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Coaching Changes for TC3 Basketball

June 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyseem Lyles Named All American

May 2, 2014


NJCAA All-American Tyseem Lyles

Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball player Tyseem Lyles (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association All American. Lyles was named to the third team, becoming just the second TC3 men’s basketball player ever named an All American. Jude Princivil was the first, honored after the 1994-95 season.

Lyles is a two-time Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a two-time selection to the NJCAA All-Region III First Team. He led TC3 in scoring both years, including averaging 18.5 points per game this year. He set TC3 season records for assists and steals this year, and established a new career record for assists. He was tops in Region III in steals, second in assists, and second in three-point shooting percentage (51.9%).

A total of 15 players were honored with All-American recognition on the Division III level, which includes 109 teams.

Three Inducted Into TC3 Panther Hall of Fame

April 13, 2014


Panther Hall of Famers Ivan Lewis, Brent Doane, Clint Chaffee

Three standouts were inducted into the Tompkins Cortland Community College Panther Hall of Fame Sunday. Former student-athletes Clint Chaffee (’06) and Ivan Lewis (’02) and former coach Brent Doane comprise the Class of 2014, the largest since the inaugural Class of 1999. With a two-time All American, a national scoring champion, and a national champion coach, the Panther Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is distinguished in terms of both quantity and quality.

Chaffee was a member of the TC3 golf team in 2005 and 2006. He was an NJCAA All American both years, finishing sixth at nationals both years. The Candor High School graduate was TC3’s first regional golf champion and still holds the College record for best single round score and best season scoring average. He was a SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner in 2006 and went on to earn a degree in golf course management from SUNY Delhi. Chaffee is currently an assistant golf professional at Congressional Country Club outside of Washington, D.C., one of the top private clubs in the country.

Lewis played basketball for TC3 in 2000-01 and 2001-02. He led the nation in scoring his freshman year, averaging 30.5 points per game, and was third in the nation his sophomore year, averaging 27.8 points per game. He holds nearly all the TC3 scoring records, and has the distinction of being the only player in program history to score more than 50 points in a single game and more than 700 points in a single season. Lewis was the first TC3 player to top 1,000 points in a career and still holds the school record for career scoring. He was a two-time all-region and all-conference selection, and was a preseason NJCAA All American. After graduating from TC3, Lewis went on to star at Felician College (NCAA Division II) in New Jersey, helping the Golden Falcons to a conference title and ECAC Division II championship. He graduated cum laude from Felician and began a coaching career that has advanced to his current post of associate head coach at Felician.

Doane coached the TC3 women’s basketball team from 1999-2005 and the softball team from 2002-2012. He directed the basketball teams, the first varsity women’s basketball teams in the College’s history, to three straight NJCAA playoff appearances. On the softball diamond, he restarted a program that hadn’t been active in six years, leading the Panthers to a NJCAA playoff appearance his first season. During his 11 years coaching softball, he led the Panthers to nine NJCAA playoff appearances, four regional championships, and the 2009 NJCAA national championship. His teams placed third in the nation twice and fourth once, and Doane was named the national coach of the year once and the regional coach of the year twice. During his time at TC3, he coached 10 All Americans, 31 all-region players, and 39 all-conference selections. Doane, who still works in the TC3 admissions office, is also currently an assistant softball coach at Cornell University.

Chaffee and Lewis are the first golfer and men’s basketball player, respectively, inducted into the Panther Hall of Fame. Doane is the third coach elected to hall, and the first to have coached a women’s sport.

Formed in 1999, the Panther Hall of Fame is designed to honor former athletes, coaches, and contributors for their outstanding performance and support of TC3 athletics. New members are elected by a selection committee that includes the director of athletics, the TC3 Athletic Advisory Board members, and current Panther Hall of Fame members. Inductions are possible bi-annually, with a maximum of three new members in each class. A plaque with the inductee's picture and description of his or her achievement is displayed at the College.

With the induction of the Class of 2014, there are now 12 members of the Panther Hall of Fame.

Lyles and Redden Named All-Region

March 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Playoff Loss Ends TC3's Season

Friday, February 28, 2014

TC3 men's basketball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball season came to a close Friday as the Panthers lost in the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Region III tournament, 90-75, to Clinton Community College. TC3’s ends the season with a record of 20-7.

The Panthers entered the tournament as the #5 seed while Clinton was the #4 seed. The game opened with a basket by TC3’s Laszlo Hajnoczi (Hunter-Tannersville H.S./Tannersville) for a quick lead. After a Clinton three-pointer, Tyseem Lyles (Health Professions H.S./Brooklyn) drained a three-pointer of his own to make it 5-3. Over the next four minutes, Clinton scored ten straight points to lead 13-5. The lead grew over the next ten minutes, capping at 35-15 before TC3 ended the half with a 14-5 run to make the score 40-29 at the break.

The TC3 run continued in the second half, with the Panthers scoring the first six points to close within five at 40-35 with 16:35 left. Clinton responded with five straight to push the lead back to ten. The margin hovered around ten over the next five minutes before TC3 went on a 13-4 run that included three-pointers by Lyles, Devin Redden (St. Mary’s H.S./Buffalo), and Joel Costello (Middleburgh H.S./Middleburgh) and was capped by a steal and basket by Costello to make the score 64-61 with 8:35 left on the clock. After the teams traded baskets, Clinton scored seven straight to make the lead ten at 73-63 with 6:56 left. The Panthers couldn’t cut the lead below eight the rest of the way as Clinton sealed the win and advanced to the regional semifinal.

In the end, TC3 was on the wrong end of several key statistics. Clinton held a 64-36 advantage in rebounding and shot 45.6% from the floor, compared to 34.9% for TC3. From three-point range, Clinton made 50% (10-of-20) while the Panthers connected on just 32.3% (10-of-31). Clinton also went 18-of-24 from the foul line, compared to just 5-for-8 for TC3. Combined, it adds up to a disappointing result for the Panthers.

Not all the numbers were bad. Lyles cemented his place among the elite in the history of TC3 basketball, setting two TC3 season records in the loss. He handed out three assists to give him 156 for the season, breaking the old record of 155 set by Chris Cartwright in 2009-10, and he had seven steals, giving him 105 for the season, breaking the old record of 103 set by Randall Thomas in 2003-04. Lyles also scored 16 points, giving him 902 points for his career to become the fifth TC3 player to top 900 in his career. He also pulled down a team-best seven rebounds.

Costello also had a big game scoring 20 points, a new career high. He added a team-best four assists while also recording four steals. Redden scored 14 points and had five rebounds, and Hajnoczi had nine points, six rebounds, and four steals.

Roster–2008-09 Men's Basketball

2008-09 Men's Basketball

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
3 Chris Cartwright Fr. 5-7 150 Binghamton/Binghamton
10 Charleston Collins, Jr. Fr. 5-10 180 Corcoran/Syracuse
15 Mike Brisbane So. 6-0 190 James Monroe/Bronx
20 Chad Abbey Fr. 6-6 205 Cortland/Cortland
22 Kyle Chapman Fr. 6-3 170 Ithaca/Ithaca
23 Jonathon Charette Fr. 6-0 170 Fabius-Pompey/Jamesville
25 Robert Farmer Fr. 5-10 175 Manchester Regional/Newark, N.J.
30 Tom Wilk So. 6-8 275 Cortland/Cortland
32 Tynez Wilson Fr. 5-7 160 Union-Endicott/Binghamton
34 Kurt Berry Fr. 6-4 170 Moravia/Moravia
42 Andrew Jensen So. 6-7 220 Union-Endicott/Endicott

Statistics–Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

2013-14 Season

Overall (20-7)
MSAC (13-1), Region III (19-6)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

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

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

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

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

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

Most Points Scored (Game)

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

Most Points Scored (Season)

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

Best Points Per Game Average

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Season)

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

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game Average

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

Most Assists (Game)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Rebounds (Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Season)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

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

Most Steals (Game)

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

Most Steals (Season)

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

Most Blocks (Game)

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

Most Blocks (Season)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

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

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

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

Most Points (Season)

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

Most Points (Career)

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

Most Points Per Game (Season)

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

Most Points Per Game (Career)

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

Most Assists (Game)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Assists (Career)

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

Most Rebounds (Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Season)

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

Most Rebounds (Career)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Career)

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

Most Steals (Game)

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

Most Steals (Season)

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

Most Steals (Career)

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

Most Blocks (Game)

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

Most Blocks (Season)

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

Most Blocks (Career)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Career)

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

Most Consecutive Foul Shots Made

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

Team Playoff Records

Most Points Scored (Playoff Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

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

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

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

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

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

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

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

Honors

Total All-American Players
4

Total All-Region Players
12

Total All-MSAC Players
17

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

          

Coaches–Men's Basketball

Rich Echevarria

Head Coach

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

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

Contact: re013@TC3.edu


Brian Carroll

Assistant Coach

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

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Highlights–2008-09 Men's Basketball

Season Ends for Panthers
Boxscore

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The TC3 men's basketball team's season came to an end on a down note Tuesday as the Panthers lost at home to Onondaga Community College 99-92. The loss leaves TC3 with a final record of 9-17 overall and 4-8 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga advances to the MSAC playoffs with an overall record of 14-14 and a conference mark of 7-5.
 
The game opened with the Panthers taken an early lead. Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) scored five of the team's first nine as the Panthers moved to a 9-2 advantage. The lead grew over the next several minutes, peaking when Robert Farmer (Manchester Regional/Newark, N.J.) connected on a layup to make it 34-19. A late Onondaga run brought the halftime margin to 41-36.
 
The home team held the lead early before the Lazers made a push to tie the game at 60-60 with just under 13 minutes to play. The teams traded the lead several times over the next five minutes before TC3 pushed ahead to an 87-77 behind two three-pointers and a layup from Charette. With 4:20 in the game, Onondaga used a 10-0 run to retie the game with just over three minutes left. A single free throw by Charette gave the home team the lead at 88-87, but the visitors responded with eight of the next ten points to take control.
 
For the game, Onondaga held a substantial advantage at the foul line, taking 51 shots from the line while the home team visited the charity stripe just 20 times. Three Panthers fouled out as part of 34 fouls called against the home team compared to 21 against the visitors.
 
Charette led TC3 with 26 points and seven assists. Andrew Jensen (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) tallied 15 points and Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Farmer poured in 12 points and Tynez Wilson (Union-Endicott H.S./Binghamton) chipped in with 11 points and nine rebounds.
 
Dave Foltz led Onondaga with 27 points. Matt Potter finished with 22 points and 21 rebounds.


Panthers Blown Out
Boxscore

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The TC3 men's basketball team was on the floor for a dominating performance Saturday. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the show was put on by the home-standing North Country Community College Saints as TC3 fell behind by 30 in the first half en route to a 101-67 loss. TC3 is now 9-16 overall and 7-12 in Region III play. North Country improves to 14-12 overall and 12-11 in the region.
 
The game was over early, as TC3 committed 14 turnovers in the first half. For the game, the Panthers committed 25 turnovers to go with just 7 steals and 7 assists. Mike Brisbane (James Monroe H.S./Bronx) led TC3 with 12 points and 6 rebounds.
 
The loss could be devastating to TC3's already slim chances of making the Region III playoffs, but the Panthers are still alive for the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs. TC3 ends the regular season Tuesday at home against Onondaga Community College, needing a win and a loss by Corning Community College to have any chance of a spot in the MSAC playoffs.


Late Basket Sinks Panthers
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A three-pointer with seven seconds left in the game sank the TC3 men's basketball team Wednesday at Corning Community College as the Panthers lost 91-88. The loss drops TC3 to 9-15 overall and 4-7 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning improves to 12-12 overall and 4-5 in the MSAC.
 
Robert Farmer (Manchester Regional/Newark, N.J.) led all scorers with 29 points. Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) added 17 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Mike Brisbane (James Monroe H.S./Bronx) chipped in 11 points.
 
The loss hurts the Panthers, one of three teams fighting for a single spot in the conference playoffs. With the defeat, TC3 no longer has total control over its own destiny. TC3 has just a single MSAC game left and needs a win couple with losses by both Corning and Cayuga Community College to make the MSAC playoffs. Both Cayuga and Corning have multiple conference games left of their schedules.
 
TC3 plays a non-conference game at North Country Community College Saturday before closing out the regular season Tuesday at home against Onondaga Community College.


Panthers Lose in Closing Seconds
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Saturday, February 07, 2009

The TC3 men's basketball team's hopes for making the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs took a hit Saturday as the Panthers suffered a last-minute loss at Broome Community College. The 69-67 defeat leaves with an overall record of 9-14 overall and a conference mark of 4-6. With the top four teams advancing to the MSAC playoffs, TC3 is currently in fourth place, percentage points ahead of Corning Community College, which has played two less conference games and has a 3-5 record in the MSAC. Cayuga Community College is also in contention for the final playoff spot with a record of 3-6. Despite the win Saturday, Broome remains in last place in the conference with a MSAC-record of 1-7 and an overall mark of 5-16.
 
The game came down to the final moment, when Broome scored the game-winner on a put back with a second left. The loss came despite a strong effort from the TC3 backcourt. Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) led the Panthers with 16 points and four assists followed by Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) with 14 points. Robert Farmer (Manchester Regional H.S./Newark, N.J.) added 12 points.
 
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Wednesday.


Slow-Start Costly for Panthers
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A huge early deficit was too much for the TC3 men's basketball team to overcome as the Panthers lost to Jefferson Community College Wednesday 96-77. TC3 is now 9-13 overall and 4-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Jefferson is 18-6 overall and 7-2 in the MSAC.
 
The game opened with the Panthers ice cold. Jefferson scored the first 16 points before Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) finally got the Panthers on the board, nearly seven minutes into the game. Jefferson's first-half lead peaked at 24 at 30-6 before settling at 45-27 at the half.
 
The lead again grew to 26 in the second half before TC3 made its run. Starting with 17 minutes left in the game, the Panthers outscored the visitors 20-4 over the next 5:15 to pull within 10 at 59-49. The difference stayed in the low teens for several minutes before Jefferson gradually pulled away for the 19-point win.
 
Charette finished the game with a career-high 34 points. Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) added 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds and seven assists.
 
Jefferson's Kadeem Nicholas led the Cannoneers with 31 points.
 
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Saturday.


Panthers Fall to MSAC Leaders
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Saturday, January 31, 2009

The TC3 men's basketball team fell to Mid-State Athletic Conference-leading Finger Lakes Community College 72-55. TC3 is now 9-12 overall and 4-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Finger Lakes is 15-5 overall and 6-1 in the MSAC.
 
Things looked good for the home team early. TC3's Kurt Berry (Moravia H.S./Moravia) opened action by scoring the first five points of the game. After Finger Lakes responded with six straight, the two teams remained within two of each other until the Lakers used a 10-0 run to take a 19-11 lead. The margin grew to 23-13 before three different TC3 players connected on three-pointers on three consecutive trips to pull within one at 23-22. Unfortunately, the run of threes by Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville), Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton), and Chad Abbey (Cortland H.S./Cortland) was answered by a 15-3 run to close out the half, giving the Lakers a 38-25 advantage at break. Finger Lakes kept the margin in double figures the entire second half before settling in on the 72-55 final.
 
Cartwright finished with 12 points and seven rebounds and Charette posted 11 points. Charleston Collins, Jr. (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) grabbed a team-high 10 points while handing out four assists.
 
Finger Lakes was led by Dom Mazzochi with 20 points.
 
TC3 hosts Jefferson Community College Wednesday.


Comeback Falls Short
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The TC3 men's came up just short of another dramatic comeback Thursday as the game-tying three-pointer rimmed out in the closing seconds of an 86-83 loss to Cayuga Community College. TC3 is now 9-11 overall and 4-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Cayuga stands at 9-12 overall and 2-5 in the MSAC.
 
The visiting Spartans enjoyed the better of play most of the first half, leading by 14 before TC3's Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) scored the final six points of the half to pull the Panthers within eight at 44-36. The second half opened with the visitors again taking control, pushing the lead to as much as 19 points with 8:14 left to play.
 
A steal by Charleston Collins, Jr. (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) and a layup by Tynez Wilson (Union-Endicott H.S./Binghamton) started the comeback, as TC3 scored seven straight to pull with 12 at 75-63. After the visitors pushed it back to 16, Robert Farmer (Manchester Regional H.S./Newark, N.J.) capped a run to bring the Panthers to within 10 at 81-71 with 3:30 left. A four-point play by Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) followed by a jumper by Collins and three-pointer by Cartwright pulled TC3 within two at 82-80 with 90 seconds to play. After the teams traded baskets, Cartwright's potential go-ahead three-pointer rimmed out, but an offensive rebound led to a free throw by Charette to pull the game within one. A pair of free throws by Cayuga's Isiah Watkins made it 86-83 with seven seconds left, but a Collins three-pointer rimmed out in the final second, giving the win to Cayuga.
 
Cartwright led the team with 30 points, including seven three-pointer, and seven assists. Collins posted a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds and Charette scored 14 points to go with 9 rebounds.
 
Cayuga was led by Watkins with 19 points. TC3 hosts conference-leading Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.


Panthers Fall Victim to Cold Shooting
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

A tough day from behind the three-point arc and from the free throw line cost the TC3 men's basketball team as the Panthers lost at Onondaga Community College 90-80 Saturday. TC3 falls to 9-10 overall and 4-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Onondaga improves to 10-9 overall and 3-2 in the MSAC.
 
Despite connecting on less than 20% from three-point range and less than 50% from the charity stripe, the Panthers still managed to give themselves a chance to pull out another dramatic win. Trailing just 83-80 with 47 seconds left, the Panther failed to convert on a potential game-tying possession. From that point on, the home-standing Lazers closed the game out by scoring the final seven points to earn the win.
 
Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) again led TC3 with 24 points to go with five assists and four steals. Andrew Jensen (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) posted his second straight double-double, collecting 16 points and 13 rebounds while also registering three blocks. Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) added 14 points and Charleston Collins, Jr. (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) grabbed 12 rebounds. Tynez Wilson (Union-Endicott H.S./Binghamton) had a team-best six steals while Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) dished out five assists.
 
TC3 opens a three-game home stand Wednesday against Cayuga Community College.


Panthers Earn Non-league Win
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

The TC3 men's basketball team picked up a non-league win Thursday, beating the Cazenovia College J.V. 110-66. The Panthers, winners of three of their last four and seven of their last ten, are now 9-9 overall.
 
The game opened with the home team running out to a 14-3 advantage. The lead grew to 55-23 at the half before expanding to as much as 47 points in the second half.
 
Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) led the Panthers with 22 points and eight assists. Robert Farmer (Manchester Regional H.S./Newark, N.J.) poured in 16 points while Andrew Jensen (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds. Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) added 12 points and Kurt Berry (Moravia H.S./Moravia) scored 10.
 
Dan Holtzman led Cazenovia with 24 points.
 
TC3 returns to Mid-State Athletic Conference action Saturday at Onondaga Community College.


Panthers Drop Non-Conference Game
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

The TC3 men's basketball team lost to the region's top team Sunday, losing 88-70 at Hudson Valley Community College Thursday. The non-conference leaves TC3 with an overall record of 8-9. Hudson Valley improves to 15-2.
 
Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) led TC3 with 23 points and four steals. Charleston Collins, Jr. (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) scored 12 points to go with team-highs of seven rebounds and six assists. Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) added 11 points and Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) chipped in with ten.
 
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Saturday.


Dramatic Win for Panthers
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rallying from 21-points down in the final seven minutes, the TC3 men's basketball team picked up a dramatic 84-82 win over Broome Community College Thursday. The Panthers are now 4-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 8-8 overall. Broome falls to 4-11 overall and 0-3 in the MSAC.
 
The first half saw the home team enjoy the better play, taking a 37-34 lead into the break. The second opened with Broome using a 10-0 run to the lead. The visitors' lead grew to a high of 21 points at 71-50 with 7:10 left to play, setting the stage for a dramatic rally.
 
A 10-0 run was started by a layup by Tynez Wilson (Union-Endicott H.S./Binghamton) and included three point baskets from Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) and Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville). After pulling to within seven, Broome extended the margin back to ten at 78-68 with 3:10 left. The spread was 82-72 a minute later when Charleston Collins, Jr. (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) converted a layup to start the home team's final rally.
 
A pair of free throws by Charette followed by a steal and two more free throws from Cartwright made it 82-78 with 1:25 left. Seconds later Charette made two more free throws after a technical foul on the Broome bench, making it 82-80 heading into the final minute of play. A steal and layup by Cartwright tied the game with 44 seconds left, and after a Broome miss, TC3 had the ball in the closing seconds. With the clock under ten seconds, Cartwright drove the lane, drawing a foul. The freshman came through, making both to give TC3 its first lead since the opening moments of the second half. The game ended with TC3 picking up another steal, the team's 13th of the game.
 
Cartwright led the team with a season-high 40 points, including 21 in the final seven minutes when TC3 outscored Broome 34-11, to go with eight rebounds and seven steals. Collins posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds.
 
Nicholas Kjaerholt led Broome with 20 points.
 
TC3 plays at Hudson Valley Community College Sunday.


Panthers Bounce Back with Road Win
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The TC3 men's basketball team got back on the winning track with a road win Tuesday, rallying to beat Jefferson Community College 73-66. The win improves TC3 to 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 7-8 overall. Jefferson is now 12-6 overall and 1-2 in the MSAC.
 
The Panthers ended thegame with a 10-0 run to pull out what had been a back-and-forth game. TC3 used big baskets from leading scorer Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) and Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) along with a big block by Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) in the closing moments to post the dramatic win.
 
Cartwright finished the game with 20 points, six steals, five rebounds, and four assists. Wilk just missed a double-double with 19 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Andrew Jensen (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) scored 14 points to go with eight boards and Charleston Collins, Jr. (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) led the team with 16 rebounds. Tynez Wilson (Union-Endicott H.S./Binghamton) had a solid game with nine rebounds and five assists.
 
TC3 hosts Broome Community College Thursday.


Panthers Suffer First MSAC Loss
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

The TC3 men's basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season Saturday, falling at Finger Lakes Community College 82-64. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak in regional play and leaves TC3 with a record of 6-8 overall, 5-4 in Region III, and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes is now 8-4 overall, 5-4 in regional play, and 1-0 in the MSAC.
 
On a day that little went right for the Panthers, just two players scored in double figures. Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) led the team with 16 points while Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) added 10. Charleston Collins, Jr. (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and Tynez Wilson (Union-Endicott H.S./Binghamton) handed out six assists.
 
TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Improve to 2-0 in MSAC
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Thursday, January 08, 2009

After trailing by as many as ten points in the second half, the TC3 men's basketball rallied to beat Cayuga Community College 79-76 Thursday. The Panthers are now 6-7 overall, 5-3 in Region III, and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga drops to 6-7 overall and 0-1 in conference.
 
The game opened with the home team taking control before the Panthers came back to pull within two at the half. After keeping the game close to start the second half, Cayuga ran out to a ten-point lead before the Panthers rallied to the win.
 
Five Panthers scored in double figures, led by 18 from Charleston Collins, Jr. (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) and 15 from Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville). Andrew Jensen (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) added 14 points while Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) and Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Tynez Wilson (Union-Endicott H.S./Binghamton) had a solid line of nine rebounds, eight assists, and seven points.
 
TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.


Panthers Top Corning 83-80
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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The TC3 men's basketball opened Mid-State Athletic Conference play Tuesday with an 83-80 over Corning Community College. The Panthers, winners of four straight Region III games, improve to 5-7 overall and 4-3 in region. Corning falls to 9-6 overall, 2-4 in region, and 0-1 in the MSAC.
 
Playing for the first time in nearly a month, the Panthers looked rusty to open the game. The visiting Red Barons jumped to a 13-5 lead to start the game, but the Panthers responded with a 9-2 run to pull within one. Corning pushed the lead back to seven at 27-20, but the Panthers again came back, taking the lead at 33-31 on a three-pointer by Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville). A pair of baskets from both Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) and Andrew Jensen (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) helped TC3 push the lead to 42-33 before Corning closed the half out with a 9-1 run to cut the TC3 lead to 43-42 at the break.
 
After Corning opened the second half by retaking the lead, TC3 reclaimed the lead for good with 18:23 left to play on a layup by Jensen. The advantage would grow to ten in the closing minutes before settling at the 83-80 final.
 
Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) led all scorers with 30 points, including 21 in the second half. Charleston Collins (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) just missed a triple-double, finishing with 13 rebounds, nine assists, and eight points to go with five steals. Wilk finished with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Jensen just missed the double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds. Charette finished with ten points and five assists, tied with Cartwright for the team high in helpers.
 
Corning was led by Adam Smith's 28 points.
 
TC3 plays at Cayuga Community College Thursday.


Panthers Fall to D-II
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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team closed out the fall semester portion of its schedule on a down note, losing 79-73 to Division II Niagara County Community College Tuesday. The Panthers are now 4-7 overall. Niagara improves to 4-5.
 
The game opened with the home team scoring the first five points, but the visitors responded quickly to tie the game at 7-7. The two teams exchanged the lead several times before Niagara closed the half with a 34-33 lead.
 
TC3 regained the lead in the opening moments of the second half on a jumper by Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland). A Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) basket gave TC3 the 37-34 lead, but it proved to be the biggest advantage the home team would enjoy in the second half. The ninth tie of the game came at 42-42, but a 13-6 run by Niagara gave the visitors a 55-48 lead. The margin peaked at 54-66 before TC3 scored eight straight, capped by a three pointer by Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) to pull within four with five minute left. The Panthers could get no closer over the final minutes.
 
Cartwright led TC3 with 18 points, four assists, and four steals. Charleston Collins (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) posted a double-double of 11 point and 12 rebounds. George Eunice (West Genesee H.S./Syracuse) added 11 points and Tynez Wilson (Union-Endicott H.S./Binghamton) finished with 10 points and five steals.
 
Niagara's Eric Johnson led all scorers with 27 points.
 
TC3 returns to action after the winter break with a January 6 home game against Corning Community College.


Panthers Improve to 3-3 in Region
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Sunday, December 07, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team improved to 3-3 in Region III play with a 72-68 come-from-behind victory at Clinton Community College Sunday. The Panthers rallied from 15 points back in the second half to post its third straight regional win and improve the team's overall record to 4-6. Clinton is now 6-5 overall and 5-5 in Region III.
 
The visiting Panthers opened slowly, trailing 42-33 heading into the half. Clinton stretched the lead to 15 points before the Panthers began the comeback. Charleston Collins (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) led all scorers with 20 points to go with seven rebounds and two assists. Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) followed with 18 points, three steals, and two assists. Aaron Adomako (Joseph C. Wilson Magnet/Rochester) added eight points and seven rebounds.
 
Steven Thomas led Clinton with 19 points.
 
TC3 returns home Tuesday to close out the semester against Niagara County Community College.


Panthers Rally to Beat Nationally-Ranked Herkimer
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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A dramatic rally provided a big win for the TC3 men's basketball team Wednesday as the Panthers beat the eighth-ranked team in the nation, Herkimer County Community College, 90-87. The Panthers are now 3-6 overall and 2-3 in regional play. Herkimer falls to 8-3 overall and 7-3 in Region III.
 
The two teams traded baskets early before TC3 used an 11-3 run that included three three-pointers by Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) to take a 19-11 lead. The home team held the lead until 5:36 left in the half, when Herkimer evened things up at 32-32 before going on a 14-4 run to take a ten-point lead. A Cartwright three-pointer in the closing seconds of the half pulled TC3 to within seven at 46-39 at the break.
 
The Panthers opened the second half with a 12-2 run, sparked by three baskets by George Eunice (West Genesee H.S./Syracuse) and capped by a pair of buckets and a steal by Charleston Collins (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse), to pull even at 53-53. The tie was the best TC3 could do at that point as Herkimer slowly pulled away, growing the lead to nine with 9:39 left in the game. The hole stood at seven points with 4:29 when Aaron Adomako (Joseph C. Wilson Magnet/Rochester) converted a three-point play to make it 75-71. A jumper by Eunice and a three-pointer by Cartwright gave TC3 its first lead of the second half, 76-75 with 3:19 left to play, but Herkimer quickly responded with a three-pointer of its own, followed by a free throw and another bucket to make it 81-76 with 2:13 left. TC3 pulled to within two, but Herkimer regained control by scoring six points over 20 seconds to hold an 87-81 lead with 35 seconds left.
 
Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) scored of an assist from Cartwright to make it 87-83 with 27 seconds left, and after a Herkimer turnover, Cartwright drained another three pointer to make 87-86 with 21 seconds left. After Collins forced a turnover, TC3 missed on a three-point attempt, but Wilk grabbed the rebound and put in the follow up to give TC3 an 88-87 lead with 7.4 seconds left on the clock, sending the crowd into a frenzy. During the celebration a fire alarm was set off, delaying the ending of the game by several minutes. When play resumed, Herkimer was unable to inbound the ball, giving TC3 the ball with the lead. A Herkimer foul sent TC3 to the line, but after a miss, Herkimer again turned the ball over and was forced to foul. TC3's Jonathon Charette (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Jamesville) came through by sinking both shots with 1.8 seconds left, giving TC3 a three-point lead. Herkimer's desperation shot at the buzzer failed to draw iron, giving the Panthers the dramatic win. In the end, TC3 outscored Herkimer 9-2 in the final minute of the game.
 
Cartwright led TC3 with 25 points, making seven three-pointers along the way. Eunice added 21 point and Wilk tallied 12 points and nine rebounds.
 
Herkimer was led by Kevin Kucel's 28 points.
 
TC3 plays at Clinton Community College Sunday before returning home for the semester finale on Tuesday, December 9 Against Niagara County Community College.


Rally Falls Short for TC3
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Monday, November 24, 2008

A second-half rally came up short for the TC3 men's basketball team Monday as the Panthers lost at Davis College, 94-81. The Panthers are now 2-6 overall while Davis, a small four-year college near Binghamton, improves to 8-3.
 
The Panthers trailed 60-37 after the first twenty minutes. The second half saw the Panthers pull back into the game, but the comeback ran out of time for the visitors. George Eunice (West Genesee H.S./Syracuse) led TC3 with 28 points. Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) and Charleston Collins (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) followed with 15 and 10 points, respectively.
 
Perry Daniel led Davis with 28 points.
 
After a break for Thanksgiving, TC3 hosts Herkimer County Community College Wednesday, December 3.


Panthers Win Home Opener
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team posted a convincing 88-77 win over Schenectady County Community College Tuesday in the home opener for the Panthers. TC3 is now 2-5 overall and 1-3 in Region III. Schenectady falls to 3-3 overall and in the region.
 
The Panthers used several runs to take control midway through the first half. Trailing 13-6 five minutes into the game, the Panthers went on a 10-0 run to the lead for the first time. After Schenectady responded and tied the game at 18-18, TC3 went on a 12-2 run to take control. The lead grew to 42-30 at the half before the home team pulled away in the second half, leading by as much as 30 points before settling in on the 88-77 final.
 
Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) led all scorers with 25 points to go with 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Robert Farmer (Manchester Regional/Newark, N.J.) poured in 19 points. Charleston Collins (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) had a solid line of eight points, seven steals, and two assists. Aaron Adomako (Wilson Magnet/Rochester) and Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) each scored eight points for the Panthers.
 
Charles Tarver led Schenectady with 23 points.
 
TC3 plays at Davis College Monday.


Panthers Lose to D-II Team
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

A strong second half wasn't enough for the TC3 men's basketball team Sunday as the Panthers lost to Division II Niagara County Community College in the consolation game of the Cayuga Spartan Classic. The 87-77 defeat leaves TC3 with an overall record of 1-5.
 
The game started slowly for the Panthers with Niagara taking a 42-31 lead into the half. TC3 came out strong in the second period, cutting the lead to five before Niagara pulled away for the win.
 
Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) and George Eunice (West Genesee H.S./Syracuse) each scored 15 points.
 
Franklin Harris led Niagara with 24 points.
 
TC3 is home for the first time this season Tuesday. The Panthers play Schenectady County Community College at 5 p.m.


Another Close Loss for Panthers
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team dropped a 79-76 game to Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday in the opening game of the Cayuga Spartan Classic. The loss drops TC3 to 1-4 overall, with three of the losses coming by a combined total of five points. The Panthers will play in the consolation game of the tournament Sunday at noon.
 
Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) led all scorers with 22 points to go with five assists. George Eunice (West Genesee H.S./Syracuse) had 17 points and Robert Farmer (Manchester Regional/Newark, N.J.) added 14 points. Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) led TC3 led the team with eight rebounds.


Road Continues to Be Tough for Panthers
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The road continued to be unfriendly to the TC3 men's basketball team Tuesday as the Panthers lost at SUNY Delhi 74-62. The loss was TC3's third straight – all on the road. The Panthers are now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in Region III on the year while Delhi, ranked third in Region III, improves to 3-2 overall and 3-0 in the region.
 
As has been in the case each time out this year, the Panthers were in the game from the start. TC3 held a 30-29 lead at the half before Delhi moved ahead in the second period. Free throws down the stretch gave the home team its biggest lead in the game in the closing minutes.
 
Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) led TC3 with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) added 14 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Robert Farmer (Manchester Regional/Newark, N.J.) chipped in with 13 points.
 
Nyquan Bellamy and Reggie Davis each scored 14 to pace Delhi.
 
The Panthers take part in the Cayuga Spartan Classic this weekend, starting with a game against Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday.


Another One-Point Loss for Panthers
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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team suffered its second straight one-point loss Wednesday, losing at Mohawk Valley Community College 74-73. The Panthers are now 1-2 on the season while Mohawk Valley, an honorable mention in the preseason NJCAA national rankings, is 2-0.
 
The game was tight from the start, with the home team holding a slim 36-34 lead at the half. Both teams went back and forth in the second half, with TC3 holding the ball with 13 seconds left, trailing by one. A missed three-pointer was followed by an offensive rebound, but the put back attempt also missed, with the ball going out of bounds and turning possession over to the home team. The Hawks ran the clock out as TC3 fell, despite hitting nearly 50% from the floor (30 of 62).
 
Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) led the Panthers with 16 points, seven assists, and five steals. Aaron Adomako (Wilson Magnet H.S./Rochester) added 15 points and five rebounds and Charleston Collins, Jr. (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) finished with 12 points, three assists, and two steals. Robert Farmer (Manchester H.S./Newark, N.J.) was the fourth Panther in double figures, chipping in 12 points.
 
Alex Prue led Mohawk Valley with 18 points.
 
The Panthers play at SUNY Delhi Tuesday.


Narrow Loss to D-II for Panthers
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Saturday, November 01, 2008

For the second straight day, the TC3 men's basketball team took the floor on the road against a Division II opponent. After winning the season opener Friday, the Panthers looked strong early Saturday before falling by one, 66-65 against Jamestown Community College. The Panthers are now 1-1 on the season. It was the first game of the year for Jamestown, a Division II playoff team last year.
 
The Panthers enjoyed a strong first half before the home team came back. When a shot at the buzzer rimmed out for the Panthers, the home team had the win. Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) scored 18 points to lead TC3 for the second straight game. Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) collected 17 points. Michael Johnson (Henninger H.S./Syracuse) was tops with five assists and Glenn Williams (Henninger H.S./Syracuse) grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
 
The Panthers open divisional play Wednesday at Mohawk Valley Community College.


Panthers Open with Win
Boxscore

Friday, October 31, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team opened the 2008-09 season with an 87-80 win over Division II Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Friday. The Panthers led the entire way en route to winning the season opener against a scholarship school for the second straight year.
 
Four Panthers scored in double figures. Chris Cartwright (Binghamton H.S./Binghamton) led the way with a double-double of 18 points and 10 assists. The freshman added six steals and four rebounds in his collegiate debut. Classmate Glenn Williams (Henninger H.S./Syracuse) narrowly missed a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds. Tom Wilk (Cortland H.S./Cortland) poured in 16 points along with four rebounds and three blocks. Michael Johnson (Henninger H.S./Syracuse) added 12 points, five assists, two steals, and two rebounds for the winners.
 
Trevion Lee led the home team with 21 points.
 
The Panthers take on another Division II team Saturday, playing at Jamestown Community College.


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2008-09 Men's Basketball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Fri 10/31
7 p.m.
Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus
Olean
Sat 11/01
12 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Wed 11/05
7 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Utica
Tue 11/11
7 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Delhi
Sat 11/15
12 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Auburn
Sun 11/16
Niagara County CC
Auburn
Tue 11/18
5 p.m.
Schenectady County CC
Home
Mon 11/24
7 p.m.
Davis College
Binghamton
Wed 12/03
7 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Home
Sun 12/07
2 p.m.
Clinton CC
Plattsburgh
Tue 12/09
5 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Home
Tue 01/06
6 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Thu 01/08
7 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Auburn
Sat 01/10
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Tue 01/13
8 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Thu 01/15
5 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Sun 01/18
3 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Troy
Thu 01/22
Cazenovia College
Home
Sat 01/24
3 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Thu 01/29
7 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Home
Sat 01/31
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Wed 02/04
7 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Home
Sat 02/07
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Wed 02/11
8 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Sat 02/14
3 p.m.
North Country CC
Saranac Lake
Tue 02/17
5 p.m.
Onondaga CC
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