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Coaching Changes for TC3 Basketball

June 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyseem Lyles Named All American

May 2, 2014

NJCAA All-American Tyseem Lyles

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

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

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

Three Inducted Into TC3 Panther Hall of Fame

April 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lyles and Redden Named All-Region

March 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Playoff Loss Ends TC3's Season

Friday, February 28, 2014

TC3 men's basketball

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roster–2007-08 Men's Basketball

Team photo holder

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
3 Eddie Mitchell So. 5-8 150 Corcoran/Syracuse
5 Sean Anderson So. 6-0 170 Nottingham/Syracuse
10 Adam Prue So. 5-9 140 Peru/Peru
12 Brad Hrynko Fr. 6-1 205 Watkins Glen/Burdett
14 Owen Mann So. 6-3 190 Odessa-Montour/Alpine
15 Chris Garcia So. 5-11 170 Oneonta/Oneonta
20 Mike Brisbane Fr. 6-0 190 James Monroe/Bronx
22 Tony Parker So. 6-2 215 Sodus/Sodus
23 Kevin Wilbur So. 6-5 230 Delaware Academy/Delhi
24 Daunte Reynolds Fr. 6-3 180 Union-Endicott/Endicott
25 Lucas Thomas Fr. 5-9 175 Candor/Candor
30 Andrew Jensen Fr. 6-7 220 Union-Endicott/Endicott
32 Matt Sierra So. 6-1 170 Ithaca/Ithaca
33 Aaron Adomako Fr. 6-1 185 Joseph C. Wilson Magnet/Rochester
42 Simphson Brown Fr. 6-3 240 Kingston/Kingston

Statistics–Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

2013-14 Season

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


Previous Seasons








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)


Total All-American Players

Total All-Region Players

Total All-MSAC Players

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.


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.


Highlights–2007-08 Men's Basketball

Season Ends for Panthers

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The season came to an end for the TC3 men's basketball team Wednesday as the Panthers fell in the NJCAA Region III playoffs, losing to defending champion Fulton-Montgomery Community College 88-83. TC3's season ends with a record of 17-12. Fulton-Montgomery advances to the regional quarterfinals with a record of 16-11.
The game opened with Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) sparking an early TC3 lead. The Panthers led 15-9, with Mann having scored 11, when Fulton-Montgomery went on a 9-2 run to move ahead at 18-17. After Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) gave the lead back to TC3 with a three-pointer, the visitors scored 11 straight to move ahead 29-20. The lead peaked at ten before a TC3 rally tied the game with two minutes left in the half. Both teams struggled offensively over the closing minutes, as the only points scored were on a pair of Fulton-Montgomery free throws to make it 39-37 at the break.
The second half started poorly for the home team, as Fulton-Montgomery scored nine of the first ten points to move ahead. The Panthers clawed their way back, tying it on a pair of Brad Hrynko (Watkins Glen H.S./Burdett) free throws with 13:42 left. The game of spurts continued with the visitors going on an 11 point run to take a 60-49 lead. The lead grew to 14 before TC3 started a final push. A three-point play by Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) sparked a 16-3 run that pulled the Panthers within one at 68-67 with 7:07 left to play. The home team was never able to come all the way back, but lead was at one five more times. The final time came on a Parker jumper with 1:22 left to play. After forcing a turnover, the Panthers had the ball with under a minute, tailing by one. Unfortunately for the home team, a turnover kept the Panthers from getting a shot. Fulton-Montgomery went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the closing seconds to secure the win.
Anderson led TC3 with 24 points, sevens steals, and six assists. Mann scored 20, all in the first half, and Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) added 13 points. Parker finished with 11 points, all in the second half. He added 10 rebounds for a double-double.
Mike Mercedes led Fulton-Montgomery with 21 points.

Panthers Knocked Out of MSAC Playoffs

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The first Mid-State Athletic Conference playoff appearance in four years was a brief one for the TC3 men's basketball as the Panthers lost in the semifinal round Saturday. TC3, the number-four seed, lost to top-seed Broome Community College 93-61. The loss brings TC3's overall record to 17-11. The team now awaits word on a birth into the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The seedings will be announced Sunday night with play starting Tuesday.
Playing at Broome, the Panthers got off to a slow start, falling behind 14-4. The lead stayed double digits most of the half, with TC3 making a push to pull within five before Broome responded to move to a 47-30 lead at the break. The home team opened the second half with a 14-2 run to put the game away.
Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) led TC3 with 17 points and five rebounds. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) added 10.

Panthers Run Out of Time in Loss

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

After falling behind by 20 points in the second half, the TC3 men's basketball team nearly pulled off a great comeback Tuesday before losing 88-85 at Onondaga Community College. The loss brings TC3's regular season to an end with a record of 17-10 overall and 6-6 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. TC3 now prepares for the postseason, starting this weekend when the Panthers will be the fourth seed in the conference tournament. The Panthers will also be invited to the NJCAA Region III playoffs next week. Onondaga ends its regular season 21-7 overall and 9-3 in the MSAC.
The Panthers trailed 39-37 at the half before Onondaga opened the second half with a burst to push the lead to 20. TC3 climbed back into the game, but was unable to make up for a huge deficit in free throws. The Panthers enjoyed a 32-30 advantage in baskets from the floor, but TC3 went to the foul line just 16 times compared to the home team's 32.
Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) led TC3 with 29 points. Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) posted a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds. Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) scored 16 and Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) added 12.
The location and schedule for the MSAC tournament will be announced Wednesday.

Panthers Hot Early in Win

Monday, February 18, 2008

A hot-shooting first half helped propel the TC3 men's basketball team to a sophomore night win over Corning Community College Monday, 80-73. The Panthers improve to 17-9 overall and 6-5 in Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning is now 10-15 and 5-6 in the MSAC.
The game opened with Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) draining a three-pointer. The basket seemed to set the tone for the half, as the Panthers sank nine shots from behind the arc in the first 20 minutes of play. Mann and Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) each had three as the Panthers built a 48-30 lead against the top defensive team in the conference.
TC3 held the lead throughout the second half, but Corning made it interesting by pulling within five with 2:47 left to play. The Panthers sank eight foul shots over the closing minutes to secure the victory.
Mitchell led the team with 19 points. Mann notched another double-double with 18 points and ten rebounds. Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) added 13. Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) had a team-high eight assists to into second place on all-time TC3 assists list. He now has 202 for his career.
Corning was led by Adam Smith with 23.
TC3 finishes the regular season Tuesday at Onondaga Community College.

Balanced Panthers Win

Saturday, February 16, 2008

An attack that featured five players scoring at least 14 points was enough for the TC3 men's basketball team to top North Country Community College Saturday, 100-90. The non-conference win improves TC3 to 16-9 overall and 12-8 in regional play. North Country falls to 11-15 overall and 7-15 in regional play.
After North Country opened the game with a three-pointer, Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) answered to tie the game at 3-3. North Country used an 8-0 run to take the early lead, pushing the margin to as much as 12 points before the Panthers could claw back into the game. Trailing by 11 with 4:02 left in the half, Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) drained a three-pointer to start an eight-point run over the next 50 seconds to pull the Panthers within two. After a Saints basket, TC3 scored four straight to tie the game at 39-39 with 1:35 left in the half. The two teams traded baskets before a jumper by Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) with 42 seconds left in the half gave the home team its first lead. North Country tied the game ten seconds later before TC3's Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) made one of two free throws to give the Panthers the lead at 44-43. A three-pointer by North Country in the closing seconds gave the visitors a 46-44 lead heading into the break.
Just like the game started with an early 8-0 run by North Country, the second half opened with the visitors on a roll. A pair of layups, a pair of free throws, and a breakaway dunk quickly pushed North Country's lead to ten points at 54-44 just two minutes into the second half. A TC3 timeout settled the Panthers down, and a Mitchell layup and a pair of Anderson free throws pulled the team within six. The margin held above five points until the clock read 14:29 left when Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) connected from behind the arc to pull TC3 within five at 60-55. The basket sparked a 7-0 run that pulled the home team within one, and after North Country scored a two-pointer, Garcia answered with a three-pointer to tie the game at 62-62 with 13:05 left to play. The Saints responded with a run of their own, scoring the next six points.
The Panthers finally regained the lead with 9:52 to play on a three-pointer by Prue, making the score 73-72. It proved to be a milestone basket, as TC3 never relinquished the lead, pushing it to ten points in the final minute of play.
Garcia had a season-high 26 points to go with four assists and four steals. Mann had his sixth double-double of the season, scoring 20 points while grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds. Mitchell poured in 19 points while dishing out five assists and Prue scored 15 points and had four assists. Anderson finished with 14 points, four assists, and four steals.
North Country's Ben Walker led all scorers with 30 points. Dominic Mungen added 20.
TC3 is next in action Monday against Corning Community College in a make-up of a game originally scheduled for last week.

Panthers Earn Road Win

Monday, February 11, 2008

A strong second half helped the TC3 men's basketball team to a record-setting win Monday as the Panthers beat Jefferson Community College 93-80. The win in Watertown gives TC3 15 victories so far this year, a record for regular-season wins. TC3 is now 15-9 overall and 5-5 and in fourth place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson is 10-12 and 3-7 in the MSAC.
The Panthers trailed by one at the break before coming out strong in the second half, led by a quartet of sophomores. Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) led the way with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) went for 22 points, including 12 on three pointers. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) just missed another double-double with 20 points and nine rebounds and Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) added 16 points. Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) was big on the boards, pulling down nine rebounds.
TC3 returns home Wednesday to take on Corning Community College.

Panthers Fall at Home

Saturday, February 09, 2008

A tale of two halves for the TC3 men's basketball team left the Panthers on the wrong end of an 82-73 final against Broome Community College Saturday. The Panthers show 42% from the floor in the first half, but could make only 29% in the second half as the Panthers fall to 14-9 overall and 4-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome now stands at 14-9 and 6-3 in the MSAC.
Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) got the Panthers off to good start, hitting a three-pointer seconds into the game. The lead grew to as big as ten points at 23-13 and again at 29-19 before Broome made a run to pull within one at 37-36 with 1:51 left in the half. A three-point play by Mitchell stemmed the tide as the Panthers took a 43-41 lead into the half.
Broome took its first lead of the game with 16:48 to play, moving ahead 47-46. Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) answered with a layup and three-pointer to push the Panthers up by four, but the visiting Hornets answered by scoring six straight to move ahead by two. The teams traded baskets before Broome went on a run to take a ten-point lead with 4:09 left. The lead remained at nine points with 3:08 left when the Panthers made a final run.
A jumper by Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) and a three-pointer by Mitchell cut the Broome lead to 71-67. After a Broome free throw, a layup by Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) made the score 72-69 with 1:54 to play. The home team could get no closer as Broome went eight-for-eight from the free throw line to secure the win. For the game, Broome made 28 from the line, attempting 43 free throws to TC3's 17.
Mitchell led all scorers with 25 points, including 22 in the first half. Anderson added 16 while Mann posted a double-double of ten points and 15 rebounds. Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) added ten points for the Panthers.
Zach Huston led Broome with 24 points.
TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Monday in a game originally scheduled for February 6. The game was postponed due to the weather in Watertown.

Late Surge Comes Up Short

Saturday, February 02, 2008

A late surge by the TC3 men's basketball team came up short Saturday as the Panthers lost to Finger Lakes Community College 81-72. The Panthers drop to 14-8 overall and 4-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Finger Lakes improves to 14-7 and 6-2 in the MSAC.
The game opened with the Panthers ice-cold from the field. The home team spent most of the first half shooting less than 20% from the field before ending the half at 25%. TC3 trailed 31-23 at the break.
The second half saw TC3 improve to 40% from the floor, but Finger Lakes also stepped up its accuracy, making over 60%. The visitors used the hot shooting to push the lead to as much as 20 points with 9:32 left in the game. The margin was 58-39 a minute later when Lucas Thomas (Candor H.S./Candor) scored to start a 17-4 run to pull within 62-56 with just under five minutes left to play. The two teams traded baskets over the next three possessions before the Lakers pushed the margin back to ten with under two minutes to play. The visitors connected on five foul shots over the final 100 seconds to secure the win.
Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) scored 22 points, including 18 in the second half, to lead five Panthers in double figures. Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) added 13, Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) scored 12, and Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) added 11. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) finished with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Finger Lakes was led by 19 from Jordan Koch.
TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Wednesday.

Panthers Back on Track with Win

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team snapped its season-worst three-game losing streak Wednesday with a 95-85 win at Cayuga Community College. The Panthers improve to 14-7 overall and 4-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Cayuga drops to 2-19 and 0-7 in the MSAC.
The TC3 offense featured four players in double figures. Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) led the way with his season-high 27 points, including 18 on six three-pointers. Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) poured in 22 points while Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) added 17. Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) chipped in with 10 points. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) and Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) each reached double-figures in rebounds with 12 and 10, respectively.
TC3 takes on conference-leading Finger Lakes Community College at home Saturday at 3 p.m.

Panthers Lackluster in Loss

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Two of the worst halves of basketball the TC3 men's team has played this season produced a lopsided loss as the Panthers were beaten 79-52 by Onondaga Community College Saturday. The loss drops the Panthers to 13-7 overall and 3-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Onondaga improves to 15-5 and 5-1.
The game opened well for the Panthers, with the tip-in by Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) and a three-pointer by Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) to put the home team up 5-0 early. The lead was short-lived, however, as Onondaga scored 16 of the next 18 to take control. The visitors' lead stood at 37-24 at the half.
After shooting just 31% from the floor and just 26% from three-point range in the first half, the home team looked to improve in the second half. Unfortunately for the home fans, the opposite happened as the Panthers connected on just 23% from the floor and from three-point range in the second half to finish the game with an anemic shooting percentage of just 27%. Combined with a 56-43 disadvantage on the boards produced the lopsided final score.
Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) led the Panthers with a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds. Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) was the only other Panther to reach double figures with 10 points.
Zack Thomsen led Onondaga with 21 points.
TC3 is on the road Wednesday at Cayuga Community College.

Panthers Fall to Nation's #1

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Playing top-ranked Hudson Valley Community College Sunday, the TC3 men's basketball team fell by a final of 93-74. The Panthers drop to 13-6 overall while Hudson Valley improves to 20-0.
The game opened with the visiting Vikings moving to a 10-2 lead after the first four minutes of play. The Panthers responded by scoring eight of the next ten, pulling within two points on a Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) layup. A quick five-point burst pushed Hudson Valley's lead back to seven, but TC3 again fought back, pulling within one at 17-16 on a jumper by Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) with 11:22 left in the half. The two teams traded baskets the next four trips down the floor before the Vikings went on a 31-12 run to close out the half with a 52-32 lead. The second half saw the lead stay in the twenties until the closing minutes as TC3 lost its second straight for just the second time this year.
Anderson led TC3 with 22 points and seven rebounds. Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Justin Gallo led Hudson Valley with 29 points.
TC3 is next in action Saturday, January 26 at home against Onondaga Community College. Tip-off is at 3 p.m.

Panthers Fall in OT

Thursday, January 17, 2008

After climbing out of an early 14-2 hole, the TC3 men's basketball team took Broome Community College to overtime before falling Thursday by the final of 94-83. The Panthers drop to 13-5 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Broome improves to 9-7 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC.
After the opening cold spell, the Panthers pulled within three at 40-37 at the half. The second half saw TC3 come back to tie the game at 79-79 at the end of regulation before the home team pulled away in the extra minutes.
Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) led a trio of Panthers in double-digits with 26 points. Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) scored 13 to go with a team-best eight assists. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.
TC3 returns home Sunday to take on the number-one ranked team in the nation, Hudson Valley Community College. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.

Panther Men Beat Jefferson; Improve to 13-4

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team beat Jefferson Community College Tuesday by the score of 95-75. Sean Anderson (Syracuse) scored 18 points and had eight assists. Eddie Mitchell (Syracuse) scored 21 points and Tony Parker (Sodus) had 15 rebounds. Luke Thomas (Candor) led the defensive effort holding region leading scorer Chris Noel to 10 points.
TC3 is now 13-4 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. The Panthers take on Broome C.C. Thursday, Jan. 17 in Binghamton.

TC3 Men Drop First Mid-State Contest

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team lost to Finger Lakes Community College on Saturday by the score of 84-77. Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran) led the way with a season-high 24 points. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour) added 17 points and led the team with eight rebounds.
TC3 is now 12-4 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic conference. The Panthers entertain Jefferson Community College Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m.

Parker Leads TC3 Men Past Cayuga

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team beat Cayuga Community College Thursday by the score of 72-56. Tony Parker (Sodus) scored 12 points to go with 13 rebounds to lead the Panther attack. Sean Anderson (Syracuse) had another solid performance netting 16 points to go with six steals.
TC3 is now 12-3 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. The Panthers hit the hardwoods again Saturday, Jan. 12 when they take on Finger Lakes Community College at 3 p.m. in Canandaigua.

Panthers Win on Buzzer-Beater

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The TC3 men's basketball team opened conference play Tuesday with a dramatic win at Corning Community College. Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) hit a basket in the final second to give the Panthers a 77-76 win. The Panthers are now 11-3 overall and 1-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning falls to 4-9 overall and 0-1 in the MSAC.
The game opened with Corning jumping to an early double-digits lead before TC3 rallied to take a 39-33 lead into the half. After the Panthers stretched the lead in the second half, Corning responded with a rally to even the game up. The two teams stayed within a few points most of the second half until the dramatic finish.
Trailing 76-75, TC3 took possession of the ball with 16.4 seconds left. The Panthers missed its first shot, but the ball went out of bounds off Corning, giving TC3 the ball under the basket with 0.7 seconds left. After a timeout, Prue was able to get open in the lane and quickly took the inbounds pass and put up the winning shot.
Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) had a big night for TC3 with 20 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals. Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) posted a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) added 13 points and Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) dished out a team-best eight assists.
TC3 is home Thursday at 7 p.m. against Cayuga Community College.

Rally Falls Short for Panthers

Sunday, December 09, 2007

A strong second-half rally wasn't enough as the TC3 men's basketball team lost on its new court for the first time Sunday, falling to Clinton Community College 82-74. The Panthers, who suffered consecutive losses for the first time this season, are now 10-3 overall and 6-2 in regional play. Clinton, a regional final four team last year, has now won eight straight to improve to 9-3.
Clinton took the lead early, racing to a 17-4 lead over the first seven minutes of play. The Panthers responded to pull within six at 31-25 with 3:30 left in the half, but the visitors were able to space the lead out to 40-31 heading into the half.
After a basket by Clinton to open the second half made it 42-31, TC3 scored the next seven points, including five from Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) to pull within four at 42-38. The lead grew back to eight before TC3 used a 13-5 run to tie the game on a three-pointer by Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) with 12:45 left to play. After a steal by Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) a layup by Anderson gave TC3 its first lead of the game, 53-51. The two teams traded baskets twice before trading 5-0 runs to force the fourth tie of the game at 62-62 with 6:50 to play. Unfortunately for the home team, back-to-back three-pointers followed by a layup by Clinton gave the Cougars a 70-62 lead with 5:23 left. The Panthers weren't done yet, though, as the team chipped away before pulling within three on a jumped by Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru). Trailing 73-70 with 1:56 left, the Panthers couldn't get any closer as Clinton made five of six from the free throw line to close out the game.
Anderson led the team with 27 points and eight rebounds. Prue added 10 points.
Steven Thomas led Clinton with 28 points.
TC3 is off for the winter break. The Panthers return to play January 8 at Corning Community College.

Panthers Suffer First Regional Loss

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The TC3 men's basketball team suffered its first regional loss Wednesday, falling at Herkimer County Community College 86-55. The Panthers entered the game ranked fifth in Region III and sixth in the nation in the latest NJCAA poll while Herkimer is the third ranked team in Region III. TC3 is now 10-2 overall and 6-1 in regional play at 6-0. Herkimer is 8-2 overall and 7-2 in regional action.
The game started slowly for the Panthers, as Herkimer raced to a 42-19 lead at the half. The second half saw TC3 play better, but not nearly enough to catch the Generals on their home court. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) led TC3 with 20 points while Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse), who arrived late due to a class conflict, scored 13 points in the second half.
Robby Marshall led Herkimer with 26 points.
TC3 closes out the semester at home Sunday, December 9 vs. Clinton Community College at 2 p.m.

Parker Buzzer-Beater Gives TC3 Panther Classic Title

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The team putting together the best start in the history of TC3's men's basketball picked up one of its most dramatic wins Sunday as Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) beat the buzzer to give TC3 an 83-82 win over Fulton-Montgomery Community College in the final of the Panther Classic. The victory over the defending Region III champions gives TC3 its tenth win of the season against a single loss. The Panthers, ranked seventh in the nation in the latest NJCAA poll, remains perfect in regional play at 6-0. Fulton-Montgomery falls to 5-3 overall with the loss.
After playing to a 39-39 tie at the half, the two teams continued to go back and forth to open the second half. Midway through the second period, Fulton-Montgomery used a run to move to the lead, capping at 12 points before TC3 began the comeback with four minutes to play. Using a combination of an active defense and good shooting, the Panthers pulled back to within one at 82-81. With just four seconds left, the Panthers had the ball and called timeout to set up the final play. With the ball under the basket, TC3 inbounded the ball to Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), who found Parker for a mid-range jumper. Parker took the shot, which seemed to touch every part of the rim while the horn blew before falling in for the game-winner.
The win gave TC3 its third tournament title this season. Parker was named the tournament MVP for scoring 19 points and grabbing 26 rebounds over the two games. Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) led the team on Sunday with 26 points, five assists, five rebounds, and three steals. Mann added 12 points and five rebounds while Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) chipped in with 11 points, five steals, and four assists. Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) finished with ten points while Parker just missed a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds.
TC3 travels to Herkimer County Community College Wednesday before closing out the semester at home Sunday, December 9 vs. Clinton Community College at 2 p.m.

Panthers Top Dutchess in Opener

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Coming off a loss for the first time this season, the TC3 men's basketball team responded with a dominating performance Saturday. Playing in the opening round of TC3's own Panther Classic, the home team controlled play the entire game while beating Dutchess Community College 76-66 to advance to Sunday's championship game. TC3 is now 9-1 and will play against Fulton-Montgomery Community College Sunday. FMCC, the defending Region III champions, advanced with a win over Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus, 118-79.
After a sloppy game at Division II Niagara County Community College on Thursday, the Panthers jumped to a 40-28 lead after the first half. The lead was never in jeopardy the rest of the way as the Panthers got back in the win column.
Thirteen Panthers scored in the victory. Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) led the way with 16 points while Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) added 10 points and 14 rebounds.
The win sets up a rematch of last year's Panther Classic final, won by Fulton-Montgomery 108-63.

Panther Win Streak Snapped

Thursday, November 29, 2007

For the first time this season, little seemed to work for the TC3 men's basketball team Thursday. As a result, the Panthers lost for the first time this season, dropping an 80-63 decision at Division II Niagara County Community College. The Panthers, ranked seventh in the nation among Division III teams, fall to 8-1. The win moves Niagara to 2-5 on the season.
In a rematch of a game won by the Panthers 13 days earlier, Thursday's contest was tight early. The home team held a 26-23 lead heading into the halftime break, but the Panthers' cold shooting caught up with them as Niagara pulled away for the win. On the day, TC3 made just 36 percent from the floor and just 25 percent from three-point range.
Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) was one of just two Panthers to reach double figures, scoring 13 points to go with a team-high four assists. Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) posted a double of 10 points and 22 rebounds.
TC3 returns home this weekend to host the Panther Classic. TC3 plays Dutchess Community College Saturday at 5 p.m. in first round action.

Panthers Work Overtime for Win

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The TC3 men's basketball team's winning streak grew to eight Tuesday as the Panthers beat Schenectady County Community College 90-82 in overtime. TC3 is off to the best start in the history of the program as Tuesday's win comes the same day the Panthers broke into the NJCAA Region III poll for the first time since the 2002-03 season. The Panthers are ranked fifth in the current poll. The loss drops Schenectady to 2-4.
The Panthers jumped ahead early, taking a 42-31 lead into the half before the home team came back to tie it at 75-75 at the end of regulation. TC3 regained control in the extra period, outscoring the Royals 15-7 for the win.
Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) led the Panthers with 25 points to go with five rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) added 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) posted 15 points, five assists, and five steals and Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) contributed 14 points, six assists, and three rebounds.
TC3 now enjoys eight days off for the Thanksgiving break. The Panthers hit the court again Thursday, November 29 at Niagara County Community College.

Panthers Win Spartan Classic

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The TC3 men's basketball team won the Cayuga Spartan Classic title Saturday with an 80-71 win over North County Community College. The win improves TC3 to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in regional play.
TC3 controlled the game from the start, leading by as much as 16 in the first half before taking a 39-31 advantage into the locker room. The second half saw the Panthers maintain control en route to the team's second tournament title of the season.
Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) was named the tournament MVP after posting 20 points, seven rebounds, and six steals in the final. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) earned all-tournament honors after a 13-point, seven-rebound effort on Saturday. Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) had a big day, collecting a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) added 12 points and six assists.
The Panthers travel to Schenectady County Community College Tuesday.

Panthers Advance to Spartan Final

Friday, November 16, 2007

The TC3 men's basketball team advanced to the Cayuga Spartan Classic final with a 95-88 win over Niagara County Community College. The opening round win improves TC3 to 6-0 on the season. Niagara, a Division II team, falls to 0-3.
Since the first game of the season, the Panthers have relied heavily on a strong defense to stay unbeaten. Friday saw the defense allow the second-most points it has this season, but the offense responded. The Panthers led 44-41 at the half, stretching the lead t the seven-point win.
Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) led a trio of Panthers scoring over 20 points. Anderson had a game-high 29 points to go with eight rebounds and four steals. Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) was perfect from the field, including 6-for-6 from three-point range, while tallying 24 points and five assists. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) poured in 23 points.
The Panthers take on North Country Community College in the Spartan Classic final Saturday. The Saints beat Cayuga Community College in Friday's other opening round game.

Panthers Improve to 5-0 with Win

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The TC3 men's basketball team improved to 5-0 with an 81-65 win over SUNY Delhi Tuesday. The win moves TC3 to 3-0 in region play. Delhi falls to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in regional action.
The visiting Broncos lead most of the first half, capping at eight at 30-22 with 5:12 left in the half. With five minutes left in the half, Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) started a 13-4 run that featured seven points from Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) and six from Anderson. The run put TC3 ahead for the first time since the opening minute.
The second half opened with Delhi scoring the first eight points to take a 42-35 lead. Anderson again sparked the turnaround, hitting a layup to bring the Panthers within 42-37. A three-pointer from Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) brought the Panthers within two, and a pair of free throws from Mann tied the score with 14:51 to go. A three-pointer from Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) was answered by Delhi to make it 45-45. The Panthers continued to push the score, taking the lead on another pair of Mann free throws. The bulge reached double digits on a basket by Brad Hrynko (Watkins Glen H.S./Burdett) with 7:31 left. After Delhi pulled within seven at 63-56, the Panthers put together a 16-1 run to put the game away.
Mann led all scorers with 28 points to go with eight rebounds. Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) had a solid all-around game, leading the team with 12 rebounds long with six points, five assists, and three steals. Anderson finished with 21 points and seven rebounds and Mitchell poured in 14 points while handing out five assists.
Dressel Cumberbatch led Delhi with 16 points.
The Panthers travel to Cayuga Community College this weekend to take part in the Spartan Classic. TC3 is scheduled to open against Niagara County Community College at 5 p.m.

Panthers Win Twins Classic

Sunday, November 11, 2007

For the second straight year, the TC3 men's basketball team is the champion of the Columbia-Greene Twins Classic. The Panthers claimed this year's title Sunday with a 74-56 win over Albany College of Pharmacy in the championship game. The win also improves TC3 to 4-0 on the season, the best start in the history of TC3 basketball.
After relying on a strong defensive effort in winning Saturday's game, the Panthers used the same formula Sunday. For the third straight game, TC3 held the opposition in check for the first half, this time allowing just 20 points while moving out to a 38-20 lead at the break. The lead stayed in double digits the rest of the way as TC3 closed out the win.
Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) was named tournament MVP after grabbing 10 rebounds to go with his eight points in the final. Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) earned all-tournament honors with a 10-point and three-assist effort. Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) poured in 14 points and Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) posted a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds. Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) chipped in with 10 points.
The Panthers return home to take on SUNY Delhi Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Panthers Top C-G in Twins Opener

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The TC3 men's basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Twins Classic with a win over the host team Saturday. The Panthers beat Columbia-Greene Community College 81-69 to earn a spot in the finals against Albany College of Pharmacy. TC3 is now 3-0 on the year.
For the second straight game, the TC3 defense held the opposition under 30 points in the first half. The Panthers led 45-28 at the break before moving to the win. Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) led TC3 with 22 points followed by Eddie Mitchell's (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) 20 points and eight steals. Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) chipped in with 16 points.
Columbia-Greene was led by 22 points from Troy Talbot.

Panthers Improve to 2-0

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A balanced attack that featured four players in double figures helped the TC3 men's basketball team beat nationally-ranked Mohawk Valley Community College 82-69 Wednesday. The Panthers improve to 2-0 on the year while Mohawk Valley, ranked 15th in the NJCAA Division III poll, falls to 0-2.
The Panthers opened the game by taking a 13-point lead in the first ten minutes before Mohawk Valley used a 17-1 run to move in front by a score of 23-20 with five minutes left in the half. TC3 responded by outscoring the visitors 15-4, including eight points from Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse), to close out the half with 35-27 lead.
The second half saw TC3 score the first six points on a pair of baskets by Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) and a hoop from Kevin Wilbur (Delaware Academy/Delhi) to push the lead to 14. The margin never dropped below ten the rest of the way, and peaked at 19 on a Mitchell steal and layup with 2:57 to play to make it 76-57. Mohawk Valley tried one final run, but couldn't close the gap to closer than 11 as TC3 posted the win.
Mitchell led all scorers with 19 points. Mann added a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Eric Williams (The Phelps School (Penn.)/Nassau, Bahamas) added 15 points and Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) chipped in 12 points.
Joel Almeida and Pat Corbin each scored 16 for Mohawk Valley.
The Panthers travel to Columbia-Greene this weekend to take part in the Twins Classic.

Panthers Win Opener in OT

Thursday, November 01, 2007

If the rest of the season turns out to be anything like the opener, fans of the TC3 men’s basketball team are in for a wild ride. The Panthers opened their new gymnasium with a thrilling 130-124 overtime win over Division-II Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus. The game was the season opener for both teams.
After a three-pointer by Jamestown-Cattaraugus on the opening possession, TC3 took charge of the game early. The Panthers led by as many as ten with five minutes left in the half before the visitors made a run to pull within one at 51-50 at the half.
The second half saw TC3 score the first six points on a layup by Eddie Mitchell (Corcoran H.S./Syracuse) and a pair of baskets by Owen Mann (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) to lead 57-51. The spread grew to 13 points at 84-71 on another basket by Mitchell with 9:26 left, but the visitors responded. Jamestown-Cattaraugus went on an 18-6 run to pull within one at 90-89 with 6:13 to play. The Panthers pushed the lead back to six before an 11-0 run by Jamestown-Cattaraugus put TC3 behind 103-98 with 3:34 to play. After a pair of free throws from Mann, a three-pointer by Sean Anderson (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) forced the game's third tie at 103-103 with 2:58 to play. Over the next minute the Jaguars moved out to a 108-103 lead before TC3 started another comeback. With 38 seconds left, Brad Hrynko (Watkins Glen H.S./Burdett) connected on a layup to tie the score at 110-110. After forcing a turnover, Adam Prue (Peru H.S./Peru) made one of two from the line to give TC3 the lead. After another turnover, Chris Garcia (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) made a foul shot to give TC3 the lead. A Jamestown-Cattaraugus basket with less than two seconds left tied it at 112-112, sending the game to overtime.
In overtime, the two teams traded the lead three times before TC3 could take control. Leading 122-121, Hrynko blocked a Jamestown-Cattaraugus shot, setting up an Eric Williams (The Phelps School (Penn.)/Nassau, Bahamas) layup to make it 124-121. Another layup and a pair of free throws from Williams helped the lead grow to 128-121 with 27 seconds left. After a three-pointer by the visitors closed the lead to 128-124, TC3 closed out the game with a pair of free throws to seal the win.
Mann led all scorers with 32 points to go with seven rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and two blocks. Anderson added 22 points and Mitchell poured in 17 points to go with seven assists and five steals. Tony Parker (Sodus H.S./Sodus) and Williams each recorded double-doubles. Parker finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds while Williams tallied 20 points and 10 boards. Jubby Alexander led the Jaguars with 30 points.
The Panthers next play Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday, November 7.

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2007-08 Men's Basketball Schedule
Thu 11/01
8 p.m.
Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus
Wed 11/07
7 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Sat 11/10
Columbia-Greene CC
Sun 11/11
Albany College of Pharmacy
Tue 11/13
7 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Fri 11/16
Niagara County CC
Sat 11/17
2 p.m.
North Country CC
Tue 11/20
7 p.m.
Schenectady County CC
Thu 11/29
7 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Sat 12/01
5 p.m.
Dutchess CC<br><I>Panther Classic</I>
Sun 12/02
2 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC <br><I>Panther Classic</I>
Wed 12/05
7 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Sun 12/09
2 p.m.
Clinton CC
Tue 01/08
7 p.m.
Corning CC
Thu 01/10
7 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Sat 01/12
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Tue 01/15
7 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Thu 01/17
8 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Sun 01/20
2 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Sat 01/26
3 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Wed 01/30
8 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Sat 02/02
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Sat 02/09
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Mon 02/11
8 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Sat 02/16
12 p.m.
North Country CC
Mon 02/18
7 p.m.
Corning CC
Tue 02/19
8 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Sat 02/23
7 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Broome CC
Wed 02/27
7 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
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