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Gerard Dike II and Tohn Johnson
Four men's basketball recruits have signed their NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play for Tompkins Cortland Community College in the 2015-16 school year. Gerard Dike II (Hillcrest H.S./Jamaica), Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Jamaica), Kevin Sabino-Pena (Palisades Prep H.S./Yonkers), and Donoven Adams (NYC Museum School/New York City) will be among the incoming freshmen for the Panthers and Coach Rich Echevarria.
Dike is an athletic 6-5 forward. "Gerard is just scratching the surface of his potential," said Echevarria. "He runs the courts well, rebounds, and has an inside/outside game. He will provide us versatility at forward."
Johnson is a 6-1 combo guard who averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds per game as a senior. "Tohn has good size and has shown the ability to be a strong defender," said Echevarria. "He rebounds well from the guard spot and never stops hustling. He's the type of hard-worker any coach would love."
Sabino-Pena was a 1,000-point scorer in high school. A 6-0 guard, he played four years on varsity, averaging 17 points per game as a senior. "Kevin is mature, both on and off the floor," said Echevarria. "He's as good a shooter as I've seen on the high school level this year. We expect big things from him."
Adams, a 5-11 guard, was named the PSAL B Division Player of the Year and earned All-State recognition while in high school. "Donoven can play on or off the ball, which is a huge asset in our region," said Echevarria, noting Adams averaged 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists per game as a senior. "Donoven has great ball-handling abilities and an aggressive style of play. He's a physically-strong player who can put the ball in the basket. We'll look for him to contribute right away."
The 2015-16 season opens October 31 with a home game against Niagara County Community College.
February 26, 2015
Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Rob Mills (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) has been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s basketball all-conference team. A total of ten players are chosen to the team, with voting by the coaches from the seven colleges in the conference. This marks the eighth straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-conference team.
Mills led the Panthers in scoring, averaging 19.3 points per conference game. He was the third highest scoring in the conference and the fifth best in terms of steals per game (2.1). He led the MSAC in free-throw shooting percentage (88.1) and was fourth in three-point shooting percentage (42.7). He finished his career with more than 700 points, passing that milestone in TC3’s season finale.
Mills is a sport management major.
|# - Out season due to injury||Andrew Jensen||Fr.||6-7||220||Union-Endicott/Endicott|
|22 - Captain||Joshua Gillen||So.||5-11||160||South Lewis/Brantingham|
|12||Michael Martin||Fr.||6-5||170||Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer|
|24||James Regatuso||Fr.||6-0||180||Mt. Morris/Mt. Morris|
|25||Melvin Moore||Fr.||6-0||195||Monacan (Richmond, VA)/Bronx|
|34||Kevin Wilbur||Fr.||6-5||230||Delaware Academy/Delhi|
MSAC (0-0), Region III (0-0)
132 (vs. Ithaca College JV, 2/22/01)
130 (vs. Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
127 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
58 (vs. Practical Bible College, 1987-88)
55 (vs. Practical Bible College, 11/8/87)
52 (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/10/04)
30 (at Onondaga CC, 12/11/81)
42 (vs. Davis College, 12/9/04)
45 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 11/10/02)
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)
64 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)
63 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 11/7/04)
61 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
20 (vs. Broome CC, 2/8/01)
16 (at Cayuga CC, 1/30/08)
16 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/1/01)
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)
15 (at Practical Bible College, 12/11/03)
15 (at Cayuga CC, 1/6/11)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/26/11)
39 (vs. Corning CC, 2/19/05)
35 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/12/11)
35 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 11/14/01)
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)
767 Ivan Lewis (2000-2001)
689 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
668 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)
1435 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
1128 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
1017 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
30.7 Ivan Lewis (2000-2001)
28.7 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
27.8 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)
29.3 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
24.2 Jude Princivil (1993-95)
21.3 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
20 Larry Roberts (vs. Environmental Science & Forestry, 12/10/80)
16 Ryan Davis (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/11/00)
155 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
154 Joshua Canfield (1996-97)
152 Ryan Davis (2000-2001)
259 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
253 Ryan Davis (1999-2001)
212 Sean Anderson (2006-07)
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)
348 Josh Delfino (2009-10)
306 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
267 Tony Parker (2007-08)
515 Armel Traore dit Nignan (2003-05)
432 Jude Princivil (1993-1995)
421 Aaron Wood (1999-2001)
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)
98 Aaron Wood (2000-2001)
80 Bob Goble (1988-89)
76 Eddie Mitchell (2007-08)
145 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
145 Aaron Wood (1999-2001)
133 Eddie Mitchell (2006-08)
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)
103 Randall Thomas (2003-04)
101 Randall Thomas (2001-02)
87 Charleston Collins, Jr. (2009-10)
204 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
149 Gerald Strong (2002-04)
138 Charleston Collins, Jr. (2008-10)
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)
81 Austin Eastman (2010-11)
57 Josh Delfino (2009-10)
56 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
94 Armel Traore dit Nignan (2003-05)
81 Austin Eastman (2010-11)
75 Tyrone Clark (2010-12)
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)
177 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
141 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)
140 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
276 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
233 Jude Princivil (1993-95)
232 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
19 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
18 Jared Martin (2004-05)
18 Carl Palmieri (2000-2001)
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)
62 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
62 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
65 (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
21 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
57 (at Cayuga CC, 2/25/12)
55 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
50 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
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)
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)
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)
30 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
21 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
20 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
16 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
15 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Total All-American Players
Total All-Region Players
Total All-MSAC Players
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
Coach Echevarria enters his second season as head coach after spending three seasons as an assistant on the staff of two MSAC championship teams. 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.
The 2015-16 season will mark Coach Carroll's seventh 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.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
The TC3 men's basketball team closed out the season and gave the team's home floor for the past 33 years a proper send off Thursday, beating SUNY Canton 70-56. TC3 ends the season 6-19 overall, 3-11 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, and winners of three of the last five games. Canton falls to 3-22 overall and 0-13 in the MSAC.
The scoring started with a three-pointer by Eddie Mitchell 38 seconds into play, sparking a 12-0 run for the Panthers to open the game. The lead grew to 23 before settling at 21 at the break. The lead peaked at 28 points in the second half as every Panthers scored during the win.
Owen Mann led TC3 with 12 points. Mitchell, Kevin Wilbur, and Melvin Moore each added 11 points. TC3's lone sophomore, Josh Gillen, finished with four points, four steals, and three rebounds.
Canton was led by 12 points from James Morrison.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
For the second time this season, the TC3 men's basketball team took Broome Community College to overtime. And for the second time this season, the Panthers lost, in part, due to some controversial calls by the officials. Playing at home Wednesday, TC3 lost 82-74 in overtime to fall to 5-19 overall and 2-11 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 17-9 overall and 11-3 in the MSAC.
After the opening minutes of play, no one would have thought overtime was a possibility. Broome scored 19 of the first 22 points of the game, eventually moving to a 23-point lead 11 minutes into the game. The Panthers slowly clawed back, using a 23-9 run to close the first half trailing 42-33.
Broome pushed the lead back to 12 points by scoring five of the first seven points of the second half before TC3 made another run to pull within one at 48-47 on a layup by Kevin Wilbur with 15:47 to play. Broome responded by scoring the next 13 points, seemingly taking control of the game with a 61-47 lead with 11:50 to play. But the Panthers scored the next 12 points to pull within two with 7:17 to play. The game of runs continued with Broome scoring nine of the next 12 points to lead 70-62 with 2:44 left.
A three-pointer by Adam Prue brought TC3 within five with 2:35 left and a three-pointer by Eddie Mitchell 24 seconds later cut Broome's lead to 70-68. A foul shot by Mitchell with 1:48 to play brought TC3 to within one, and a jumper by Wilbur with 53 seconds left gave the Panthers the lead for the first time in the game, 71-70. Broome Rob Krowiak converted one of two free throws with 36 seconds left, giving the Panthers the ball and a tie game. After a timeout, TC3 ran the clock down before Josh Gillen drove to the basket with under ten seconds left. In the lane, Gillen went up for the shot, but was blocked by a Broome player. Inexplicably, no foul was called and the ball was given to Broome, giving the visitors a last chance to end the game in regulation. When Broome's shot missed the mark, the game went into overtime.
Overtime started much the same way the game did, with Broome scoring the first five points before TC3 could find the net on a free throw. The lead stood at 78-72 with 50 seconds left when Prue drove the baseline and appeared to score, only to have the basket wiped off with a charging call, effectively ending the game.
Prue led TC3 with 18 points and five assists. Owen Mann posted a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds. Mitchell added 16 points and Michael Martin collected 11 rebounds.
Broome's Krowiak led all scorers with 24 points.
TC3's season finale is Thursday at home against SUNY Canton. Thursday's game is the final game in TC3's current gymnasium - next season the Panthers move into TC3's new 1,500-seat arena.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
The TC3 men's basketball team picked up a win at SUNY Canton Tuesday, toping the Northstars 76-57. TC3 improves to 5-18 overall and 2-10 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Canton falls to 2-21 overall and 0-11 in the MSAC.
Josh Gillen led four Panthers in double figures with 15 points. Adam Prue added 14 and Owen Mann and Eddie Mitchell each chipped in with 13. Mann led the team with seven rebounds while Matt Sierra collected a team-best five steals.
Che Terrazas led Canton with 22 points.
TC3 returns home Wednesday to host Broome Community College before closing the season Thursday at home against SUNY Canton. Thursday's game is the final game in TC3's current gymnasium - next season the Panthers move into TC3's new 1,500-seat arena.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Getting out-rebounded by a team that shoots well is a formula for a tough game. That's exactly what happened to the TC3 men's basketball team Saturday as the Panthers dropped an 80-67 decision to Corning Community College. The Panthers fall to 4-18 overall and 1-10 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning improves to 15-9 overall and 8-4 in the MSAC. The win clinched a conference playoff spot for the visiting Red Barons.
The opening half was tightly contested, with the Panthers making up for a rebounding disadvantage by shooting 50% from the floor, including 5-for-10 from three-point range. TC3 enjoyed a 38-37 lead heading into the break, but a strong second half by the visitors proved to be the downfall for the home team.
In the second half, Corning made 53% from the floor while TC3 went cold, making just 29% from the field and going just 1-of-12 from behind the arc. Corning also enjoyed a 14-rebound advantage for the game, helping the Red Barons to post the win.
Sean Anderson led TC3 with 16 points and six assists. Adam Prue tossed in 15, including three three-pointers, and Owen Mann added 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
Corning's Fabian Ferreirra led all scorers with 27 points.
TC3 plays at Canton Tuesday before wrapping up the season with home games Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday, February 16, 2007
After waiting an extra two days to play due to the winter storm that hit all of the region, the TC3 men's basketball team gave their fans something worth waiting for Friday night – a convincing win. Powered by a strong second half, the Panthers topped Jefferson Community College 92-78 in Watertown. TC3 improves to 4-17 overall and 1-9 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Jefferson falls to 9-15 overall and 5-7 in the MSAC.
In a game originally scheduled for Wednesday, then postponed to Thursday before finally being rescheduled for tonight, TC3 was down by one at the break, 45-44. A 48-point second half was more than enough to overcome the deficit as the Panthers posted the win.
Owen Mann led a balanced attack for the Panthers, scoring 26 points. Eddie Mitchell added 21 points and seven assists while Sean Anderson poured in 16 points. Kevin Wilbur led the effort on the boards with eight rebounds.
Three players scored 15 points each to pace Jefferson, Melvin Gager, Charles McCoy, and Antonio Parker.
TC3 hosts Corning Saturday at 3 p.m.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Playing at Onondaga Community College Monday, the TC3 men's basketball team almost made a remarkable comeback before falling 93-84. The Panthers fought back from a 16-point halftime deficit, made more difficult by a huge disparity in free throws. For the game, the home team shot 35 free throws while the visiting Panthers made just seven trips to the foul line. It was the smallest number of free throws for TC3 this year and the biggest disparity in the number of free throws between TC3 and its opponent in over five years. The biggest disparity previously this year was 17. It also marked the 14th time in 20 games this season TC3 has shot fewer foul shots than its opponent. The loss dropped TC3 to 3-17 overall and 0-9 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga improves to 18-6 overall and 9-1 in the MSAC.
Eddie Mitchell had a big game for the Panthers, posting a double-double of 27 points and 10 assists while draining seven three-pointers. Sean Anderson added 18 points and Owen Mann posted a double-double of his own with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Michael Martin chipped in with 14 points.
Rich Buckmon led Onondaga with 20 points.
TC3 plays at Jefferson Wednesday.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
The win column continued to elude the TC3 men's basketball team Saturday as the Panthers dropped an 86-64 decision at Finger Lakes Community College. TC3 is now 3-16 overall and 0-8 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes improves to 16-8 overall and 8-3 in the MSAC.
TC3 was led by Owen Mann's 12 points. Eddie Mitchell added 10 points while Matt Sierra finished with team highs of eight rebounds and three steals.
Ryan Henry paced Finger Lakes with 23 points.
TC3 plays at Onondaga Monday.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The hard luck of the TC3 men's basketball team continued Wednesday as the Panthers fell just short against Onondaga Community College, losing 88-85 when TC3's three-pointer at the buzzer failed to drop. TC3 is now 3-15 overall and 0-7 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga improves to 16-6 overall and 7-1 in the MSAC.
TC3 opened play with a strong first half, enjoying leads as large as ten points before a late Onondaga run cut TC3's lead to 41-39 at the break. Onondaga opened the second half with a three-pointer to take the lead before Eddie Mitchell responded with a three-pointer to reclaim the lead for the home team with 19:16 to play. It took the visitors until the 14-minute mark to move in front again, using a 21-10 run to move out to a 76-67 lead with nine minutes to play. The lead grew to 82-72 with 4:53 to play before the Panthers made a final run.
A layup by Josh Gillen started a string of seven straight TC3 points, pulling the score to 82-79. After a basket by Onondaga, TC3 scored four straight, with a jumper by Owen Mann bringing the Panthers to within one at 84-83 with 2:07 to play. A basket by the visitors was answered by a pair of free throws by Sean Anderson, leaving TC3 down 86-85 with 1:27. After Onondaga missed a pair of free throws, TC3 had the ball with under a minute to play, but a jumper wouldn't fall, forcing the Panthers to foul to stop the clock. Onondaga's Justin Stern sank a pair from the line with 15 seconds left to make it 88-85. TC3's three-point try at the buzzer missed the mark, giving the visitors the win.
Anderson led all scorers with 22 points. Gillen added 15 points while Mitchell finished with 12 points and seven assists.
Onondaga was led by 21 points from Steve Seichen.
TC3 hosts SUNY Canton Thursday.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
The TC3 men's basketball team dropped to 3-14 on the season with an 88-69 loss at Cayuga Community College Saturday. The loss drops the Panthers to overall and 0-6 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.
Owen Mann led TC3 with 18 points. Sean Anderson added 17 points and five rebounds.
Derek Watson paced Cayuga with 27 points.
TC3 travels to SUNY Canton Monday.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
The TC3 men's basketball team dropped a 78-67 decision at Corning Community College Saturday to fall to 3-13 overall and 0-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning improves to 11-8 overall and 4-3 in the MSAC.
Sean Anderson topped 20 points for the second straight game and fourth time this season, leading TC3 with 22 points. Melvin Moore added 17 points behind 13 of 15 shooting from the foul line. Owen Mann led the team with seven rebounds and Eddie Mitchell paced the team with four assists.
Fabian Ferreira led Corning with 21 points.
TC3 returns home Wednesday, January 31 to host SUNY Canton.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
For the first time in four games, the TC3 men's basketball team took to the road for a Mid-State Athletic Conference contest. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the new venue produced the same heart-breaking result – a last second loss. Playing at conference-leading Broome Community College Wednesday, TC3 fell victim to a basket with 0.2 seconds left in overtime, handing the Panthers the loss, 101-100. TC3 stands at 3-12 overall 0-4 in the MSAC. Broome is now 12-6 overall and 6-0 in the MSAC.
Entering the game it would be understandable if the Panthers were feeling snake bit. Over the last four games, TC3 had losses by one, two, three, and nine points. In each game, the Panthers led late, and in two of the games TC3 fell victim to game-winning baskets in closing seconds.
On Wednesday, TC3 led Broome 48-45 at the half before the two teams ended regulation tied at 88-88. In the overtime, TC3 took a late lead, despite losing three starters to fouls. With the Panthers ahead 100-99, Broome inbounded the ball with 3.1 seconds left. A defensive play by Matt Sierra knocked the ball from Broome's control as the final horn sounded, seemingly ending the game. After a brief celebration by TC3, the referees ruled that Sierra was out of bounds when he touched the ball and ordered 0.2 seconds put back on the game clock. The reprieve gave Broome time for a final play, and when the long inbounds pass was caught and laid in, the Panthers were sidled with another unlikely loss.
Six Panthers scored in double figures. Sean Anderson paced the team with 21 points and six steals and Eddie Mitchell added 13 points and four assists. Owen Mann, Josh Gillen, and Melvin Moore each contributed 12 points while Michael Martin tossed in 11.
Rob Krowiak led Broome with 28 points.
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Saturday.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
A strong second half wasn't enough for the TC3 men's basketball team Saturday as the Panthers dropped an 85-76 decision to Finger Lakes Community College. The home loss drops TC3 to 3-11 overall 0-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes stands at 9-7 overall and 3-2 in the MSAC.
The game opened with Finger Lakes jumping out to a 12-4 lead less than four minutes in before TC3 collected itself and came back to tie it at 20-20 on a jumper by Kevin Wilbur with 11:56 left in the half. Another Wilbur basket with 10:45 left in the half brought the Panthers to within two points at 24-22, but more importantly, it marked the start of a cold spell for the home team. Over the next ten minutes, TC3 was held off the board as Finger Lakes moved to a 38-22 lead before a pair of free throws by Melvin Moore snapped the scoring slump and made it 38-24. The lead grew to 42-24 with 2:58 left in the half before TC3 rallied to close out the half on 11-3 run, capped by a three-pointer by Eddie Mitchell at the buzzer to make the score 45-35 at the break.
The second opened with the visitors again expanding the lead, moving to a 59-42 advantage with 16:10 to play before the Panthers caught fire. Mitchell sparked the run by sinking three-pointers on the next three possessions, followed by a three-pointer by Adam Prue with 14:01 left to play that made the score 59-54. Finger Lakes pushed he lad back to ten before TC3 pulled to 66-62 on a lay up by Moore with 8:45 to play. It proved to be the closest the Panthers would get the rest of the way as Finger Lakes held on for the win.
Mitchell led the Panthers with 20 points, including 11 in a 100 second span in the second half. Sean Anderson added 19 and Owen Mann chipped in with 11 points and 6 rebounds. For the game, TC3 made 48 percent from three-point range, including an 11-17 performance in the second half. Mitchell led the way with six three-pointers while Anderson sank five.
Ryan Henry led all scorers with 31 points for Finger Lakes.
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
A pair of free throws with just three seconds left in the game proved to be the difference as the TC3 men's basketball team suffered its second straight heartbreaker, losing to Jefferson Community College 88-86 Wednesday. The home loss drops TC3 to 3-10 over all 0-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Jefferson improves to 6-9 overall and 1-2 in the MSAC.
The game was evenly played most of the way, with the two teams each taking the lead ten times on the night. TC3 enjoyed the biggest lead of the night with 14:57 left to play when Owen Mann converted a three-point play to make it 58-47. The basket capped a 9-0 run for the home team, and started a two-minute span where TC3 held the lead in double figures. Jefferson made its move with TC3 leading 61-51, going on a 13-2 run to reclaim the lead with 11:03 to play. The lead changed hands five times over the next ten minutes before TC3 took an 86-81 lead with 1:22 left to play.
A Jefferson basket at the 1:13 mark followed by a TC3 turnover and a Jefferson three-pointer tied the game at 86-86 with 50 seconds. With the clock ticking down, TC3 committed another turnover, giving Jefferson the ball with 32 seconds left. After letting the clock wind down, Jefferson's Charles McCoy was able to draw a foul with just under three seconds left, and after he made both shots, Jefferson had the lead at 88-86. The lead stood up as TC3 was unable to draw a foul on their own last-second attempt, handing the Panthers their second straight hard-luck loss.
Mann led the Panthers with 23 points and nine rebounds. Melvin Moore followed with 18 points while Eddie Mitchell chipped in 16 points. Michael Martin had a team-high 13 rebounds to go with seven points, and three blocks. McCoy led all scorers with 27 points. Andre Hannah added 21 for Jefferson.
TC3 hosts Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
An off-balance three pointer under pressure was the difference Saturday as the TC3 men lost a heartbreaker to open the Mid-State Athletic Conference portion of their schedule, falling to Cayuga Community College 72-71. TC3 falls to 3-9 while Cayuga improves to 6-9 overall and 1-2 in the MSAC.
The opening period saw TC3 fight back from a seven-point deficit to take a 38-31 lead into the break. The lead grew to ten when Adam Prue drained a three-pointer two minutes in the half, making the score 43-33. After Cayuga fought back to within five, TC3 again pushed the lead to double digits when Owen Mann scored to make it 56-46 with just over 11 minutes to play. Immediately after the bucket, Cayuga went on an 18-4 run to it first lead of the second half, 64-60 with 4:28 left to play. A pair of basket by TC3 tied the game at 64-64, setting the stage for a dramatic final 3:25.
Cayuga took the lead, scoring five of the next seven points to lead 69-66 before baskets by Mann and Sean Anderson put the home team in front 70-69 with 1:19 to play. After a defensive stop, Melvin Moore converted one of two free throws to make it 71-69 with 39 seconds to play. A steal by TC3 set the stage for the Panthers to put the game away at the line, but a missed free throw opened the door for the visitors.
With 18 seconds left to play, Cayuga started its final possession. Tight defense by TC3 kept the visitors from any look at the basket until Cayuga's Tim Jackson launched an off balance shot under pressure from well behind the three-point line. The ball went through the hoop with 0.4 seconds left on the clock, giving the visitors a 72-71 advantage. When TC3's desperation heave at the buzzer fell short, the win went to the visitors.
Mann led TC3 with 15 points and four steals. Moore added 13 points and Anderson chipped in with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Jackson led all scorers with 24 points, including making six of eight from behind the arc. As a team, Cayuga made 10 for 18 from behind the arc.
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Monday.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
The fall semester came to a disappointing end for the TC3 men's basketball team Sunday as the Panther couldn't overcome a huge disadvantage in fouls while falling at Clinton Community College 80-77. TC3 stands at 3-8 heading into the winter break. TC3 is off until a January 13 home contest with Cayuga Community College.
Playing in Plattsburgh, TC3 managed just eight trips to the foul line, nearly 12 below the team's season average. By comparison, the home team received 24 free throws, converting 17. Despite the disparity, TC3 held a lead early before trailing by one heading into the break and eventually falling by three.
Four Panthers scored in double-digits, with Xavier Massard posting a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds. Eddie Mitchell led TC3 with 21 points, including 15 points from behind the three-point line. Adam Prue poured in 16 and Sean Anderson added 10 points and a team-high six assists.
Phillip Barnes led all scorers with 34 points for Clinton.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
A sharp-shooting home team handed the TC3 men's basketball team a 98-77 road loss Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College. TC3 drops to 3-7 with the loss.
Xavier Massard led four Panthers in double figures with 20 points and nine rebounds. Sean Anderson followed with 13 points while Adam Prue and Eddie Mitchell added 12 ad 11 points, respectively.
Justin Gallo led Hudson Valley with 26 points and four of his team's 12 three-pointers.
TC3 plays at Clinton Community College Sunday.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
The TC3 men's basketball team pushed the top ranked team in the region to the limit Wednesday before coming up just short, losing to Herkimer County Community College 83-76. TC3 falls to 3-6 while Herkimer improves to 8-3.
The home team took an early lead on a three-pointer to open the game from Sean Anderson. TC3 moved the lead to double digits when DeRell Mirjah drained a jumper to make it 15-4 with 14 minutes left in the first half. A six-minute TC3 scoreless spell allowed Herkimer back in the game, and with 8:51 left in the half, a three-pointer by Herkimer's Geoffrey Brown gave the visitors the lead at 16-15. After another Herkimer basket, Anderson tied the game with another three-pointer. The two teams traded the lead three times before Herkimer used an 8-2 run to close half with a 39-32 lead.
The Panthers came out strong to open the second half, and when Bryan McClary made a layup with 18:13 left in the game, TC3 was within one at 43-42. After Herkimer pushed the lead back to five points, a layup by Kevin Wilbur followed by another three pointer from Anderson tied the score at 49-49. A basket by Mirjah gave TC3 the lead with 14 minutes left. The home team held the lead for the nearly seven minutes, pushing it to as much as seven points before Herkimer reclaimed the lead at 64-62 on a three-pointer from Chris Marcellus with 7:11 left to play. Xavier Massard retied the game at 69-69 with a jumper with 4:36 to play, but Herkimer went on a 12-3 run to take control heading in the closing moments.
Anderson had a huge night for the Panthers, scoring 27 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. Massard added 14 points and five assists, while Mirjah tied a TC3 single-game record with seven blocked shots.
Robby Marshall had a big game for Herkimer, scoring 35 points while pulling down 20 rebounds. Preston Bell added 10.
TC3 closes the fall semester with a weekend road trip. The Panthers play at Hudson Valley Community College Saturday before traveling to Clinton Community College Sunday.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
The TC3 men's basketball team took second place in the Panther Classic, falling in Sunday's championship game to Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 107-63. TC3 is now 3-5 while Fulton-Montgomery, ranked 11th in the nation, improves to 8-1. Dutchess Community College beat Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus in the consolation game. TC3 beat Dutchess Saturday in the Panther Classic opening round.
On Sunday, TC3 couldn't match the intensity the home team showed in Saturday's win. Xavier Massard provided a bright spot with 15 points and six rebounds. Sean Anderson chipped in with 12 points.
Fulton-Montgomery's Jermaine Campbell was named the Panther Classic's most outstanding. He led the Raiders with 20 points on Sunday.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Playing for the first time in nearly two weeks, the TC3 men's basketball team earned a hard-fought 90-86 win over Dutchess Community College Saturday in the first round of the Panther Classic. The win puts TC3 in Sunday's championship game against Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Dutchess will take on Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus in the consolation game.
Saturday's crowd of over 300 fans saw TC3 play one of its best games of the season. After a close first half that saw Dutchess take a 45-43 lead into the break, the Panthers came out and won the game in the second half. Sean Anderson led the way with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Eddie Mitchell led TC3 chipped in with 19 points, four assists, and four rebounds. Adam Prue drained three three-pointers while finishing with 14 points and DeRell Mirjah added 13 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks.
Lamar Pittman led Dutchess with 21 points.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
The home opener for the TC3 men's basketball team Sunday featured an impressive sharp-shooting display. Unfortunately for the Panthers, it was the visiting team that was hot from the floor as North Country Community College posted a 92-75 win over the home team. TC3 falls to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in regional play. North Country improves to 8-0 overall and 7-0 against Region III opponents.
Playing in front of a friendly crowd for the first time this year, TC3 hoped to feed off the positive energy, but the visitors came out on fire from the opening tip. North Country drained 13 three-pointers on the day, including nine in the first half. In the first half, the visitors shot over 51% from the floor, including an even 50% from behind the arc. The Saints used the marksmanship to take a 56-37 lead into the break. Despite playing better defense in the second half, TC3 could never make a run, in part because the home team managed to shoot just 19% from three-point range.
Eddie Mitchell led TC3 with a career-high 25 points. DeRell Mirjah added 10 points whileSean Anderson paced the team with nine rebounds and four assists.
Al Miller and Corey Polke each netted 25 points for North Country.
TC3 now heads into a nearly two-week break. The team returns to action the weekend of December 2 and 3, hosting the Panther Classic.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
A tough start on the offensive end was too much for the TC3 men's basketball team to overcome Tuesday night as the Panthers lost at SUNY Delhi 76-49. TC3 is now 2-3 overall and 2-2 in regional play. SUNY Delhi, the fifth ranked team in the region, improved to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in region.
After a first half that saw TC3 outscored 35-18, the Panthers made a run to open the second half. While the visitors pulled closer, they could never make it all the way back, eventually losing steam as Delhi pulled away.
Bryan McClary was the only Panther to reach double figures in scoring, netting 10 points to go with a team-best three assists. Sean Anderson added seven points and Kevin Wilbur finished with six points and six rebounds.
Jonathon Myers led Delhi with 18 points.
TC3 is next in action Sunday, November 19. The Panthers are home for the first time this season, hosting North Country Community College.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
It was the tale of two halves for the TC3 men's basketball team Wednesday as the Panthers lost at Mohawk Valley Community College 93-77 to fall to 2-2 on the season. Mohawk Valley improves to 3-0 with the win.
The visitors looked good in the first half, taking a 43-41 lead into the break, but things fell apart in the second as Mohawk Valley raced to the win. Eddie Mitchell led the way for TC3 with 22 points while Sean Anderson added 12 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Bryan McClary and Xavier Massard each chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds.
James Gilmore and Ronnie Franklin each scored 19 for the host team.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
A three-point play with 3.8 seconds left in the championship game of the Columbia-Greene Tournament gave the TC3 men's basketball team a dramatic win over conference-rival Onondaga Community College Sunday. The Panthers rallied for a 76-75 win to claim the championship and improve to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in regional play this year. Onondaga falls to 1-1.
The opening of the game gave no indication of what was to come, as Onondaga raced out to a 14-3 lead before TC3 finally settled down and went on a run of their own. The Panthers clawed back with a 17-5 run to take the lead for the first time at 20-19 midway through the first half. From there, Onondaga pushed back ahead, stretching the bulge to 42-34 at the break.
The lead remained between eight and 11 points for much of the second half before TC3 rallied to pull within two at 75-73 in the closing moments.
With six seconds left on the clock, TC3 came out of a timeout and ran a sideline play that found Bryan McClary in the corner. McClary beat his man to the hoop, scoring the basket and drawing the foul with 3.8 seconds left. After an Onondaga timeout, McClary drained what proved to be the game-winning foul shot to give TC3 the lead 76-75. The Panthers defense prevented Onondaga from getting a shot of in the final seconds, preserving the come-from-behind win.
McClary led the Panthers with 25 points and six steals. Xavier Massard just missed a double-double with 21 points and nine rebounds while Adam Prue added 14 points, four rebounds, and three steals.
McClary and Prue were named to the all-tournament team as TC3 won the Columbia-Greene Tournament in its first appearance.
Danny Smith scored 16 points to pace Onondaga.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
The TC3 men's basketball team advanced to the final of the Columbia-Greene tournament with a 66-6258 win over the host team Saturday. The win evens TC3's record at 1-1 on the season, while Columbia-Greene drops to 0-1.
After trailing briefly in the opening moments, TC3 jumped to a 34-23 lead at the half before coasting to the win. After opening the season with a 30-turnover performance, the Panthers took much better care of the ball, turning it over just 11 times. The victory means TC3 will play Mid-State Athletic Conference rival Onondaga Community College for the tournament championship Sunday. Onondaga advanced to the final with a win over Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus.
Adam Prue led the team with 15 points while Bryan McClary added 14. Matt Sierra pulled down a team-high six rebounds while Sean Anderson handed out four assists.
Columbia-Greene was led by Eli Felder's 26 points.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
The combination of cold shooting and sloppy ball control was too much for the TC3 men's basketball team as the Panthers dropped a 99-67 decision at Division II-Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Wednesday. It was the season opener for both squads.
Playing against scholarship players, TC3 was able to hang close in the first half, trailing 43-37 at the break. The second half saw the home team take advantage of TC3 mistakes to pull away. As a team, TC3 shot below five percent from three-point range while committing 30 turnovers.
Eddie Mitchell led the team with 17 points and two assists. Sean Anderson added 10 points and six rebounds while Kevin Wilbur chipped in with nine points and six boards.
Jamestown-Cattaraugus was led by Troy Marcus and his 26 points.
The Panthers return to action this weekend at the Columbia-Greene Twins Classic tournament. TC3 opens against the host team Saturday afternoon.