Panthers Fall to Nation's Number One
Dryden—The top team in the nation proved to be too much for the TC3 women's basketball team Saturday as the Panthers lost to Broome Community College 94-52. The loss drops TC3 to 6-15 overall and 1-7 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 22-1 overall and 8-1 in the MSAC.
The game opened with Broome making seven of its first ten shots while racing to a 15-0 lead just four minutes into the game. The Panthers broke onto the board with a three-pointer by Jenn Iler (Owego Free Academy/Apalachin), but Broome continued to shoot well, making 64% from the floor while pushing the lead to 31 at the break. The second half saw Broome cool off from the floor, but the Panthers couldn't make a run to close the gap.
Iler led the home team with 17 points, including 14 in the first half. She made four three-pointers on the afternoon, giving her 43 for the season. With her first basket from behind the arc, Iler became the most prolific long-range shooter in any TC3 women's basketball season, passing Laura Thomas's 39 three-pointers during the 2002-03 season.
Nicole Reid (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora) added 11 points. Tasha Chamberlain (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) pulled down a team-best 11 rebounds.
Broome's Aimee Kellicutt led all scorers with 24 points. Brittany Finkle added 16 and Karli Hodack tallied ten.
TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Monday.
Tasha Chamberlain. Darl Zehr Photography