one-minute mark of the second half.

“We committed two mental errors in the last five seconds, and it was really unfortunate,” Cougars coach Kevin Daugherty said. “Our guys worked extremely hard, and I loved our effort for the first 39 minutes and 50 seconds.”

With the game tied at 54-all and 10 seconds remaining on the clock, Kyree Hull fouled a Mohawk (12-7) shooter on a 3-point shot. Following one converted free throw on three attempts, Clinton was unable to get the ball down the court for a go-ahead opportunity.

“We struggled to score throughout the whole second half,” Daugherty said. “They did a good job converging on (Mykell) Crecko. We couldn’t hit outside shots that gave us our 9-point lead in the first half. It basically turned into a back-and-forth defensive battle, and we worked extremely hard.”

Chris Miller had a game-high 14 points, while Hull (13) and Crecko (11) combined for 24.

The Cougars need to finish over .500 to reserve a playoff spot. The team has 10 games remaining on its schedule, starting off with four consecutive home games beginning Wednesday versus Hudson Valley Community College.

Mohawk Valley 55,

Clinton 54

Mohawk (55)

Brown 3-0-6, Lewis 0-0-0, Pinnock 3-0-6, Martinez 5-0-10, Pearce 2-0-5, Branch 2-7-11, Harley 4-0-8, Williams 0-0-0, Campbell 0-0-0, Marlow 0-0-0, Burton 2-5-9. Totals: 21-12-55.

Clinton (54)

Crecko 4-2-11, Radan 0-2-2, Miller 6-0-14, Hull 6-0-13, Davison 1-1-4, LaPoint 2-1-5, Spencer 0-0-0, Coolidge 1-0-2, Knight 1-0-3, Chabau 0-0-0. Totals: 21-7-54.

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