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Hudson Valley Games Rescheduled

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

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

Sunday, December 07, 2014

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

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

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

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

Roster–

10-David Peyton

Position:
Year: Freshman
Height: 6' 2"
High School: Ithaca
Hometown: Ithaca
Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Studies


Team Photo

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
3 Anthony Toulson Fr. 5' 11" 165 Frederick Douglas/Bronx
10 David Peyton Fr. 6' 2" 185 Ithaca/Ithaca
10 Matt Alm Fr. 6' 175 Dryden/Dryden
12 Jared Martin Fr. 6' 2" 175 Canton/Canton
14 Steven Eichler Fr. 6' 3" 165 Binghamton/Binghamton
15 Steven Pallotta Fr. 6' 5" 215 Central Square/Hastings
20 Kyle Chmieleski Fr. 5' 10" 155 Red Creek/Red Creek
25 Armel Traore dit Nignan So. 6' 7" 220 Technical & Commercial HS/Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
33 Jesse Russell Fr. 6' 1" 210 Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer
34 R.J. Graham, Jr. Fr. 6' 6" 235 Otselic Valley/DeRuyter
42 Richard Echevarria Fr. 6' 1" 190 Central Park East/New York

Statistics–Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

2014-15 Season

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

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2013-14    

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

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

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

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

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

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

Most Points Scored (Game)

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

Most Points Scored (Season)

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

Best Points Per Game Average

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Season)

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

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game Average

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

Most Assists (Game)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Rebounds (Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Season)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

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

Most Steals (Game)

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

Most Steals (Season)

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

Most Blocks (Game)

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

Most Blocks (Season)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

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

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

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

Most Points (Season)

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

Most Points (Career)

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

Most Points Per Game (Season)

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

Most Points Per Game (Career)

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

Most Assists (Game)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Assists (Career)

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

Most Rebounds (Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Season)

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

Most Rebounds (Career)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

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

Most 3-Pointers Made (Career)

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

Most Steals (Game)

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

Most Steals (Season)

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

Most Steals (Career)

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

Most Blocks (Game)

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

Most Blocks (Season)

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

Most Blocks (Career)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Career)

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

Most Consecutive Foul Shots Made

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

Team Playoff Records

Most Points Scored (Playoff Game)

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

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

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

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

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

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

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

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

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

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

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

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

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

Honors

Total All-American Players
4

Total All-Region Players
12

Total All-MSAC Players
17

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

          

Coaches–Men's Basketball

Rich Echevarria

Head Coach

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

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

Contact: re013@TC3.edu


Brian Carroll

Assistant Coach

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

Contact: bjc@TC3.edu


Highlights–

Panthers Win Thrilling Season Finale

Saturday, February 19, 2005

The TC3 men's basketball season came to a thrilling close with the Panthers earning a come-from-behind 106-97 win over Corning Community College Saturday. TC3 ends the year in fifth place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a record of 6-8. The Panthers finished 9-19 overall. Corning ends the season 4-10 in the MSAC and 11-16 overall.
 
The Panthers started slowly, falling behind by five early before rallying to tie the game at 14-14. After TC3 took a 20-14 lead, Corning scored eight straight to move back in front, 22-20 with 11:00 minutes left in the half. The two teams traded the lead six times over the next five minutes before Corning pushed ahead to a seven-point lead with just under a minute to play in the half. The lead stood at six with just seconds left in the half when Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) sank an 18-footer at the buzzer to bring the Panthers within four at 55-51.
 
The second half opened with TC3 taking the lead behind an 11-4 run. The lead would grow to eight at 70-62 before Corning used a 12-4 run to tie it at 74-74 with 8:40 to play. A Matt Alm (Dryden HS/Dryden) free throw gave the lead back to the Panthers and sparked TC3 to run to an 87-80 lead with 4:54 left to play. But just when it looked like TC3 would run away with the game, Corning rallied yet again, scoring ten points over the next 62 seconds to pull ahead 90-89. TC3 responded with a pair of free throws by Traore dit Nignan, taking a 91-90 lead with 3:34 left to play. After the two teams traded free throws, a driving reverse lay up by R.J. Graham (Otselic Valley HS/DeRuyter) sparked an 8-2 run that gave TC3 the lead 100-93 with 57 seconds left. Six-of-eight free throw shooting, including a perfect four-of-four by Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton), secured the victory.
 
Martin led all scorers with 26 points, including four three-pointers in the first half and a perfect 12-of-12 from the free throw line. Traore dit Nignan, playing in his last game as a Panther, had a sensational afternoon. He scored 25 points, and led the team with 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals, and 3 blocks. Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) scored 16 and grabbed 8 boards, while Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) chipped in 12 points. Graham scored nine and pulled down seven boards.


Panthers Eliminated from Playoff Contention

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The TC3 men's basketball team was eliminated from playoff consideration with an 80-74 loss to Broome Community College Thursday. The loss drops TC3 to two games out of fourth place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, with one game to play. TC3 is now 8-19 overall and 5-8 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 12-12 overall and 5-8 in the MSAC.
 
The game opened with TC3 taking an early lead, scoring the first seven points before Broome responded. The Hornets pulled all the way back, eventually taking a 33-28 lead into the break.
 
TC3's Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) opened the second half scoring five points in the first minute of play to tie it at 33-33, but Broome used a 16-2 run over the next four minutes to take control. TC3 would get no closer than 12 until the final minute of play, when a three-point play by Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) and a pair of technical foul shots by Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) brought the Panthers to within six.
 
Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) led five Panthers in double figures with 18 points. His team-high 10 rebounds also gave him another milestone, 502 for his career and making him the first men's player in TC3's 35 year history to record 500 rebounds. Toulson finished with 15 points while Martin, Chmieleski and David Peyton (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) each added 10.
 
TC3 hosts Corning Community College Saturday at 3:00 p.m. It is the season finale for the Panthers.


Panthers Win at Buzzer

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

A thrilling game came to an exciting conclusion Tuesday as the TC3 men's basketball team beat Jefferson Community College 81-79 on a basket at the buzzer. The win over the second-place team in the Mid-State Athletic Conference keeps TC3's playoff hopes. TC3, now 5-7 in conference, need to win the final two regular season games to have a chance at the MSAC Final Four. The Panthers are 8-18 overall; Jefferson falls to 16-8 overall and 8-3 in the MSAC.
 
The game was close throughout, with TC3 holding a 42-40 lead at the break. The Panthers inched the lead forward, stretching it to 71-64 with eight minutes left before going cold. While TC3 was struggling, Jefferson used a 12-0 run to take a 76-71 lead with 3:40 left. The score stood at 78-72 with two minutes to play when Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) converted a three-point play to bring TC3 to within three at 78-75. After a Jefferson free throw, R.J. Graham (DeRuyter HS/Otselic Valley) converted a three-point play with 1:35 left to pull TC3 within one at 79-78. After Jefferson missed a shot and grabbed the rebound, TC3's pressure forced a turnover on a backcourt violation with 38 seconds left to play. A free throw by Toulson made it 79-79 with 30.3 seconds left, setting up a dramatic finish.
 
After the free throw, Jefferson tried to run its offense, but Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) came up big with a steal with 19 seconds left. A TC3 timeout with 11.1 seconds set up the final flurry of action. With five seconds left, Graham missed a shot from the lane, but Toulson grabbed the rebound and floated up a fade-away from the baseline. When the ball bounced off the rim, Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) outjumped the Jefferson defenders to tip the ball just before the horn sounded. Pallotta's tip seemed to touch every part of the rim before falling in, giving TC3 the 81-79 win and setting off a wild celebration on the floor.
 
Toulson had another good all-around game, leading all scorers with 24 points while posting 7 rebounds, 6 steals, 2 assists, and a block. Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) had a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds while handing out a team-high 6 assists. Graham and Pallotta each scored 10 points. Graham completed the double-double with 15 rebounds while Pallotta just missed the double-double with 8 rebounds.
 
TC3 hosts Broome Community College Thursday.


Panthers Drop Fifth Straight

Saturday, February 12, 2005

The TC3 men's basketball dropped its fifth straight game Saturday, falling at 82-61 at Finger Lakes Community College. TC3 is now 7-18 overall and 4-7 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes is 14-10 overall and 9-2 in the MSAC.
 
Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) led TC3 with 16 points and 7 rebounds. David Peyton (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) added 10 points.
 
TC3 hosts Jefferson Community College Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.


Panthers Overpowered in Loss

Thursday, February 10, 2005

The TC3 men's basketball team dropped a 99-69 decision at Cayuga Community College Thursday. TC3 is now 7-17 overall and 4-6 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga improves to 14-10 overall and 7-3 in the MSAC.
 
R.J. Graham (Otselic Valley HS/ DeRuyter) led the Panthers by scoring 26 and grabbing 13 rebounds. Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) also posted good numbers with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 assists. Matt Alm (Dryden HS/Dryden) added 11 points, including 3 three-pointers.
 
TC3 travels to Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.


Panthers Fall After Wild Second Half

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

A wild second half that saw TC3 and Onondaga Community College combine for 116 points ended with a loss for the Panthers in Mid-State Athletic Conference men's basketball play Tuesday. The Panther lost 99-95 to fall to 4-5 in the MSAC and 7-16 overall. Onondaga improves to 3-5 in the conference and 12-10 overall.
 
Most of the first half was dominated by the home team, with TC3 leading by as much as ten before a late Onondaga cut TC3's lead to 41-37 at the half. A 10-2 run to open the second half gave TC3 its biggest lead of the game at 51-39 with 16 minutes left. Onondaga turned the tables over the next few minutes, using a 17-2 run to take a 56-53 lead with just over 12 minutes left. After TC3 took back the lead for what proved to be the last time on a three-pointer by Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) with 11:30 left, the lead would change hands twice and the scored would be tied seven times the rest of the way, the last time at 85-85 with 4:36 left. TC3 stayed within five the rest of the way, even having a chance to take the lead in the final minute. After scoring to cut the deficit to 95-93, TC3 forced a turnover and had the ball with 36 seconds left. The opportunity went by the boards when TC3 turned the ball over and Onondaga converted a pair of free throws to push the lead to four. A TC3 basket with 9.9 seconds left brought the Panthers to within two again, but Onondaga converted another two free throws with under a second left to secure the win.
 
Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) had a big night, finishing with 27 points, 22 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 steals, and 3 assists. Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Chmieleski and David Peyton (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) added 14 and 10 points, respectively.
 
TC3 plays at Cayuga Community College Thursday.


Traore dit Nignan Sets Rebounding Record in Loss

Saturday, February 05, 2005

On the day Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) set the TC3 career rebounding record, the TC3 men's basketball team lost to Hudson Valley Community College 88-73. The non-conference defeat drops TC3 to 7-15 while Hudson Valley improves to 13-10.
 
The Panthers trailed the entire game, falling behind 50-30 before scoring the last six points of the half to cut the deficit to 50-36. Hudson Valley scored eight of the first ten points of the second half to push the lead back to 20. TC3 never was able to cut the lead to single digits the rest of the way.
 
Traore dit Nignan provided one of few highlights for the home fans early on. Starting the game two rebounds behind all-American Jude Princivil (19913-95) on the career rebound list, Traore dit Nignan set the record in the opening moments, grabbing a defensive rebound just over four minutes into the game. He finished the game with 18 rebounds, giving him 448 for his career.
 
Traore dit Nignan had a huge game, scoring 25 points and adding to his career record for blocked shots with two more. Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) poured in 19 points and David Peyton (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) added 9 points and 6 boards.
 
TC3 returns to Mid-State Athletic Conference action Tuesday. The Panthers host Onondaga Community College at 8:00 p.m.


Panthers Fall to 4-4 in Conference

Thursday, February 03, 2005

The TC3 men's basketball team dropped to 4-4 in Mid-State Athletic Conference play with a 72-66 loss at SUNY Canton Thursday. TC3 is now 7-14 overall while improves to Canton is 6-11 overall and 3-5 in the MSAC.
 
Despite having four players reach double-digits, the Panthers were held well below their season scoring average. Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) and Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) scored 14 and 13, respectively, to lead the Panthers. Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) scored 12 points and David Peyton (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) added 11. Traore dit Nignan also blocked three shots, making him the all-time leading shot blocker in TC3 history. He now was 76 for his career, two more than Jude Princivil recorded from 1993-95.
 
TC3 hosts Hudson Valley Community College for a 3:00 p.m. contest Saturday.


Panthers Win Second Straight

Saturday, January 29, 2005

The TC3 men's basketball team picked up a second straight win Saturday, topping Corning Community College 88-73. TC3 is now 7-13 overall and 4-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning is to 9-11 overall and 2-5 in the MSAC.
 
R.J. Graham (DeRuyter HS/Otselic Valley) and David Peyton (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) each scored 15 to lead five Panthers in double figures. Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) scored 12, Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) 11, and Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) 10. Traore dit Nignan led the team in rebounds with eight.
 
TC3 plays at SUNY Canton Thursday, February 3.


Strong Second-Half Defensive Effort Leads TC3 to Win

Thursday, January 27, 2005

A strong defensive effort in the second half helped the TC3 men's basketball team snap a three game losing skid, topping Broome Community College Thursday 79-52. TC3 is now 6-13 overall and 3-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome, which lost at home for just the second time this season, falls to 8-9 overall and 1-5 in the MSAC.
 
After a fairly even first half, TC3 shut down the home-standing Hornets in the second 20 minutes. After leading 36-33 at the break, TC3 held Broome to just 19 points in the second half while pulling away for the win.
 
David Peyton (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) led all scorers with 23 points. Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) scored 18 and Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) put up a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) reached double figures in rebounds with 10.
 
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Saturday.


Panthers Drop Third Straight MSAC Game

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

A cold shooting night led to a third straight conference loss for the TC3 men's basketball team. Playing at Jefferson Community College Tuesday, the Panthers shot just 38% from the field while losing 80-65. TC3 is now 5-13 overall and 2-3 in the MSAC. Jefferson improves to 11-6 overall and 4-1 in the MSAC.
 
TC3's shooting woes were most evident from behind the three-point line, where the Panthers made just 3 of 17 attempts. Just three of ten Panthers shot better than 50% from the floor.
 
R.J. Graham (DeRuyter HS/Otselic Valley) led TC3 with 15 points. Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, David Peyton (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) scored 11, and Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) led the team on the glass pulling down 11 rebounds to go with 9 points.
 
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Thursday.


Panthers Fall to 2-2 in MSAC

Saturday, January 22, 2005

The TC3 men's basketball dropped to 2-2 in Mid-State Athletic Conference play with a 92-76 loss to Finger Lakes Community College Saturday. TC3 is now 5-12 overall and 2-2 in the MSAC. Finger Lakes is 8-7 overall and 3-1 in the MSAC.
 
Finger Lakes led by as much as 11 early in the first half before TC3 rallied to tie the game at 36-36 with 1:19 left. The two teams traded baskets over the final 79 seconds, with Finger Lakes hitting a three-pointer in the closing seconds to take a 43-42 lead into halftime.
 
TC3 opened the half scoring four points in the first minute to take a 46-43 lead. The lead would change hands five times over the next four minutes before Finger Lakes went on a 19-6 run to open an 18-point lead at 83-65 with 5:30 left to play. TC3 could get no closer than 15 points the rest of the way as the Panthers dropped their second straight conference contest.
 
Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) led TC3 in scoring with 16 points, while two Panthers posted double-doubles. Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) went for 10 and 12. Each did most of their board work in the first half, when Traore dit Nignan grabbed 9 rebounds and Pallotta had 11. David Peyton (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) and Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.
 
TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Suffer First MSAC Defeat

Thursday, January 20, 2005

The TC3 men's basketball team suffered its first conference defeat of the season Thursday, falling to defending Mid-State Athletic Conference champion Cayuga Community College 91-84. TC3 is now 5-11 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC. Cayuga is 11-6 overall and 3-0 in the MSAC.
 
After taking a 45-40 lead into halftime, Cayuga used a 14-5 run to open the second half to take a 59-45 lead with 14 minutes left. TC3 responded by scoring 13 of the next 15 points to pull within 61-58 on a Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) three-pointer with 8:10 left. Cayuga's lead would grow back to nine points at 76-67 with 3:48 left before TC3 made a final push. Over the next 90 seconds, TC3 would outscore Cayuga 7-3 to pull within five points with 2:20 left before the rally stalled and Cayuga pulled away.
 
Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) led four TC3 players in double figures with 23 points. Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) scored 17 and grabbed 15 rebounds, R.J. Graham (DeRuyter HS/Otselic Valley) scored 13 points, and Martin scored 10. Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) added 10 rebounds.
 
TC3 host Finger Lakes Community College Saturday at 3:00 p.m.


Hot Shooting Powers TC3 to Big Win

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

A team shooting percentage of 62% helped the TC3 men's basketball team to a convincing win as the Panthers beat Onondaga Community College 102-67 in Syracuse Tuesday. TC3 moves to 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 5-10 overall. Onondaga is 0-2 in conference and 7-7 overall.
 
Four Panthers reached double figures in scoring, with Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) having the night of his career, scoring 31 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and blocking 5 shots. He added three steals and two assists to his line. Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) poured in 20 points while Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) and R.J. Graham (DeRuyter HS/Otselic Valley) each scored 13. Traore dit Nignan and Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) each dished out seven assists to pace the team.
 
TC3 hosts Cayuga Community College Thursday


Panthers Hold On For Conference Win

Saturday, January 15, 2005

After building a 21-point lead with seven minutes left in the game, the TC3 men's basketball team held on for a 93-90 win over SUNY Canton Saturday. The game was the Mid-State Athletic Conference opener for both teams. TC3 is now 4-10 overall; Canton is 3-7.
 
Canton led most of the first half, with TC3 finally moving ahead 32-30 with 3:40 before the break. The lead stretched to four before settling at one, 38-37, at the half. After falling behind 41-40 early in the second half, a three-pointer by Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) sparked a 24-4 run that included four three-pointers from Martin and put TC3 ahead 64-45. The Panthers seemed to be comfortably ahead when the lead peaked at 77-56 on a bucket by Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) with 7:05 left, but Canton came roaring back. After pulling within 18 at 80-62 with 5:46 left, Canton scored 12 of the next 14 to make it 82-74 with 3:59 left in the game. After a basket by R.J. Graham (DeRuyter HS/Otselic Valley), TC3 made just 4 of 13 free throws over the next two and a half minutes to allow Canton to pull within 88-82 with a minute left. After a Canton basket made it 88-84 with 54 seconds left, TC3's Martin and Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) combined to make five of six from the free throw line, including one of two by Chmieleski with 8 seconds left to make it 93-90. After Canton brought the ball to half court and called time out with 3.9 seconds left, the TC3 defense forced a turnover to secure the win.
 
Martin had a huge day for the Panthers, scoring 24 points while making 5 three-pointers. Traore dit Nignan finished with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals. Graham posted a double double, scoring 14 while grabbing 14 rebounds.
 
TC3 travels to Onondaga Community College Tuesday.


Panthers edged by Raiders on the Road

Monday, January 10, 2005

After trailing by ten at the break, the TC3 men worked their way back into the game on the backs of Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) (17 points) and Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) (10 points and 17 rebounds), but came up just short. Fulton-Montgomery Community College improved to 8-4 on the year and the Panthers dropped to 3-10 overall.
 
TC3 hosts SUNY Canton Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the Mid-State Athletic Conference opener.


Panthers End Semester with Win

Sunday, December 12, 2004

The TC3 men's basketball team ended the fall semester with a 96-64 win at Clinton Community College Sunday. TC3 is off until January 10. The Panthers end the semester with a record of 3-9.
 
TC3 trailed 14-11 midway through the first half before running out to a 38-29 halftime lead. The second half saw the Panthers outscore Clinton 58-35 to pull away for the win.
 
For the second straight game, Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) led all scorers, pumping in 23 points to go with 10 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 blocks and 2 assists. R.J. Graham (Otselic Valley HS/DeRuyter) scored 19 and Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) chipped in 15. Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) and Riccardo Testa (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer) each scored 10, giving TC3 with five players in double figures.


Panthers Lose at Morrisville

Saturday, December 11, 2004

The TC3 men's basketball team lost 70-64 at Morrisville College Saturday. The Panthers are now 2-9 while Morrisville State stands at 5-6.
 
Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) led all scorers with 20 points. Jared Martin (Candor HS/Candor) was the only other TC3 player in double figures, scoring 12.
 
TC3 ends the semester at Clinton Community College Sunday.


Panthers Snap Losing Skid

Thursday, December 09, 2004

The TC3 men's basketball team's seven-game losing streak came to an abrupt halt Thursday as the Panthers pounded Davis College 91-42. TC3 improves to 2-8 while Davis College, a four-year college in Johnson City formerly known as Practical Bible College, falls to 4-6.
 
After the two teams traded three-pointers in the opening minute, TC3 took control with a 27-4 run, capped by a thunderous fast-break dunk by Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) off a pass off the backboard by Greg Romulus (West Babylon HS/West Babylon). The dunk made it 30-7 with 7:50 left in the half. The Panthers stretched the lead to 52-18 at the half before coasting to the win.
 
Jason Malone (Pratt (KS) HS/New York City) led six Panthers in double figures, scoring 16 points. Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) and Romulus each scored 12, followed by Andre Miles (Buffalo Traditional/Buffalo) with 11. Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) and Traore dit Nignan each added 10. Miles and Traore dit Nignan led the Panthers on the glass, each grabbing 10 rebounds to finish with double-doubles.
 
TC3 is away for the final two games of the semester. The Panthers play at Morrisville State Saturday before heading to Clinton Community College Sunday.


Panthers Lose at Foul Line

Sunday, December 05, 2004

A huge disparity in free throws proved overwhelming to the TC3 men's basketball team as the Panthers fell to Niagara County Community College in the consolation game of the Post Journal Classic at Jamestown Community College Sunday. Despite outscoring the Trailblazers from the floor, TC3 lost 93-79 to fall to 1-8 on the season. TC3 took just four free throws, making two. Niagara, a scholarship-offering team, took 27, making 18. Four different players from Niagara took more free throws than the entire TC3 team.
 
Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) led TC3 with 16 points, including 4 three-pointers, and 6 assists. Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) and Jason Malone (Pratt (KS) HS/New York City) each scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
 
TC3 looks to snap a seven-game losing streak on Thursday, December 9. The Panthers host Davis College at 8:00 p.m.


Panthers Drop Tournament Opener

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Playing for the first time in two weeks, a ten-point halftime deficit proved too big to overcome for the TC3 men's basketball team in the opening round of the Post Journal Classic at Jamestown Community College Saturday. The Panthers lost to the host team, 78-65, to fall to 1-7. The loss was TC3's second straight to a division two college, following the November 20 defeat at the hands of Jamestown-Cattaraugus.
 
Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) led TC3 with a season-high 18 points, part of his solid all-around effort. Traore dit Nignan finished with five rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and an assist. Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) was the only other Panther to reach double figures in any category, scoring 10 points. Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) led TC3 with eight rebounds and Greg Romulus (West Babylon HS/West Babylon) was tops with four assists.
 
TC3 plays in the consolation game Sunday.


Rally Falls Short as Panthers Lose

Saturday, November 20, 2004

This recap covers the game that was played on 11/20/04. TC3 was later awarded the forfeit win because Jamestown-Cattaraugus used an ineligible player.
 
A ferocious comeback fell just short as the TC3 men's basketball team nearly knocked off Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Saturday. A potential tying three-pointer at the buzzer wouldn't fall, leaving TC3 on the short end of an 87-84 final score. TC3 stands at 1-5 while Cattaraugus improves to 3-2.
 
TC3 was behind most of the game, trailing 44-37 at the half. The second half started with Cattaraugus stretching the lead to 13 points at 60-47 with 13 minutes left to play. The lead stood at 12 at 72-60 with 6:25 left, and was still 10 points at 76-66 with 4:50 left when TC3 stormed back into the game.
 
After a TC3 bucket made it 76-68, Richard Lawson (McKinley HS/Buffalo) answered a Cattaraugus basket with a three-pointer to make it 78-71, the closest TC3 had been since halftime. A foul shot by Cattaraugus was answered by another Lawson three-pointer, this one with 3:00 to play, making it 79-74. After a TC3 steal, the Panthers had the chance to cut the lead to two, but a missed lay-up and another Cattaraugus free throw made it 80-74 with 2:40 to play. After allowing another two-pointer, TC3 responded with a three-pointer and a free throw from Greg Romulus (West Babylon HS/West Babylon) to make it 82-78 with 1:35 left to play. After another free throw pushed the lead to 83-78, TC3's Lawson drained another long range, jumper, this time with his foot on the line, making it 83-80 with 56.8 seconds left. A pair of free throws made it 85-80, but TC3 responded quickly with a bucket from Romulus to make it 75-82 with 31.6 seconds left to play. A defensive stop and another basket by Romulus brought the Panthers to within one at 85-84 with eight seconds. Two clutch free throws by Cattaraugus made it 87-84 with 6.7 left, but TC3 had a chance to tie it at the buzzer. After pushing the ball up the court quickly, TC3 had a good look at the basket from just behind the three-point line, but the on-line shot bounced off the back of the rim, ending the game with a TC3 loss.
 
Romulus had a big game coming off the bench, leading TC3 with 22 points. Lawson tallied 16 points, Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) added 14 points, and Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) tossed in 13.
 
Due to Thanksgiving break, TC3 has two weeks off before playing again. The Panthers next take to the floor in the opening round of the Post Journal Classic hosted by Jamestown Community College. TC3 plays Jamestown Saturday, December 4.


Panthers Scare Region's Top-Ranked Team

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Playing in front of an energetic crowd, the TC3 men's basketball team gave the top-ranked team in the region a scare before falling Thursday. The Panthers pushed SUNY Cobleskill before falling 76-71 to drop to 1-5 on the season. Cobleskill improves to 6-0.
 
After playing evenly most of the first half, Cobleskill put together a 20-10 run over the final eight minutes to take a 39-29 lead at the break. The lead would stay around ten, peaking at 13 with just under four minutes left. Trailing 71-58, TC3 made a push, scoring eight straight, the last six on a pair of long three-pointers by Michael Fields (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) to cut it to 71-66 with 1:58 left. After Cobleskill scored to make it 73-66, R.J. Graham (Otselic Valley HS/DeRuyter) answered with a driving baseline lay-up to cut it back to five. After a defensive stop, a free throw by Greg Romulus (West Babylon HS/West Babylon) brought TC3 within four at 73-69 with 29.6 seconds left. With the Panthers playing aggressively trying for a stop, Cobleskill scored and completed a three-point play with 20.2 seconds left to make it 76-69. A bucket by Romulus with 5.3 seconds left made the final 76-71.
 
Romulus led a trio of TC3 scorers in double-figures with 18 points. Graham finished with 13 and Jason Malone (Pratt, Kansas HS/New York) added 11. Steve Pallotta (Central Square HS/Hastings) led the team in rebounds with seven to go with three assists.
 
TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Saturday at 2 p.m.


Panthers Fall at Delhi

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

After playing close with SUNY Delhi for the first 35 minutes, the TC3 men's basketball team couldn't hold on, falling 57-48 Tuesday. The Panthers drop to 1-4 while Delhi improves to 3-2.
 
The two teams were tied at the half, 24-24, before TC3 took a 44-42 lead with five minutes left in the low scoring contest. Over the rest of the game, however, Delhi outscored the Panthers 15-4 to pull out the win.
 
No TC3 player reached double digits in any offensive category. Greg Romulus (West Babylon HS/West Babylon) and R.J. Graham (Otselic Valley HS/DeRuyter) shared the scoring lead, each with eight points. Graham also paced the team on the boards with eight rebounds.
 
TC3 hosts the top-ranked team in the region, SUNY Cobleskill, Thursday at 8 p.m.


Panthers Can't Contain North Country in Loss

Saturday, November 13, 2004

The home opener for the TC3 men's basketball team turned out to be a depressing occasion for the home fans, as the Panthers' defense couldn't contain the balanced attack of North Country Community College in a 109-81 loss Saturday. TC3 falls to 1-3 while North Country improves to 5-0.
 
TC3's defensive problems began early, as North Country put up 57 points in the first half to take a 15-point lead. By the final horn, six North Country players had scored in double digits, with two other players scoring nine and eight, respectively. The Panthers, despite having one of its better offensive outings of the year, couldn't keep up.
 
Greg Romulus (West Babylon HS/West Babylon) led TC3 in scoring for the second straight game, hitting for a season-high 20 points. Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) scored 14 points to go with a team-high 8 rebounds. Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) added 13 points and R.J. Graham (Otselic Valley HS/DeRuyter) tallied 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, and an assist.
 
TC3 travels to SUNY Delhi Tuesday.


Panthers Fall to Mohawk Valley

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

A poor end to the first half put the TC3 men's basketball team behind to stay in an 81-60 loss at Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday. TC3 falls to 1-2 while Mohawk Valley improves to 3-1.
 
After playing nearly even over the first ten minutes, Mohawk Valley used a 25-8 to close the half with a 44-26 lead. The run proved to be the difference, as TC3 failed to come back on the road. Greg Romulus (West Babylon HS/West Babylon) led the offense with 10 points and 6 assists. R.J. Graham (Otselic Valley HS/DeRuyter) pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked 5 shots.
 
TC3 hosts North Country Community College Saturday at 3:00 p.m.


Balanced Effort Helps Panthers win

Sunday, November 07, 2004

A strong team effort on the glass helped the TC3 men's basketball team post its first win of the season, beating Schenectady County Community College 93-79 in the consolation game of the Cayuga Tournament Sunday. TC3 is now 1-1. Schenectady is now 0-2.
 
Balanced would be the best word to describe TC3's effort. Six Panthers scored in double-figures, and four reach double-digits in rebounds. As a team, the Panthers set a new record with 63 rebounds, breaking the previous record of 57 set against Onondaga Community College in February 2001. R.J. Graham (Otselic Valley HS/DeRuyter) led a group of four players to post double-doubles, finishing with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) grabbed a team-best 15 rebounds to go with 11 points, Greg Romulus (West Babylon HS/West Babylon) scored 13 and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Steve Pallotta (Central Square/Hastings) scored 13 and pulled down 11 boards. Jared Martin (Canton HS/Canton) and Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) also scored in double-figures, pouring in 16 and 12, respectively.
 
TC3 plays at Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday.


Panthers Drop Opener

Saturday, November 06, 2004

A poor shooting night cost the TC3 men's basketball team Saturday in the Panthers' season opener. Playing against Herkimer County Community College at the Cayuga Tournament, TC3 shot just 35 percent from the floor and just 60 percent from the free throw line in losing 86-72. Herkimer is now 2-1.
 
Despite the offensive troubles, four Panthers finished in double figures. Anthony Toulson (Frederick Douglas HS/Bronx) led TC3 with 17 points. R.J. Graham (Otselic Valley HS/DeRuyter) and Richard Lawson (McKinley HS/Buffalo) each scored 13 and Armel Traore dit Nignan (Burkina Faso) tossed in 10. Steve Pallotta (Central Square/Hastings) grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers.
 
TC3 plays in the consolation game of the Cayuga Tournament at 3 p.m. Sunday.


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