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SCCC’S NICOLE ARGENT takes a shot in Sunday’s win over Kingsborough Community College. Also pictured are Lady Generals Marielle Saunders (45) and Sandie Darang.

Lady Generals
Trounce Opponent

By Rob Potter
LOCH SHELDRAKE — February 11, 2003 – Sandie Darang scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the second half of Sunday’s Region XV women’s basketball game to lead SCCC to a 50-35 victory over Kingsborough Community College at Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.
In a three-minute span midway through the second half, Darang scored on five consecutive Lady General possessions. With SCCC holding a 32-24 lead with 10:04 remaining in the contest, Darang, a freshman guard, hit a baseline jumper to push the Lady General lead to double digits.
After recording three more baskets, Darang scored again with 6:50 showing on the clock to give SCCC (5-11, 3-6 Region XV) a commanding 42-24 lead.
A minute later, KCC’s Jadelle Homlett made two free throws to end the scoring run by Darang.
“Sandie played really well today,” SCCC Coach Kyle Walter said. “We talked at halftime about her doing what she needed to do to score. She needed to do the right thing, no matter what team we’re playing against. She did that today.”
In addition to Darang, freshman guard Nicole Argent and freshman center Miranda Walker also fueled the SCCC offense. Both Argent and Walker finished the contest with nine points.
“We played a good, balanced game today,” Walter said.
Traci Davis led Kingsborough CC with 10 points. Teammate Krystle Garcia added seven points.
Kingsborough Coach Dominick Chaodi noted that his team is still searching for its first Region XV win of the season.
“These girls have been playing together since October and they are much better now,” Chaodi said. “A few of them hadn’t even played basketball before, but they have stuck together and made some improvements.”
He added that what he is looking for from his players is good, solid effort.
“They go out on the court and give it their all,” Chaodi said. “And if we win, that’s a plus.”
Notes: The Lady Generals will be on the road for their next two games. SCCC will face Dutchess Community College at 7 p.m. Thursday and meet Westchester Community College at noon on Saturday.
The Lady Generals’ final home game of the 2002-2003 season will be on Saturday, Feb. 22. At 1 p.m. that day, SCCC tips off against Globe Institute of Technology.

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