Two Panthers Named Athlete of the WeekJanuary 28, 2013
Tompkins Cortland Community College basketball players Tyseem Lyles (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) and Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) have been named the Mid-State Athletic Conference Players of the Week. It’s the first time this year that one school has swept both the men’s and women’s honors. The Mid-State Athletic Conference consists of TC3, Broome Community College, Cayuga Community College, Corning Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, Jefferson Community College, and Onondaga Community College.
Lyles earned the men’s player of the week title after helping the Panthers to a pair of wins. In Wednesday’s game with Cayuga, Tyseem had 20 points, eight rebounds, seven steals, and six assists. Against Finger Lakes on Saturday he had 22 points, six rebounds, and two steals in a game that moved the Panthers into sole possession of first place in the conference standings. In seven conference games he is averaging 18.4 points, 5.4 assists, and 4.4 steals per game. He leads the conference in three-point shooting percentage at 46.2% and is among the leaders in free throw shooting percentage at 75%.
Ordway became the first TC3 women honored this year after another big week on the boards. Against Cayuga on Wednesday, she had a huge game of 24 points and 19 rebounds to lead the team to a victory. She followed that up with 14 rebounds and seven points against Finger Lakes. She is among the conference leaders with an average of 11 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game, and is making 52.8% of her shots from the field.
Both Lyles and Ordway will be in action Wednesday as the Panthers host Jefferson.