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Hudson Valley Games Rescheduled

The basketball games at Hudson Valley, originally scheduled for December 11, have been rescheduled for Sunday, February 1, 2015. The women will tip at noon with the men at 2 p.m.

TC3 Men's Basketball Hangs Close to Nation's #6 Team

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Playing host to one of the top teams in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team put together a solid effort, but came up short at home Sunday, losing to Herkimer College by a final of 72-66. TC3’s second-straight loss drops the Panthers’ record to 4-6 and 4-3 in Region III. Herkimer, ranked #6 in the nation, improves to 9-1 overall and 8-0 in region.

The first half was tight, with eight lead changes and four ties. Neither team led by more than five points, with Herkimer taking a 30-27 advantage into the break. The second half opened with Herkimer using a 12-5 run to take a ten-point lead at 42-32 with 13:30 left on the clock. Four straight for the home team made it a six-point game, but the visitors matched the spurt, and added to the lead, pushing the spread to 14 points at 63-49 with five minutes left. TC3 managed to get the game to eight points with two minutes left, but couldn’t get any closer until a three-pointer at the buzzer made the final spread six points.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) led TC3 with 20 points while also grabbing six rebounds. Isaiah Ward (Palisade Preparatory /Yonkers) had 13 points and seven boards, while Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) just missed a double-double with10 points and nine rebounds. Joshua Spence (Bayard Rustin H.S./Brooklyn) added 10 points and seven boards and Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) had seven points and seven rebounds.

The Panthers are next in action Thursday at Hudson Valley Community College. It’s the final game before a three-week winter break for the Panthers.

Roster–2014-15 Men's Basketball

MBB Place Holder

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
3 Rob Mills G So. 6-0 155 Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh
5 Christian Sims G Fr. 6-1 190 Queens Academy/Queens
10 Khalid Brooks-Brown G Fr. 6-1 167 Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn
12 Isaiah Ward G/F Fr. 6-3 175 Palisade Preparatory/Yonkers
14 Joshua Spence G/F So. 6-3 195 Bayard Rustin/Brooklyn
20 Justmil Villanueva G Fr. 6-0 152 A. Philip Randolph/Washington Heights
22 James Lloyd F Fr. 6-2 179 Faith Christian Academy/Bronx
23 Nicc Johnson G/F So. 6-0 170 St. Mary's/Buffalo
24 Keith Clarke G Fr. 5-8 156 Pocono Mountain East (Penn.)/Brooklyn
25 Jimmie Eddington III F/C Fr. 6-4 215 Greece Arcadia/Greece
30 Kevin Williams F Fr. 6-3 210 Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn
33 Roki Mendoza Familia F/C Fr. 6-5 209 George Westinghouse/Brooklyn
34 Clarence Crawley G So. 6-0 170 Cobble Hill/Brooklyn

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Statistics–Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

2014-15 Season

Overall (4-6)
MSAC (0-0), Region III (4-3)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

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. Figner 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 EchevarriaAfter three seasons as an assistant to two-time MSAC Coach of the Year David Stevenson, Coach Echevarria takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 campaign. He brings great experience both as a player, having played for the Panthers while earning his TC3 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 plans to continue the high-tempo aggressive style that has proven successful in recent years at TC3. He will oversee all aspects of the program, while continuing to show his strength in recruiting, strength and fitness training, and defense.

Contact: re013@TC3.edu


Brian Carroll

Assistant Coach

Brian CarrollThe 2014-15 season will mark Coach Carroll's sixth 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 TC3 to play baseball. During his time with TC3, he 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 a recent player's perspective and is extremely valuable in his ability to assist with in-game adjustments.

Contact: bjc@TC3.edu


Highlights–2014-15 Men's Basketball

TC3 Men's Basketball Hangs Close to Nation's #6 Team

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Playing host to one of the top teams in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team put together a solid effort, but came up short at home Sunday, losing to Herkimer College by a final of 72-66. TC3’s second-straight loss drops the Panthers’ record to 4-6 and 4-3 in Region III. Herkimer, ranked #6 in the nation, improves to 9-1 overall and 8-0 in region.

The first half was tight, with eight lead changes and four ties. Neither team led by more than five points, with Herkimer taking a 30-27 advantage into the break. The second half opened with Herkimer using a 12-5 run to take a ten-point lead at 42-32 with 13:30 left on the clock. Four straight for the home team made it a six-point game, but the visitors matched the spurt, and added to the lead, pushing the spread to 14 points at 63-49 with five minutes left. TC3 managed to get the game to eight points with two minutes left, but couldn’t get any closer until a three-pointer at the buzzer made the final spread six points.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) led TC3 with 20 points while also grabbing six rebounds. Isaiah Ward (Palisade Preparatory /Yonkers) had 13 points and seven boards, while Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) just missed a double-double with10 points and nine rebounds. Joshua Spence (Bayard Rustin H.S./Brooklyn) added 10 points and seven boards and Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) had seven points and seven rebounds.

The Panthers are next in action Thursday at Hudson Valley Community College. It’s the final game before a three-week winter break for the Panthers.


Home Loss for Panthers

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Playing for the first time in two weeks, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team dropped a home game to Mohawk Valley Community College Saturday. The 91-75 final leaves TC3’s overall record at 4-5 while moving the Region III mark to 4-2. Mohawk Valley improves to 8-3 overall and 7-1 in region.

The first half featured three lead changes, the last coming as part of a 11-4 Mohawk Valley run to close the first half, sending the teams to the locker rooms with TC3 trailing 41-35. The visiting Hawks extended the lead to open the second half, pushing the margin to 11 points at 57-46 with 12:54 left. The Panthers weren’t able to put a significant dent into the lead the rest of way, with Mohawk Valley eventually stretching the lead to 19 points before setting in on the 16-point final margin.

Isaiah Ward (Palisade Preparatory /Yonkers) led all scorers with 21 points. Joshua Spence (Bayard Rustin H.S./Brooklyn) just missed another double-double, finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds while also handing out three assists. Justmil Villanueva (A. Philip Randolph H.S./Washington Heights) had 11 points to go with four boards, and Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) had 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Panthers, as the team is back in action Sunday at home against Herkimer College. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.


Panthers Get Back on Track with Win

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team bounced back into the win column Saturday with a 93-82 victory at Clinton Community College. The win evens TC3’s overall record at 4-4 while moving the Region III mark to 4-1. Clinton drops to 2-6 overall and 0-6 in region.

Five Panthers scored in double figures, led by 20 points from Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo), who added seven rebounds and four steals. Jimmie Eddington III (Greece Arcadia H.S./Greece) had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds and Joshua Spence (Bayard Rustin H.S./Brooklyn) had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Clarence Crawley (Cobble Hill H.S./Brooklyn) scored 16 points while pulling down six boards and handing out five assists, and Isaiah Ward (Palisade Preparatory /Yonkers) had 13 points and five rebounds.

TC3 is off for the Thanksgiving break. The Panthers return to action December 6 at home vs. Mohawk Valley Community College.


Road Loss for Panthers First Regional Defeat

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team suffered its first regional loss of the season Friday, losing on the road to North Country Community College, 94-87. TC3’s overall record is now 3-4 while the Panthers are 3-1 in Region III. North Country jumps to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in region.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) scored 22 to lead TC3. Jimmie Eddington III (Greece Arcadia H.S./Greece) scored 14 points and Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn) had 11 points and nine rebounds.

TC3 plays Clinton Community College Saturday.


Another Dramatic Win for TC3 Men's Basketball

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A driving layup by Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) with 8.6 seconds left on the clock gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team a 79-77 home win over SUNY Delhi Wednesday. After opening the season with three losses to Division II teams, TC3 has now won three straight against fellow Region III, Division III teams. The loss drops Delhi to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in region.

The first half was a game of big runs. Delhi scored the first ten points, but TC3 answered with 12-1 run to take a 12-11 lead on a dunk by Isaiah Ward (Palisade Preparatory/Yonkers). A Delhi 8-2 run was followed by a TC3 streak of nine straight, capped by a three-pointer from Ward to give the home team the 23-19 lead. Delhi came back with six straight, but the Panthers rallied with seven straight en route to a 36-31 lead at the half.

In the second half, TC3 came out fast, pushing the lead to 12 points at 47-35 just three minutes in. Over the next ten minutes, Delhi slowly cut the lead, finally tying the score at 62-62 with 7:15 left on the clock. The teams traded baskets to make it 64-64 before back-to-back threes from Mills and Ward pushed the Panthers back up by six. The lead held until Delhi rallied to tie the score at 77-77 with 27 seconds left.

After a pair of time outs with 22.2 seconds left, TC3 got the ball to Mills, who worked his way through the defense, driving to the basket for the go-ahead layup with 8.6 seconds left. Seconds later, Mills sealed the win with a steal, making the final 79-77.

Both Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn) and Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) had huge double-doubles. Williams had 19 points and 16 rebounds and Johnson posted 19 points and 15 boards. The two combined for 17 offensive rebounds, helping TC3 to a 23-9 advantage in offensive boards and a 19-3 advantage in second chance points.

Ward had 15 points and Joshua Spence (Bayard Rustin H.S./Brooklyn) had 10. Mills finished with eight points and a team-best five assists.

TC3 hits the road this weekend, playing North Country Community College Friday and Clinton Community College Saturday.


Overtime Win for Panthers

Friday, November 14, 2014

A three-pointer in the final second of regulation sent the game to overtime, and a layup with 9.6 left in overtime won it for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team Friday as the Panthers beat Columbia-Greene Community College 80-78. The win improves TC3 to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in Region III. Columbia-Greene is now 2-4 overall and 0-4 in Region III.

The game opened with TC3 jumping to a 7-0 lead, eventually taking a 19-11 lead before the visiting Twins came storming back with an 18-2 run to lead 29-21. The Panthers responded with a 10-2 run to tie the game before a basket by Columbia-Greene closed the half with the Twins up 33-31. The second half was back and forth the whole way, with eight lead changes and six ties. With the score tied at 65-65, Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) made two free throws to put the Panthers up 67-65 with 1:09 left. Ten second later Columbia-Greene converted a three-point play to lead 68-67, and with 15 second left the Twins scored a basket to lead 70-67. Needing a three to tie the game, Mills attempted a three-pointer, but missed. Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) out-hustled everyone to the rebounds, quickly dribbled out behind the arc, turned and fired. The ball went through the hoop with 0.6 on the clock, tying the game at 70-70 and sending the game to overtime.

In the extra period, TC3 again jumped to a lead only to have Columbia-Greene come back. Isaiah Ward (Palisade Preparatory/Yonkers) got the Panthers out to a lead, draining a three-pointer and a layup to give TC3 a 75-71 lead. After a pair of free throws for the Twins cut the lead to 75-73, Johnson hit another three-pointer to put TC3 up 78-73 with two minutes left. Columbia-Greene again rallied, scoring the next five points to tie the game at 78-78 with 1:10 left. After a TC3 offensive series came up empty, the Panthers forced a missed shot from the Twins. Johnson again came up big, beating everyone to the rebound, and then finding Clarence Crawley (Cobble Hill H.S./Brooklyn) with a long outlet pass that led to the game-winning layup with 9.6 seconds left. After a Columbia-Greene timeout, TC3 was able to force a turnover, ending the game with the final score of 80-78.

Ward led the Panthers with 20 points, including 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting from three-point range. Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn) had 15 points and six rebounds and Mills had 13 points, six rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Johnson finished with eight points, six rebounds, and three assists.

TC3 hosts SUNY Delhi Wednesday at 6 p.m.


Panthers Earn First Win of the Season

Saturday, November 08, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team got into the win column Saturday, taking the Region III opener 86-79 at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. It was the first regional game for each team; TC3 is now 1-3 overall and Fulton-Montgomery is now 1-2.

The Panthers used a balanced attack that saw five players in double figures and four with 15 or more. Three scored 17 points to lead the way: Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn), Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh), and Isaiah Ward (Palisade Preparatory/Yonkers). Ward also grabbed 10 rebounds to post a double-double while Mills had six boards, three assists, and two steals. Joshua Spence (Bayard Rusting H.S./Brooklyn) posted 15 points to go with six rebounds and three assists while Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) had a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds.

TC3 are home Friday, hosting Columba-Green Community College at 6 p.m.


Second Half Struggles Cost Panthers

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Wednesday saw the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball square off against its third straight Division II opponent, this time hosting Erie Community College. The first half was evenly played, but the second half saw the Panthers struggle, ultimately losing by a final of 84-59. The Panthers are now 0-3 while Erie improves to 2-1.

The game opened with TC3 scoring seven of the first nine points, led by four points from Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn). Erie responded with six straight to reclaim the lead, one of seven lead changes in the first 20 minutes of play. Each team had a lead of five points in the first half, but neither team could pull away. The score at the half was 33-32 in favor of Erie.

The second half was an entirely different story. Neither offense was on track early, but it took TC3 nearly five minutes to score for the first time, with a Jimmie Eddington III (Greece Arcadia H.S./Greece) bucket making the score 39-34. Over the next eight minutes, Erie would go on a 21-2 run, making the score 60-39 and putting the home team in a hole from which it would never recover.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) finished the game with 17 points while Joshua Spence (Bayard Rusting H.S./Brooklyn) and Eddington each had 10. Eddington just missed posting his first career double-double, pulling down a team-best nine rebounds.

TC3 looks to get into the win column when it opens divisional play Saturday at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.


Panthers Come Up Short at Jamestown

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team came up short in its quest for its first win of the season Sunday, falling at Jamestown Community College 96-89. The Panthers are now 0-2, with both losses coming to Division II teams.

Five different Panthers reached double figures in scoring, led by Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn) with 19 points. Isaiah Ward (Palisade Preparatory/Yonkers) scored 16, Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) had 15, Joshua Spence (Bayard Rusting H.S./Brooklyn) had 12 points, and Jimmie Eddington III (Greece Arcadia H.S./Greece) added 10.

TC3 has its home opener Wednesday, taking on another Division II team in Erie Community College. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


Panthers Drop Season Opener

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team opened the 2014-15 season this weekend by taking part in the Crossover Classic, pitting the Panthers against a pair of Division II (able to give athletic scholarships) teams. On Saturday, TC3 matched up against Niagara County Community College and came up on the short end of a 99-75 final score. TC3 will take on host Jamestown Community College Sunday.

In the opener with Niagara, Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) led TC3 with 27 points while Isaiah Ward (Palisade Preparatory/Yonkers) and Joshua Spence (Bayard Rustin H.S./Brooklyn) each had 13 points. Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker/Brooklyn) posted a double-double in his collegiate debut, finishing with 10 points and 12 rebounds.


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2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Wed 10/22
Davis College
Home
Tue 10/28
Cornell University Club
Home
Sat 11/01
Niagara County CC
Jamestown
Sun 11/02
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Wed 11/05
Erie CC
Home
Sat 11/08
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Johnstown
Fri 11/14
Columbia-Greene CC
Home
Wed 11/19
SUNY Delhi
Home
Fri 11/21
North Country CC
Plattsburgh
Sat 11/22
Clinton CC
Plattsburgh
Sat 12/06
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Sun 12/07
Herkimer College
Home
Thu 12/11
Hudson Valley CC
Troy
Tue 01/06
7 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Thu 01/08
7 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Sat 01/10
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Tue 01/13
5 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Sat 01/17
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Wed 01/21
7 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Home
Sat 01/24
TBA
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Wed 01/28
5 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Home
Sat 01/31
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Sun 02/01
2 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Troy
Wed 02/04
TBA
Corning CC
Corning
Sat 02/07
3 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack
Home
Wed 02/11
7 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Sat 02/14
3 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Auburn
Sun 02/15
TBA
Schenectady County CC
Schenectady

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