SCHENECTADY - The North Country Community College men's basketball team got back on the winning track Thursday with a 63-62 victory over Schenectady.
Ian Henderson drained one of his seven 3-pointers with 28 seconds remaining to lock up the win, which came in the wake of two straight losses - one against Onondaga and the other on the road Tuesday at Columbia-Greene.
Henderson finished with 21 points, all on 3-pointers. Teammate Steve Carder racked up 20 points and 14 rebounds and Steven Poulter contributed 15 points.
Reece Jackson led Schenectady with 22 points.
North Country will bring a 9-3 record into Saturday's game on the road against second-ranked SUNY Delhi.
Clinton 81, Paul Smith's 70
PAUL SMITHS - The Paul Smith's College men's basketball team put up a strong fight Thursday against Clinton Community College, but had to settle for an 81-70 loss.
After holding a 35-32 lead at halftime, the Cougars came out strong in the second half by taking advantage of their strong inside game. Dennies Krecko ruled the paint for Clinton with 19 points, 20 rebounds and eight blocks, while Stefan Radan chipped in 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Clinton held a decisive advantage from the foul line, outscoring the Bobcats 26-5 from the charity stripe.
Paul Smith's Adam Klock led all scorers in the game with 31 points, 21 of which came from behind the 3-point line. Patrick Wightman contributed 16 points and Shiva Senthil had 11.
It was the fifth win in a row for the Cougars, who improved to 7-4 with the victory. Paul Smith's fell to 2-9 after its seventh-straight loss.