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Washington Triple-Double Leads Panthers to Win

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A historic afternoon for Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to a 76-49 win at Cayuga Community College Saturday. The win marks the end of the regular season for the Panthers and leaves the team waiting to see if they will be playing in the postseason. Tompkins Cortland’s record stands at 14-8 overall, 12-8 in Region III, and 7-5 in the MSAC. Cayuga is now 1-21 overall, 1-20 in Region III, and 0-11 in the MSAC. The Spartans have one game remaining on their schedule.

Heading into Saturday’s game, Washington had already set the school’s record for blocked shots and was within reach of the season rebounds record. Not only did she grab 15 rebounds, giving her a school-record 290 for the season, she also recorded the first triple-double in the history of the program. The freshman scored 19 points, grabbed the 15 boards, and blocked 10 shots to earn her place in Panther history.

Washington was one of four Panthers to score in double figures. Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 15 points along with seven assists, six rebounds, and four steals. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) scored 12 points while handing out five assists. Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) also had 12 points to go with six rebounds and four steals.

With other teams still playing their final regular season games, the Panthers are still in contention for a spot in both the conference and regional playoffs. If the Panthers earn one of the four spots in the MSAC playoffs, they will start those playoffs on Friday, February 24. The Region III tournament starts the following week.

Roster–2016-17 Women's Basketball

2016-17 Women's Basketball Team

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
3 Brianna Lawrence G Fr. 5-7 Ramapo/Spring Valley
10 Tairra Jenkins G Fr. 5-4 Elmira/Elmira
11 Victoria Mattarell G So. 5-7 Union-Endicott/Endicott
12 Megan Clowser F So. 5-10 Freeport/Freeport
14 Zira Negrin-Colon G So. 5-1 East New York Transit Tech/Brooklyn
20 Anasah DeMember G Fr. 5-1 Elmira/Elmira
21 Tandra Henley G So. 5-3 Merced/Merced, Calif.
24 Delaney Kerr F So. 5-7 Hermon-DeKalb/Hermon
32 Tatiana Minnick G Fr. 5-4 Ithaca/Ithaca
33 Jaida Washington F Fr. 5-11 Elmira/Elmira

Printable Roster

Statistics–Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

2016-17 Season

Overall (14-8)
MSAC (7-5), Region III (12-8)

Statistics

Previous Statistics

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

Previous Win-Loss Totals

2015-16: 14-11 *^
2014-15: 6-18
2013-14: 7-15
2012-13: 10-16 *^
2011-12: 5-19
2010-11: 2-22
2009-10: 15-12 *^
2008-09: 13-13 ^
2007-08: 6-19
2006-07: 2-20
2005-06: 1-25
2004-05: 11-17
2003-04: 7-17
2002-03: 16-10 *^
2001-02: 15-11 *^
2000-01: 10-10 ^
* MSAC playoffs participant
^ NJCAA Region III playoffs participant

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)
.560 (2015-16)

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)

72 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/13/16)
70 (vs. Clinton CC, 11/21/15)
69 (vs. Jamestown CC_Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)

Most Rebounds (Season)

1260 (2002-03)
1249 (2015-16)
1106 (2008-09)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

11 (at Jefferson CC, 1/11/11)
9 (at Herkimer CCC, 12/5/07)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 1/3/08)
9 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/19/02)
9 (vs. SUNY Broome, 1/10/15)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

121 (2007-08)
111 (2014-15)
96 (2015-16)

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)
134 (2012-13)

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)
32 Rickeya Atkinson (at Herkimer College, 11/18/15
31 Jaime Fisher (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 11/21/02)
31 Jennifer Morse (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/00)
31 Jenna Bowman (at Schenectady CCC. 2/15/15)

Most Points (Season)

455 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
422 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
386 Becca Holton Tomasdottir (2012-13)

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)
16.8 Becca Holton Tomasdottir (2012-13)
16.3 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)

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)

26 Audrey Kate Ordway (vs. Herkimer CCC, 11/28/12)
25 Barbara Naylor (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/13/07)
23 Heather Andrews (vs. Corning CC, 1/24/04)

Most Rebounds (Season)

289 Jessica Cafferty (2015-16)
287 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
273 Heather Andrews (2003-04)

Most Rebounds (Career)

535 Heather Andrews (2002-04)
426 Audrey Kate Ordway (2012-14)
385 Barbara Naylor (2005-07)

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)
6 Ashley Coriolan (vs. Cumberland CC, 12/3/11)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

53 Jennifer Iler (2007-08)
49 Jennifer Iler (2008-09)
49 Ashley Coriolan (2011-12)

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)
100 Rickeya Atkinson (2015-16)
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)
8 Nicole Goodwin (vs. Jamestown CC, 11/3/12)

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)
77 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
69 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

46 (vs. Broome CC, 2/19/13)
49 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
63 (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/23/02)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

22 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
19 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
16 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

55 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
54 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
52 (at Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/23/16)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

7 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
7 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
6 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)

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)
8 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

26 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
21 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
20 (vs, Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

16 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
10 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
9 (vs. Broome CC, 2/19/13)

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)
24, Chelsy Kern (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)

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)

5, Meghan Ideman (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
4, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
4, Laura Thomas (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

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)
4, Chelsy Kern (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

12, April Allen (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
11, Chelsy Kern (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
10, Brittnee Rooney (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Honors

Total All-American Players
1 (Preseason)

Total All-Region Players
6

Total All-MSAC Players
13

Miscellaneous Honors
NJCAA Region III Final Four: 2009-10
MSAC Final Four: 2015-16, 2012-13, 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 third season with the women's basketball program, following a similar track as he used during the most successful run in the history of the College's men's basketball program. In both cases, Stevenson inherited a program in need of rebuilding, and did so quickly. In 2015-16, the Panthers women's team posted the best winning percentage in over a decade, making both the conference and regional playoffs. During his decade directing the men's program, Coach Stevenson's teams established new records for wins, topping 20 victories three times, and won the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship three times (including his last two seasons). The goals for the women are similar, and the foundation is being laid.

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 Tompkins Cortland's assistant athletic director.

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


Jeff Riker

Assistant Coach

Jeff Riker

Coach Riker returns for his seventh 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 Riker has consistently been supportive of Tompkins Cortland's student-athletes, both on and off the court, a quality he shares with Head Coach Stevenson.

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Highlights–2016-17 Women's Basketball

Washington Triple-Double Leads Panthers to Win

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A historic afternoon for Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to a 76-49 win at Cayuga Community College Saturday. The win marks the end of the regular season for the Panthers and leaves the team waiting to see if they will be playing in the postseason. Tompkins Cortland’s record stands at 14-8 overall, 12-8 in Region III, and 7-5 in the MSAC. Cayuga is now 1-21 overall, 1-20 in Region III, and 0-11 in the MSAC. The Spartans have one game remaining on their schedule.

Heading into Saturday’s game, Washington had already set the school’s record for blocked shots and was within reach of the season rebounds record. Not only did she grab 15 rebounds, giving her a school-record 290 for the season, she also recorded the first triple-double in the history of the program. The freshman scored 19 points, grabbed the 15 boards, and blocked 10 shots to earn her place in Panther history.

Washington was one of four Panthers to score in double figures. Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 15 points along with seven assists, six rebounds, and four steals. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) scored 12 points while handing out five assists. Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) also had 12 points to go with six rebounds and four steals.

With other teams still playing their final regular season games, the Panthers are still in contention for a spot in both the conference and regional playoffs. If the Panthers earn one of the four spots in the MSAC playoffs, they will start those playoffs on Friday, February 24. The Region III tournament starts the following week.


Huge Win for Panthers Over Onondaga

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

A basket by Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) with eight seconds left lifted the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to a huge 82-80 win over conference-leading Onondaga Community College Wednesday. The win over one of the region’s perennial powerhouses keeps the Panthers alive in the playoff races for both the Mid-State Athletic Conference tournament and the NJCAA Region III tournament. Tompkins Cortland’s record improves to 6-5 in the MSAC, 11-8 in Region III, and 13-8 overall. Onondaga, who had won 106 straight conference games prior to a loss last weekend, is now 8-2 in the MSAC, 15-3 in Region III, and 21-5 overall.

The first time the two teams met Onondaga ran away with an 83-58 win on January 21. But that game was played on the Lazers’ home court in Syracuse. Wednesday’s game was played at Tompkins Cortland, where the Panthers entered the night with a record of 9-2. The difference was apparent from the start, as the Panthers took a 20-17 lead after the first ten minutes of play. Onondaga came back in the second quarter to take a 42-40 lead in the half, and after an even third quarter, the teams went to the final quarter with the Lazers leading 60-58.

The fourth quarter was as exciting as any all season. It started with Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) hitting a three-pointer to put the Panthers up 61-60 just seconds into the quarter. Onondaga answered by scoring six straight to regain the lead at 66-61. After the teams traded baskets, back-to-back fast break layups by Washington and Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) made it a one-point deficit, 68-67, with 5:40 left. An Onondaga three-pointer spread the margin to four, and after the teams traded baskets, the margin remained at four points when the clock ran below four minutes. With 3:50 left on the clock, Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) stepped up with a three-pointer to make it 73-72. The following possession saw Onondaga bank in a deep three-pointer as the shot clock ran out, putting the Lazers up 76-72 with 3:15 left. Minnick responded with another clutch three-pointer, once again making it a one-point game with 2:55 left. After a Lawrence steal gave the ball back to the Panthers, Washington was fouled while putting back her own missed shot, putting the Panthers up by one and earning a trip to the foul line. When she completed the three-point play, the Panthers led 78-76 with 2:21 left. Neither team could score over the next 75 seconds before Mattarell hit a jumper in the lane to make it 80-76. Onondaga cut the lead to 80-78 with 40 seconds left, and after a Panther turnover and foul, the visitors tied the score at 80-80 with a pair of free throws with 23.5 seconds left. After a timeout, Lawrence ran the clock down before driving and finding Washington, who sank the go ahead shot with eight seconds left on the clock. Onondaga’s last chance shot was blocked by Washington with Mattarell grabbing the rebound to seal the win.

Washington had another huge night, and put her name in the Tompkins Cortland record book along the way. The freshman scored 21 points while grabbing 16 rebounds. She also blocked seven shots, giving her 122 for the season and setting a new school record (topping the 118 by Khadijah Muqtadir in 2002-03). Lawrence also had 21 points, just missing a double-double with nine rebounds to go with five steals and four assists. Mattarell had 15 points and Minnick finished with 12 points, five assists, four rebounds, and three steals.

The Panthers close out the regular season Saturday at Cayuga Community College.


Panthers Earn Important Win on Sophomore Day

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team overcame an early deficit to pick up a big win Saturday, beating SUNY Adirondack 55-51. The victory keeps the Panthers alive in the hunt for a spot in the Region III playoffs; with two games left in the regular season, Tompkins Cortland is now tied with Adirondack for eighth place in the regional standings. Both teams are now 10-8 in Region III and 12-8 overall. Eight teams make the regional playoffs.

Playing on Sophomore Day, the game opened slowly for the Panthers. Adirondack jumped to a 21-13 lead after the first quarter, but Tompkins Cortland closed the second quarter on a 10-5 run to pull within two at the half, 30-28. The rally continued into third quarter.

A runner in the lane by Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) tied the score at 30-30 in the first minute of the third quarter. The Timberwolves regained the lead with a basket, but the Panthers went on a 14-2 run to take a 44-34 lead, capped by a basket by Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) with two minutes left in the quarter. A minute later the lead pushed past ten on a three-pointer by Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott), ultimately settling at a dozen at 49-37 at the final horn of the quarter. The Panthers kept the lead in double figures most of the fourth quarter, and despite not scoring over the final three minutes, held on for the win.

Mattarell finished with a game-high 18 points while also pulling down three rebounds. Washington had a double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds, blocking eight shots along the way. Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) had a big game with ten points, nine rebounds, seven steals and five assists. Minnick finished with seven points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

The Panthers host Onondaga Community College Wednesday.


Offense Struggles in Road Loss

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Playing at Corning Community College Wednesday, it seemed as though the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team’s offense missed the bus. The Panthers scored just four points in the first quarter and nine in the second to fall behind 23-13 at the half. The scoring picked up in the second half, but not enough as the Panthers lost by a final score of 52-41. The defeat drops Tompkins Cortland to 11-8 overall and 5-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning improves to 16-4 overall and 5-4 in the MSAC.

Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) was the lone Panther to score in double-figures, hitting for 11 points while also grabbing 11 rebounds. Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) chipped in with eight points. As the team the Panthers made just 17 of 71 (23.9%) shots from the floor, including going 2 of 19 (10.5%) from three-point range.

The Panthers are home Saturday to host SUNY Adirondack.


Panthers Roll Past Broome

Saturday, February 04, 2017

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team bounced back from a pair of tough losses with a solid effort in a convincing 76-47 win over SUNY Broome Saturday. The Panthers improve to 11-7 overall and 5-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome drops to 2-16 overall and 1-6 in the MSAC.

The Panthers opened the game by racing out to a 9-0 lead. Broome came back to pull within two, but the Panthers never relinquished the lead. The margin stood at 40-23 at the half and only continued to grow after the break, with the Panthers outscoring the Hornets 20-14 and 16-10 in the third and fourth quarters.

Three Panthers scored in double figures, led by Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) with 16 points. Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had another great game, with 15 points, six rebounds, and six assists, and Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) poured in 13 points. Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) just missed yet another double-double with 17 rebounds and nine points. She also blocked five shots. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) added nine points for the winners.

The Panthers play at Corning Community College Wednesday to finish the current four-game road trip.


Rough Road Trip for Panthers

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

A short-handed Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team had a rough go of it Wednesday, losing at Jefferson Community College 97-56. The Panthers are now 10-7 overall and 4-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson is now 11-7 overall and 3-2 in the MSAC.

The Panthers dressed only seven players, and they were over-matched from the start. Jefferson jumped to a 26-10 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The home team out-scored the Panthers by at least seven points in each quarter, and the visitors never were able to threaten.

Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) led the Panthers with 17 points to go with seven rebounds and seven steals. Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 12 points, five steals, four assists, and four rebounds. Tairra Jenkins (Elmira H.S./Elmira) had 12 points, all coming on three-pointers.

The Panthers look to get back on track at SUNY Broome Saturday.


Panthers Come Up Short at Finger Lakes

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team dropped a road game Saturday at Finger Lakes Community College, losing by a final score of 71-55. The Panthers drop to 10-6 overall and 4-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Finger Lakes improves to 15-5 overall and 5-2 in the MSAC.

The teams traded the lead three times in the first quarter with the Lakers taking a 16-10 at the buzzer. The second quarter saw the Lakers extend the margin to a 13-point halftime lead, 35-22. The Panthers cut into the margin with a 16-15 advantage in the third, but the home team sealed the win with a 21-17 advantage in the fourth.

Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) led the Panthers with 16 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Tairra Jenkins (Elmira H.S./Elmira) had 13 points and three boards while Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) also reached double figures in scoring with 10 points to go with two rebounds and two steals. Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds along with eight points and four blocks. Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had six rebounds, six assists, three steals, and three points.

The Panthers play at Jefferson Community College Wednesday.


Big Second Half Leads Panthers to Big Win

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team used a huge second half to post a 64-34 home win over Cayuga Community College Wednesday. The Panthers improve to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Cayuga is now 1-14 overall and 0-5 in the MSAC.

The Panthers led 24-21 at the half before outscoring the Spartans 22-9 in the third quarter and 18-4 in the fourth. Along the way the home team used a 16-0 run to take control and a 13-4 run to end the game, sealing Tompkins Cortland’s seventh home win in nine outings.

Several Panthers put up big numbers, with two players posting double-doubles and coming just short of posting triple-doubles. Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led all scorers with 13 points while pulling down ten rebounds. She added eight assists and a pair of steals. Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds, and nine blocks. She added an assist and a steal to her line, which she accomplished in just 28 minutes of play.

Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) also reached double figures in scoring with 11 points, along with five rebounds and three assists. Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) chipped in nine points, Delaney Kerr (Hermon-DeKalb H.S./Hermon) had nine rebounds and six points, and Tandra Henley (Merced H.S./Merced, Calif.) had eight rebounds.

The Panthers now hit the road for the next four games, starting Saturday at Finger Lakes Community College.


Panthers Beat Columbia-Greene

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team used a balanced attack to pick up a home victory over Columbia-Greene Community College Sunday. The Panthers won for the fourth time in the last five outings, scoring a 60-54 victory to improve to 9-5 overall and 7-5 in Region III. Columbia-Greene is now 4-12 overall and 2-10 in the region.

The lead changed hands six times in the first half, with the Twins holding the biggest lead of the half at 19-11 with just under eight minutes left in the second quarter. Over the next seven minutes the Panthers went on an 11-2 run, with Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) draining a three-pointer with 1:45 left to put the home team in front 22-21. The lead spread to three at the half, 28-25.

The third quarter opened with the Panthers scoring the first seven points, pushing the lead to double figures at 35-25. The visiting Twins responded to pull within three at 37-34, but the Panthers pushed the margin back to seven at 45-38 to end the third quarter. The final quarter saw the lead move back to double figures when Mattarell hit back-to-back three pointers to make the score 55-45 with 3:45 left. A minute later the advantage peaked at 12 points on a bucket by Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira), and the Panthers cruised to the win despite Columbia-Greene connecting on two three-pointers in the final 14 seconds.

Mattarell led the Panthers with 16 points. Delaney Kerr (Hermon-DeKalb H.S./Hermon) added 12 points while DeMember had 11 points, seven assists, and five rebounds. Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a well-rounded game of nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) scored six points while posting a rare double-double of 18 rebounds and ten blocked shots. With her ten blocks, the freshman became the first Panther to reach double figures in blocked shots in a game twice.

The Panthers are home again Wednesday, hosting Cayuga Community College for a 5 p.m. tip.


Panthers Fall at Onondaga

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team ran up against one of the top teams in the nation Saturday, and the result wasn’t pretty. The Panthers lost by a final score of 83-58, dropping the Panthers to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga, the #4-ranked team in the nation, improves to 17-2 overall and 4-0 in the MSAC.

Playing at home, Onondaga opened by running to a 34-13 lead after the first quarter. The Panthers responded with a strong second quarter, outscoring the Lazers 21-14 to pull within 48-34 at the half. Coming out of halftime Onondaga put the game away by outscoring the Panthers 23-7 to take a 71-41 lead into the final quarter.

Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led the Panthers with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) and Delaney Kerr (Hermon-DeKalb H.S./Hermon) each finished with a double-double: Washington had 10 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and two assists while Kerr had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Panthers return home Sunday for a non-conference game with Columbia-Greene Community College.


Defense Leads the Way to Panthers Win

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

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A strong defensive effort helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to a 41-38 win over Corning Community College Tuesday. The second-straight home win improves the Panthers to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning drops to 11-3 overall and 1-2 in the MSAC.

Neither team lit up the scoreboard. At least one team was held to single digits in points each quarter, with each team failing to reach ten points in the second quarter. The Panthers led 12-9 after the first quarter and 18-16 at the half. Corning took a 31-27 lead after three quarters, setting the stage for a Tompkins Cortland rally.

Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) opened the quarter with a three-pointer to make the score 31-30, but over the next five minutes, the Panthers were held scoreless while Corning could add only three, making the score 34-30. Tompkins Cortland finally broke the drought with a put-back basket by Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) with 4:41, pulling the Panthers within two at 34-32. A fast break basket by Delaney Kerr (Hermon-DeKalb H.S./Hermon) tied the game with 4:10 left. Corning regained the lead at 36-34, but Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) drained a clutch three-pointer with 1:10 left to put the Panthers ahead at 37-36. The final minute started with Corning connecting on a basket with 45 seconds left to lead 38-37, but Minnick again rose to the challenge, hitting a pull-up jumper with 34 seconds left to put the Panthers up 39-38. After Tompkins Cortland regained possession, Corning was forced to foul and send the Panthers to the line with 22.3 seconds left. The strategy seemed to work when the Panthers missed both free throws, but Tandra Henley (Merced H.S./Merced, Calif.) made the hustle-play of the game, sneaking in and stealing the offensive rebound off the missed free throw, and putting it back in for a bucket and a 41-38 lead. It proved to be the final scoring of the game as the Red Barons missed a pair of free throws and a pair of shots from the floor in the closing seconds, giving the Panthers the win.

Washington had a solid stat line, leading or tying for the team lead in every category: 10 points, 18 rebounds, 5 blocks, 4 steals, and 2 assists. Mattarell also had 10 points while Minnick finished with 10 rebounds, 7 points, 2 steals, and an assist. Henley had nine rebounds to go with four points.

The Panthers play at Onondaga Community College Saturday before returning home Sunday for a non-conference game with Columbia-Greene Community College.


Panthers Shake Off Early Rust to Win Big

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Playing for the first time in over a month, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team rallied from a slow start to post a convincing 70-57 win over SUNY Broome Saturday. The home win improves the Panthers to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome drops to 1-11 overall and 0-2 in the MSAC.

Saturday’s game was the first of the semester for Tompkins Cortland, but Broome had a game earlier in the week. The rust was apparent early for the Panthers, as the lead changed hands eight times in the first half before Broome built an eight-point lead at the half, 35-27.

In the third quarter, the home team chipped away, finally tying the game and taking the lead at 43-42 on a pair of free throws by Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) with 1:15 left. Back-to-back buckets by Delaney Kerr (Hermon-DeKalb H.S./Hermon), including one at the buzzer, made the score 47-42 heading into the fourth quarter. The spread continued to grow in the fourth, reaching ten points on a three-pointer by DeMember with 7:05 left. The lead never dropped below nine points the rest of the way, with the Panthers sealing the win by scoring their final six points over the final 1:32 from the free throw line.

DeMember tied her career high with 17 points to lead the Panthers. Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had 15 points, seven rebounds, six steals, and five assists. Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) posted 11 points with five rebounds three assists, and a steal. Kerr added 10 points and eight rebounds and Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) finished with seven points, eight rebounds, five blocks, two steals and an assist.

The Panthers host Corning Community College Tuesday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


Panthers Head Into Break With Win

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team closed out the fall semester with a 73-55 win at Hudson Valley Community College Saturday. The Panthers head into the winter break with a record of 6-4 overall and 4-4 in Region III. Hudson Valley is now 2-9 overall and 1-7 in Region III.

The Panthers had a halftime lead of 28-20, but the margin narrowed slightly to 48-43 after three quarters. Tompkins Cortland put the game away with a big fourth quarter, out-scoring the home team 25-11 to coast to the win.

Several Panthers had big games, with Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) poured in 25 points and handed out five assists to lead the Panthers in both categories. Tyler Evans (Westhill H.S./Stamford, Conn.) had 17 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) also posted a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, adding five blocks along the way. Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) chipped in nine points while pulling down four rebounds and swiping three steals.

The Panthers now head into a break for finals and the holidays. The next contest will be January 14 at home against SUNY Broome.


Panthers Drop Second Straight at Home

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team couldn’t muster enough offense at the most important time of the game Tuesday, losing to Finger Lakes Community College 65-58. The loss drops the Panthers to 5-4 overall, 3-4 in Region III, and 1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes is 8-3 overall and 6-1 in Region III. It was the conference opener for the Lakers.

After fighting back from an early hole, the Panthers led 16-15 at the end of the first quarter. In the second the margin grew to as much as seven, and stood at 26-20 with 5:03 left on the clock when the Panthers went cold. Over the rest of the quarter, the home team went 0-9 from the floor and 0-2 from the foul line as the visiting Lakers closed out the half on a 14-0 run to take a 34-26 lead into the break.

The Panthers answered in the third, scoring the first seven points, pulling within one on a three-point play by Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) with 7:00 left in the third. The teams played mostly even the rest of the quarter, with the score knotted at 47-47 heading into the final stanza.

Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) put the Panthers ahead with a pair of free throws early in the fourth, and the home team held a 50-47 lead with seven minutes left to play. A minute later the Lakers had tied the game at 50-50, starting a 9-2 run that put the visitors up 56-52 with 4:35 left. Like in the first half, the Panthers struggled to score as the clock wore down. Over the final five minutes of the game the Panthers scored just six points, including a bucket as the clock ran out. The result was the first conference loss and the second straight overall defeat for the Panthers.

DeMember led Tompkins Cortland in scoring for the second straight game, tossing in 16 points to go with six rebounds, four steals, and three assists. Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) scored 14 points while grabbing five rebounds and Minnick finished with 13 points. Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) led the team with 11 rebounds and three blocks.

The Panthers close out the fall semester with a game Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College. Following Saturday’s game the team has a break for finals and the holidays; the next contest will be January 14.


Panthers Hangs Tough with Nation's #3 Team

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team pushed the third-ranked team in the nation to its limits on Saturday. The Panthers went toe-to-toe with Mohawk Valley Community College Saturday before falling by a final score of 61-52. The loss, the first at home this season, drops the Panthers’ overall record to 5-3 and Region III record to 3-3. Mohawk Valley is now 9-2 overall and 8-1 in Region III.

The Panthers fell behind 13-6 after the first quarter, but came back in the second, outscoring the Hawks 17-13 to head to the half trailing by just three points. The margin was just two points, 29-27, in the middle of the third when Tompkins Cortland’s strongest post defender, Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira), picked up her fourth foul and had to go to the bench. Mohawk Valley took advantage over the final minutes of the quarter to push the lead to 34-26 heading into the final quarter.

The Panthers opened the fourth quarter with a 9-5 run, pulling with three points on a three-pointer by Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) with 7:13 left. The deficit held at three points at 50-47 with 4:00 left on the clock, and after Mohawk Valley pushed it back to seven, a three-pointer from Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) made the score 54-50 with 2:08 left. The two teams traded baskets over the next 30 seconds before Mohawk Valley sealed the win at the free throw line, making five from the charity stripe in the closing two minutes.

The final stats showed how close the game was. Tompkins Cortland finished the game 20-of-63 from the floor, including 6-of-17 from three-point range; Mohawk Valley was 20-of-64 and 5-of-18. The biggest difference came from the number of trips to the free throw line, where Mohawk Valley made 16-of-30 and Tompkins Cortland was only 6-of-15.

DeMember led the Panthers with 17 points, helping the home team to a 23-10 advantage in bench points. Tyler Evans (Westhill H.S./Stamford, Conn.) had 10 points and six rebounds, and Washington finished with 10 rebounds and five blocked shots, despite playing just 16 minutes.

Next up for the Panthers is a Tuesday home date with Finger Lakes Community College.


Record-Setting Performance Leads Panthers to Win

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

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A record-setting performance from freshman Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) highlighted the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball 62-53 win over Jefferson Community College Tuesday. The game was the Mid-State Athletic Conference opener for both team. Tompkins Cortland’s overall record is now 5-2 while the Region III mark is 3-2. Jefferson is 2-5 overall and 1-3 in region.

It was the first game in over a week for each team, and both offenses showed some rust. After the Panthers took a 16-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, the two teams combined to make just 3-of-32 shots in the second quarter, each team scoring just nine points. In the third quarter each team scored just 11 points, leaving Tompkins Cortland with a 36-34 lead. In the final quarter, the offenses finally came to life.

In the fourth, both teams started to make some shots, especially the Panthers. The home team made 53% of its shots in the fourth, stretching the lead to as 11 points before settling at the nine-point final spread. By the time the final horn sounded, the Panthers had post a final shooting percentage of 30.8% compared to 22.5% for Jefferson.

Washington had a lot to do with Jefferson’s struggles. She blocked a school-record 13 shots, including nine in the first half. And when Jefferson did manage to get a shot off, Washington did her part to limit their chances, collecting 18 rebounds, including 14 on the defensive end. She added seven points to her amazing stat line. Tyler Evans (Westhill H.S./Stamford, Conn.) led the offense, scoring 18 points and just missing a double-double with nine rebounds. Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a strong line of 10 points, five rebounds, five steals, and four assists.

Tompkins Cortland is back in action Saturday, hosting Mohawk Valley Community College at 3 p.m.


Panthers Bounce Back with Big Win

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team bounced back from Saturday’s tough loss with a solid win Sunday, beating Clinton Community College 87-61. The win improves the Panthers to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in Region III. Clinton is now 3-4 overall and 1-4 in region.

The Panthers turned a two-point lead into halftime before blowing things open in the second half. Tompkins Cortland outscored Clinton 24-12 in the third quarter and 23-11 in the fourth to cruise to the victory.

Tyler Evans (Westhill H.S./Stamford, Conn.) hit 20 points for the second time in the last three games, adding five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) had her third double-double in the last four games, scoring 16 points while grabbing 12 rebounds. She also blocked eight shots for the second-straight game and handed out three assists. Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) tossed in 12 points to go with three assists, three steals, and two rebounds. Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) added 11 points while Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) and Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each had nine points, with Cafferty pulling down 11 boards.

The win sends the Panthers into the Thanksgiving break on a positive note. The next game for Tompkins Cortland will be on Tuesday, November 29 at home vs. Jefferson Community College.


Panthers Fall at North Country

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team featured a balanced attack Friday, with four players scoring in double figures. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as the Panthers lost 66-58 at North Country Community College. The loss drops the Panthers to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in Region III. North Country improves to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in region.

The Panthers couldn’t overcome a slow start. Tompkins Cortland trailed 21-15 after the first quarter and 31-22 at the half. The second half was nearly even, with the Panthers holding a 36-35 advantage, but North Country held on for the win.

Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) had her third double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) had another big game with 20 rebounds, eight points, and eight blocks. Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) scored 14 points and Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) and Tyler Evans (Westhill H.S./Stamford, Conn.) each had 10 points.

The Panthers play at Clinton Community College Saturday.


Panthers Pick Up Win Over Herkimer

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team overcame a poor shooting night to pull out a 68-59 win over Herkimer College Tuesday. The home win improves the Panthers to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in Region III. Herkimer is now 2-3 overall and in region.

The Panthers led most of the game, despite not making more than a third of their shots in any quarter. The home team outscored Herkimer 18-16 in the first quarter and 16-14 in the second, taking a four-point lead in to the half. An even third quarter made the score 49-45 heading into the final ten-minutes.

In the fourth, Herkimer cut the lead to one point at 53-52, but the Panthers responded with a 10-2 run capped by a three-pointer from Tyler Evans (Westhill H.S./Stamford, Conn.) and a rebound and put-back by Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) on consecutive possessions to make the score 63-54 with two minutes left. The lead peaked at 12 points in the closing moments before settling at the 11-point final margin.

Washington and Evans each had huge nights. Washington finished with 16 points, 17 rebounds, and seven blocks. Evans had a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds, adding four assists. Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) added 12 points, eight rebounds, and three steals and Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) chipped in nine points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

The Panthers play at North Country Community College Friday and at Clinton Community College Saturday.

Balanced Panthers Earn Home Win

Thursday, November 10, 2016

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A balanced attack that saw four players in double figures scoring, including one with a double-double and another who just missed a triple-double, helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team to a 74-61 win over Jamestown Community College Thursday. The home win improves the Panthers season mark to 2-1 while Jamestown falls to 0-3.

The visiting Jayhawks got on the board first with a three-pointer in the opening moments, but the Panthers answered with seven straight to lead 7-3. The margin grew to 17-10 by the end of the first quarter and 40-30 at the half. Jamestown cut two points off the lead in the third quarter, and got to within five points early in the fourth, but Tompkins Cortland regrouped. A 12-4 run in the middle of the quarter put the game away for the home team, and the Panthers won for the second time in two tries at home.

Nine different Panthers scored and ten grabbed at least a single rebound. Freshman Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had her best game of the season so far. She scored 15 points to lead the Panthers, while nearly getting a triple double by adding nine rebounds and nine assists. She also had a game-best five steals. Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) had a double-double, scoring 12 points while grabbing 16 rebounds. Tyler Evans (Westhill H.S./Stamford, Conn.) and Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) each had 12 points and five rebounds, and Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) pulled down 11 rebounds while scoring seven points.

The Panthers are home again Tuesday to take on Herkimer College at 7 p.m.


Road Loss for Panthers

Saturday, November 05, 2016

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In a rematch of last year’s NJCAA Region III playoffs quarterfinal game, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team traveled to Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday. And like the game in February, the Panthers came home with a loss, this time by a final score of 72-51. Tompkins Cortland is now 1-1 on the season and 0-1 in regional play. Fulton-Montgomery is 2-0 overall and 1-0 in region.

The Panthers trailed 16-9 after the first quarter, but Fulton-Montgomery used a 25-10 advantage in the second quarter to spread the lead to 22 points at the half. The second half saw improvement on the offensive end, but the Panthers weren’t able to erase the deficit.

At the final horn Jessica Cafferty (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) had her first double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Tyler Evans (Westhill H.S./Stamford, Conn.) had the team-high in points and steals with 15 and four, respectively. Tandra Henley (Merced H.S./Merced, Calif.) and Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) each had eight rebounds, with Washington adding three blocks.

The Panthers return home Thursday for an out-of-division game against Jamestown Community College.


Panthers Open Season with Win

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

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After leading most of the game, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team held on for a season-opening win over Erie Community College Wednesday. It marks the third-straight year the Panthers have beaten the Division II Kats.

The visiting Kats only held the lead once, at 10-8 near the end of the first quarter. Tompkins Cortland closes the first quarter on a 7-2 run to lead 15-12 at the first break. The lead grew to 28-23 at the half and 44-38 after three quarters. In the fourth, the Panthers pushed the lead to 51-40 with six minutes left, but Erie responded by scoring 11 straight to knot the game at 51-51 with 3:16 left.

Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) broke the tie with a three pointer with 2:20 left. After an Erie free throw, Minnick fed Tandra Henley (Merced H.S./Merced, Calif.) for a score that made it 56-52 with 1:10 left. Two free throws by Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) with 36.4 seconds left made it 58-52, and after Erie cut it to 58-54 ten seconds later, DeMember and Minnick each connected on a free throw in the final seconds to seal the win.

Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) led all scorers with 17 points, draining three three-pointers along the way. DeMember finished with 14 points and Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) had nine rebounds, six blocks, and four steals. Tyler Evans (Westhill H.S./Stamford, Conn.) led the team with four assists and tied with Washington for the team-lead with nine rebounds while swiping three steals.

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


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