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Coaching Changes for TC3 Basketball

June 20, 2014

The upcoming basketball season at Tompkins Cortland Community College will have some familiar faces in unfamiliar places. Director of Athletics Mick McDaniel has announced that David Stevenson has been appointed the head women's basketball coach and Rich Echevarria has been appointed the head men’s basketball coach. Stevenson has been the head men’s basketball coach for the past nine seasons; Echevarria has been one of his assistant coaches for the past three years.

Stevenson takes over the women’s program for Jaclyn Sutton, who stepped down after four years. Assistant coach Jeff Riker will remain on the women’s coaching staff; assistant coach Brian Carroll will remain with the men’s team.

"Coach Stevenson has proven to be one of the top coaches in our region, and I have every confidence that he will enjoy the same success with the women’s program that he had with the men’s,” said McDaniel. "Coach Echevarria is a fantastic recruiter and is dedicated to continuing the winning and sportsmanlike ways that are now synonymous with TC3 athletics. I fully expect great things for both programs."

Stevenson is the most successful basketball coach in TC3 history. He took over a men’s program that had one winning season in its first 29 seasons and turned it into a consistent regional contender. His teams made the postseason five times, including the last three seasons. TC3 won three Mid-State Athletic Conference championships, including the last two, and Stevenson was named the MSAC Coach of the Year three times. He won more games (123) than all the other men’s basketball coaches in TC3 history combined, and is the only men’s basketball coach in College history with a winning percentage (.519).

"I'm very excited to take on the challenge of moving the women’s program forward," said Stevenson. "I’m equally excited to leave the men’s program to a former player and coach."

Echevarria is a former player at TC3 and a graduate of the College’s sport management program. He has coached on the AAU level and a various college camps, and has been an assistant on Stevenson’s bench during the best three-year run in program history. During his time with the Panthers, TC3 has a .675 winning percentage (54-26) and captured two straight conference titles. Those three years also saw the Panthers produce an all-American, four all-region selections, a two-time conference player of the year, and six all-conference selections.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to continue the tradition that has been started with Coach Stevenson,” said Echevarria. “I will work to build our student-athletes up to the best they can be, and prepare them to move to a four-year school, both on the court and academically.”

Lyles and Redden Named All-Region

March 10, 2014

Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball players Tyseem Lyles (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) and Devin Redden (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo) have been named to the NJCAA Region III All-Region team. Lyles was named to the first team while Redden was placed on the third team. It’s the third time TC3 has placed two players on the all-region team, and the first time since the 2009-10 season.

Lyles, a sophomore sport management major, is the first TC3 player ever named to the first team two years in a row. He played in 26 games this year, leading the team with an 18.5-points-per-game average. He averaged 6.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 4.0 steals per game, setting new TC3 records for assists in a season and career and steals in a season. He was first in the region in steals, second in assists, and second in three-point shooting percentage (51.9%).

Redden, a sophomore criminal justice major, was second on the team in scoring with an average of 14.1 points per game. He averaged 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists steals per game for the season, and stepped it up to 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game in conference play. He scored in double figures in 20 of his 25 games and topped 20 points six times. He had a double-double in TC3’s win at SUNY Broome and led TC3 in scoring six times, all wins.

Both players were also named to All-Mid-State Athletic Conference, with Lyles earning the MSAC Player of the Year award. The duo led the Panthers to a two-year record of 41-12, two MSAC championships, and two appearances in the NJCAA Region III quarterfinals. The two-year win total represents the most in TC3 history.

Roster–2010-11 Men's Basketball

2010-11 TC3 Panthers

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
3 Jailaan Kinsey Fr. 5-10 160 Jamesville-Dewitt/Dewitt
5 Born Farmer Fr. 5-9 155 Schenectady/Schenectady
10 David Cerasani So. 5-7 145 Otselic Valley/Plymouth
14 Greg Mudge So. 5-7 145 Hunter-Tannersville/Hunter
15 Kurt Berry So. 6-4 170 Moravia/Moravia
20 Papies Omar Cessay Fr. 6-3 2-5 Morris/Bronx
21 Nicola Torko Fr. 6-4 190 KBZ/Zug, Switzerland
22 Fabian Feierabend Fr. 6-0 165 KBZ/Zug, Switzerland
23 Tyrone Clark Fr. 6-2 150 Elmira Free Academy/Elmira
25 Kevin Tucker Fr. 6-1 175 Corcoran/Syracuse
30 Steven McQueen Fr. 6-6 355 Frederick Douglas Academy/Bronx
32 Kyle Lovett-Pitts Fr. 5-9 175 Binghamton/Binghamton
34 Austin Eastman Fr. 6-8 185 Salem/Salem
42 Quincy Bonsu Fr. 6-8 180 Wollaston/Northampton, U.K.

Statistics–Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

2014-15 Season

Overall (0-0)
MSAC (0-0), Region III (0-0)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

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

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

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

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

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

Most Points Scored (Game)

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

Most Points Scored (Season)

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

Best Points Per Game Average

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Season)

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

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game Average

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

Most Assists (Game)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Rebounds (Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Season)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

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

Most Steals (Game)

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

Most Steals (Season)

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

Most Blocks (Game)

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

Most Blocks (Season)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

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

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

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

Most Points (Season)

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

Most Points (Career)

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

Most Points Per Game (Season)

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

Most Points Per Game (Career)

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

Most Assists (Game)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Assists (Career)

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

Most Rebounds (Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Season)

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

Most Rebounds (Career)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Career)

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

Most Steals (Game)

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

Most Steals (Season)

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

Most Steals (Career)

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

Most Blocks (Game)

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

Most Blocks (Season)

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

Most Blocks (Career)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Career)

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

Most Consecutive Foul Shots Made

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

Team Playoff Records

Most Points Scored (Playoff Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

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

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

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

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

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

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

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

Honors

Total All-American Players
4

Total All-Region Players
12

Total All-MSAC Players
17

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

          

Coaches–Men's Basketball

Rich Echevarria

Head Coach

Richard EchevarriaAfter three seasons as an assistant to two-time MSAC Coach of the Year David Stevenson, Coach Echevarria takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 campaign. He brings great experience both as a player, having played for the Panthers while earning his TC3 degree in sport management, and as a coach, having coached on the AAU level and at several camps. He is also an IAABO official, working basketball games on the high school and college level.

As the head coach, Coach Echevarria plans to continue the high-tempo aggressive style that has proven successful in recent years at TC3. He will oversee all aspects of the program, while continuing to show his strength in recruiting, strength and fitness training, and defense.

Contact: re013@TC3.edu


Brian Carroll

Assistant Coach

Brian CarrollThe 2014-15 season will mark Coach Carroll's sixth on the bench for the Panthers. He joined the staff after completing his own two-sport college career, playing basketball at SUNY Brockport before transferring to TC3 to play baseball. During his time with TC3, he has used his own experience as a standout backcourt player to help coach some of the strongest guards in the region. He brings an understanding of the game from a recent player's perspective and is extremely valuable in his ability to assist with in-game adjustments.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Highlights–2010-11 Men's Basketball

Panthers Drop Season Finale
Boxscore

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball season came to a disappointing end Tuesday as the Panthers lost to Onondaga Community College 103-95. The loss eliminates the Panthers from playoff eligibility and ends TC3's season with an overall record of 11-13 overall and 4-8 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga advances to the postseason with a record of 20-8 overall and 10-2 in the MSAC.
 
The first half was full of exciting action. After Onondaga jumped to an early lead, the Panthers used a 7-0, capped by a steal and break-away dunk by Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira), to take the lead at 13-12 with 13 minutes left in the half. Over the rest of the half, the lead changed sides 12 times and the score was tied four times, the last time at 44-44 with 1:59 left. Onondaga scored the final five to take a 49-44 lead into the half.
 
The visitors used an 8-3 spurt to open the second half to push the lead to ten at 57-47. The lead held around ten much of the half before TC3 made a final push. With five minutes left and Onondaga up 87-77, the Panthers scored a quick seven straight, including five from Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt), to make it 87-84 with 4:15 left. Onondaga snapped the streak with a three-pointer, and after a pair of free throws from Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter), it was 92-88 with three minutes left. Four straight for Onondaga made it 96-88 with 2:00 left to play, and the Lazers made 9-of-10 from the free throw line over the final two minutes to seal the win.
 
Mudge, playing in his final game as a Panther, poured in 32 points to go with five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Clark also netted 32 while grabbing five boards, handing out four assists, and swiping five steals. Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) posted a solid line of 15 points, eight rebounds, and seven blocks, and Kinsey added 12 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.


Panthers Drop Road Game

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team dropped a road game Sunday, falling to Clinton Community College 84-73. The loss drops the Panthers to a game under .500 (11-12) with one game left in the season. TC3 now needs a win at home Tuesday against Onondaga Community College in order to be eligible for the NJCAA Region III playoffs.
 
Playing in Plattsburgh, the Panthers had three players reach double figures in scoring, led by Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) with 18. Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) followed with 17 points and eight rebounds, and Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) added 15 points and three steals. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) chipped in eight points and a team-high five assists.


Panthers Roll Past Corning
Boxscore

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team made it four wins in their last five games with a 93-84 triumph at Corning Community College Wednesday. With two games left in the regular season, the Panthers have now climbed back into contention for a Region III playoff spot. TC3 travels to Plattsburgh for a game against Clinton Community College Sunday before returning home for the regular-season finale Tuesday against Onondaga Community College. A win in either game would make the Panthers eligible for a post-season berth.
 
At Corning, TC3 built the led to 20 points in the second half as the Panthers spread out the scoring with five players in double figures. Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) led the team with 20 points, connecting on five three-pointers along the way to reach a personal milestone. With his first trey of the night Mudge became just the sixth player in TC3 history to make 100 three pointers during his career.
 
Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) followed with 18 points and Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) had 14 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) posted his fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) added 11 points and a team-high six assists.


Panthers Top Broome
Boxscore

Saturday, February 05, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team bounced back from a tough loss on Thursday with one of its best performances of the season, winning at Broome Community College Saturday, 81-69. Broome entered the game a half game out of first place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, which means the Panthers have now beaten the top two teams in the conference on the last two weekends.
 
After Broome took the early lead, TC3 rallied to lead 31-28 at the half. Broome again moved ahead to start the second half, but the Panthers again responded to take control of the game and pull away for the win.
 
Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) had a big day with 23 points, nine rebounds, and five steals. Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) followed with 20 points while Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) posted a strong line of 15 points, 10 rebounds, and seven blocked shots.
 
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Wednesday.


Panthers Drop Lopsided Game
Boxscore

Thursday, February 03, 2011

On Saturday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team looked like one of the best teams in the region while knocking off a nationally-ranked opponent. Thursday the Panthers looked like anything but a top team, getting overwhelmed at home by Jefferson Community College, losing 80-57. TC3 will look to rebound Saturday Broome Community College.
 
The Panthers fell behind early, with the deficit reaching double-figures in the first ten minutes. TC3 appeared ready to make a move late in the half and cut the deficit to single digits, but a few bad possessions in the closing two minutes let Jefferson expand the lead to 18 points at the break. The Panthers never threatened in the second half.
 
The final scorebook showed a tail of two different teams. While TC3 had scoring from 13 players, Jefferson received points from just six. Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter), scored 16 points to become the lone Panther to reach double figures, while Jefferson mostly rode the hot hands of two brothers, James Blue and Jabriel Blue, who combined to account for 56 of the team's 80 points.


Panthers Beat Nation's #6 Team
Boxscore

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team picked up a big win Saturday, beating the sixth-ranked team in the nation, Finger Lakes Community College, 98-93. It's the second straight home win for the Panthers, who will next be in action Wednesday at home for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game. The contest against Jefferson Community College will start at 7 p.m.
 
Finger Lakes held the lead for the first five minutes, scoring the first six points before TC3 chipped away to tie it at 8-8. The visitors regained the lead and pushed it to five points, but TC3 responded and tied it at 17-17 halfway through the half. The tying basket came on a three-pointer from Kevin Tucker (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse), and was part of a 19-1 run that put the Panthers in front 31-18. The lead remained above seven the rest of the half and settled at ten, 47-37, at the break.
 
The second half opened with Finger Lakes cutting the lead to six, but a dunk by Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) sparked an 16-2 run to make the lead 65-45 with 14:10 left. Finger Lakes mounted a rally of its own, using a 13-2 run to pull within nine at 67-58. The advantage moved back into double figures, and an acrobatic three-point play by Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) made it 77-62 with 10:12 left. Finger Lakes fought back, pulling to within eight, but five straight points from Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) followed by a bucket by Steven McQueen (Frederick Douglas Academy/Bronx) made it 87-72 with under five minutes left.
 
In the final four minutes, Finger Lakes mounted one final run at the Panthers. The Lakers scored eight straight over a minute and a half to make it 90-83, and after a layup from Eastman stemmed the tide, Finger Lakes scored the next five to make it 92-88 with 1:03 left. But the game would get no closer, as the combination of Dave Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth), Clark, and Kinsey went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final minute to seal the win.
 
Kinsey led the Panthers with 24 points with Eastman net with a career-high 22 points to go with 11 rebounds. Clark also posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds while also handing out eight assists and recording five steals. McQueen reached double figures with ten points.


Kinsey and Mudge Lead Panthers to Win
Boxscore

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Led by 23 points each from Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) and Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter), the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team beat Cayuga Community College 74-65 Wednesday. The Panthers will look to make it two in a row Saturday at home against Finger Lakes Community College.
 
Mudge scored the game's first four points, but Cayuga responded to lead most of the first half. The lead topped at seven points, and when the Spartans scored nine of the first 15 points in the second half, the lead stood at nine points, 48-39, with 15:20 left in the game. The Panthers crept back, finally evening the score at 57-57 with 5:35 left. The score was tied again at 60-60 a minute later when a Mudge free throw gave TC3 the lead, and with Kinsey scoring nine of the team's 11 points, the Panthers pulled away over the final few minutes.
 
Mudge added seven rebounds and two assists to his 23 points, while Kinsey had four assists and three boards. Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) had a big night, setting a new TC3 single-season record of blocked shots. He swatted away eight shots to give him 59 for the season, eclipsing the standard set by Josh Delfino last season. Eastman added a team-high 16 rebounds while scoring nine points. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) added nine points and eight rebounds.


Panthers Fall Despite Five in Double Figures
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team saw five players reach double figures in scoring, but it wasn't enough as the Panthers lost at Onondaga Community College Saturday. TC3 fell by a final score of 92-76 to drop to 7-10 on the year.
 
At Onondaga, Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) and Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each scored 16 points to lead the Panthers. David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) finished with 11 points while both Kevin Tucker (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) and Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) added 10 points. Tucker and Eastman each pulled down eight rebounds and Eastman added seven blocked shots.
 
The Panthers are next in action Wednesday at home against Cayuga Community College.


Panthers Can't Hold Lead in Loss
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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team couldn't hold a halftime lead at Hudson Valley Community College Sunday, losing to the Vikings 102-91.TC3 has now lost four straight to fall to 9-7. Hudson Valley improves to 6-9 with the win.
 
The Panthers took a 47-43 lead at the half, but the home team held a 59-44 scoring advantage in the second half. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) and Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each scored 25 points and had five assists to lead TC3. Born Farmer (Schenectady H.S./Schenectady) put in 11 points while Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) scored 10.
 
The Panthers look to get back on track Saturday at Onondaga Community College.


Tough Night on the Boards for Panthers
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

A huge rebounding disadvantage was too much for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team to overcome Thursday as the Panthers lost to Broome Community College 93-86. The loss extends TC3's current skid to three games, the team's longest since the 2008-09 season, and drops the Panthers to 9-6 overall and 2-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 8-6 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC.
 
The problems on the boards started early for the home team, with Broome holding a 34-18 advantage at the break. Despite the disparity, the score was tied at 44-44, thanks in part to 50% shooting from three-point range. The second half started with the Panthers taking the lead, pushing it to six points at 61-55 with 13:$5 left. The advantage peaked at 71-64 with nine minutes left, but Broome came back to tie it at 79-79 with 3:59 left to play. A Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) free throw gave TC3 the lead, but Broome answered with a basket to move in front 81-80. David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) scored seconds later to put the home team back on top 82-81, but Broome went on a 10-2 run to lead 91-84 in the final minute. Both teams added a pair of points to make the final 93-86. For the game Broome out-rebounded the Panthers 56-33. The Hornets also enjoyed a tremendous edge at the free throw line: Broome took 25 free throws, including 20 in the second half. TC3 made just eight trips to the line the entire game, and just five in the second half.
 
Kinsey led the Panthers with 21 points while also handing out five assists. Cerasani finished with 19 points, including a perfect 3-3 from three-point range. Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) narrowly missed a triple-double with 14 points, 14 rebounds, and eight blocked shots. Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) chipped in 12 points and a team-high six assists and Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) tossed in 11 points.
 
Next up for the Panthers is a non-conference game at Hudson Valley Community College Monday.


Panthers Fall Behind Big Early; Drop Second Straight

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

After falling behind big early, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team couldn't make it all the way back Tuesday, losing at Jefferson Community College 92-80. The loss, TC3's second straight after winning seven in a row, drops the Panthers to 9-5 overall and 2-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson improves to 7-8 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC.
 
The visiting Panthers trailed 51-30 at the half and could never recover. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) led the team with 27 points, followed by 21 from Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira). Born Farmer (Schenectady H.S./Schenectady) added 12 points.
 
The Panthers return home to take on Broome Community College Thursday.


Panthers' Win Streak Snapped at Seven
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Saturday, January 08, 2011

For the first time in nearly two months, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team tasted defeat, losing at Finger Lakes Community College 87-75 Saturday. The loss snapped TC3's seven-game winning streak and marked the first defeat since November 14. It is just the second loss of the year to a fellow Division III team, with both of those losses coming to teams ranked in the top ten in the nation. TC3's overall record is now 9-4, 7-2 in region, and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes, the fifth-ranked team in the nation, is now 12-1 overall and 2-0 in the MSAC.
 
Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) paced TC3 with 19 points and four steals. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) had 15 points to go with three assists and Kevin Tucker (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) had 11 points and eight rebounds. Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) posted a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds while also blocking five shots.
 
The Panthers play at Jefferson Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Forfeit

Thursday, January 06, 2011

TC3 forfeited this game due to using an ineligible player. The story below is from the game report filed the night of the game. The contest is listed as a loss for TC3.

Mudge Leads Panthers to OT Win

A huge night for Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team rally from 12-points down in the first half to a 77-71 overtime win at Cayuga Community College Thursday. The Panthers, winners of seven straight, improve to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Cayuga drops to 5-10 overall and 0-1 in the MSAC.
 
The game started slowly for the Panthers, as Cayuga jumped out to an 11-5 lead, and pushed it to 18-8. The hole was 25-13 with eight minutes left in the half and stood at 36-27 at the break. The second half saw the Panthers rally, pulling to within 61-56 with five minutes left before finally taking the lead, 68-66, in the final minute on a Mudge layup. Cayuga connected on a pair of free throws to tie the game at 68-68, forcing an extra period.
 
In the overtime, TC3 opened by scoring eight of the first nine points, including three-pointers from Mudge and Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira). The TC3 lead stood at 76-71 entering the final minute, and a Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) free throw sealed the final score at 77-71.
 
Mudge led all scorers with 33 points, with Kinsey finishing with 16. Clark chipped in with 11 points.
 
The Panthers play at Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.


Panthers Forfeit

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

TC3 forfeited this game due to using an ineligible player. The story below is from the game report filed the night of the game. The contest is listed as a loss for TC3.

Panthers Roll to Big Win Over Corning


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The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team opened defense of its Mid-State Athletic Conference title by rolling past Corning Community College, 113-81, in the conference opener for both teams Tuesday. The Panthers improve to 8-3 overall while Corning falls to 2-10.
 
After a tie at 7-7 early in the game, the Panthers took control, scoring eight straight to lead 15-7 on a Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) three-pointer just five minutes into the game. The lead continued to grow, reaching 40-24 with 6:25 left in the half before a 17-8 run closed the half out with the Panthers ahead 57-32. In the first 20 minutes, 11 different Panthers scored as the team shot a combined 52.3% from the floor and enjoyed a 28-14 rebounding advantage.
 
In the second half, the home team came out hot, making four of its first five shots, all from behind the arc, to spark a 22-6 run to put the game out of reach. The margin topped 40 during the second half before coming to a close at 113-81.
 
For the game, TC3 made 51.1% of its shots from the floor, including 41.9% from three-point range. The Panthers held a 57-31 rebounding edge, with all 12 players pulling down at least one carom.
 
Five Panthers reached double figures in scoring, led by 17 from Mudge. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) had 16 and Kurt Berry (Moravia H.S./Moravia) and Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each finished with 14. Born Farmer (Schenectady H.S./Schenectady) chipped in with 12. Papies Omar Cessay (Morris H.S./Bronx) led the team in rebounds with nine to go with eight points. Clark paced the team in assists and steals with six in each category.
 
The Panthers play at Cayuga Community College Thursday.


Panthers Outscore Niagara 101-94
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Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team ended its fall semester on a strong note, beating Division II Niagara County Community College in a shootout Thursday, 101-94. The Panthers, winners of five straight, are now 7-3 overall. Niagara falls to 6-2 with the loss.
 
The first half saw the lead change hands nine times, with TC3 holding the biggest lead at 22-14 midway through the half. Niagara rallied to hold a 42-29 lead at the break, despite a huge first half of 14-points from TC3's Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt).
 
Kinsey opened the second half with a three-pointer to tie the score, but the visitors ran off five straight points en route to pushing their lead to 58-51 with 15 minutes left to play. The Panthers eventually tied the score at 62-62 after four straight points Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter), and reclaimed the lead on a basket by Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley). The teams traded the lead again before the Panthers used a 7-0 run to spread the lead to 82-74 with 4:30 left. The advantage reached double figures at 89-78 with 2:40 left on a jumper by Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira), but Niagara quickly cut the lead down to three with 1:30 left, but a clutch three-pointer by Clark pushed the score to 94-88 with 1:15 left. The visitors managed to pull it back to three points, but Mudge went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line over the final 30 seconds to seal the win.
 
Clark led the way with 22 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Kinsey finished with 20 points and six assists, and Brian Hall, Jr. (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) tallied 19 points to go with eight boards and three assists. Leroy came in with 15 points and eight rebounds and Mudge ended the game with 13 points and six assists. Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) added a solid line of eight points, eight rebounds, and three blocks.
 
TC3 is off for finals and winter break. The Panthers return to the court January 4 at home against Corning Community College.


Panthers Win Tarantelli Classic

Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team won the Tarantelli Classic championship Sunday by beating Columbia-Green Community College 78-67. The tournament hosted by Corning Community College, opened Saturday with TC3 topping Cumberland Community College (N.J.). The weekend wins leave TC3 with a record of 6-3 overall and 5-1 against fellow Region III, Division III teams.
 
In Sunday's final, TC3 extended a two-point halftime lead into an 11-point win. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) led all scorers with 22 points followed by 16 points from David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth). Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) added 14 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.
 
Brian Hall, Jr. (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) was named the tournament MVP, following up his big Saturday effort with eight points and eight rebounds in the final. Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) was named to the all-tournament team, pulling down 16 rebounds Sunday to give him 29 for the tournament. Eastman also chipped in with seven points in Sunday's game.
 
TC3 closes out the fall semester portion of the schedule with a home game Thursday against Division II Niagara County Community College.


Panthers Open Tarantelli Classic with Win

Saturday, December 04, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team won the opening game of Corning Community College's Tarantelli Classic Saturday, topping Cumberland County College (N.J.), 82-67. The win improves the Panthers to 5-3 overall and advances the team to the championship game Sunday against Columbia-Greene Community College. The Twins made the final by beating the host team in Saturday's other opening round game.
 
The Panthers were led by a balanced attack that featured key contributions from several players. Brian Hall, Jr. (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) led the way with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) scored 16 points while pulling down seven rebounds, Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) had a solid line of 15 points, six assists, and four steals, and Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) poured in 14 points, and Austin Eastman (Salem H.S./Salem) grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked three shots. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) added a team-best seven steals.


Panthers Run Past Herkimer

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Tyrone Clark scored all 20 of his points in the first half to lead Tompkins Cortland Community College to a 94-77 victory over Herkimer County Community College. TC3 came out shooting the ball well, making 10 three point baskets in the first half to take a 53-40 lead at the break. Four players reached double figure scoring for the Panthers. Clark, Greg Mudge, and Jailaan Kinsey shared top scoring honors with 20 points each; Austin Eastman added 12 points. Brian Hall and Floyd Leroy led the team with 10 rebounds each. The Herkimer Generals were led by Matthew Baldwin with 17 points.


Panthers Roll to Home Win
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A balanced team effort that saw ten players score propelled the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team to a 96-78 win over Schenectady County Community College Tuesday. The home win improves the Panthers to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in Region II, Division III games. Schenectady drops to 1-3.
 
After the teams were tied at 6-6 to open the game, TC3 went on a 12-2 run to take the lead. The margin dropped to as low as four later in the half, but it held at 33-27 at the break.
 
The second half opened with Schenectady cutting the lead to three at 35-32 before a 10-0 by the Panthers, capped by four straight points by Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley). The lead grew to 17 before the visitors came back to pull within nine at 73-64 and again at 76-67, but Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) scored the game's next seven points to push the lead back into double digits with under four minutes left. After Mudge's run made it 83-67, the lead never dropped below 13 the rest of the way.
 
Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) led the team with 22 points, including 20 in the second half. Leroy posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds while Mudge finished with 16 points. Brian Hall, Jr. (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) came in with 12 points and seven boards. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) had a solid line of nine points, six assists, five steals, and two blocks.
 
TC3 is off until after the Thanksgiving break. The Panthers return to action December 1 at home against Herkimer County Community College.


TC3 Takes Second at Spartan Classic
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team ran up against a strong Division II team in the championship game of the Cayuga Spartan Classic Sunday. The Panthers lost to Niagara County Community College 97-72 to fall to 2-3 overall on the year. It was the second loss of the year against a D-II team for the Panthers.
 
Although TC3 trailed from the opening tip, the Panthers showed some resiliency in the first half. After falling behind 7-0, the Panthers fought back to within one at 12-11. TC3 couldn't get over the hump, and Niagara pulled ahead to a 53-40 lead at the half. Niagara outscored TC3 44-32 in the second half to post the 25-point margin.
 
Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) led the team with 11 points. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) chipped in eight and earned a place on the all-tournament team.
 
TC3 hosts Schenectady County Community College Tuesday at 5 p.m. It will be the final game before the Thanksgiving break for the Panthers.


Panthers Win in OT
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

A buzzer-beating three-pointer from Brian Hall, Jr. (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) forced overtime where an acrobatic three-point play by Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) made the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team a winner in the opening game of the Cayuga Spartan Classic Saturday. The Panthers topped Fulton-Montgomery Community College 90-86 to advance to Sunday's championship game at 2 p.m. The Panthers are now 2-2 on the year while Fulton-Montgomery, the #4-ranked team in the region, is 4-1.
 
The two teams were close throughout the game, with the Panthers taking a 36-35 lead into the half. Hall's three-pointer tied the game at 76-76, forcing the extra period. In overtime, Fulton-Montgomery took a three-point lead with under 1:30 left to play, but Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) drained a three-pointer to tie the score at 85-85. FMCC went back on top with free throw with under a minute to play, but with 24.8 seconds left, Kinsey was fouled while driving to the hoop. While he was falling from the foul, he threw a shot up and in to give TC3 the lead. He converted the foul shot to make it 88-86. FMCC missed its chance to tie the game, and after TC3 grabbed the rebound, Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) made two free throws with 5.7 seconds left to seal the win.
 
Kinsey led the Panthers with 25 points and six assists. Clark was next with 22 points while also grabbing a team-best 10 rebounds. Hall followed with 19 points with Mudge adding 11.


Panthers Drop Road Game
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team dropped a road game at SUNY Delhi Tuesday, falling to the Broncos 74-67. The Panthers drop to 1-2 on the year while Delhi improves to 3-0.
 
As a team, the Panthers suffered a cold shooting night, making just 34% from the floor. Only one Panther connected on half his shots from the field and only two others made better than 25%. Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) was the top shooting Panther, making 8-of-15 from the floor while scoring a team-high 18 points. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) followed with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Brian Hall, Jr. (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) and Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) added 14 and 13 points, respectively.
 
TC3 takes part in the Cayuga Community College Spartan Classic this weekend. The Panthers open Saturday against Fulton-Montgomery Community College.


Panthers Push D-II Team to OT
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Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team pushed Division II Jamestown Community College to overtime Saturday before coming up short 83-78. The Panthers are now 1-1 on the year while Jamestown improves to 2-0.
 
The game opened with Jamestown racing to a seven-point lead, and holding that advantage at 16-9 eight minutes into the game. The Panthers rallied with seven straight, capped by a three-pointer from Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) to tie the game at 16-16 midway through the half. Jamestown recaptured the lead, pushing the lead to six before TC3 again came back to tie it, this time at 29-29, on a pair of Mudge free throws. After a Jamestown basket, Mudge drained another three-pointer to give TC3 its first lead of the game at 32-31. The teams traded baskets over the final four minutes of the half with TC3 taking a 39-38 lead into the break.
 
Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) opened the second half with a three-pointer, giving TC3 a four-point lead. The Panthers held the lead, eventually pushing it to ten at 58-48 after a steal by Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) led to a layup by David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) with 9:28 left in the game. After the team traded baskets, Jamestown slowly started to cut into the lead, getting to within three before TC3 pushed the lead back to seven at 69-62 on a jumper by Clark with two minutes left to play. Unfortunately, the combination of a turnover and a missed shot by the Panthers combined with seven straight points by Jamestown left the game tied with 18 seconds left. TC3 held for a final shot, by a shot with four seconds left was off the mark, sending the game to overtime.
 
Overtime started the same way regulation did, with Jamestown jumping to the lead. The Jayhawks scored the first six points, but the Panthers responded, pulling to within a point on free throw by Brian Hall, Jr. (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) with 2:35 left. Jamestown pushed it back to five at 79-74 and TC3 could get no closer than three the rest of the way.
 
Clark led all scorers with 27 points to go with five rebounds, five steals, and three assists. Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) posted a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds while also blocking five shots. Kinsey finished with 11 points, five assists, four rebounds, and three steals. Mudge narrowly missed a triple-double with ten points, eight rebounds, and eight steals and Cerasani chipped in with a team-high six assists. Hall added nine points, five rebounds, and two assists.
 
TC3 plays at SUNY Delhi Tuesday.


Panthers Open with Road Win over Nationally-Ranked Team
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Opening the season on the road against a nationally-ranked team that already played a game isn't what most would consider a recipe for success. But it worked for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team as the Panthers traveled to Utica Wednesday and beat #11-ranked Mohawk Valley Community College, 87-85.
 
The Panthers trailed by two at the half before coming back and pulling out the win. Five different players reached double figures in scoring for TC3, led by 25 points from freshman Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira). Classmates Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) and Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) followed with 15 and 14 points, respectively, while sophomore Greg Mudge (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Hunter) and freshman Brian Hall, Jr. (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) each tossed in 13 points.
 
TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College Saturday at 2 p.m.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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2010-11 Men's Basketball Schedule
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Wed 10/27
Sullivan County CC
Home
Wed 11/03
8 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Utica
Sat 11/06
2 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Home
Tue 11/09
7 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Delhi
Sat 11/13
12 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Cayuga CC
Sun 11/14
2 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Cayuga CC
Tue 11/16
5 p.m.
Schenectady County CC
Home
Thu 12/02
6 p.m.
Herkimer College
Home
Sat 12/04
5 p.m.
Cumberland CC (N.J.)
Corning CC
Sun 12/05
Columbia-Greene CC
Corning CC
Thu 12/09
7 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Home
Tue 01/04
7 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Thu 01/06
7 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Auburn
Sat 01/08
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Tue 01/11
7 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Thu 01/13
5 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Mon 01/17
3 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Troy
Sat 01/22
3 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Wed 01/26
5 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Home
Sat 01/29
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Thu 02/03
7 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Home
Sat 02/05
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Wed 02/09
7 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Sun 02/13
2 p.m.
Clinton CC
Plattsburgh
Tue 02/15
7 p.m.
Onondaga CC
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