DRYDEN -- Steven Thomas scored a game high 28 points as the Clinton Community College men's basketball team knocked off Tompkins-Cortland Community College, 82-74, in men's basketball Sunday afternoon.

Tompkins-Cortland C.C. (10-2) entered the game ranked sixth in the nation in NJCAA Region III, Division III.

Clinton C.C. (9-3), however, went up early in the first half on a 17-4 run and wasn't to be denied.

"The guys were excited," Clinton C.C. head coach Kevin Daugherty said. "We came out of the blocks early."

Tompkins-Cortland played man-to-man early in the game, but switched to a zone when they were unable to contain the Cougars.

The Panthers had four strong perimeter players who could all shoot the three ball and Clinton C.C. needed to play strong defense to contain them

"We played man-to-man throughout and met them at halfcourt," Daugherty said. "We needed to guard on the perimeter and we did a really good job."

The only letdown was Sean Anderson, who scored 27 points for the Panthers.

"Anderson was a handful to deal with," Daugherty said.

Clinton C.C. held a 40-31 halftime lead and Tompkins-Cortland stayed in the game with its rebounding.

Clinton C.C. finished the game with Thomas hitting clutch free throws down the stretch and Jimmell Brunson was big on the glass late.

The Cougars had four players in double figures, Thomas with 28, Sairron Miller with 16, Tory Bouyea with 16 and Brunson, 15.

"We always have four players in double figures and that didn't change today," Daugherty said. "Steve had a big game, with five three's and free throws down the stretch, and Brunson on the glass."

Recording double-digits in rebounds for the Cougars were Miller with 12, Thomas 11 and Brunson, 10.

"We like to challenge our guys with rebounding stats and getting double-figure rebounds," Daugherty said. "It was a big help."

"Bouyea was outstanding for us -- he had some big baskets in transition in traffic." Bouyea finished with seven rebounds and seven assist.

The Cougars closed off the semester with an eight-game winning streak.

Clinton C.C. returns to the court on Jan. 8 against Jefferson Community College.

Clinton 82, Tompkins-Cortland 74

Clinton C.C. (82)

Thomas 8-7-28, Miller 7-0-16, Bouyea 5-5-16, Stark 1-0-2, Whittaker 1-0-2, Johnson 1-0-3, Brunson 7-1-15. Totals: 30-13-82.

Tompkins Cortland C.C. (74)

Mitchell 1-4-6, Anderson 11-3-27, Prue 4-1-10, Mann 4-0-8, Parker 2-3-7, Hrynko 1-0-2, Garcia 1-0-3, Wilbur 3-0-7, Thomas 0-0-0, Jensen 2-0-4, Sierra 0-0-0, Adomako 0-0-0. Totals: 29-11-74.

3-point goals: Clinton C.C. (9) Thomas 5, Miller 2, Bouyea, Johnson. Tompkins-Cortland (5) Anderson 2, Prue, Garcia, Wilbur.

Halftime: Clinton C.C., 40-31.

LYNDON STATE 83

Paul Smith's 64

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. -- Kali Stoddard-Imari scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Lyndon State to an victory over the Bobcats.

Lyndon State jumped out to a 33-21 lead at halftime and opened up a 25-point advantage midway through the second half thanks to the efforts of Stoddard-Imari, who poured in 18 points in the final 20 minutes of play.

Floyd Thorne tried to keep PSC within striking distance with 18 points of his own in the stanza, but Lyndon State managed to maintain its double-digit lead throughout the period and walk off with its third win of the season.

Joe Visker tallied 22 points for the Hornets and teammate Cesar Martinez chipped in 16 points and seven assists. Michael Paul tossed in eight points off the bench for the winners and Steve Wilkin had seven.

Thorne led the Bobcats with 20 points and three steals, Paul Dudek chipped in 15 points and Jimmy Noel had 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals.

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Lyndon State 83, Paul Smith's 64

Paul Smith's (64)

Moore 0-1-1, Dudek 7-0-15, Foster 0-3-3, Noel 4-7-11, Riel 1-0-2, Felice 2-0-6, Thorne 8-4-20, Couture 0-2-2, Barfield 0-0-0, Ukwubiwe 1-0-2, Robinson 1-0-2. Totals: 24-13-64.

Lyndon State (83)

Visker 9-3-22, Stoddard-Imari 8-7-23, Somers 1-0-2, Wilkin 2-2-7, Martinez 6-2-16, Williams 0-0-0, Levesque 0-0-0, Paul 3-0-7, Stacy 0-0-0, Lawson 1-0-2, Graves 0-0-0, McCarthy 1-1-3, Fink 0-0-0. Totals: 321-15-83.

Three-point goals: Paul Smith's (3) Felice 2, Dudek;. Lyndon State (6) Martinez 2, Paul 2, Wilkin, Visker.

Halftime: Lyndon State, 33-21.

Women

Tompkins-Cortland 71

Clinton C,C, 59

DRYDEN -- A slow start didn't help the Cougars.

Host Tompkins-Cortland C.C. jumped out to a 37-23 lead in the first half and held on.

"We just played the second half," said Clinton C.C. head coach Donna Dixon. "We got in a hole early, we couldn't buy a basket and they shot the ball well.

"The closest we got it was down to seven. We never quit. I was pleased with the effort, but we just need to play 40 minutes."

Jenn Iler and Nicole Reid tossed in 17 points each for the hosts, while Meghan Taylor added 14 and Diana Leifsson, 11.

"They are a good three-point shooting team and when we stepped out to guard them, they would take it to the hole.

We did a good job defending the drive and getting on the boards in the second half."

Stephanie Brodi led the Cougars with 22 points and Nicole Dirolf added 19. Brodi also added six rebounds, three assists and six steals, and Dirolf eight boards.

Brittany Barney chipped in with eight points, 12 rebounds and four assists for Clinton C.C.

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Tompkins-Cortland 71, Clinton C.C.

Clinton C.C. (59)

Barney 3-0-8, Locklin 0-0-0, Brodi 8-5-22, Dirolf 6-7-19, Bullock 3-3-9, Sharpe 0-1-1, McCoy 0-0-0, Inman 0-0-0. Totals: 23-16-59.

Tompkins-Cortland C.C. (71)

Iler 6-2-17, Leifsson 5-0-11, Reid 5-5-17, Chamberlain 2-2-6, Taylor 3-8-14, Malette 0-0-0, Pudish 0-0-0, Schonfeld 0-0-0, Blanchard 0-0-0, Drake 1-4-6, McArdle 0-0-0. Totals: 22-21-71.

3-point goals: Clinton C.C. (3) Barney 2, Brodi. Tompkins-Cortland (6) Iler 3, Reid, 2, Leifsson, Reid.

Halftime: Tompkins-Cortland, 37-23.

Lyndon State 109

Paul Smith's 21

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. -- The Lyndon State women's basketball team jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead and never looked back.

Krystle Gould led Lyndon State with an 18-point effort off the bench, while teammates Ashlea Bourdon and Jackie Wetzel chipped in 13 points each.

Elizabeth Hall and Marissa Baggarly tossed in 12 points apiece for the Hornets and the duo of Whitney Hoyt and Jennifer White added 10 each.

Karlie Zurmuhlen had 15 points to lead the Bobcats.

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Lyndon State 109, Paul Smith's 21

Paul Smith's (21)

Lathrop 1-0-2, Zurmuhlen 6-2-15, Stetson 0-0-0, Souther 2-0-4, Burnham 0-0-0, Muscato 0-0-0. Totals: 9-2-21.

Lyndon State (109)

Hoyt 4-1-11, White 5-0-10, Fetterhoff 1-1-3, Hall 4-2-12, Wetzel 5-2-13, Warren 2-0-4, Baggarly 5-2-12, Petell 3-0-8, Bourdon 6-1-13, Barclay 2-0-4, Gould 9-0-18, Lesperance 1-0-2. Totals: 47-9-109.

Three-point goals: Paul Smith's (1) Zurmuhlen. Lyndon State (6) Hall 2, Petell 2, Hoyt, Wetzel.

Halftime: Lyndon State, 60-14.

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