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Out of Reach

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AS TEAMMATE SANDIE Darang looks on at left, SCCC’s Jennifer Wright reaches out to grab a rebound before Dutchess CC’s Kimani Boone can get the ball.

SCCC Overwhelmed

By Ted Waddell
LOCH SHELDRAKE — February 10, 2004 – Despite their best efforts, the Lady Generals of Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) were overwhelmed, 77-36, by the Dutchess Community College Lady Falcons Thursday night “Down in the Bunker” at Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.
Some might call it racking up points, and others think it was just a matter of letting a team run the floor.
No matter what you call it, SCCC Coach Kyle Walter was not thrilled with Dutchess keeping up a full-court press right up until the final buzzer.
“That didn’t sit too well with me, but you know what, to each their own,” he said. “Eventually, someday, somehow, what goes around comes around.
“I would never do it myself, but somebody will do it to him for sure,” added Walter, referring to Dutchess CC Coach Daryl Guiden.
Enroute to romping to a lopsided 41-point victory, the Lady Falcons flew off to the locker room with a 38-9 lead.
Nicole Argent was the lone double figure hoopster for SCCC (3-13, 3-11 Region XV). She netted 16 points on the evening.
For Dutchess (15-4, 13-2 Region XV), five players reached double digits: Yuri Mickler (a game-high 18 points), Kimani Boone (13), Joelle Weaver-Carvajal (13), Awa Diop (11) and Lillian Letaru (11).
Stats from the free throw line: SCCC was 7-for-11 (64 percent); Dutchess CC went 9-for-13 (69 percent).
“We played pretty good,” Guiden said.
“Our defense was OK, our offense was OK and we turned the ball over a little too much, but I’m satisfied,” he added.
In their first outing against Dutchess earlier in the season, the Lady Generals were defeated by a 27-point margin (68-41).
“As a whole, the season has been very frustrating,” said Walter, who is in his third year as coach of the Lady Generals. “Originally, we had about 22 girls out for the team, but we were down to seven tonight.”
Asked why the decline in numbers, Walter said it was a matter of poor grades and “people just deciding they weren’t going to play when they realized they’d actually have to practice every day.”
“The ones I have are very dedicated and are giving the best they can,” he added.

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