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Mills Named All-MSAC

February 26, 2015

All-MSAC selectee Rob Mills

Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) has been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s basketball all-conference team. A total of ten players are chosen to the team, with voting by the coaches from the seven colleges in the conference. This marks the eighth straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-conference team.

Mills led the Panthers in scoring, averaging 19.3 points per conference game. He was the third highest scoring in the conference and the fifth best in terms of steals per game (2.1). He led the MSAC in free-throw shooting percentage (88.1) and was fourth in three-point shooting percentage (42.7). He finished his career with more than 700 points, passing that milestone in TC3’s season finale.

Mills is a sport management major.

Playoff Rally Falls Short

Friday, February 20, 2015

Boxscore

After rallying from 24-points down to pull within just four points with two minutes left, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team ran out of steam and lost to Corning Community College 79-69 in the semifinal round of the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs Friday. TC3, the fourth seed in the conference playoffs, ends the season with a record of 9-17. Corning, the MSAC regular season champion and playoff top seed, advances to Saturday’s conference championship against Finger Lakes Community College.

After Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) started the game with a layup off the opening tip, Corning ran out to a 13-3 lead. The Panthers cut the margin to four points by scoring nine of the next 16 points, but Corning pushed it back to ten points at 31-21 with six minutes left in the half. The Red Barons closed the half with a 14-3 run to lead 45-24 at the break.

The home team extended the lead to 48-24 with the first three points of the second half before TC3 started its rally. A pair of free throws by Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) sparked a 15-5 rally that cut the deficit to 53-39 with 14:12 left in the half. The margin held in double digits until Johnson hit a three-pointer with 6:42 left, making the score 63-55. Over the next four minutes, TC3 chipped away, eventually making it a four-point game when another Johnson three pointer made it 71-67 heading into the final two minutes. After a three-point play with 1:07 left gave the home team a 74-67 lead, Mills again connected on a pair of free throws to make it 74-69 with 34.9 seconds left. But the Panthers would get no closer, as five Corning free throws over the closing seconds sealed the win for the Red Barons.

Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) ended the game with a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Mills and Johnson each scored 13 points and registered two steals.

Roster–2014-15 Men's Basketball

2014-15 Men's Basketball Team

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Lotty Martin G So. 5-6 150 Thornton/Mount Vernon
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
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
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
42 Jimmie Eddington III F/C Fr. 6-4 215 Greece Arcadia/Greece

Printable Roster

Statistics–Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

2014-15 Season

Overall (9-17)
MSAC (4-9), Region III (9-14)

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

Playoff Rally Falls Short

Friday, February 20, 2015

Boxscore

After rallying from 24-points down to pull within just four points with two minutes left, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team ran out of steam and lost to Corning Community College 79-69 in the semifinal round of the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs Friday. TC3, the fourth seed in the conference playoffs, ends the season with a record of 9-17. Corning, the MSAC regular season champion and playoff top seed, advances to Saturday’s conference championship against Finger Lakes Community College.

After Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) started the game with a layup off the opening tip, Corning ran out to a 13-3 lead. The Panthers cut the margin to four points by scoring nine of the next 16 points, but Corning pushed it back to ten points at 31-21 with six minutes left in the half. The Red Barons closed the half with a 14-3 run to lead 45-24 at the break.

The home team extended the lead to 48-24 with the first three points of the second half before TC3 started its rally. A pair of free throws by Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) sparked a 15-5 rally that cut the deficit to 53-39 with 14:12 left in the half. The margin held in double digits until Johnson hit a three-pointer with 6:42 left, making the score 63-55. Over the next four minutes, TC3 chipped away, eventually making it a four-point game when another Johnson three pointer made it 71-67 heading into the final two minutes. After a three-point play with 1:07 left gave the home team a 74-67 lead, Mills again connected on a pair of free throws to make it 74-69 with 34.9 seconds left. But the Panthers would get no closer, as five Corning free throws over the closing seconds sealed the win for the Red Barons.

Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) ended the game with a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Mills and Johnson each scored 13 points and registered two steals.


Road Loss to Close Regular Season for TC3

Sunday, February 15, 2015

TC3 basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team closed out the regular season on a down note Sunday, losing at Schenectady County Community College 79-75. The loss ends TC3’s regular season with a record of 9-16 overall and 9-13 in Region III while Schenectady improves to 2-20 both overall and in region. Schenectady has three more regular season games while the Panthers will next play in the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs starting Friday at Corning.

Sunday’s game was back-and-forth most of the way, with the Panthers taking a 36-34 lead into the half. After TC3 opened the lead in the second, Schenectady fought back to pull out the win. Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) led the way with 20 points to go with six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocked shots. Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) had a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jimmie Eddington III (Greece Arcadia H.S./Greece) had 14 points and eight rebounds and Clarence Crawley (Cobble Hill H.S./Brooklyn) chipped in 11 points.


Despite Upset Loss, TC3 Earns Spot in MSAC Playoffs

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fans of the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team had some good news and bad news Saturday. The bad news came in the form of an upset 72-66 loss at Cayuga Community College. The good news was that, despite the loss, the Panthers have secured a spot in the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs, thanks to Jefferson Community College being eliminated with a loss of its own Saturday. TC3 will be the #4 seed in the conference final four next weekend, but first the Panthers close out the regular season with a non-conference game at Schenectady County Community College. TC3 will be looking to improve on its overall record of 9-15 and its Region III record of 9-12. Saturday’s loss leaves TC3 with an MSAC record of 4-8; Cayuga is 2-9 in the MSAC and 4-20 overall.

In Saturday’s game, the Panthers started slow, trailing 35-23 at the half. The team fought back to pull within four late in the second half, but Cayuga held off the challenge to secure the win.

Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) paced the Panthers with 22 points and nine rebounds. Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) scored 16 points and Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) added 12. Clarence Crawley (Cobble Hill H.S./Brooklyn) added 10 points, seven assists, and six steals.


Panthers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with Win

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TC3 basketball

Boxscore

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team kept its playoff hopes alive Wednesday with a 91-80 win over Onondaga Community College. With the win, TC3 heads into the final weekend of the regular season in control of its own destiny in terms of making the postseason. The Panthers record in Region III is now 9-11, with two more games left to play. If the Panthers win both, they would reach .500 and earn a playoff spot. TC3 is also still in the running for the fourth and final spot in the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs. The team entered the day in a three-way tie for fourth place; a win vs. Cayuga Community College Saturday would guarantee no worse than a tie for fourth place in the conference regular season standings. Onondaga, having already secured an MSAC playoff spot, drops to 7-3 in conference and 10-10 in Region III.

After honoring the team’s sophomores before the game, the second-year players took charge of the game early by scoring the first 16 points of the game. Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) set the tone with a three-pointer in the first minute, and then connected on two more long-range shots to score nine of the first 16. Clarence Crawley (Cobble Hill H.S./Brooklyn) scored four points and Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) drained a three-pointer to give TC3 a 16-0 lead just four minutes into the game. The lead got as big as 19 in the first half before the horn sounded with the home team up 49-34.

Onondaga came out in the second half and quickly cut into the lead. In less than three minutes, the Lazers cut the lead in half, pulling within 51-44. TC3 momentarily righted the ship, pushing the lead back to ten at 56-46, but Onondaga scored five straight to narrow the gap to 56-51 with 13:21 left. A 10-2 run for the Panthers made it 66-53, but again Onondaga rallied to cut it to six points at 68-62 with eight minutes to play. This time TC3 went on a 9-1 run to appear to reestablish control with a 77-63 lead with 6:30 to play. The lead held in double figures for the next five minutes, but the visitors had one final rally left. Over a 30 second span, the Lazers sliced the lead from 85-74 to 85-80 with 57.7 seconds left. A pair of free throws by Mills gave TC3 some breathing room with 34 seconds left, and two more free throws by Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) with 15 seconds left sealed the win. A dunk by Mills in the final seconds put an exclamation point on the win.

Mills led TC3 with 24 points while also pulling down eight rebounds to go with four assists, four steals, and two blocks. Johnson had a double-double of 20 points and ten rebounds, adding four assists to his stat line. Williams also had a double-double, finishing with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Crawley chipped in with 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

TC3 plays at Cayuga Community College Saturday and Schenectady County Community College Sunday.


Exciting Win for TC3 Men's Basketball

Saturday, February 07, 2015

TC3 basketball

Boxscore

A game that saw both teams hold double-digit leads came down to the final minute, where the lead changed hands twice before the final horn sounded and the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team was on top of SUNY Adirondack, 86-84. The win on Saturday keeps TC3 Region III playoff hopes alive, improving the Panthers’ record to 8-11 in region (8-14 overall) with three games left. Adirondack drops to 8-11 in Region III (9-11 overall).

The first half alone saw eight lead changes. Adirondack came out strong, running to a 26-15 before TC3 used a 15-2 run to take the lead at 30-28 with under five minutes left in the half. The Panthers closed out the half by scoring the final eight points to lead 42-36 at the break. Adirondack answered with five straight to pen the second half, cutting the lead to one, but TC3 responded with a 10-2 run to push the margin to 52-43. With 13:30 left on the clock, the home team’s lead hit double figures at 61-51, but the visitors again responded with a run to pull within a basket at 62-60 midway through the half. Another TC3 run pushed the lead to 71-62, but Adirondack responded again, pulling within one at 71-70. After a pair of TC3 baskets, Adirondack answered with five straight to tie the game at 75-75 with 5:05 left to play. The teams traded the lead five times over the next four minutes, with the Panthers clinging on to an 81-80 lead entering the final minute.

Adirondack scored first, taking an 82-81 lead with 45 second left, but TC3’s Clarence Crawley (Cobble Hill H.S./Brooklyn) drained a three-pointer put the Panthers up 84-82 with 21.1 second left. After a big defensive rebound of an Adirondack miss, Jimmie Eddington III (Greece-Arcadia H.S./Greece) went 1-of-2 from the free throw line to make the score 85-82 with 8.6 seconds left. After a TC3 foul with 1.9 left, Adirondack made both free throws – despite trying to intentionally miss the second – to make it a one-point game. Another Adirondack foul sent Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) to the line, and his successful first attempt made it 86-84 with 0.8 left. The clock ran out before a shot could be taken after his missed second free throw.

The final stats showed another good scoring game for Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh). The sophomore finished with 20 points to go with six rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Johnson had 16 points, seven boards, and three assists, and Eddington finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, while also dishing out three assists.

TC3 hosts Onondaga Community College Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Overtime Loss for Panthers

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

TC3 basketball

Both times the teams have played this year, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team has taken Corning Community College to overtime. And both times, the game ended with the Panthers on the short end. Wednesday at Corning, TC3 tied the game at 65-65 to end regulation, but fell in OT by a final of 77-70. The Panthers are now 7-14 overall and 3-7 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while MSAC-leading Corning improves to 8-1 in conference and 16-7 overall.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) continued his scoring spree, netting 19 points for his seventh straight game with at least 17 points. Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) chipped in with nine points, while Jimmie Eddington III (Greece-Arcadia H.S./Greece) scored eight points to go with 12 rebounds.

TC3 looks to bounce back at home Saturday against SUNY Adirondack. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.


Panthers Drop Road Game

Sunday, February 01, 2015

After a good start, a slow second-half cost the TC3 men's basketball team at Hudson Valley Community College Sunday as the Panthers lost 69-64. The non-conference defeat leaves TC3 with an overall record of 7-13 while Hudson Valley is 13-9.

After taking a 31-27 lead into the half, TC3 was outscored 42-33 in the second half. Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) led TC3 with 19 points while pulling down nine rebounds. Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) added 17 and Jimmie Eddington III (Greece Arcadia H.S./Rochester) had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) chipped in 11 points and eight boards and Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) cleared a team-best 13 rebounds.

The Panthers return to MSAC play Wednesday at Corning Community College.


Panthers Can't Win Second Straight

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Since opening Region III play with three straight wins, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team has struggled to put together any kind of string of victories. The Panthers entered Saturday’s game at SUNY Broome Community College with a chance for back-to-back wins for the first time since November, but once again, they were denied with a 91-86 loss to the Hornets. The Panthers are now 7-12 overall and 3-6 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Broome improves to 8-12 overall and 3-5 in the MSAC.

Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) led the scoring with 21 points, followed by Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) with 18. Joshua Spence (Bayard Rustin H.S./Brooklyn) scored 16 points while pulling down eight rebounds, and Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) added 11 points and eight boards.

TC3 plays at Hudson Valley Community College Sunday.


Balanced Scoring Paces TC3 Men's Basketball to Win

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Six players with at least nine points paced the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team to an 85-57 win over Jefferson Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are now 7-11 overall and 3-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Jefferson drops to 3-16 overall and 2-5 in the MSAC.

The first half was full of big runs. Jefferson jumped out to an 11-3 lead before the Panthers scored 13 straight to lead 16-11. After eight straight for Jefferson, TC3 went on a 19-0 run to take a 35-19 lead late in the half. The Cannoneers cut the margin to ten with 14 minutes left in the second half, but TC3 slowly extended the lead, reaching twenty points at 68-48 with 4:40 left. Another run to close the game made the final 85-57.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) again led the Panthers in scoring, netting 21 points, including 15 on five second-half 3-pointers. Joshua Spence (Bayard Rustin H.S./Brooklyn) had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Khalid Brooks-Brown (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) add 13 points. Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) had 10 points and six rebounds, while Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) had nine points and 13 rebounds. Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) also came close to a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds.

TC3 plays at SUNY Broome Saturday.


Road Loss for Panthers

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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A Saturday road game against one of the top teams in the region ended with the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team on the down side of a 98-79 final against Finger Lakes Community College. The loss drops TC3 to 6-11 overall and 2-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes stands at 17-3 overall and 6-1 in the MSAC.

The Panthers looked strong early, leading by four midway through the first half, but the home-standing Lakers responded to take a 53-46 lead into the break. A 9-0 run to open the second half gave Finger Lakes a cushion, and the Panthers struggled to fight back. The lead stood in double figures the rest of the way, settling at the 19-point final margin.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) had another big game for the Panthers, scoring 28 points to top 20 points for the third time in the last five outings. Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) posted 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) chipped in with 15 points and six rebounds while Lotty Martin (Thornton H.S./Mount Vernon) had a team-best seven assists while grabbing five caroms.

TC3 hosts Jefferson Community College Wednesday.


Panthers Roll to Home Win

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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A strong defensive effort combined with balanced scoring produced a 69-48 win for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team over Cayuga Community College Wednesday. The win improves TC3 to 6-11 overall and 2-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while the Spartans drop to 2-16 overall and 0-5 in the MSAC.

The two teams traded the lead early before the Panthers used a 12-0 run to take a 22-14 lead late in the first half. The margin stood at 27-18 at the break and continued to grow in the second half. The lead reached twenty points at 54-34 with nine minutes left and peaked at 25 points in the closing minutes before settling in at the 69-48 final.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) led the Panthers with 18 points with Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) scoring 17 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Jimmie Eddington III (Greece-Arcadia H.S./Rochester) chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds and Lotty Martin (Thornton H.S./Mount Vernon) dished out five assists.

TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.


Panthers Drop to 1-4 in MSAC

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The two-time defending Mid-State Athletic Conference champion TC3 men's basketball team dropped to 1-4 in conference this year with an 75-65 loss at Onondaga Community College Saturday.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) and Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) combined for more than 50% of TC3's points. Mills led all scorers with 24 points, also pulling down 11 rebounds for a double-double. He also added five assists and three steals, team bests in all categories. Williams tossed in 11 points.


TC3 Men's Basketball Drops Overtime Game

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday saw a classic back-and-forth men’s basketball game at Tompkins Cortland Community College, with TC3 and Corning Community College going to overtime before the Red Barons pulled out a 97-92 win over the Panthers. The result drops TC3 to 1-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 5-9 overall while the Red Barons improve to 3-0 in the MSAC and 11-5 overall.

The game featured 12 lead changes and saw the score tied eight times in the second half alone. TC3 took a 42-40 lead into halftime, and the two teams remained within four points of each other for the first 12 minutes of the second half. TC3’s lead stood at five points at 70-65 with 7:30 left, and grew to eight points at 76-68 after a Kevin Williams (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) put-back. Corning responded, but the home team’s lead was five points after a Jimmie Eddington III (Greece-Arcadia H.S./Rochester) basket made it 82-75 with 1:25 left. It would be the last TC3 basket of regulation, allowing Corning to come back and tie the game with a three-pointer followed by a steal and layup. The horn sounded with the score tied at 82-82, sending the Panthers to overtime for the second time this season.

Just seconds into OT, Joshua Spence (Bayard Rusting H.S./Brooklyn) connected on two free throws to give TC3 an 84-82, but Corning answered with a 13-2 run to take control of the game.

Each team had three players in double figures, and each team had two players top 20 points. TC3’s Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) led all scorers with 26 points. Spence poured in 21 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Lotty Martin (Thornton H.S./Mount Vernon) came off the bench to score 11 points and lead the team with three steals and three assists.

TC3 travels to Onondaga Community College Saturday.


Panthers Hang On for Win

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A pair of men’s basketball teams looking for their first Mid-State Athletic Conference win hooked up Saturday in Dryden, when Tompkins Cortland Community College hosted SUNY Broome Community College. By the time the final horn sounded, the host team had put itself in the win column with an 83-77 final. The victory improves the Panthers to 1-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 5-8 overall. Broome is 0-1 in the MSAC and 5-7 overall.

For the second straight game, the Panthers started quickly, but this time they managed to withstand a late rally. TC3 scored the first five points of the game and eventually stretched the advantage to 13 at 45-32 at the half. The lead peaked at 18 points (57-39) with 13:35 left, and was still in double digits (73-63) with 4:50 left. The visitors cut the deficit in half, pulling to 78-73 with 2:08 on the clock. A Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) driving layup with 1:20 left made it 80-73, but Broome scored the next four to pull within three at 80-77 in the final minute. While the Panthers held Broome scoreless over the final 40 seconds, the team missed the front end of three straight one-and-ones, keeping the visitors in the game. The win was finally secured when a Broome turnover with 3.7 seconds left led to a breakaway layup by Roki Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn). The final margin was six after Mendoza Familia finished three three-point play with a successful foul shout.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) had a huge game for the Panthers, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Joshua Spence (Bayard Rusting H.S./Brooklyn) poured in 19 points to go with seven boards. Khalid Brooks-Brown (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) had 18 points and Mendoza Familia (George Westinghouse H.S./Brooklyn) pulled down 11 rebounds.

TC3 is home Tuesday against Corning.


Panthers Let Lead Slip Away in Loss

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team let an early lead slip away Thursday at Jefferson Community College, eventually falling to the Cannoneers 67-64. The loss drops the Panthers to 4-8 overall 4-5 in the region and 0-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.

The game opened with TC3 on fire, using an 11-0 run to race to a 20-6 lead. Gradually the home team chipped away at the lead, pulling to within 30-26 at the half. The second half was closely contested, but the Panthers eventually slipped to the three-point loss.

Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) paced the Panthers with 18 points while Khalid Books-Brown (Benjamin Banneker H.S./Brooklyn) had his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

TC3 returns home Saturday to host SUNY Broome.


Panthers Drop Conference Opener

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team opened Mid-State Athletic Conference play for 2015 with a rematch of the top two teams in the conference over the past two years. Last season, the Panthers beat Finger Lakes Community College twice during the regular season and again in the title game to secure TC3’s second straight conference championship. During those two years, the Panthers went 5-0 against the Lakers; playing Tuesday in Dryden, the visitors extracted a measure of revenge, handling the Panthers by a final score of 97-67. The loss drops TC3’s overall record to 4-7 and the Region III mark to 4-4. Finger Lakes meanwhile improves to 11-3 overall and 9-2 in region.

One day short of a month from the last time they took the floor, the Panthers looked rusty early. Finger Lakes jumped out to a 14-1 lead eight minutes into the game, forcing TC3 to play catch-up the entire night. The Panthers managed to put a run together to close the gap to six at halftime, 40-34, but could never climb all the way back. The second half saw the Lakers continue to roll, out-scoring the home team 57-33 to cruise to the win.

TC3 had three players reach double figures, led by Nicc Johnson (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) with 18 points to go with a team-best nine rebounds. Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) had 15 points while Jimmie Eddington III (Greece Arcadia H.S./Rochester) chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Tuesday’s game marks the start of a busy MSAC schedule. TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Thursday before returning home Saturday to host SUNY Broome.


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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