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Panthers Open MSAC Play with Big Win

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team started slowly but finished strong in its Mid-State Athletic Conference opener Tuesday, racing to an 89-75 win over Jefferson Community College. The victory – the first home win of the year for the Panthers – improves Tompkins Cortland’s record to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in Region III games. Jefferson is now 3-5 overall and 3-3 in region. It was also the MSAC opener for Jefferson.

The visiting Cannoneers took an early lead, 13-7, before the Panthers responded with an 8-0 run to take a 15-13 lead. After some back-and-forth action, Tompkins Cortland used another run late in the half to take a 42-34 lead into the break.

The start of the second half was similar to the start of the game, with Jefferson cutting into the lead by scoring seven of the first nine points. But it didn’t take long for the Panthers to regroup, going from a four-point lead to a 12-point advantage over the span of four minutes. At the midpoint of the second half the lead was 16 points and the Panthers never looked back.

Four Panthers reached double figures in scoring, with Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) leading the way with 23 points, including 18 on 6-of-10 shooting from behind the three-point line. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) tossed in 20 points while handing out a team-best five assists. Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) chipped in 12 points and Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) came up big with a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds. Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) also had a strong night, narrowly missing a double-double with eight points and eight rebounds.

Next up for the Panthers is a Saturday home game with Mohawk Valley Community College. The men tip-off at 1 p.m.

Roster–2016-17 Men's Basketball

2016-17 Men's Basketball team photo holder

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Malik Starks G So. 5-10 171 Bulkeley/Hartford, Conn.
3 David Wilson G Fr. 6-1 174 Midwood/Brooklyn
4 Paulson Paul F Fr. 6-3 187 Legal Studies/Brooklyn
5 David Rodriguez G Fr. 6-0 176 Grover Cleveland/Ridgewood
10 Michael Middleton G Fr. 6-1 162 Crossland/Washington, D.C.
12 Tohn Johnson G So. 6-0 165 Hillcrest/Queens
14 Anthony Blackmon G Fr. 5-11 186 Longwood/Coram
20 Kori Henriquez F So. 6-4 181 Port Chester/Port Chester
22 Jonathan Damier G Fr. 5-11 185 North Miami Beach/North Miami Beach, Fla.
23 Javon Lawrence G Fr. 6-1 190 Gompers/Bronx
24 Devyn Branch F Fr. 6-5 193 Bellport/Bellport
30 Luke Logsdon F So. 6-3 205 York/Leicester
33 William Lee Moore F So. 6-5 188 Greece Olympia/Rochester
34 Jeff Desrosiers G Fr. 5-11 171 Flushing/Hollis
44 Chris Cartey F Fr. 6-6 253 Patchogue Medford/Patchogue

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Statistics–Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

2016-17 Season

Overall (3-5)
MSAC (1-0), Region III (3-3)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2015-16    

2014-15    

2013-14    

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

21 (2009-10)
17 (2007-08)
16 (2003-04)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

8 (2007-08)
8 (2009-10)
5 (2010-11)
5 (2011-12)
5 (2009-10)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.778 (2009-10)
.586 (2007-08)
.552 (2003-04)

Most Points Scored (Game)

132 (vs. Ithaca College JV, 2/22/01)
130 (vs. Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
127 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)

Most Points Scored (Season)

2612 (2000-2001)
2420 (1987-88)
2418 (2003-04)

Best Points Per Game Average

104.5 (2000-2001)
86.4 (1994-95)
86.4 (1987-88)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

58 (vs. Practical Bible College, 1987-88)
55 (vs. Practical Bible College, 11/8/87)
52 (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/10/04)

Fewest Points Allowed (Game)

30 (at Onondaga CC, 12/11/81)
42 (vs. Davis College, 12/9/04)
45 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 11/10/02)

Fewest Points Allowed (Season)

1089 (1978-79)
1286 (1993-94)

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game Average

76.2 (1980-81)
77.1 (2009-10)
77.3 (2003-04)

Most Assists (Game)

40 (vs. Ithaca College JV, 2/22/01)
33 (vs. Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
31 (vs. North Country CC, 11/23/03)
31 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)

Most Assists (Season)

553 (2007-08)
550 (1996-97)
515 (2003-04)

Most Rebounds (Game)

64 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)
63 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 11/7/04)
61 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)

Most Rebounds (Season)

1237 (2007-08)
1216 (2004-05)
1172 (2009-10)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

20 (vs. Broome CC, 2/8/01)
16 (at Cayuga CC, 1/30/08)
16 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/1/01)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

282 (2000-2001)
264 (2007-08)
201 (2009-10)

Most Steals (Game)

26 (vs. Cazenovia College JV, 1/22/09)
23 (at Practical Bible College, 12/11/03)
23 (at Erie CC, 12/5/03)
23 (at Corning CC, 2/14/04)

Most Steals (Season)

398 (2003-04)
338 (2009-10)
322 (2007-08)

Most Blocks (Game)

15 (at Practical Bible College, 12/11/03)
15 (at Cayuga CC, 1/6/11)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/26/11)

Most Blocks (Season)

173 (2010-11)
149 (2004-05)
146 (2011-12)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

39 (vs. Corning CC, 2/19/05)
35 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/12/11)
35 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 11/14/01)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

454 (2011-12)
446 (2009-10)
437 (2003-04)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

55 Ivan Lewis (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/5/02)
49 Ray Mathis (vs. Onondaga CC, 1989-90)
44 Ivan Lewis (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/01)

Most Points (Season)

767 Ivan Lewis (2000-2001)
689 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
668 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)

Most Points (Career)

1435 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
1128 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
1017 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)

Most Points Per Game (Season)

30.7 Ivan Lewis (2000-2001)
28.7 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
27.8 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)

Most Points Per Game (Career)

29.3 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
24.2 Jude Princivil (1993-95)
21.3 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)

Most Assists (Game)

20 Larry Roberts (vs. Environmental Science & Forestry, 12/10/80)
16 Ryan Davis (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/11/00)

Most Assists (Season)

155 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
154 Joshua Canfield (1996-97)
152 Ryan Davis (2000-2001)

Most Assists (Career)

259 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
253 Ryan Davis (1999-2001)
212 Sean Anderson (2006-07)

Most Rebounds (Game)

22 Tony Parker (vs. Niagara CCC, 11/29/07)
22 Armel Traore dit Nignan (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/8/05)
21 Josh Delfino (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)

Most Rebounds (Season)

348 Josh Delfino (2009-10)
306 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
267 Tony Parker (2007-08)

Most Rebounds (Career)

515 Armel Traore dit Nignan (2003-05)
432 Jude Princivil (1993-1995)
421 Aaron Wood (1999-2001)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

10 Aaron Wood (vs. Broome CC, 2/8/01)
8 Aaron Wood (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/01)
8 Carl Palmieri (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/00)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

98 Aaron Wood (2000-2001)
80 Bob Goble (1988-89)
76 Eddie Mitchell (2007-08)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Career)

145 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
145 Aaron Wood (1999-2001)
133 Eddie Mitchell (2006-08)

Most Steals (Game)

9 Gerald Strong (at Corning CC, 2/14/04)
8 Eddie Mitchell (at Columbia-Greene CC, 11/10/07)
8 Gerald Strong (vs. Hudson Valley CC, NJCAA Playoffs, 2/24/04)
8 Randall Thomas (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/2/02)
8 Ryan Davis (at Practical Bible College, 11/16/00)

Most Steals (Season)

103 Randall Thomas (2003-04)
101 Randall Thomas (2001-02)
87 Charleston Collins, Jr. (2009-10)

Most Steals (Career)

204 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
149 Gerald Strong (2002-04)
138 Charleston Collins, Jr. (2008-10)

Most Blocks (Game)

11 Austin Eastman (at Cayuga CC, 1/6/11)
8 Austin Eastman (vs. Broome CC, 1/13/11)
8 Austin Eastman (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/26/11)

Most Blocks (Season)

81 Austin Eastman (2010-11)
57 Josh Delfino (2009-10)
56 Jude Princivil (1994-95)

Most Blocks (Career)

94 Armel Traore dit Nignan (2003-05)
81 Austin Eastman (2010-11)
75 Tyrone Clark (2010-12)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

14 Ivan Lewis (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 11/14/01)
14 Aaron Wood (at Corning CC, 1/27/01)
13 Chris Cartwright (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/14/09)
13 Melvin Moore (at Corning CC, 1/27/07)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

177 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
141 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)
140 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)

Most Foul Shots Made (Career)

276 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
233 Jude Princivil (1993-95)
232 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)

Most Consecutive Foul Shots Made

19 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
18 Jared Martin (2004-05)
18 Carl Palmieri (2000-2001)

Team Playoff Records

Most Points Scored (Playoff Game)

99 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
95 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
83 (at Jefferson CC, 2/28/12)
83 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

62 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
62 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
65 (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

21 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

57 (at Cayuga CC, 2/25/12)
55 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
50 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

11 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
11 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
10 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/10)
10 (at Broome CC, 2/23/08)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

20 (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
12 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
12 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
12 (at Cayuga CC, 2/21/04)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

9 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
5 (vs. Herkimer CCC, 3/2/12)
5 (at Cayuga CC, 2/25/12)
5 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
5 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

30 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
21 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
20 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
16 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
15 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

28, Gerald Strong (at Cayuga CC, 2/21/04)
26, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
24, Greg Mudge (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
24, Sean Anderson (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

7, Tyrone Clark (at Jefferson CC, 2/28/12)
7, Nate Cambridge (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
6, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Tynez Wilson (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
6, Sean Anderson (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
6, Chris Cartwright (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

15, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
14, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
14, Josh Delfino (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

6, Greg Mudge (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Chris Cartwright (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
4, Chris Cartwright (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/10)
4, Michael Martin (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
4, Owen Mann (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

8, Gerald Strong (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
7, Sean Anderson (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
4, Charleston Collins, Jr. (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
4, Charleston Collins, Jr. (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
4, Eddie Mitchell (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
4, Randall Thomas (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
4, Nate Cambridge (at Cayuga CC (NJCAA), 2/21/04)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

5, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
3, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
2, Floyd Leroy (at Jefferson CC, 2/28/12)
2, Josh Delfino (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/10)
2, Armel Traore dit Nignan (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/04)
2, Armel Traore dit Nignan (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
2, Dexter McGrowder (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
2, Armel Traore dit Nignan (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

11, Chris Fox (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
8, Gerald Strong (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
7, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
7, Michael Martin (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
7, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)

Honors

Total All-American Players
4

Total All-Region Players
12

Total All-MSAC Players
17

Miscellaneous Honors
2011-12: MSAC Final Four, Reg. III Playoffs
2009-10: MSAC Champion, Reg. III Final Four
2007-08: MSAC Final Four, Reg. III Playoffs
2003-04: MSAC Final Four, Reg. III Final Four

          

Coaches–Men's Basketball

Rich Echevarria

Head Coach

Richard EchevarriaCoach Echevarria enters his third season as head coach after spending three seasons as an assistant on the staff of two MSAC championship teams. He brings great experience both as a player, having played for the Panthers while earning his degree in sport management, and as a coach, having coached on the AAU level and at several camps. He is also an IAABO official, working basketball games on the high school and college level.

As the head coach, Coach Echevarria directs a high-tempo aggressive style of play. He oversees all aspects of the program, while continuing to show his strength in recruiting, strength and fitness training, and defense.

Contact: re013@tompkinscortland.edu


Brian Carroll

Assistant Coach

Brian CarrollThe 2016-17 season marks Coach Carroll's eighth on the bench for the Panthers. He joined the staff after completing his own two-sport college career, playing basketball at SUNY Brockport before transferring to Tompkins Cortland to play baseball. During his time coaching at Tompkins Cortland, Carroll has used his own experience as a standout backcourt player to help coach some of the strongest guards in the region. He brings an understanding of the game from someone who played at a high-level and is extremely valuable in his ability to assist with in-game adjustments.

Contact: bjc@tompkinscortland.edu


Jobe Zulu

Assistant Coach

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Highlights–2016-17 Men's Basketball

Panthers Open MSAC Play with Big Win

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team started slowly but finished strong in its Mid-State Athletic Conference opener Tuesday, racing to an 89-75 win over Jefferson Community College. The victory – the first home win of the year for the Panthers – improves Tompkins Cortland’s record to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in Region III games. Jefferson is now 3-5 overall and 3-3 in region. It was also the MSAC opener for Jefferson.

The visiting Cannoneers took an early lead, 13-7, before the Panthers responded with an 8-0 run to take a 15-13 lead. After some back-and-forth action, Tompkins Cortland used another run late in the half to take a 42-34 lead into the break.

The start of the second half was similar to the start of the game, with Jefferson cutting into the lead by scoring seven of the first nine points. But it didn’t take long for the Panthers to regroup, going from a four-point lead to a 12-point advantage over the span of four minutes. At the midpoint of the second half the lead was 16 points and the Panthers never looked back.

Four Panthers reached double figures in scoring, with Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) leading the way with 23 points, including 18 on 6-of-10 shooting from behind the three-point line. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) tossed in 20 points while handing out a team-best five assists. Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) chipped in 12 points and Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) came up big with a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds. Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) also had a strong night, narrowly missing a double-double with eight points and eight rebounds.

Next up for the Panthers is a Saturday home game with Mohawk Valley Community College. The men tip-off at 1 p.m.


Panthers Stop Skid with 22-Point Win

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Less than 20 hours after losing a game in overtime, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team looked anything but tired. The Panthers started fast and finished strong, beating Clinton Community College 86-64 Saturday. The win snapped a three-game losing skid and leaves Tompkins Cortland with a record of 2-5 overall and 2-3 in Region III games. Clinton is now 2-4 overall and 0-4 in region.

Four Panthers scored in double figures, led by 16 points from Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.). The freshman added nine rebounds, four steals, and three assists. David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) had 15 points while Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) had a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) added 12 points and a team-best four assists.

The Panthers are off for the Thanksgiving break. The next game will be Tuesday, November 29 at home against Jefferson Community College.


Overtime Road Loss for Panthers

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Playing at North Country Community College Friday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team watched a big second-half lead evaporate and a game slip away. The Panthers lost in overtime, 101-90, to drop to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in Region III games. North Country is now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in region.

The Panthers came out strong, racing to a 50-43 lead at halftime. In the second half the lead grew to 18 points before the tide turned and the home team mounted a comeback. North Country came all the back to tie the score at 84-84 before the Panthers missed out on a scoring chance in the final possession of regulation. North Country carried the momentum from the second-half rally into the extra period, pulling away for the win.

Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) scored 24 points, including 15 on five three-pointers, while also recording seven steals, seven rebounds, and five assists. David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) and Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) each had 13 points and Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) tossed in 10 points.

The Panthers continue the weekend road trip Saturday at Clinton Community College.


Herkimer Runs Past Panthers

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

Playing at home Tuesday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with Herkimer College in a 94-60 loss. The Panthers are now 1-4 overall and 1-2 in Region III games. Herkimer is 5-0 overall and in region.

The Panthers held a four-point lead in the opening minutes, but it didn’t last long as Herkimer stormed to a 50-35 halftime lead. The lead was never threatened in second-half as the Generals, the #5 ranked team in the nation, cruised to the 34-point win.

Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) was the high scorer for the Panthers, pouring in 22 points to go with five steals. Devyn Branch (Bellport H.S./Bellport) had 12 points and David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) finished with nine points, seven rebounds, and five steals.

The Panthers hit the road for the weekend, playing at North Country Community College Friday and Clinton Community College Saturday.


Home Loss for Panthers

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

A second-half rally came up short Thursday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team lost at home to Jamestown Community College, 75-68. The Panthers are now 1-3 on the year while Jamestown improves to 2-3.

The first ended with Jamestown turning a one-point lead with eight minutes remaining into a ten-point advantage at the break. The Panthers chipped away, coming back from down 35-25 at the half to make it a two-point game at 46-44 with 11:23. The Jayhawks pushed the spread back to six points, but the Panthers again clawed back to within two at 65-63 with 2:54 left. Four straight points over the next minute put some space between the teams and sparked a 10-2 run that made the score 75-65 in the closing moments. A late three-pointer by the Panthers in the closing seconds made the final margin 75-68.

Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) had a big night, scoring 13 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) tied for the team leads with 14 points, four assists, and two steals while also pulling down six boards. Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) also scored 14 points, connecting on four three-pointers along the way.

The Panthers host Herkimer College Tuesday at 5 p.m.


Panthers Earn First Win of Season

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A big second-half surge powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team to its first win of the season Tuesday, a 78-59 road victory at Schenectady County Community College. The Panthers are now 1-2 overall and 1-1 in Region III, Division III games. Schenectady falls to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in Region III.

After an opening twenty minutes that left the Panthers trailing 38-34 at halftime, the visitors came out with a sharper focus in the second half. A combination of increased defensive pressure and better ball security on offense helped Tompkins Cortland outscore the Royals 44-21 in the second half. The 59 points allowed was the Panthers’ best defensive effort of the young season, and matched the fewest points allowed in any game last season.

Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) led the Tompkins Cortland offense with 14 points. Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) had a big night that included his a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds along with three blocks and two steals. Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) poured in 12 points while dishing out six assists and Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) had 11 points and seven rebounds. Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds while David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) had a strong line of eight points, six steals, five assists, and five rebounds.

The Panthers return home for a 7 p.m. Thursday tip against Jamestown Community College.


Rally Comes Up Short for Panthers

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A slow start proved to be too much to overcome as the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team dropped a road game at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday. The 81-70 final leaves the Panthers at 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in Region III contests. Fulton-Montgomery is now 1-1 overall and 1-0 in Region III.

The home-standing Raiders came out of the gate with an intensity the Panthers didn’t match. Fulton-Montgomery enjoyed a 43-21 lead at the half before the Panthers finally got on track after the break. Tompkins Cortland made a run, pulling within six with six minutes left to play, but the hole they had dug was too deep.

Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) led the Panthers with a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds while also recording five steals and three assists. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) added 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Panthers play at Schenectady County Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Drop Opener in 2OT

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Boxscore

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team opened the 2016-17 season with a thriller Wednesday, going to double overtime before falling 114-112 to Division II Erie Community College.

After Erie took a 39-33 lead into the half, the Panthers trailed by eight points with six minutes left. The home team rallied with a 12-4 run over the next three and a half minutes to tie the score at 78-78. The Panthers took the lead at 82-79 on a three-pointer by Luke Logsdon (York H.S./Leicester) with 1:26 left before Erie cut the lead to one. A 15-footer by Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) made it 84-81 with 25 seconds left, but the Kats answered with a three-pointer with 17 seconds left to force overtime.

Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) opened the scoring in OT with a three-pointer. The Panthers held the lead for the first three minutes of the extra frame before Erie tied the score at 93-93. The teams traded two-pointers over the final two minutes to leave the score tied at 95-95 after the first overtime.

The second OT started with Erie scoring off the jump ball to lead 97-95. The Kats scored nine of the next 13 points to lead 106-99 with 2:30 left, but a pair of three-pointers by Starks helped the Panthers pull within three at 108-105 with 1:12 left. Erie responded with two points, but Starks added a pair of free throws to make it 110-107 with 54.7 seconds left. Moments later, William Lee Moore (Greece Olympia H.S./Rochester) stole a ball and converted the layup, making it a one-point game with 27 seconds left. After a Panther foul, Erie converted one of two free throws with 13.8 seconds left, but a turnover after the second miss gave the ball back to the Kats. A basket and foul on the ensuing possession made the score 114-109, and even though Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) drained a three pointer in the closing ticks on the clock, it wasn’t enough to keep the game going.

In a game that saw the two teams each take 56 free throws, Middleton led five Panthers in double figures with 29 points. He added 11 rebounds to post his first collegiate double-double while also leading the team with four assists. Starks had 24 points, including a dozen on four three-pointers. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) had 15 points, Lawrence had 12, and David Rodrigruez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) had 10.

The Panthers will next play at Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Saturday.


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