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Hudson Valley Games Rescheduled

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

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

Sunday, December 07, 2014

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

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

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

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

Roster–2011-12 Men's Basketball

2012 Men's Basketball

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
Jailaan Kinsey So. 5-10 163 Jamesville-Dewitt/Dewitt
Tyrone Clark So. 6-2 155 Elmira Free Academy/Elmira
Kevin Tucker So. 6-1 186 Corcoran/Syracuse
James Tucker So. 6-3 237 Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs
Floyd Leroy So. 6-1 164 Albertus Magnus/Spring Valley
Damani Ashton Fr. 5-11 163 Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon
Adam Park Fr. 6-4 230 Spencer-Van Etten/Lockwood
Brandon Reed Fr. 6-1 178 Corcoran/Syracuse
Kofi Adusei Fr. 5-10 177 Jamesville-Dewitt/Brooklyn
De'Ondray Tape Fr. 6-0 167 Academy of Science/Syracuse
Adam Malheur Fr. 5-9 167 Mount Vernon/Mount Vernon
Kenechi Martins So. 6-3 202 Samuel J. Tilden/Brooklyn

Statistics–Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

2014-15 Season

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

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2013-14    

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

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

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

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

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

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

Most Points Scored (Game)

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

Most Points Scored (Season)

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

Best Points Per Game Average

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Season)

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

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game Average

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

Most Assists (Game)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Rebounds (Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Season)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

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

Most Steals (Game)

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

Most Steals (Season)

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

Most Blocks (Game)

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

Most Blocks (Season)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

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

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

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

Most Points (Season)

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

Most Points (Career)

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

Most Points Per Game (Season)

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

Most Points Per Game (Career)

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

Most Assists (Game)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Assists (Career)

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

Most Rebounds (Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Season)

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

Most Rebounds (Career)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Career)

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

Most Steals (Game)

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

Most Steals (Season)

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

Most Steals (Career)

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

Most Blocks (Game)

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

Most Blocks (Season)

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

Most Blocks (Career)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Career)

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

Most Consecutive Foul Shots Made

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

Team Playoff Records

Most Points Scored (Playoff Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

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

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

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

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

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

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

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

Honors

Total All-American Players
4

Total All-Region Players
12

Total All-MSAC Players
17

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

          

Coaches–Men's Basketball

Rich Echevarria

Head Coach

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

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

Contact: re013@TC3.edu


Brian Carroll

Assistant Coach

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

Contact: bjc@TC3.edu


Highlights–2011-12 Men's Basketball

Season Ends for Panthers in Quarterfinal
Boxscore

Friday, March 02, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball season came to an end Friday night in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Region III tournament as the Panthers fell to top-seed Herkimer County Community College 98-57. The regional tournament, hosted by Jefferson Community College, continues this weekend. TC3, the #9 seed in the tournament, ends the season with a record of 13-14 while Herkimer, #1-ranked team in the country, advances with a mark of 28-1.
 
Friday's game saw four lead changes in the first two minutes, with TC3 taking its last lead at 5-4 on a jumper by Kevin Tucker (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse). Herkimer then went on a 15-0 run to take lead 19-5 six minutes into the game. The Panthers managed to cut the advantage to single digits three minutes later when Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) connected on a three-pointer to make it 21-12, but Herkimer stretched the lead to 51-26 at the half and never looked back. The Generals enjoyed a tremendous night shooting, connecting on 16 three-pointers while shooting a combined 51.4% from the floor.
 
Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) led TC3 in his final game as a Panther, scoring 14 points to go with three steals and three assists. Ashton had a strong game with 13 points and team-bests of six assists and five rebounds.


Panthers Advance in Regionals with Win
Boxscore

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Five players in double figures led the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team to a playoff win Tuesday. The Panthers topped Jefferson Community College 83-75 in the opening round of the NJCAA Region III tournament. TC3, the #9 seed in the tournament, is now 13-13 overall while Jefferson, the #8 seed, ends its season with a mark of 13-15. TC3 advances to the regional quarterfinals where the Panthers will face the top-ranked team in the nation, Herkimer County Community College. The game will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Jefferson Community College.
 
In Tuesday's game, TC3 trailed 35-33 at the half before outscoring the home team 50-40 in the second. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) had a big night, leading the winners with 18 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. Kenechi Martins (Samuel J. Tilden H.S./Brooklyn) poured in 15 points and Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) added 12 points. Combined, the three leading scorers went 14-for-14 from the free throw line, including six in the final 30 seconds.
 
Floyd Leroy (Albert Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) finished the game with 11 points and Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) chipped in with 10 for the Panthers.


Panthers Come Up Short in MSAC Tournament
Boxscore

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team lost in the Mid-State Athletic Conference semifinals Saturday, falling at Cayuga Community College 91-70. The Panthers have an overall record of 12-13 and now awaits word on a possible NJCAA Regional tournament bid when the invitations are announced Sunday night. Cayuga, the MSAC regular season champion, is 15-13 overall. The Spartans advance to the championship game Sunday at 1 p.m. against Onondaga Community College. Onondaga beat Jefferson Community College in Saturday's other semifinal game, 95-90 in overtime.
 
The game was close early when Cayuga used a 16-0 run to take a 30-12 lead with eight minutes left in the first half. TC3 cut into the lead at the end of the half, using an 8-0 run that featured Kevin Tucker (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) scoring six points to pull within eight at 38-30 with 1:14 left in the half. Cayuga scored the final four points of the half to lead 42-30 at the break.
 
A three-pointer by Floyd Leroy (Albert Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) to open the second half pulled the Panthers to within nine. With 16:15 left on the clock, Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) hit a shot to make it an eight-point game at 49-41. It would be as close as TC3 would get, as Cayuga steadily stretched the lead the rest of the way.
 
Tucker had a big game with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kinsey posted 17 points while handing out four assists.


Panthers Drop Regular Season Finale
Boxscore

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team dropped its regular season finale Saturday, falling to Cayuga Community College 92-79. The Panthers end the regular season with an overall record of 12-12 and a Mid-State Athletic Conference record of 7-5. Cayuga is 13-13 overall and 9-3 in MSAC.
 
After being unable to hold an early lead, the Panthers fell behind 44-37 at the half. In the second half, the Panthers were able to come back to tie the game three times, but the home team could never recapture the lead.
 
In the end, TC3 was unable to overcome a huge deficit at the free throw line. Cayuga attempted 36 free throws, connecting on 29. By comparison, the Panthers went to the charity stripe just 18 times, making only 10.
 
Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) was one of five Panthers in double-figures, connecting on three three-pointers en route to 11 points. Clark now has made 100 three-pointers during his career at TC3, just the seventh Panther ever to reach that milestone. Clark also added six assists and two steals.
 
Floyd Leroy (Albert Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) led the Panthers with 16 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Brandon Reed (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) had 12 points and seven boards, and Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) and James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) each netted 10 points. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) finished with nine points and six assists.
 
With the result of the game, Cayuga is the MSAC regular season champs and TC3 finishes in a three-way tie for second with Onondaga Community College and Jefferson Community College. All four teams advance to the conference tournament next weekend at Cayuga Community College. TC3, the #4 seed due to tiebreakers, will play against Cayuga at 4 p.m. Saturday with the winner advancing to Sunday's championship game.


Panthers Drop Shootout
Boxscore

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team lost a shootout Wednesday, falling at Onondaga Community College 117-113. The Panthers drop to 12-11 overall and 7-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Onondaga is 16-11 overall and 7-4 in MSAC.
 
After the two teams went to the locker room tied at 49-49, the game really opened up in the second half. The teams combined for an amazing 132 points in the second half, with the home team outscoring TC3 68-64 to pull out the win.
 
Five Panthers reached double-figures in scoring, led by Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) with 27 points. James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) posted 23 points and Floyd Leroy (Albert Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) had 21, marking the first time this season the Panthers had three players top 20 points in a game. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) added 14 points and Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) finished with 13.
 
TC3 ends the regular season Saturday with a home game against Cayuga Community College.


Panthers Overcome Cold Shooting for Win
Boxscore

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team overcame a cold-shooting game Sunday to beat Clinton Community College 73-66. The non-conference win improves TC3 12-10 overall while Clinton falls to 5-18.
 
Trailing by four midway through the first half, TC3's Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) sparked a 13-0 run with a pair of steals and fast-break dunks, giving the home team a 27-18 lead. The score stood at 32-22 at the half, despite the panthers connecting on just 2-of-22 from behind the three-point arc. In the second half, TC3 pushed the lead to 39-28 before Clinton rallied with a strong run that included hitting three-pointers on five straight possessions to take the lead at 52-49 with 8:50 left in the game. The Panthers answered to tie the game at 54-54 on three-point play by Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) and then reclaimed the lead at 56-54 on a bucket by Kinsey. Clinton answered to take the lead on another three-pointer, one of ten the Cougars would hit during the game. After Clinton moved ahead by four, the Panthers came back, led by nine straight points by Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), to take the lead for good at 65-61. A perfect six-for-six from the free throw line in the final 45 seconds sealed the win for the home team.
 
The home team ended the game making just 3-of-30 from three-point range as part of an overall shooting percentage of just 32.2%. A 62-47 advantage on the boards helped offset the cold shooting, as did forcing Clinton into 18 turnovers compared to TC3's 12.
 
Kinsey led TC3 with 17 points and Ashton finished with 16 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Clark had a full line of 13 points, six assists, six steals, and five rebounds, and Brandon Reed (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) posted 10 points and five boards. Floyd Leroy (Albert Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) had a team-high 11 rebounds while scoring seven points, and Adam Park (Spencer-Van Etten H.S./Lockwood) had ten rebounds and six points.
 
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Wednesday.


Panthers Post Another MSAC Win
Boxscore

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball picked up another Mid-State Athletic Conference win Wednesday by beating Corning Community College on the road, 97-86. TC3 improves to 7-3 in the MSAC and 11-10 overall. Corning is now 3-6 in the MSAC and 9-15 overall.
 
The Panthers had a huge night at the foul line. As a team TC3 made 34-of-50, led by a 13-of-14 performance from Floyd Leroy (Albert Magnus H.S./Spring Valley). Leroy ended the game with a team-high 19 points to go with five rebounds and three assists. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) had a big game with 17 points, seven blocks, five rebounds, five steals, and four assists. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) finished with 18 points and five assists and Adam Malheur (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) added 12 points. James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) was the fifth Panther in double figures with 11 points while pulling down six boards.
 
TC3 hosts Clinton Community College Sunday at 2 p.m.


Six Players in Double Figures Lead Panthers to Win
Boxscore

Saturday, February 04, 2012

With six players scoring in double figures, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball snapped its three-game skid Saturday with a 96-83 home win over Broome Community College. TC3 now has a record of 10-10 overall and 6-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome is 8-13 and 2-7 in the MSAC.
 
Broome enjoyed its only lead of the game early, scoring seven of the game's first ten points before TC3 went on a 9-0 run to lead 12-7. Broome pulled back to within one at 20-19, but TC3 used an 8-1 run to start pulling away. The advantage grew to 49-35 at the half, with TC3's Adam Malheur (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) scoring the final eight points of the half on a pair of three-pointers followed by a layup at the buzzer.
 
An 11-4 run to open the second half, capped by a three-pointer by Kenechi Martins (Samuel J Tilden H.S./Brooklyn), made the lead 21 points at 60-39. The visitors answered with their own 15-2 run to cut TC3's lead to 62-54, but the Panthers regrouped and remained at least seven points ahead the rest of the way.
 
The Panthers enjoyed a significant advantage in depth, with TC3's bench outscoring Broome's bench 56-12. Martins led the Panthers with 22 points, making 4-of-6 three pointers along the way. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) finished with 20 points and seven assists, helping seal the win by going 6-for-8 from the free throw line in the second half. Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) had 13 points and four assists, Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) had 12 points and eight rebounds, Brandon Reed (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) had 11 points, and Malheur finished with 10 points. Floyd Leroy (Albert Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds.
 
TC3 plays Wednesday at Corning Community College.


Panthers Falter in Final Minute
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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

A battle between the two teams tied atop the Mid-State Athletic Conference standings came down to the last minute Wednesday in Watertown. The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team led by one heading into the final minute, but host Jefferson Community College scored nine straight points over a 45-second stretch, including seven at the free throw line, to knock off the Panthers by a final of 83-77. The loss leaves TC3 with an overall record of 9-10 and 5-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson is 12-10 overall and 6-2 in the MSAC, alone in first place.
 
The game featured several runs by both teams, culminating with six lead changes in the final five minutes of play.
 
Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) led all scorers with 26 points. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) followed with 16 points and James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) posted a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds.
 
TC3 looks to snap its current three-game losing streak at home Saturday against Broome Community College.


Panthers Outshot at Home
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team ran up against a hot-shooting opponent Saturday, losing at home to Finger Lakes Community College 98-71. It's the second straight loss for the Panthers, leaving the team with an overall record of 9-9 and 5-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes improves to 7-15 overall and 2-5 in the MSAC.
 
The visiting Lakers started strong, shooting 54.8% from the floor in the first half, including 7-for-13 from behind the arc. The Panthers could manage just 32.6% while falling behind 52-34 at the half. The second half saw TC3 pull within 12 twice, but never bring it to single digits as Finger Lakes continued its hot-shooting, finishing the game making 50.7% from the field and 84% from the free throw line.
 
Floyd Leroy (Albert Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) led TC3 with 15 points to go with six rebounds. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) scored 13 and handed out six assists and swiped three steals. Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) finished with 12 points and James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
 
TC3 plays Wednesday at Jefferson Community College.


Panthers Suffer First MSAC Loss
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season Wednesday, losing at Cayuga Community College 69-64. The upset drops the Panthers to 5-1 in Mid-State Athletic Conference and 9-8 overall. Cayuga improves to 3-3 in the MSAC and 7-12 overall.
 
The Panthers started slowly, trailing early and at the half by a score of 30-26. The second half saw TC3 come back to take the lead, holding a 61-58 advantage with 3:44 left to play. A Cayuga basket made it a one-point game with 2:32 left, and after a TC3 free throw and another Cayuga basket, the game was tied at 62-62 heading under two minutes to play. A TC3 basket with 1:10 left made it 64-62, but it would be the last TC3 score of the night as the home team closed out the game by scoring the final seven points at the foul line to seal the win.
 
Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) paced the Panthers with 18 point while grabbing five rebounds and handing out four assists. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) added 16 points, five boards, three assists, and three steals, and James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) poured in 10 points while pulling down a team-best seven rebounds.
 
TC3 looks to bounce back with a home game Saturday against Finger Lakes Community College.


Panthers Outscore Onondaga in Win
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team won a shootout Saturday, outscoring Onondaga Community College 99-92 to improve to 5-0 in Mid-State Athletic Conference play. The Panthers are now 9-7 overall while Onondaga drops to 11-10 overall and 2-3 in the MSAC.
 
The game looked like a track meet early, with TC3 taking a 59-53 lead into the break as both teams shot over 50% from the floor. In the second half, Onondaga rallied back. The Lazers took the lead for the first time early in the half, pushing it to six points at 76-70 with 12 minutes left to play. TC3 slowly came back, finally recapturing the lead at 84-84 on a pair of free throws by Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) with 6:23 left. A steal and highlight-reel dunk by Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) made it 86-83 a minute later, but Onondaga hit a three-pointer to tie it at 86-86. The teams traded baskets until the score was knotted at 92-92 with 1:42 left. A clutch three-pointer by Clark gave the home team a 95-92 lead with 1:07 left, and after Onondaga missed its response, Kinsey was fouled and converted another two free throws to put TC3 up 97-92 with 41 seconds left. A Lazer turnover led to another Kinsey free throw to make it 98-92 with 29 seconds left, and after an Onondaga miss, Kinsey closed out the scoring with another free throw with nine seconds left, making the final 99-92.
 
Kinsey led TC3 with 30 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists. Clark followed with 26 points, nine rebounds, four steals, and four blocks. Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, while also blocking five shots.
 
TC3 hits the road Wednesday for a game at Cayuga Community College.


Panthers Improve to 4-0 in Conference with Win Over Corning
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team improved to 4-0 in Mid-State Athletic Conference play with a 95-69 win over Corning Community College Tuesday. The Panthers are now 8-7 overall. Corning drops to 6-10 overall and 1-2 in the MSAC.
 
All 12 TC3 players scored as the Panthers rolled to the win. TC3 trailed 44-42 at the half before outscoring the Red Barons 53-25 in the second half. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) led all scorers with 23 points. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) added 13 points to go with five assists and five rebounds. Brandon Reed (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) and Adam Malheur (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) each netted 10 points.
 
TC3 hosts Onondaga Community College Saturday.


Cold Shooting Snaps TC3 Win Streak
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Monday, January 16, 2012

A cold shooting day that included a combined 2-for-19 from three-point range was enough to snap the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team's five-game win streak as the Panthers lost to Hudson Valley Community College 65-58 in a holiday matinee Monday. TC3 is now 7-7 on the season while Hudson Valley improves to 11-5.
 
The game was back and forth from the opening tip. The game featured 18 lead changes and 13 ties as neither team held a lead of more than six points until the last minute of the game. The final tie came with 3:24 left when Hudson Valley tied the game at 51-51, but the Vikings scored the next six points to lead 57-51 with just over two minutes left. Hudson Valley scored its final six points at the foul line in the closing minute to seal the outcome.
 
Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) led TC3 with 12 points while grabbing four rebounds. Brandon Reed (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) and James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) each narrowly missed a double-double, with Reed carding nine points and 12 rebounds and Tucker finishing with nine points and 10 rebounds. Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) grabbed 11 rebounds to go with two assists, two blocks, and two steals.
 
TC3 returns to Mid-State Athletic Conference action Tuesday with a home contest against Corning Community College.


Panthers Win at Broome
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Led by season-high point totals from three players, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team won for the fifth straight time, beating Broome Community College Saturday in Binghamton, 91-76. After starting the season 0-4, TC3 is now 7-6 overall and 3-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome is 5-9 overall and 1-2 in the MSAC.
 
The Panthers led 44-40 at the half before opening up the lead in the second half. Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) paced the scoring with 21 points, the most among the nine times this season he has reached double figures. Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) also had a season best with 16 points and 16 rebounds, and James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) had a season-best 15 points. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) reached double figures with 11 points as the Panthers got scoring from 11 different players.
 
TC3 returns home Monday for a non-conference game against Hudson Valley Community College.


Big Second Half Powers Panthers to Win
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

A huge second half helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team rally for an 80-67 win over Jefferson Community College Thursday night. The win ups TC3's record to 6-6 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson is 6-9 overall and 1-1 MSAC.
 
Jefferson led 40-30 at the half, but TC3 opened the second half with a 10-0 run to tie the score at 40-40 just two and a half minutes into the second. Jefferson responded to take a 46-41 lead, but TC3 used a 10-4 run to take the lead at 51-50 on a layup by Kenechi Martins (Samuel J. Tilden H.S./Brooklyn) with 11:20 left in the game. Jefferson again answered, scoring five straight and eventually holding a 59-54 lead, but TC3 rallied to tie the game at 65-65 with just over five minutes left, and continued on a 10-0 run capped by a Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) jumper to make it 73-65 with 2:45 left on the clock. The lead never dropped below six the rest of the way, and the Panthers sealed the win by hitting 7-of-8 from the free throw line over the final 70 seconds.
 
Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) had a big game for the Panthers, leading four scorers in double digits with a game-high 30 points to go with four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Clark tossed in 15 points while recording five steals, four assists, and three rebounds. Martins and Brandon Reed (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) each scored 11 points, while James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) grabbed a team-best seven rebounds. Floyd Leroy (Albertus Magnus H.S./Spring Valley) posted a strong line of six points, six rebounds, five assists, a block, and a steal in his season debut.
 
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Saturday.


Panthers Open MSAC Play with Road Win
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team won its Mid-State Athletic Conference opener Tuesday, beating Finger Lakes Community College 72-69 in Canandaigua. The win ups TC3's overall record to 5-6.
 
Sophomores Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) and Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) led the Panthers. Clark scored 17 points while grabbing seven rebounds and passing out five assists. Kinsey tossed in 16 points while dishing out six assists. Brandon Reed (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) added 11 points while pulling down nine rebounds.
 
TC3 hosts Jefferson Community College Thursday at 7 p.m.


Panthers Win Tarantelli Classic Over Corning
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Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team won the Tarantelli Classic Sunday, beating the host Corning Community College 98-90. It's the second year in a row the Panthers have won this tournament. After starting the season 0-4, TC3's overall record is now 4-6. Corning is 3-5 on the year.
 
In Sunday's title game, the TC3 offense again rose to the challenge. The Panthers led by one at 45-44 at the half before pouring in 53 points in the second to pull away for the win. Throughout the game TC3 capitalized at the free throw line, scoring 30 from the charity stripe. Tournament MVP Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) led the way with 28 points, including 9-of-12 from the free throw line. All-tournament team selection Jamell Walker (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) poured in 26 points while grabbing 14 rebounds. Bryce Elie (Queens H.S. of Teaching/Queens) just missed a triple-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) added 10 points as the Panthers received scoring from 10 different players.
 
With fall semester classes coming to an end this week, TC3 is off until after the break. The next game for the Panthers is on January 10, 2012 at Finger Lakes Community College.


Panthers Cruise to Win in Tarantelli Opener
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Saturday, December 03, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team put on a dominating performance Saturday in the opening round of the Tarantelli Classic in Corning, beating Cumberland County College (N.J.) 104-58. Both teams are now 3-6 on the season. TC3 advances to Sunday's championship game against Corning Community College. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.
 
TC3 led 58-30 at the half and continued to stretch the advantage in the second half. The Panthers received an incredible 57 points from the bench as 12 different players scored, including six in double figures.
 
Adam Malheur (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) led the team with 17 points, followed by Bryce Elie (Queens H.S. of Teaching/Queens) and Devante Vanderpool (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) with 14 each. Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) and De'Ondray Tape (Academy of Science/Syracuse) each had 11, while Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) tallied 10 points and a team-best six assists.


Panthers Fall at Nation's #1

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team lost to the nation's top-ranked team Wednesday, falling 103-82 at Herkimer County Community College. TC3 is now 2-6 while Herkimer moves to 7-0.
 
The Panthers trailed 50-33 at the half. Jamell Walker (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) finished the game with a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) had 19 points and Bryce Elie (Queens H.S. of Teaching/Queens) posted a double-double of 16 points d 10 rebounds. Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) added 13 points.
 
TC3 returns to action this weekend at Corning Community College's Tarantelli Classic. The Panthers play Saturday against Cumberland County College (N.J.).


TC3 Rolls to Win Over Adirondack
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team rolled to a big win Sunday behind a team effort that saw six players score in double figures and the team shoot better than 50% from the floor. The Panthers rolled past SUNY Adirondack 96-74 to improve to 2-5 on the season. Adirondack falls to 2-4.
 
The game started quickly for the home team, with the Panthers racing to an early lead. Three-pointers by Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) and Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) capped a 13-2 run to start the game. Adirondack rebounded and pulled to within three at 22-19 midway through the half, but the Panthers responded. A rebound and bucket by James Tucker (Saratoga Springs H.S./Saratoga Springs) started a 19-4 rally that included two dunks and ten points by Tucker. The Panthers continued to stretch the lead to the end of the half, taking a 52-29 advantage into the locker room. The lead would get no smaller than 19 points the rest of the game as the Panthers cruised to the win.
 
For the game, TC3 made 50.7% from the floor and 74.2% from the free throw line. Bryce Elie (Queens H.S. of Teaching/Queens) was the team's leading scorer with 19 points, just missing a double-double with nine rebounds. Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) had 14 points, seven steals, five assists, and four rebounds. Tucker had 13 points, including 12 in the first half, to go with six rebounds. Kinsey had 13 points and a team-high six assists, and Jamell Walker (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) had 13 points and six rebounds. Ashton finished with 12 points.
 
After a break for Thanksgiving, the Panthers play at Herkimer County Community College Wednesday, November 30.


Road Loss for Panthers
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another slow start for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team led to a road loss Tuesday as the Panthers lost to Schenectady County Community College, 81-57. TC3 is now 1-5 while Schenectady stands at 3-1.
 
The first half wasn't kind to the Panthers, as the team fell behind 50-29, a hole too deep to recover. Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) was the lone Panther in double-figures scoring, netting 11 points.
 
The Panthers host SUNY Adirondack Sunday.


Panthers Top Cayuga 74-70
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

A great second-half rally lifted the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team to a 74-70 win over Cayuga Community College Sunday in the consolation round of the Panther Classic. TC3 is now 1-4 while Cayuga drops to 2-4.
 
The first twenty minutes of play saw Cayuga race to a 41-28 lead. TC3 opened the second half strong, using a 9-2 run to pull within six. The lead was down to one at 51-50 with 13:41 left, and the two teams remained within a few points of each other for the next ten minutes. Trailing 66-63, TC3's defense forced Cayuga in a shot-clock violation. Bryce Elie (Queens H.S. of Teaching/Queens) made it a one-point game with a basket, and, after a defensive stop, Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) drained a three-pointer to give TC3 its first lead of the game at 68-66 with 1:41 left on the clock. A basket by Cayuga sent the game into its final minute tied at 68-68. After a TC3 turnover and a missed free throw by Cayuga, Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) gave the Panthers lead at 70-68 with 35 seconds left. Cayuga answered with a pair of free throws to make it 70-70 with less than 30 seconds left, but Clark came through again with a basket to make it 72-70 with 14 seconds left on the clock. A steal by Elie on the next possession led to a layup by Ashton, sealing the win.
 
Jamell Walker (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) had another huge game with 22 points and 12 rebounds, earning him a spot on the all-tournament team. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) finished with 13 points, including 12 in the second half. Elie posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Ashton finished with 11.
 
The Panthers play at Schenectady County Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Outscored in Classic Opener
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

The opener of the TC3 Men's Basketball Panther Classic Saturday brought plenty of offensive fireworks, as the two teams combined to score 216 points. Unfortunately for the hosts, the Panthers fell behind early and the comeback effort ran out of time, as the final was a 113-103 win for Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The Panthers will play in the consolation game Sunday while Fulton-Montgomery advances to the championship game.
 
The game opened with Fulton-Montgomery scoring the first six points and moving out to a 21-18 lead after seven minutes. The lead grew to 41-22 over the next five minutes before settling at 67-47 at the half. In the second half, TC3 put together a late run, pulling within nine points in closing moments, but it was too little, too late.
 
Jamell Walker (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) had a big game for the Panthers, scoring 28 points while grabbing 14 rebounds. Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) finished with 24 points while Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) and Bryce Elie (Queens H.S. of Teaching/Queens) had 12 and 10 points, respectively.


Panthers Drop Game at Delhi

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A tough season-opening schedule didn't get any easier Wednesday, as the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team traveled to SUNY Delhi to take on the defending regional champion Broncos. The game was close the whole way, but in the end the Panthers came up just short, falling 74-64 to drop to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in regional play. Delhi is 3-1 overall and 2-0 in region.
 
After falling behind early, TC3 got on course and led 21-15 with 8:05 left in the first half. Delhi put together a 9-2 run to regain the lead, but the teams ended the half tied at 33-33. After trading baskets to open the second half, Delhi pulled ahead to a 48-42 advantage with 11:02 left on the clock. The Panthers responded by scoring seven of the next nine points to pull within one at 50-49, but Delhi answered with a 10-2 run to lead 60-51 with 6:50 remaining. TC3 would cut into the lead in the closing minutes, but the home team sealed the game at the free throw line, eventually extending the lead to the 74-64 final.
 
TC3 hosts the Panther Classic this weekend, starting with a game against Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday at 4:30 p.m.


Panthers Fall at Jamestown

Saturday, November 05, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team went on the road Saturday, playing at Jamestown Community College. The Panthers couldn't keep up with the Division II team, falling by a final of 94-69. TC3 is now 0-2 while Jamestown is 2-0.
 
The home team ran out to a 51-29 lead at the half before posting the 25-point win. TC3 was led by 23 points and seven rebounds from Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) and 16 points and three assists from Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt). Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon) chipped in ten points.
 
TC3 plays at SUNY Delhi Wednesday


Panthers Drop Thrilling Opener
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The season opener for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team came down to the last shot Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the home team, the three-pointer in the closing seconds didn't fall, leaving the Panthers on the wrong end of a 67-65 final against Mohawk Valley Community College.
 
The game featured seven lead changes and the score was tied seven different times. Early in the first half the score was deadlocked at 12-12 when the Panthers scored six straight to begin a run that saw them pull away to a ten-point lead at 31-21 with just under four minutes left in the half. After a TC3 basket that would have pushed the lead to 12 was waived for basket interference, Mohawk Valley ended the half by outscoring the Panthers 11-2 to make it a one-point game the break, 33-32.
 
The second half opened with one of those lead changes, as Mohawk Valley moved ahead 34-33 in the opening minute. TC3 responded with three-pointers by Bryce Elie (Queens H.S. of Teaching/Queens) and Jailaan Kinsey (Jamesville-Dewitt H.S./Dewitt) to lead by five, but Mohawk Valley came back to tie it at 37-37 with 16 minutes left to play. The lead changed hands one more time before Mohawk Valley moved to its biggest lead of the night, 55-46, with 7:45 left to play. Seven straight for TC3, including five points from Jamell Walker (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon), made it a two point game with under seven to play. The Panthers eventually tied the game at 58-58 on a free throw by Tyrone Clark (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) and took a 60-58 lead on two more free throws from Clark. After Mohawk Valley tied it at 60-60, Walker put TC3 up 62-60 on a basket with 2:20 left to play. A three-point play by Mohawk Valley a minute later put the visitors ahead 63-62 with 1:18 left on the clock. A missed three-pointer and two missed free throws left the door open for Mohawk Valley to extend their lead, which they did with a pair of free throws to make it 65-62 with 27 seconds left. Kinsey made one of two free throws with 17 seconds left, cutting the lead to 65-63. After a foul, Mohawk Valley made two free throws to make it 67-63, but Kinsey quickly drove the ball down the floor for a two-point basket to make it 67-65 with less than 10 seconds left. After TC3 forced a quick turnover, the Panthers had the ball down by two in the closing seconds. The Panthers got a good look at a long three-pointer, but the shot wouldn't fall as the buzzer rang.
 
The home team shot a better percentage from the floor and had a slight advantage on the boards, but lost the battle of free throws. Mohawk Valley connected on 67.9 percent of its free throw attempts for the game, including 80 percent in the second. TC3 made 46.2 percent for the game and just 37.5 percent in the second half.
 
Three Panthers shared the scoring leadership with 13 points each: Elie, Walker, and Damani Ashton (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon). Walker added a team-high 15 rebounds and Elie pulled down 10 boards to join him with a double-double. Kinsey had nine points to go with seven assists.
 
TC3 plays at Jamestown Community College Saturday.


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2011-12 Men's Basketball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Mon 10/10
6 p.m.
Sullivan County CC
Loch Sheldrake
Tue 11/01
7 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Sat 11/05
3 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Wed 11/09
7 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Delhi
Sat 11/12
4 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Home
Sun 11/13
Cayuga CC
Home
Tue 11/15
7 p.m.
Schenectady County CC
Schenectady
Sun 11/20
1 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack
Home
Wed 11/30
7 p.m.
Herkimer College
Herkimer
Sat 12/03
5 p.m.
Cumberland CC (N.J.)
Corning
Sun 12/04
1 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Tue 01/10
8 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Thu 01/12
5 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Home
Sat 01/14
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Mon 01/16
3 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Home
Tue 01/17
7 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Sat 01/21
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Wed 01/25
7 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Auburn
Sat 01/28
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Wed 02/01
8 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Sat 02/04
1 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Wed 02/08
7 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Sun 02/12
2 p.m.
Clinton CC
Home
Wed 02/15
7 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Sat 02/18
3 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Home
Sat 02/25
4 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Auburn
Tue 02/28
7 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Fri 03/02
8 p.m.
Herkimer College
Watertown
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