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Panthers Win Streak Snapped

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TC3 basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team saw its three-game win streak snapped Wednesday with an 88-52 loss at Onondaga Community College. The loss drops the Panthers to 13-9 overall and 6-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga, the #4-ranked team in the nation, is now 23-3 overall and 10-0 in the MSAC. The Panthers challenged the home team for most of the first half, trailing 46-34 at the break. The third quarter spelled doom for the Panthers, however, as Onondaga outscored the visitors 30-12 in the quarter to take control and seal the fate of the game.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) led the Panthers in scoring with 11 points. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) collected another double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Kyla Anding (Western H.S./Detroit, Mich.) posted nine points.

The Panthers host Cayuga Community College Saturday at 1 p.m.

Roster–2015-16 Women's Basketball

2015-16 Women's Basketball Team Photo

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Kyla Anding G Fr. 5-3 Western/Detroit, Mich.
2 Mariah Crawford G So. 5-5 Newfield/Newfield
4 Rickeya Atkinson G Fr. 5-7 Stratford/Stratford, Conn.
5 Vanessa Covert C Fr. 5-11 Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg
10 Rachel Barnhart F Fr. 5-7 Candor/Candor
11 Victoria Mattarell G Fr. 5-7 Union-Endicott/Endicott
12 Megan Clowser C Fr. 5-10 Freeport/Freeport
14 Zira Negrin-Colon G Fr. 5-1 East New York Transit Tech/Brooklyn
15 LeAnne Haitian G Fr. 5-6 Otselic Valley/Georgetown
23 Jessica Cafferty F Fr. 5-7 Whitney Point/Whitney Point
24 Delaney Kerr C/F Fr. 5-7 Hermon-DeKalb/Hermon
25 Leemu Yarkpawolo F So. 5-7 Renaissance Charter for Innovation/Manhattan
33 Brittney Randall G Fr. 5-9 Whitney Point/Whitney Point

Printable Roster

Statistics–Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

2015-16 Season

Overall (13-9)
MSAC (6-5), Region III (12-7)

Statistics    

Previous Seasons

2014-15    

2013-14    

2012-13    

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

16 (2002-03)
15 (2009-10)
15 (2001-02)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

6 (2001-02)
5 (2008-09)
5 (2009-10)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.615 (2002-03)
.577 (2001-02)
.555 (2009-10)

Most Points Scored (Game)

101 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)
97 (vs. SUNY Canton, 1/28/03)
96 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)

Most Points Scored (Season)

1857 (2002-03)
1732 (2001-02)
1698 (2008-09)

Best Points Per Game Average

71.4 (2002-03)
69.3 (2000-2001)
66.6 (2001-02)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

68 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)
66 (vs. SUNY Canton, 1/28/03)
60 (vs. Practical Bible College, 12/11/01)

Fewest Points Allowed (Game)

24 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 11/7/04)
27 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/20/00)
28 (vs. Practical Bible College, 11/9/01)

Fewest Points Allowed (Season)

1332 (2000-2001)
1444 (2001-02)
1514 (2006-07)

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game Average

57.8 (2001-02)
58.1 (2002-03)
59.7 (2009-10)

Most Assists (Game)

28 (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)
27 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/14/09)
26 (at SUNY Canton, 2/18/03)

Most Assists (Season)

404 (2002-03)
401 (2001-02)
361 (2009-10)

Most Rebounds (Game)

69 (vs. Jamestown CC_Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
68 (vs. Cayuga CC, 11/15/09)
66 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)

Most Rebounds (Season)

1260 (2002-03)
1106 (2008-09)
1091 (2009-10)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

9 (at Herkimer CCC, 12/5/07)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 1/3/08)
9 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/19/02)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

121 (2007-08)
90 (2009-10)
90 (2001-02)

Most Steals (Game)

36 (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/4/03)
34 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
31 (at SUNY Canton, 2/18/03)
31 (at SUNY Delhi, 11/19/02)
31 (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)

Most Steals (Season)

574 (2002-03)
421 (2001-02)
349 (2004-05)

Most Blocks (Game)

16 (at Mohawk Valley CC, 11/8/06)
15 (at SUNY Delhi, 11/14/06)
14 (at Columbia-Greene CC, 2/4/03)

Most Blocks (Season)

185 (2002-03)
180 (2006-07)
103 (2004-05)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

32 (vs. Morrisville State, 11/1/03)
32 (vs. Corning CC, 2/9/02)
27 (at Jamestown CC, 12/4/04)
27 (at Jefferson CC, 1/13/09)
27 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

441 (2004-05)
391 (2002-03)
386 (2001-02)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

32 Jaclyn Sutton (at Morrisville State, 12/11/04)
31 Jaime Fisher (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 11/21/02)
31 Jennifer Morse (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/00)

Most Points (Season)

455 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
422 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
363 Heather Andrews (2003-04)

Most Points (Career)

751 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
651 Heather Andrews (2002-04)
649 Rachelle Taylor (2000-2002)

Most Points Per Game (Season)

17.6 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
16.3 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
15.8 Heather Andrews (2003-04)

Most Points Per Game (Career)

16.0 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
15.0 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
14.1 Rachelle Taylor (2000-2002)

Most Assists (Game)

10 Michelle Tuetken (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)
10 Michelle Tuetken (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/4/09)
10 Nicole Cambridge (at Cayuga CC, 2/1/02)
10 Nicole Cambridge (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)

Most Assists (Season)

135 Michelle Tuetken (2009-10)
119 Amanda McLaughlin (2002-03)
113 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2001)

Most Assists (Career)

227 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
220 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2002)
145 Laura Thomas (2001-03)

Most Rebounds (Game)

25 Barbara Naylor (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/13/07)
23 Heather Andrews (vs. Corning CC, 1/24/04)
22 Meghan Orman (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/8/05)
22 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Schenectady CC, 11/9/02)

Most Rebounds (Season)

287 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
273 Heather Andrews (2003-04)
262 Heather Andrews (2002-03)

Most Rebounds (Career)

535 Heather Andrews (2002-04)
385 Barbara Naylor (2005-07)
372 Mackenzie Stilwell (2008-10)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

7 Heather Johnson (at Cayuga CC, 2/1/02)
6 Jennifer Iler (vs. Herkimer County CC, 12/3/08)
6 Laura Thomas (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 1/9/03)
6 Heather Johnson (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/19/02)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

53 Jennifer Iler (2007-08)
49 Jennifer Iler (2008-09)
48 Michelle Tuetken (2009-10)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Career)

102 Jennifer Iler (2007-09)
68 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
62 Laura Thomas (2001-03)

Most Steals (Game)

16 Amanda McLaughlin (at SUNY Delhi, 11/19/02)
13 Nicole Cambridge (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
12 Brittnee Rooney (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/11/03)

Most Steals (Season)

104 Amanda McLaughlin (2002-03)
99 Nicole Cambridge (2001-02)
99 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2001)

Most Steals (Career)

198 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2002)
161 Laura Thomas (2001-03)
142 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)

Most Blocks (Game)

10 Kati Dapson (at Onondaga CC, 2/12/07)
10 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Macomb CC at Lakeland CC, 12/7/02)
8 Kati Dapson (at SUNY Delhi, 11/14/06)
8 Khadijah Muqtadir (at Jefferson CC, 1/21/03)
8 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/18/03)

Most Blocks (Season)

118 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
93 Kati Dapson (2006-07)
40 Meghan Orman (2004-05)

Most Blocks (Career)

118 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
93 Kati Dapson (2006-07)
63 Katie Currier (2008-10)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

16 Jaclyn Sutton (at Cayuga CC, 2/10/05)
15 Jaclyn Sutton (at Jamestown CC, 12/4/04)
13 Michelle Tuetken (at Jefferson CC, 1/13/09)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

123 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
113 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
108 April Allen (2001-02)

Most Foul Shots Made (Career)

198 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
157 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
132 Mackenzie Stilwell (2008-10)

Most Consecutive Foul Shots Made (Season)

23 April Allen (2001-02)
18 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
16 Kyla Knapp (2009-10)

Team Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

93 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
69 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
62 (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/23/02)

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

49 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
63 (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/23/02)
65 (at Herkimer County CC, 2/27/01)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

22 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
16 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
14 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

55 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
49 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
49 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

7 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
6 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
4 (at Herkimer County CC, 2/27/01)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

29 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
22 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
19 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

11 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
6 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

26 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
21 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
19 (vs, Onondaga CC, 2/27/10)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

16 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
8 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

26, April Allen (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
24, April Allen (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
23, Brittnee Rooney (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

7, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/27/10)
6, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
6, Amanda McLaughlin (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
6, Nicole Cambridge (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

18, Rachelle Taylor (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
15, Amanda McLaughlin (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
14, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

4, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
4, Laura Thomas (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
3, Laura Thomas (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
3, Laura Ehrich (at Herkimer County CC, 2/27/01)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

9, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
6, Rachelle Taylor (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

7, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
4, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

12, April Allen (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
10, Brittnee Rooney (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
8, April Allen (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Honors

Total All-American Players
1 (Preseason)

Total All-Region Players
4

Total All-MSAC Players
7

Miscellaneous Honors
NJCAA Region III Final Four: 2009-10
MSAC Final Four: 2009-10, 2002-03, 2001-02

          

Coaches–Women's Basketball

David Stevenson

Head Coach

Dave StevensonMSAC Coach of the Year
2010, 2013, 2014

Coach Stevenson enters his second season with the women's basketball program after the most successful run in the history of the TC3 men's basketball program. Over the last decade directing the men's program, Coach Stevenson's teams continued to establish new records for wins, topping 20 victories three times, and winning the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship three times (including the last two seasons).

Stevenson joined the men's basketball staff as an assistant in 2003-04, bringing a strong work ethic and knowledge of the game to the floor each night. He is well known for caring for his students both on and off the court, tracking academic progress as well as developing basketball skills. He has worked hard to bring quality players into the program, and to help those players continue their careers at the four-year level. In his time with the program, he has helped players earn scholarships to Mercy College in New York, Drake University in Iowa, and Avila University in Kansas. His former players have also shown up on the rosters at Buffalo State, Oneonta State, Oswego State, Old Westbury College, Morrisville State, Southwestern Oklahoma State, SUNY Fredonia, and Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire. A former standout athlete at Trumansburg High and a college baseball player, Coach Stevenson is TC3's assistant athletic director.

Contact: dls@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4494


Jeff Riker

Assistant Coach

Jeff Riker

Coach Ricker returns for his sixth season on the bench with the women's program. A strong recruiter and teacher on the court, he has been instrumental in bringing in the program's top players and helping them reach their potential. His passion for the game extends back to when he was an IAC all-star at Dryden High. He played college ball at Onondaga Community College, appearing the Region III All-Star Game, and at SUNY Potsdam.

Coach Ricker has consistently been supportive of TC3's student-athletes, both on and off the court, a quality he shares with Head Coach Stevenson.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Highlights–2015-16 Women's Basketball

Panthers Win Streak Snapped

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TC3 basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team saw its three-game win streak snapped Wednesday with an 88-52 loss at Onondaga Community College. The loss drops the Panthers to 13-9 overall and 6-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga, the #4-ranked team in the nation, is now 23-3 overall and 10-0 in the MSAC. The Panthers challenged the home team for most of the first half, trailing 46-34 at the break. The third quarter spelled doom for the Panthers, however, as Onondaga outscored the visitors 30-12 in the quarter to take control and seal the fate of the game.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) led the Panthers in scoring with 11 points. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) collected another double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Kyla Anding (Western H.S./Detroit, Mich.) posted nine points.

The Panthers host Cayuga Community College Saturday at 1 p.m.


Panthers Win Third Straight

Saturday, February 06, 2016

TC3 basketball

For the third straight game, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team held its opponent to under 50 points. And for the third straight game, the Panthers picked up a win. Playing on the road Saturday, the final was a 55-45 road win over SUNY Adirondack. The win improves the Panthers to 13-8 overall and 12-6 in Region III. Adirondack is now 10-13 overall and 6-12 in region.

The Panthers held a 26-22 lead at the half, but Adirondack rallied to tie the score at 34-34 at the end of the third quarter. A 21-11 advantage over the final ten minutes gave Tompkins Cortland the win.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) had 15 points, 11 rebounds, and six steals. Brittney Randall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) scored 12 points to go with eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) continued her strong work on the boards, collecting 19 rebounds to go with eight points, three steals, and an assist.

The Panthers play at Onondaga Community College Wednesday.


Panthers Beat Corning 67-49

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

TC3 basketball

A strong defensive effort led the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to a 67-49 win over Corning Community College Wednesday. The home win improves the Panthers to 12-8 overall and 6-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning is now 13-7 overall and 5-4 in the MSAC.

The first quarter ended with Corning ahead 18-15, and the Red Barons sank a three-pointer on the first possession of the second quarter, moving ahead 21-15. Over the final 9:45 of the second quarter, the Panthers held Corning to just six points as the home team moved ahead 31-27 at halftime. A 7-2 run to open the third quarter pushed the lead to nine points early in the quarter. The fourth quarter started with the Panthers up 46-36, and before the final horn sounded the lead had grown to a high of 20 points before settling on the 18-point final margin, 67-49.

The Panthers held Corning to just nine points in each of the second and third quarters, and limited the Red Barons to 26.6% shooting from the floor for the entire game.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) had a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, while also recording seven steals and three assists. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) also had a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds, adding two assists and two blocks. Brittney Randall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) tossed in 16 points while swiping six steals and pulling down four rebounds. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) directed the offense with seven assists while scoring seven points.

The Panthers, winners of two straight and four of the last five, play at SUNY Adirondack Saturday.


Panthers Roll to Win

Saturday, January 30, 2016

TC3 basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team cruised to a 63-41 win over SUNY Broome Saturday. The Panthers are now 11-8 overall and 5-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome drops to 2-15 overall and 0-8 in the MSAC.

The Panthers wasted little time setting the tone, using an 11-3 run early in the first quarter to take control. The lead stood at 17-8 at the end of the first quarter and grew to 39-22 at the half. A 20-8 advantage in the third quarter put the game away for the home team.

Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) led the Panthers with 14 points, all in the first half. Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) tallied 12 points, seven rebounds, six steals, three assists, and two blocks. Brittney Randall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) had 12 points while pulling down six rebounds. Mariah Crawford (Newfield H.S./Newfield) netted ten points while Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Vanessa Covert (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) reached double-figures on the board with 10 rebounds.

The Panthers are home again Wednesday, hosting Corning Community College.


Panthers Can’t Overcome Slow First Half

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TC3 basketball

A slow first half was too much for the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to overcome as the Panthers fell to Jefferson Community College 83-69 Wednesday. The loss drops the Panthers to 10-8 overall and 4-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson is now 13-6 overall and 5-2 in the MSAC.

In the first half, the visiting Cannoneers shot like it was their own gym, connecting on seven three-pointers while running to a 46-28 lead at the half. The Panthers cut into the lead early in the third quarter but entered the fourth quarter just one point closer, trailing 66-49. In the fourth quarter the Panthers opened with an 11-2 run to make the score 68-60. The margin remained between eight and 12 points the rest of the way before Jefferson extended the lead to the final 14-point margin in the final seconds of the game.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) and Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) led the Panthers. Atkinson led all scorers with 27 points, recording eight rebounds, four steals, and two assists along the way. Cafferty posted 22 points while pulling down a game-high 14 rebounds. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) handed out a team-best six assists.

The Panthers hope to get back on track Saturday when SUNY Broome comes to Dryden for a 1 p.m. tip.


Panthers Win Big

Saturday, January 23, 2016

TC3 basketball

Good shooting and balanced scoring helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team roll to an 82-52 win over Finger Lakes Community College Saturday. The home win improves the Panthers to 10-7 overall and 4-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes is now 6-14 overall and 2-5 in the MSAC.

The Panthers jumped ahead early, taking a 21-12 lead after the first quarter and expanding it to 44-30 at the half. The home team opened the third quarter with a big run, scoring the first 20 points to take control at 64-30. The lead peaked at 36 points late in the third before settling in at 71-42 heading into the final quarter.

By the time the final horn sounded, ten Panthers had scored by shooting a combined 53% from the floor. Brittney Randall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) led all scorers with 17 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) had yet another double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Mariah Crawford (Newfield H.S./Newfield) had a season-high 13 points while also pulling down five rebounds and handing out three assists. Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) posted a line of 12 points, seven rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and an assist. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) led the team with seven assists while scoring eight points.

The Panthers are back in action on Wednesday, hosting Jefferson Community College for a 7 p.m. game.


Panthers Top Cayuga

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

TC3 basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team got back on track Wednesday, snapping a short two-game skid with a 66-51 win at Cayuga Community College. The win improves the Panthers to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga is now 5-11 overall and 1-4 in the MSAC.

The Panthers were led by big nights from a pair of freshmen. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) had a huge double-double of 20 points and 18 rebounds, reaching a career-high in scoring. Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) filled up the stat sheet with 21 points, nine rebounds, seven steals, and two assists. Sophomore Leemu Yarkpawolo (Renaissance Charter for Innovation H.S./Manhattan) added 11 points, eight rebounds, and four steals.

The Panthers come back home Saturday to host Finger Lakes Community College.


Panthers Fall to Nation's #6-Ranked Team

Saturday, January 16, 2016

TC3 basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team hosted one of the top teams in the nation Saturday when Onondaga Community College came to Dryden for a Mid-State Athletic Conference game. The Panthers started slowly and the visiting Lazers ran away with a 95-53 final. The Panthers drop to 8-7 overall and 2-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, while Onondaga, the seventh-ranked team in the nation, improves to 16-3 overall and 4-0 in the MSAC.

Onondaga scored the first 11 points of the game while the Panthers made just 21% from the floor in the first ten minutes to trail 26-8 at the end of the quarter. The margin was 50-23 at the half before the Panthers gained some traction with a nearly even third quarter, leaving the score at 69-40 heading into the final quarter.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) led the Panthers with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) reached double figures with 11 points.

The Panthers look to rebound Wednesday at Cayuga Community College.


Panthers Drop Road Game at Corning

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

TC3 basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team dropped a road game Tuesday, losing 71-60 at Corning Community College. The Panthers drop to 8-6 overall and 2-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, while Corning, the fourth-ranked team in the region, improves to 9-4 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC.

Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) posted her second straight double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Brittney Randall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) tossed in 13 points to go with four rebounds and three steals. Leemu Yarkpawolo (Renaissance Charter School for Innovation/Manhattan) added ten points while pulling down eight boards.

The Panthers return home Saturday for the first time in over a month, hosting Onondaga Community College at 1 p.m.


Randall Leads Way as Panthers Roll

Saturday, January 09, 2016

TC3 basketball

Four players scored in double figures at the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team rolled to a 92-53 win at SUNY Broome Saturday. The win improves Tompkins Cortland’s overall record to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome falls to 1-9 overall and 0-2 in the MSAC.

The Panthers hadn’t played a game in nearly a month, but showed little rust in racing to a 20-10 lead after the first quarter and 42-26 lead at halftime. The margin continued to grow in the second half, as Tompkins Cortland received 25 points off the bench before the final horn sounded.

Freshmen Brittney Randall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) and Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each poured in career-highs. Randall led all scorers with 24 points while also grabbing six rebounds and recording four steals. Cafferty scored 16 points as a part of a double-double that included 11 rebounds. Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) added 13 points to go with eight rebounds, six steals, and three assists and Mariah Crawford (Newfield H.S./Newfield) chipped in with 10 points.

The Panthers play at Corning Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Close Semester on Positive Note

Sunday, December 13, 2015

TC3 basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team closed out the fall semester on a positive note, beating Hudson Valley Community College 79-44 Sunday. The win improves Tompkins Cortland’s overall record to 7-5 overall and 6-3 in Region III. Hudson Valley is now 1-10 overall and 0-9 in the region.

After Hudson Valley opened a 5-2 lead early in the first, the Panthers responded with an 8-0 run to take a 10-5 lead. The margin grew to 19-8 at the end of the quarter and stood at 32-22 at the half. Tompkins Cortland outscored the visitors 28-11 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) had another big game, putting up 20 points, eight steals, seven rebounds, and five assists in three quarters of play. Brittney Randall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) just missed a double-double with 13 points and eight rebounds while Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) poured in 12 points. Taniqua Johnson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) added 11 points.

The Panthers now take an extended break for final and the winter holidays. Tompkins Cortland returns to action Saturday, January 9 at SUNY Broome.


Mattarell Three-Pointer In Closing Seconds Wins Game for Panthers

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

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When it mattered the most, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team came through in the clutch. A three-pointer by Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) with less than 10 seconds left in the game gave the Panthers a 59-58 win at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday night. The win improves Tompkins Cortland’s overall record to 6-5 overall and evened the team’s Mid-State Athletic Conference record at 1-1. Finger Lakes is now 4-4 overall and 0-1 in the MSAC.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) helped the Panthers jump out to a fast start, scoring eight of the game’s first 12 points as Tompkins Cortland raced to a 12-0 lead. The lead stood at 20-10 at the end of the first quarter, but Finger Lakes rallied to cut the Panthers’ lead to 28-26 at the half. The home team took its first lead of the game in the third quarter, holding a 40-39 advantage heading into the final ten-minutes.

In the final quarter, the game went back and forth, with two ties before Finger Lakes took its biggest lead of the game at 49-45 with 3:34 left. After each team scored a pair of points, Stephanie De’Costa (Bronx Community H.S./Harlem) drained a three-pointer to pull the Panthers within one at 51-50 with just under three minutes left. The Lakers scored to make it a three-point game, but De’Costa came through again the next time down the floor, draining her second three-pointer to tie the score at 53-53 with just under two minutes to play. Finger Lakes again answered with two points, but Mattarell stepped up with trey to give the Panthers a 56-55 lead with just under a minute to play. The lead held until a Finger Lakes three-pointer with 15 seconds left put the home team back in front, but Mattarell came through again, draining Tompkins Cortland’s fourth-straight three pointer, giving the Panthers a 59-58 lead with under ten seconds left to play. The lead turned into a win when the Panthers held the Lakers with a basket in the closing seconds of action.

Mattarell had another big game, scoring 19 points, including nine of 3 three-pointers. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) picked up a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds and Atkinson also had a double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Taniqua Johnson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) pulled down a game-high 18 rebounds as part of the team’s total of 64, the third time this season the Panthers have topped 60 boards in a game.

The Panthers return home Sunday to host Hudson Valley Community College. The Region III game is the final contest of the semester for Tompkins Cortland.


Panthers Women's Basketball Runs Up Against National Power

Saturday, December 05, 2015

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After a strong start against the #3-ranked team in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up, eventually falling to Mohawk Valley Community College by a final score of 93-55. Tompkins Cortland’s overall record now stands at 5-5 overall and 4-3 in Region III. Mohawk Valley improves to 11-1 overall and 9-0 in Region III.

The game opened with the visiting Panthers on the attack, scoring the first 11 points and eventually holding a 20-15 lead at the end of the first quarter. Mohawk Valley responded by outscoring the Panthers 27-9 in the second to take control. The Hawks added to the lead in the third with a 22-15 advantage and then ran up the score in the fourth to make the final 93-55.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) led the Panthers in scoring with 12 points. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) added 10 points.

The Panthers play at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.


Win Streak Snapped at Four Games

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end Tuesday with an 81-69 loss at Jefferson Community College. The game was the Mid-State Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Tompkins Cortland is now 5-4 overall and 4-2 in Region III. Jefferson stands at 5-4 overall and 4-4 in region.

After a slow start, the Panthers came back to tie the game at 20-20 at the end of the first quarter. Jefferson outscored the Panthers by seven in the second quarter, taking a 39-32 lead into the locker room at the half. The home team opened the third quarter with a 10-4 run to push the lad to 13 points, but the Panthers answered to close the third quarter out on 9-3 run to make it 52-45 heading into the final period. The margin grew to as much as 14 points over the final ten minutes before ending with the final 12-point spread.

The Panthers had three players score in double figures and two others score nine points, but the team struggled on the boards. Over the first eight games of the year, the Panthers averaged more than 56 rebounds per game. On Tuesday, the team was held to just 24, a new season low, and no individual reached double figures in rebounds, just the second time that has happened this season.

Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) led the Panthers in scoring with 17 points, one more than Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.). Brittney Randall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) added 11 points. Mariah Crawford (Newfield H.S./Newfield) and Stephanie De'Costa (Bronx Community H.S./Harlem) each scored nine points.

The Panthers play at Mohawk Valley Community College Saturday.


Fourth Straight Win for Panthers

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team extended its current winning streak to four games Saturday with a 64-58 win over Clinton Community College. The Panthers are now 5-3 overall and 4-1 in Region III. Clinton drops to 1-5 overall and 0-5 in region.

After Clinton scored the game’s first points on a three-pointer, the Panthers ran off eight straight as part of a 14-2 run to take control. The score was 23-11 after the first quarter and 42-25 at the half. Despite a second-half rally by Clinton, the lead never dropped below five the rest of the way.

The Panthers won the game on the boards, collecting a new team-record 70 rebounds. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) had another big night on the glass with 16 rebounds to go with seven points. Taniqua Johnson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) posted a double-double of 11 rebounds and 10 points and Brittney Randall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) just missed that milestone with 10 rebounds and nine points. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) led the Panthers in scoring with 18 points while also collecting six rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, and three steals.

The Panthers are off until after Thanksgiving. Next up is a December 1 game at Jefferson Community College.


Another Big Night for Atkinson Leads Panthers to Win

Friday, November 20, 2015

Another huge night from freshman Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to another win over a regionally-ranked team. Playing at home against #4-ranked North Country Community College Friday, the Panthers never trailed while holding on for a 72-69 win. The Panthers have now won four of the last five to improve to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in Region III. North Country drops to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in region.

One game after tying the school record with a 32-point performance Wednesday, Atkinson just missed a triple-double with 30 points, 16 rebounds, and 8 steals. She nearly had double-double in the first half, scoring 13 points while pulling down 10 as the Panthers built a 36-28 lead heading into the locker room.

In the third, North Country opened by scoring six straight to make it a two-point game at 36-34, but the Panthers responded with a 13-2 run to take a 49-36 lead. By the end of the half, the lead had grown to 57-42.

The final quarter opened with the visiting Saints making a run, this time scoring the first eight points to make it 57-50. After the teams traded baskets, North Country scored four straight to pull within three at 61-58 before the Panthers scored six straight to lead 67-58 with 3:30. North Country put together a final rally, getting within a single point at 68-67 with 1:04 left, but Atkinson and Taniqua Johnson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) combined to make four free throws in the final 1:10 to seal the win.

Atkinson wasn’t the only Panther to put up big numbers: Johnson finished with a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds while also swiping three steals. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) just missed her second straight double-double, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds.

The Panthers are home again Saturday at 3 p.m. against Clinton Community College.


Atkinson Shines in Road Win Over #5-Ranked Team

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A record-tying performance by freshman Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) propelled the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to a 93-81 win at Herkimer College Wednesday. The Panthers improve to 2-1 in Region III play and 3-3 overall. Herkimer, the #5-ranked team in Region III, drops to 4-2 overall and in region.

The Panthers trailed 19-17 after the first quarter before exploding for 30 points in the second quarter to take a 47-30 lead into the half. The lead remained in double digits well into the fourth quarter before the home team rallied. Herkimer used an 18-4 run to cut the Panthers’ lead to 80-78 with 2:36 left before Atkinson converted a three-point play of a driving layup and free throw to stop the run. After Herkimer cut the lead back to two points at 83-81 with 2:21 left, the Panthers closed the game out with a 10-0 run to seal the win.

Atkinson led the way with 32 points, tying the school scoring record set in 2004 by Jaclyn Sutton. She added five assists, four rebounds, and three steals. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) had a huge night with 22 rebounds and 14 points, career highs in both categories and her second double-double of the season. Kyla Anding (Western H.S./Detroit, Mich.) had 14 points, four steals, two assists, and two rebounds and Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) finished with 13 points, seven assists, and five rebounds.

The Panthers return home for two games this weekend, starting with a 5 p.m. tip-off Friday against North Country Community College.


Panthers Roll to Home Win

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

An offensive attack that saw six player reach double figures in scoring helped pace the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to a 95-68 win over visiting Schenectady County Community College Tuesday. The Panthers improve to 1-1 in Region III play and 2-3 overall. Schenectady drops to 1-1 overall and in region.

The Panthers set the tone early, racing to a 10-2 lead before the game was four minutes old. The run extended the lead to 26-13 at the end of the quarter and grew to a much as 17 early in the second before the visitors put together a strong final few minutes to cut the lead to 45-39 at the half.

Coming out of halftime, the Panthers regained the momentum with a 16-4 run to open the third quarter. The score stood at 68-50 entering the final ten minutes of play, with the lead growing to 31 points before settling at 95-68 at the final horn.

Ten different Panthers scored, including six in double figures. Taniqua Johnson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) led the way with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) also had a big night with 17 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) led the team with eight assist and five steals to go with 11 points. Kyla Anding (Western H.S./Detroit, Mich.) scored 15 points, while Stephanie De’Costa (Bronx Community H.S./Harlem) and Mariah Crawford (Newfield H.S./Newfield) each connected on a pair of three pointers while scoring 12 and 10 points, respectively.

The Panthers have a week off before traveling to Herkimer College on Wednesday, November 18.


Rally Comes Up Short for Panthers

Saturday, November 07, 2015

A strong start and a strong finish weren’t enough as the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team dropped a 70-57 decision at home to Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday. The Panthers are now 1-3 overall and 0-1 in regional competition. Fulton-Montgomery, the #4-ranked team in Region III is now 2-0.

The first quarter saw the score tied five times and the lead change hands three times, ultimately ending with Fulton-Montgomery holding a 16-15 lead. The second quarter saw the Raiders push the margin to ten points before taking a 40-32 lead into the half.

Fulton-Montgomery used an 8-3 run to open the third quarter to make the score 48-35 before the home team caught its balance and the quarter ended with the score 57-43. In the fourth, the Panthers used a 12-6 run to pull within 63-55 with 2:30 left, but could get no closer than eight the rest of the way.

Taniqua Johnson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) had a double-double for the Panthers, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) tossed in 13 points while pulling down seven boards. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) led the team with 12 rebounds.

The Panthers host Schenectady County Community College Tuesday, with tip scheduled for 7 p.m.


Panthers Beat Erie for First Win

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season, a 59-40 victory at Erie Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are now 1-2 on the year, with all three games having come against Division II teams. It was the season-opener for Erie.

The Panthers took control of the game early, outscoring the home team 23-10 in the first quarter. The lead was 29-16 at the half and grew to 44-23 after the third quarter.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) led three Panthers in double figures scoring, putting up 12 points to go with eight rebounds, five steals, and three assists. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) had 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and three steal. Taniqua Johnson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) added ten points, eight rebounds, and four steals. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) grabbed ten boards to lead the team on the boards.

The Panthers return home Sunday to open Division III play, hosting Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Tip-off is at 1 p.m.


Wild Fourth Quarter Trips Up Panthers

Sunday, November 01, 2015

A wild finish to a game that saw 12 lead changes ended with the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team losing on a basket with 3.1 seconds left. The Panthers fell to Jamestown Community College Sunday by a final score of 62-60, dropping to 0-2 on the season. Jamestown improves to 1-1.

The game opened with Jamestown leading 13-10 after the first quarter, but the Panthers came back to lead 29-22 at the half. A slow third quarter for each team saw Tompkins Cortland take a 38-30 lead into the final quarter. In the fourth, Jamestown turned into a different team.

Through the first three quarters, the Jayhawks went a combined 10-for-51 from the floor, and 5-for-19 from three-point range. In the fourth, they made 9-of-13 from the field, including 5-of-6 from three-point range. Jamestown also made 9-of-12 from the free throw line, compared to 5-of-9 for the first three quarters total.

While Jamestown was making nearly 70% from the floor and better than 80% from long range, the Panthers’ lead slipped away. With 5:40 left on the clock the game was tied at 42-42. The teams traded the lead three times before a three-pointer from Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) tied the score at 54-54 with 1:38 left. The Panthers moved ahead 57-54 on a three-pointer by Mariah Crawford (Newfield H.S./Newfield), but Jamestown answered with a five-point play: the Jayhawks made a three-pointer and a fall was called after the shot, giving two free throws, which were made to put Jamestown up 59-57 with 26.9 left on the clock. After the next Tompkins Cortland possession resulted in a pair of missed free throws, Jamestown made a single free throw to lead 60-57. With time running out, the Panthers drew up a play for Mattarell, who was fouled while attempting a three-pointer. The freshman calmly sank all three, knotting the game at 60-60 with 5.9 seconds left. After a timeout that moved the ball to the front court, Jamestown drove the lane, taking the lead with a basket with 3.1 seconds left. The Panthers managed a three-point attempt at the buzzer, but the shot caromed off the back rim, making the final 62-60.

Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.) had a huge night, just missing a triple-double before fouling out with 1:10 left. She finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds, and eight steals, leading the team in the last two categories. Mattarell led all scorers with 22 points while also grabbing four rebounds and handing out three assists. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) posted her first collegiate double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Next up for the Panthers is a third straight Division II opponent. Tompkins Cortland plays at Erie Community College Wednesday.


Panthers Come Up Short in Opener

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team came up short in its season opener Saturday, falling to Division II-Niagara County Community College, 81-43.

With just one sophomore on the roster, Saturday’s game saw the collegiate debut for 12 Panthers. One of those freshmen, Rickeya Atkinson (Stratford H.S./Stratford, Conn.), led the way with 16 points. Classmate Taniqua Johnson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) had nine points and eight rebounds, leading the team on the boards.

The Panthers host Jamestown Community College Sunday at 5 p.m.


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Davis College
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Niagara County CC
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Jamestown CC
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Schenectady County CC
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Herkimer College
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Fri 11/20
North Country CC
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Clinton CC
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Tue 12/01
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Sat 12/05
Mohawk Valley CC
Utica
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Finger Lakes CC
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Sun 12/13
Hudson Valley CC
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Onondaga CC
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Cayuga CC
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Sat 01/23
Finger Lakes CC
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Corning CC
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