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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
|10||David Peyton||Fr.||6' 2"||185||Ithaca/Ithaca|
|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|
|25||Armel Traore dit Nignan||So.||6' 7"||220||Technical & Commercial HS/Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|34||R.J. Graham, Jr.||Fr.||6' 6"||235||Otselic Valley/DeRuyter|
MSAC (13-1), Region III (19-6)
132 (vs. Ithaca College JV, 2/22/01)
130 (vs. Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
127 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
58 (vs. Practical Bible College, 1987-88)
55 (vs. Practical Bible College, 11/8/87)
52 (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/10/04)
30 (at Onondaga CC, 12/11/81)
42 (vs. Davis College, 12/9/04)
45 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 11/10/02)
40 (vs. Ithaca College JV, 2/22/01)
33 (vs. Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
31 (vs. North Country CC, 11/23/03)
31 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)
64 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)
63 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 11/7/04)
61 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
20 (vs. Broome CC, 2/8/01)
16 (at Cayuga CC, 1/30/08)
16 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/1/01)
26 (vs. Cazenovia College JV, 1/22/09)
23 (at Practical Bible College, 12/11/03)
23 (at Erie CC, 12/5/03)
23 (at Corning CC, 2/14/04)
15 (at Practical Bible College, 12/11/03)
15 (at Cayuga CC, 1/6/11)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/26/11)
39 (vs. Corning CC, 2/19/05)
35 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/12/11)
35 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 11/14/01)
55 Ivan Lewis (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/5/02)
49 Ray Mathis (vs. Onondaga CC, 1989-90)
44 Ivan Lewis (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/01)
767 Ivan Lewis (2000-2001)
689 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
668 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)
1435 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
1128 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
1017 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
30.7 Ivan Lewis (2000-2001)
28.7 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
27.8 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)
29.3 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
24.2 Jude Princivil (1993-95)
21.3 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
20 Larry Roberts (vs. Environmental Science & Forestry, 12/10/80)
16 Ryan Davis (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/11/00)
155 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
154 Joshua Canfield (1996-97)
152 Ryan Davis (2000-2001)
259 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
253 Ryan Davis (1999-2001)
212 Sean Anderson (2006-07)
22 Tony Parker (vs. Niagara CCC, 11/29/07)
22 Armel Traore dit Nignan (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/8/05)
21 Josh Delfino (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)
348 Josh Delfino (2009-10)
306 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
267 Tony Parker (2007-08)
515 Armel Traore dit Nignan (2003-05)
432 Jude Princivil (1993-1995)
421 Aaron Wood (1999-2001)
10 Aaron Wood (vs. Broome CC, 2/8/01)
8 Aaron Wood (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/01)
8 Carl Palmieri (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/00)
98 Aaron Wood (2000-2001)
80 Bob Goble (1988-89)
76 Eddie Mitchell (2007-08)
145 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
145 Aaron Wood (1999-2001)
133 Eddie Mitchell (2006-08)
9 Gerald Strong (at Corning CC, 2/14/04)
8 Eddie Mitchell (at Columbia-Greene CC, 11/10/07)
8 Gerald Strong (vs. Hudson Valley CC, NJCAA Playoffs, 2/24/04)
8 Randall Thomas (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/2/02)
8 Ryan Davis (at Practical Bible College, 11/16/00)
103 Randall Thomas (2003-04)
101 Randall Thomas (2001-02)
87 Charleston Collins, Jr. (2009-10)
204 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
149 Gerald Strong (2002-04)
138 Charleston Collins, Jr. (2008-10)
11 Austin Eastman (at Cayuga CC, 1/6/11)
8 Austin Eastman (vs. Broome CC, 1/13/11)
8 Austin Eastman (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/26/11)
81 Austin Eastman (2010-11)
57 Josh Delfino (2009-10)
56 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
94 Armel Traore dit Nignan (2003-05)
81 Austin Eastman (2010-11)
75 Tyrone Clark (2010-12)
14 Ivan Lewis (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 11/14/01)
14 Aaron Wood (at Corning CC, 1/27/01)
13 Chris Cartwright (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/14/09)
13 Melvin Moore (at Corning CC, 1/27/07)
177 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
141 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)
140 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
276 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
233 Jude Princivil (1993-95)
232 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
19 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
18 Jared Martin (2004-05)
18 Carl Palmieri (2000-2001)
99 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
95 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
83 (at Jefferson CC, 2/28/12)
83 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
62 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
62 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
65 (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
21 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
57 (at Cayuga CC, 2/25/12)
55 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
50 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
11 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
11 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
10 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/10)
10 (at Broome CC, 2/23/08)
20 (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
12 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
12 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
12 (at Cayuga CC, 2/21/04)
9 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
5 (vs. Herkimer CCC, 3/2/12)
5 (at Cayuga CC, 2/25/12)
5 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
5 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
30 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
21 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
20 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
16 (vs. Figner Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
15 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
28, Gerald Strong (at Cayuga CC, 2/21/04)
26, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
24, Greg Mudge (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
24, Sean Anderson (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
7, Tyrone Clark (at Jefferson CC, 2/28/12)
7, Nate Cambridge (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
6, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Tynez Wilson (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
6, Sean Anderson (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
6, Chris Cartwright (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
15, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
14, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
14, Josh Delfino (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
6, Greg Mudge (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Chris Cartwright (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
4, Chris Cartwright (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/10)
4, Michael Martin (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
4, Owen Mann (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
8, Gerald Strong (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
7, Sean Anderson (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
4, Charleston Collins, Jr. (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
4, Charleston Collins, Jr. (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
4, Eddie Mitchell (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
4, Randall Thomas (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
4, Nate Cambridge (at Cayuga CC (NJCAA), 2/21/04)
5, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
3, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
2, Floyd Leroy (at Jefferson CC, 2/28/12)
2, Josh Delfino (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/10)
2, Armel Traore dit Nignan (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/04)
2, Armel Traore dit Nignan (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
2, Dexter McGrowder (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
2, Armel Traore dit Nignan (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
11, Chris Fox (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
8, Gerald Strong (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
7, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
7, Michael Martin (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
7, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
Total All-American Players
Total All-Region Players
Total All-MSAC Players
2011-12: MSAC Final Four, Reg. III Playoffs
2009-10: MSAC Champion, Reg. III Final Four
2007-08: MSAC Final Four, Reg. III Playoffs
2003-04: MSAC Final Four, Reg. III Final Four
After 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.