Saints too much for Adirondack

SARANAC LAKE — The North Country Community College men's and women's basketball teams picked up wins against Adirondack Community College Wednesday in Region III action.

MEN

NORTH COUNTRY 95

ADIRONDACK 62

LeShaun Smith Jr. piled up 32 points to power the Saints to a victory.

The Saints jumped out to a hot start and had a 44-27 lead at halftime.

"North Country started out strong in the start of the game and led to the finish," North Country coach Daryl Crist said. "Good Region III win (in the) first game of the year."

Vondell Livingston (17) and Tarique Foggie (10) combined for 27 points to boost the Saints' offense.

Victor Roca dropped a team-high 19 points for the Timberwolves.

North Country 95, Adirondack 62

Adirondack (62)

De laVega 5-3-15, Williams 0-1-1, Lopez 0-1-1, Norris 4-4-14, Roca 7-2-19, Bethel 1-0-2, Virella 1-0-2, Diagne 1-1-3, Griffith 1-2-5. Totals: 20-13-62.

North Country (95)

Allen 1-0-2, Galloway 1-0-2, Foggie 5-0-10, Livingston 8-1-17, Smith Jr. 13-2-32, Roseborough 2-0-4, Gaima 4-0-9, Moore 2-0-4, Daliet 1-0-3, Zachary 3-0-7, Wilson 3-0-6. Totals: 44-3-95.

Halftime- North Country, 44-27.

3-point goals- Adirondack (9) De laVega 3, Norris 2, Rocca 3, Griffith 1. North Country (7) Smith Jr. 4, Gaima 1, Zachary 1, Daliet 1.

WOMEN

NORTH COUNTRY 87

ADIRONDACK 31

Lavender Ward led the way with a game-high 24 points.

There were 12 other members of the Saints who contributed to the scoring party in the Saints' season opener.

North Country coach Jerrad Dumont was very happy with how his team shared the basketball and communicated on defense.

"I thought that Damoni Wells was phenomenal on the glass with 14 rebounds, and Lavender Ward shot 4-6 from behind the arc.

"I was happy to be able to get everyone significant playing time in our first game."

North Country 87, Adirondack 31

Adirondack (31)

Raymond 3-0-6, Sammarco 1-3-6, Davis Bryant 2-0-4, Caba 1-0-2, Vetere 0-0-0, Hazard 2-0-4, Baber 3-0-6, Coleman 0-2-2. Totals: 12-5-31.

North Country (87)

T. Campbell 3-0-7, L. Denny 3-2-8, L. Ward 10-0-24, D. Wells 2-0-4, K. Carder 4-1-9, V. Vaipulu 0-0-0, D. Simpson 3-2-8, J. Ruiz 2-0-4, A. Poirier 0-1-1, C. Reese 2-1-6, Q. Reese 1-0-2, T. Duffy 2-0-6, R. Epting 0-0-0, J. Harris 2-0-4, Z. Dotson 0-0-0, A. Jackson 0-0-0, M. Rawlins 2-0-4. Totals: 36-7-87.

Halftime score- North Country, 54-15.

3-point goals- North Country (8) Campbell, C. Reese, Ward 4, T. Duffy 2. Adirondack (1) A. Sammarco.

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