July 9, 2014
Four Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca), Kyle Shaw (Groton H.S./Groton), Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were each presented with the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. The award, which was previously known as the NJCAA Academic All-American award, requires a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Only three percent of the nearly 60,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this year received the designation.
Policay was a member of both the women’s basketball and softball teams. She completed her sport management degree in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.76. On the softball diamond she earned all-conference honors after a stellar freshman season that saw her blast nine home runs, including a TC3-record two in one playoff game. Over two seasons at TC3, she started 58 of 59 softball games, leading the team in slugging percentage during that time. On the basketball court she started 17 of 22 games, averaging more than three points and six rebounds per contest.
Shaw golfed for TC3, qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament in both his freshman and sophomore years. He was the team’s top scorer, and completed his academic work in business administration in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.61.
A captain on the women’s soccer team, Sinnigen was a two-time all-conference selection, an NJCAA all-region choice, and an NSCAA All-American for the Panthers. A liberal arts and sciences major, she completed her coursework with a GPA of 3.71.
Wildenstein, the lone first-year student among TC3’s honorees, was also a member of the women’s soccer team. She started 11 games and has a GPA of 3.70 in business administration.
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.”
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013-14 season Wednesday on a positive note, beating Corning Community College 65-54. The win is the second straight for TC3, with both coming against teams heading into the playoffs. TC3 ends the season with a 6-16 overall and 4-8 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning is 8-16 overall and 5-7 in the MSAC. The Red Barons qualified for the four-team MSAC playoffs as the fourth seed. TC3 finished the year fifth in the MSAC.
The Panthers trailed most of the first half, with Corning jumping out to an 11-4 lead early on. TC3 chipped away, eventually taking a 22-21 lead into halftime.
The Red Barons opened the second half with a run that pushed the visitors into the lead at 32-28. TC3 responded with five straight points, taking the lead on a pair of free throws by Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden). The rally continued, eventually building the lead to 11 points after a pair of three-pointers by Jenna Bowman (Waverly H.S./Waverly) made the score 47-36 with 9:40 left on the clock. The home team held a lead at or above seven points the rest of the way, sealing the win despite going just 4-of-11 from the free throw line in the second half.
Bowman led the Panthers with 15 points, four assists, six rebounds, and seven steals. Ordway and Jaquella Lockwood (Fowler H.S./Syracuse) each scored 14 points, with Lockwood registering a double-double with 11 rebounds along with three assists and three steals. Ordway pulled down eight boards and Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) poured in 11 points and handed out four assists.
|14||Laura Thomas||So.||South Seneca/Interlaken|
|22||Jaime Fisher||Fr.||South Seneca/Interlaken|
|33||Heather Andrews||Fr.||Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls|
|45||Esther Jackson||So.||Port Richmond/Staten Island|
MSAC (4-8), Region III (7-13)
101 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)
97 (vs. SUNY Canton, 1/28/03)
96 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)
68 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)
66 (vs. SUNY Canton, 1/28/03)
60 (vs. Practical Bible College, 12/11/01)
24 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 11/7/04)
27 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/20/00)
28 (vs. Practical Bible College, 11/9/01)
28 (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)
27 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/14/09)
26 (at SUNY Canton, 2/18/03)
69 (vs. Jamestown CC_Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
68 (vs. Cayuga CC, 11/15/09)
66 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)
9 (at Herkimer CCC, 12/5/07)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 1/3/08)
9 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/19/02)
36 (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/4/03)
34 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
31 (at SUNY Canton, 2/18/03)
31 (at SUNY Delhi, 11/19/02)
31 (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)
16 (at Mohawk Valley CC, 11/8/06)
15 (at SUNY Delhi, 11/14/06)
14 (at Columbia-Greene CC, 2/4/03)
32 (vs. Morrisville State, 11/1/03)
32 (vs. Corning CC, 2/9/02)
27 (at Jamestown CC, 12/4/04)
27 (at Jefferson CC, 1/13/09)
27 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)
32 Jaclyn Sutton (at Morrisville State, 12/11/04)
31 Jaime Fisher (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 11/21/02)
31 Jennifer Morse (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/00)
455 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
422 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
363 Heather Andrews (2003-04)
751 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
651 Heather Andrews (2002-04)
649 Rachelle Taylor (2000-2002)
17.6 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
16.3 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
15.8 Heather Andrews (2003-04)
16.0 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
15.0 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
14.1 Rachelle Taylor (2000-2002)
10 Michelle Tuetken (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)
10 Michelle Tuetken (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/4/09)
10 Nicole Cambridge (at Cayuga CC, 2/1/02)
10 Nicole Cambridge (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)
135 Michelle Tuetken (2009-10)
119 Amanda McLaughlin (2002-03)
113 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2001)
227 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
220 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2002)
145 Laura Thomas (2001-03)
25 Barbara Naylor (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/13/07)
23 Heather Andrews (vs. Corning CC, 1/24/04)
22 Meghan Orman (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/8/05)
22 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Schenectady CC, 11/9/02)
287 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
273 Heather Andrews (2003-04)
262 Heather Andrews (2002-03)
535 Heather Andrews (2002-04)
385 Barbara Naylor (2005-07)
372 Mackenzie Stilwell (2008-10)
7 Heather Johnson (at Cayuga CC, 2/1/02)
6 Jennifer Iler (vs. Herkimer County CC, 12/3/08)
6 Laura Thomas (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 1/9/03)
6 Heather Johnson (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/19/02)
53 Jennifer Iler (2007-08)
49 Jennifer Iler (2008-09)
48 Michelle Tuetken (2009-10)
102 Jennifer Iler (2007-09)
68 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
62 Laura Thomas (2001-03)
16 Amanda McLaughlin (at SUNY Delhi, 11/19/02)
13 Nicole Cambridge (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
12 Brittnee Rooney (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/11/03)
104 Amanda McLaughlin (2002-03)
99 Nicole Cambridge (2001-02)
99 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2001)
198 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2002)
161 Laura Thomas (2001-03)
142 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
10 Kati Dapson (at Onondaga CC, 2/12/07)
10 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Macomb CC at Lakeland CC, 12/7/02)
8 Kati Dapson (at SUNY Delhi, 11/14/06)
8 Khadijah Muqtadir (at Jefferson CC, 1/21/03)
8 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/18/03)
118 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
93 Kati Dapson (2006-07)
40 Meghan Orman (2004-05)
118 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
93 Kati Dapson (2006-07)
63 Katie Currier (2008-10)
16 Jaclyn Sutton (at Cayuga CC, 2/10/05)
15 Jaclyn Sutton (at Jamestown CC, 12/4/04)
13 Michelle Tuetken (at Jefferson CC, 1/13/09)
123 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
113 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
108 April Allen (2001-02)
198 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
157 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
132 Mackenzie Stilwell (2008-10)
23 April Allen (2001-02)
18 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
16 Kyla Knapp (2009-10)
93 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
69 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
62 (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/23/02)
49 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
63 (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/23/02)
65 (at Herkimer County CC, 2/27/01)
22 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
16 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
14 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
55 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
49 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
49 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
7 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
6 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
4 (at Herkimer County CC, 2/27/01)
29 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
22 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
19 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
11 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
6 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
26 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
21 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
19 (vs, Onondaga CC, 2/27/10)
16 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
8 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
26, April Allen (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
24, April Allen (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
23, Brittnee Rooney (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
7, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/27/10)
6, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
6, Amanda McLaughlin (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
6, Nicole Cambridge (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
18, Rachelle Taylor (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
15, Amanda McLaughlin (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
14, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
4, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
4, Laura Thomas (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
3, Laura Thomas (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
3, Laura Ehrich (at Herkimer County CC, 2/27/01)
9, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
6, Rachelle Taylor (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
7, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
4, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
12, April Allen (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
10, Brittnee Rooney (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
8, April Allen (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
Total All-American Players
Total All-Region Players
Total All-MSAC Players
NJCAA Region III Final Four: 2009-10
MSAC Final Four: 2009-10, 2002-03, 2001-02
Coach Stevenson takes over the women's basketball program for the 2014-15 season after the most successful run in the history of the TC3 men's basketball program. Over the last decade directing the men's program, Coach Stevenson's teams continued to establish new records for wins, topping 20 victories three times, and winning the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship three times (including the last two seasons).
Stevenson joined the men's basketball staff as an assistant in 2003-04, bringing a strong work ethic and knowledge of the game to the floor each night. He is well known for caring for his students both on and off the court, tracking academic progress as well as developing basketball skills. He has worked hard to bring quality players into the program, and to help those players continue their careers at the four-year level. In his time with the program, he has helped players earn scholarships to Mercy College in New York, Drake University in Iowa, and Avila University in Kansas. His former players have also shown up on the rosters at Buffalo State, Oneonta State, Oswego State, Old Westbury College, Morrisville State, Southwestern Oklahoma State, SUNY Fredonia, and Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire. A former standout athlete at Trumansburg High and a college baseball player, Coach Stevenson is TC3's assistant athletic director. He is also an assistant softball coach for the Panthers.
Contact: dls@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4494
Coach Ricker returns for his fifth season on the bench with the women's program. A strong recruiter and teacher on the court, he has been instrumental in bringing in the program's top players and helping them reach their potential. His passion for the game extends back to when he was an IAC all-star at Dryden High. He played college ball at Onondaga Community College, appearing the Region III All-Star Game, and at SUNY Potsdam.
Coach Ricker has consistently been supportive of TC3's student-athletes, both on and off the court, a quality he shares with new Head Coach Stevenson.
Coach Moricette joins the staff for the 2014-15 campaign. A graduate of TC3 and an Enrollment Services Specialist at the College, her work with the athletic department dates back to her days as a student when she worked as a manager for TC3 Hall of Famer Brent Doane's women's basketball program. She was a captain of her high school team in the Bronx before an injury ended her playing career. She finished high school as a manager, helping the coaching staff as needed. After her time with the TC3 women's program, she coached several AAU teams back in the Bronx, gaining experience that she will bring to the bench at TC3.
Friday, February 28, 2003
The season came to an end for the TC3 women's basketball team Friday as the Panthers lost to Cayuga Community College in the NJCAA Region III quarterfinals, 61-56. TC3, the tournament’s #6 seed, ends the season 16-10 overall. Cayuga, the #3 seed, improves to 25-5 and advances to Saturday’s semifinals.
TC3 trailed most of the game, but battled Cayuga the entire game. After Cayuga moved out to a 38-20 lead with four minutes left in the first half, TC3 closed with an 11-3 run to make it 41-31 at the break. A 15-6 run to open the second half brought TC3 within one, 47-46, with just over 11 minutes left. After a pair of Cayuga baskets pushed the lead back to five, TC3 responded with two buckets of their own to make it 51-50. The two teams traded baskets before Cayuga hit a three-pointer to make it 56-52 with 6:24 left in the game. Both teams went cold at that point, as three and a half minutes passed before Cayuga scored a bucket to make it 58-52 with 2:55 left. TC3 would cut it to four points twice more, but could never get closer.
Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) and Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) continued their strong play in the post by each recording double-doubles. Muqtadir had a huge game with 13 points, 14 rebounds, 9 steals, and 7 blocks while Andrews added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken), the second leading scorer in TC3 history, added 12 points, 5 steals, and 4 assists in her final game as a Panther.
TC3 Women’s Basketball vs. Cayuga Community College, NJCAA Region III Quarterfinals, February 28, 2003
Final: Cayuga 61, TC3 56
Halftime: Cayuga 41, TC3 31
TC3 (16-10): Amanda McLaughlin 3 3-3 9, Jaime Fisher 3 0-0 6, Heather Andrews 6 0-0 12, Laura Thomas 3 3-4 12, Brittnee Rooney 0 2-2 2, Esther Jackson 0 0-0 0, Lorretta Taylor 1 0-0 2, Khadijah Muqtadir 5 3-7 13. Totals 21 11-16 56
Cayuga (25-5): Meghan Shaw 1 0-0 3, Lauren Pincknay 0 0-0 0, Ebony Farrow 3 4-5 11, Cali Bryant 1 0-0 2, Sebrina Calhoun 0 0-0 0, Robin Dole 3 1-4 9, Kanica Sim 4 0-0 9, Jennice Malcom 7 3-10 17, Connie Baugh 5 0-2 10. Totals 24 8-21 61
3-Point Goals: TC3 - 3 (Thomas 3), Cayuga - 5 (Dole 2, Farrow 1, Shaw 1, Sim 1)
Saturday, February 22, 2003
For the first five minutes of the Mid-State Athletic Conference semi-final Saturday, the TC3 women’s basketball team dominated play. The Panthers, the third place finisher in the regular season, led second place Corning Community College by ten points and looked ready to run away with the game. Unfortunately for TC3, the game lasts 40 minutes. After TC3 scored to take a 12-2 lead, the Red Barons sank the first of what would be 12 3-pointers and went off on their rally, a 26-8 run to take a lead. TC3 would tie the game later in the first half, but would never regain the lead. The loss drops TC3 to 16-9 while Corning improves to 19-8 and advances to the MSAC finals on Sunday. TC3 must now await word on a possible NJCAA play-off bid. The bids will be announced Sunday evening.
Playing at regular season champion Cayuga Community College, TC3’s Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) won the opening tip and scored the first basket seconds later as the Panthers opened the game by scoring the first eight points. By the time the score was 12-2, all five TC3 starters had scored. But over the next five minutes, TC3 would score just four points, allowing Corning back into the game, and eventually, into the lead. A TC3 rally from down 28-20 to tied 30-30 took the clock to just under three minutes left in the first half, and looked to give TC3 back some momentum. But a 12-4 run by Corning to end the first half, coupled with a 5-0 run to start the second half, gave Corning a commanding 13 point lead and took the wind out of TC3’s sails. Corning pushed the lead to 15 before TC3 could climb back to within 7 with 3:20 left in the game. The Panthers would get no closer as Corning put the game away with solid foul shooting, going 5-of-6 from the line in the final 40 seconds.
Muqtadir led all scorers with 22 points while grabbing 13 rebounds and blocking 4 shots. Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) had her seventh straight double-double, finishing with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) added 12 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks.
TC3 Women’s Basketball vs. Corning Community College, February 21, 2003
MSAC Semi-finals at Cayuga Community College
Final: Corning 79, TC3 69
Halftime: Corning 42, TC3 34
TC3 (16-9): Amanda McLaughlin 4 4-4 12, Jaime Fisher 2 0-0 5, Khadijah Muqtadir 9 4-7 22, Heather Andrews 7 1-2 15, Laura Thomas 4 0-0 9, Brittnee Rooney 3 0-0 6, Esther Jackson 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 9-14 69
Corning (19-8): Maria Sonner 3 0-0 6, Andrea Chadwick 6 4-5 21, J.Neil Sharpe 1 0-0 2, Heidi Brooks 5 6-8 20, Nikki Chorney 0 0-0 0, Lizette Blaakman 2 0-1 4, Meghan Pieklo 0 0-0 0, Nikki Drake 0 0-0 0, Kristen Strong 2 1-4 5, Jamie Vanderhoff 6 6-9 21. Totals 25 17-27 79
3-Point Field Goals: TC3 – 2 (Thomas 1, Fisher 1), Corning - 12 (Chadwick 5, Brooks 4, Vanderhoff 3)
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
The TC3 women's basketball team picked up a program record 16th win with a 92-55 victory at SUNY Canton Tuesday. The win improves TC3 to 16-8 overall, breaking the TC3 record for wins in a season, set last year. TC3 finishes the regular season 9-5 in the MSAC. Canton finishes 0-25 overall and 0-14 in conference.
TC3, the leading scoring offense in the region, took control with a 51-point first half. By the time the final gun sounded, six Panthers had reached double digits in scoring, and all eight players had at least 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Only one Panther took less than seven shots as the balanced attack saw TC3 shoot 39 of 84 from the field, including 35 of 71 from two-point range.
Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) had another big game, scoring 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting and grabbing 14 rebounds. Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) had a well-rounded night of 18 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) balanced 16 points with a team-high 16 rebounds and Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) had 15 points, 7 steals, and 6 rebounds. Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) poured in 12 points to go with 6 steals and 5 assists. Brittnee Rooney (Ithaca High/Ithaca) chipped in with 10 points and 6 rebounds.
TC3 heads to the post-season as the #3 seed in the MSAC playoffs this weekend at Cayuga Community College in Auburn. TC3 will play #2 seed Corning Community College in the first round of the four-team tournament. Following the MSAC tournament, seedings for the NJCAA Region III playoffs will be announced Sunday. The regional playoffs start Friday, February 28 at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica.
Saturday, February 15, 2003
One game after the TC3 women's basketball team used a fast start to propel them to a win, the Panthers were victimized by a strong start by Corning Community College in a 94-77 loss Saturday. The Panthers, the third place team in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, fall to 15-8 overall and 8-5 in conference. Corning, the second place team in the MSAC, improves to 17-8 overall and 10-3 in the MSAC.
Corning controlled play early, racing to a 15-4 lead in the opening minutes. The lead stretched to 21 before an 18-4 run by TC3 to close the half made it 43-36. The Panthers scored the first two baskets of the second half to cut the lead to three before Corning responded with six straight. An 8-2 run for TC3 brought the home team to within three at the 15-minute mark, but the Panthers could get no closer. Corning, using a deadly outside game that included 12 3-pointers, put the game away by outscoring TC3 17-6 over the next five minutes. TC3 would get no closer than 13 the rest of the way.
Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) paced the TC3 attack with 21 points, 8 steals, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) and Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) each recorded double-doubles. Andrews scored 16 points to go with 12 rebounds and 5 steals. Muqtadir had 14 points, 17 rebounds, 6 steals, and 5 blocked shots. Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) chipped in with 10 points.
TC3 concludes the regular season at SUNY Canton Tuesday, February 17.
Thursday, February 13, 2003
TC3 used a fast start to take control early in their 66-49 win over Broome Community College Thursday. The Panthers scored the first 17 points to set the tone for the win. TC3 is now 15-7 overall and 8-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome falls to 11-14 overall and 5-7 in the MSAC.
TC3 came out hot, racing to a lead of 24-2 after seven minutes. The lead would grow to 26 points before Broome regrouped and cut the lead to 39-25 at the half. After Broome scored first to open the second period, TC3 used a 12-2 run to take firm control of the game. Despite 3-pointers on four consecutive trips, Broome could never get closer than 10 points as TC3 ran away with the win.
Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) led all scorers with 16 points, adding 14 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double. Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) tossed in 15 points while collecting a team-high 17 rebounds and blocking 7 shots. Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) also reached double figures, scoring 11 points. Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) had a solid all-around outing, with 9 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, 6 steals, and 2 blocked shots.
TC3 hosts Corning Community College Saturday, February 15. It's the final home game of the season for TC3, and the four sophomores on the team will be honored before the 1 PM tip-off.
Tuesday, February 11, 2003
The TC3 women's basketball team led most of the game Tuesday against Jefferson Community College, but couldn't put the visitors away as Jefferson rallied for an 80-75 win. The Panthers are now 14-7 overall and 7-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson improves to 14-9 overall and 6-5 in the MSAC.
TC3 led early before Jefferson used a 9-3 run to take an 18-15 lead midway through the first period. TC3 responded with a rally of their own, taking a 36-32 lead into halftime. After Jefferson scored 8 straight points to take a brief lead to start the second half, TC3 seemed to take control, expanding the lead to as much as 14 point, 66-52, with 6:54 left. The two teams traded buckets before Jefferson cut the lead to 68-66 with 4:40 left. TC3 would push the lead back to four several times, but Jefferson stayed close, finally tying the game on a three-pointer with 1:19 left. The visitors would hold TC3 scoreless the rest of the way while converting a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to seal the game.
Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) led the way for TC3 with 23 points, 9 steals, and 6 rebounds. Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) tossed in 15 points while collecting 14 rebounds, 7 blocks, and 6 steals. Brittnee Rooney (Ithaca High/Ithaca) had a team-high 12 steals while scoring 9 points.
TC3 hosts Broome Community College Thursday, February 13. Tip-off is at 6 PM.
Thursday, February 06, 2003
TC3 handed Cayuga Community College its first Mid-State Athletic Conference loss of the year Thursday, beating the home-standing Spartans 74-70. TC3, in third place in the MSAC and ranked #5 in the NJCAA Region III, improves to 14-6 overall and 7-3 in the conference. Cayuga, the conference leader and ranked #3 in the region, falls to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the MSAC.
The teams entered the game as the top two scoring teams in the region, each averaging 70 points per game. The first half saw Cayuga lead early before TC3 came back midway thought the period to create a 37-37 deadlock at the break. TC3 started the second half by jumping to a lead, stretching it to as many as 11 points. The Panthers led 73-64 with under a minute left before a pair of Cayuga three-pointers made it 73-70. A Brittnee Rooney (Ithaca High/Ithaca) free throw in the closing seconds put the game out of reach for Cayuga and provided the final margin of victory for TC3.
Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) led a balanced attack with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) tossed in 14 while Rooney added 11 points and a team-best 8 steals. Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) scored 10 points on perfect 10-for-10 shooting and added 7 rebounds, 6 steals, and 4 blocked shots. Team co-captain Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) dished out 6 assists to go with 7 points as each member of the team scored for the second straight game.
TC3 returns home for three of the final four regular season games. The stretch begins Tuesday, February 11 when the Panthers host Jefferson Community College at 6 PM.
Tuesday, February 04, 2003
The TC3 women's basketball team rebounded from a tough weekend loss to post a convincing 88-48 win over Onondaga Community College Tuesday. The Panthers, ranked #5 in the NJCAA Region III, are now 13-6 overall and 6-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga, ranked #9 in the region, falls to 13-9 overall and 2-6 in the MSAC.
TC3 took control early, using runs of 7-0, 7-0, 8-0, and 11-0 to take a commanding 51-24 lead into halftime. The Panthers put the game away with a 14-3 run to open the second half. The lead peaked at 42, and, after the run to open the second half, was never smaller than 35 points.
Every Panther got into the act, as all nine players scored at least four points. Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) led the way with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) just missed a rare quadruple-double, posting 12 points, 11 rebounds, 8 steals, and 8 blocked shots. Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) tossed in 12 points while handing out 6 assists. Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) scored 11 points and swiped 6 steals, while Brittnee Rooney (Ithaca High/Ithaca) tossed in 10 points to go with 6 assists.
TC3, currently third in the conference, travels to MSAC-leading Cayuga Community College for a Thursday night game. Tip-off is at 6 PM.
Saturday, February 01, 2003
For the second time in three games, the TC3 women’s basketball team fell victim to a game-winning score in the closing seconds. On Saturday, a free throw with 5.8 seconds left gave Finger Lakes Community College a 56-55 win over TC3. The loss leaves TC3 and Finger Lakes tied for third in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, both with 5-3 conference records. TC3 is 12-6 overall while Finger Lakes improved to 12-8.
The Panthers, playing without co-captain Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton), fell behind early. While McLaughlin was sidelined under the weather, it was the Panther offense that looked sick, scoring 15 points less than the season average. TC3 managed just 11 points over the first 13 minutes while falling behind 25-11. A late first half rally closed the gap to 36-30 at the break.
The Panthers used a 16-4 run early in the second half to take its biggest lead of the game, 50-45, with 8:50 left. After Finger Lakes closed the gap, TC3 pushed it back to five, 55-50, with a Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) 3-pointer with 5:20 left on the clock. It would prove to be the final points of the game for TC3 as the Panthers went scoreless down the stretch, allowing Finger Lakes to tie it with 40 seconds left. The opportunity for the final possession of the game was missed with a fumbled shot attempt with just under 20 seconds left, giving Finger Lakes a chance. A TC3 foul with 5.8 seconds left sent FLCC’s Liz Rouland to the line, where she hit one of two. TC3 rebounded the ball but was unable to get a shot off before the buzzer.
Thomas finished the game with 21 points, 7 steals, and 4 assists. She made three 3-pointers, giving her 27 for the season. She moved into second place for the most 3-pointers in a single season (37 by Heather Johnson 2001-02) and second place for most career assists with 120, 100 behind Nicole Cambridge (2000-2002). Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) added 15 points, 9 steals, and 8 rebounds, while Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.
TC3 returns home to play Onondaga Community College Tuesday, February 4. Tip-off is at 6 PM.
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
The TC3 women's basketball team improved to 12-5 overall and 5-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a 97-31 win over SUNY Canton Tuesday. Canton falls to 0-16 overall and 0-6 in the MSAC.
The game was never in doubt, as TC3 took a 33-6 lead early. The Panthers led 49-14 at the half and opened the second half with an 18-0 run to put the game away. The 97 points and 66-point margin of victory represent the second most points and second biggest win in TC3 history. The Panthers scored 101 in a 68 point win early this season.
Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) led a balanced attack that saw every Panther score at least 4 points. Muqtadir tallied 26 points while grabbing 15 rebounds. She added 6 steals and 4 blocked shots. Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota) also notched a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) and Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) added 15 and 13 points.
Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) scored 7 points, moving her past Jennifer Morse into second place on the TC3 career scoring list. Her 429 points are second only to the 649 points Rachelle Taylor scored from 2000-2002.
The Panthers return to action Saturday at Finger Lakes Community College. Tip-off is at 1 PM.
Saturday, January 25, 2003
A buzzer-beating three-pointer was the difference as the TC3 women’s basketball team fell at Corning Community College Saturday. The 66-63 loss snapped a three-game winning streak for TC3 and drops the Panthers to 11-5 overall and 4-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning improves to 12-6 overall and 5-1 in MSAC.
The Panthers shot just 37 percent from the floor in the first half while Corning hit 48 percent to take a 41-35 lead. In the second half, the Panthers’ defense held Corning to just 21 percent from the field, leaving the teams tied until the last second Lizette Blaakman three-pointer gave the Red Barons the win.
Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) led TC3 with 13 points and 6 steals. Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) had her second straight 10 point and 9 rebound outing.
TC3 returns home to play SUNY Canton Tuesday, January 28. Tip-off is at 6 PM.
Thursday, January 23, 2003
A strong second half performance powered TC3 to a 69-54 win over Mid-State Athletic Conference rival Broome Community College Thursday. The win, the first for TC3 over Broome in the three years of the varsity program, pushes TC3 to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in the MSAC. Broome drops to 8-10 overall and 2-3 in conference.
After the two teams played to a 30-30 tie in the first half, TC3 made enough shots in the second half to pull away for the win. Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) had another stand-out night, scoring 18 points to go with 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocked shots. Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) tossed in 12 points while Brittnee Rooney (Ithaca High/Ithaca) added 11. Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) chipped in with 10 points and 9 rebounds.
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Saturday, January 25. The contest between the two teams tied for second place in the MSAC tips off at 1 PM.
Tuesday, January 21, 2003
The Panthers improved to 10-4 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a 68-55 win at Jefferson Community College Tuesday. Jefferson falls to 8-7 overall and 0-3 in the MSAC.
After a slow start, TC3 used a strong finish to the first half to take a 35-19 lead into the lockerroom. After pushing the lead to as much as 26 in the second half, the Panthers held on for the road win.
Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) led the Panthers with 14 points and 7 assists, while Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) notched another double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) and Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) each just missed double-doubles. McLaughlin scored 10 points and pulled down 9 rebounds while Muqtadir had 10 points and 8 blocked shots.
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Thursday, January 23. The MSAC contest tips off at 6 PM.
Saturday, January 18, 2003
What looked to be a battle of two of the top teams in the region ended with a decisive win for the TC3 women's basketball team. The Panthers, ranked #4 in Region III, hammered #7 ranked Finger Lakes Community College Thursday Saturday, 78-36. The win over the defending conference champions improves TC3 to 9-4 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. FLCC falls to 8-7 overall and 1-2 in the MSAC.
TC3 took control early, using a balanced attack to that saw five players score five or more points in the first half to race to a 35-14 halftime lead. The second half was more of the same, as TC3 pushed the lead to 37 midway through the second half before coasting to the 78-36 win. Eight Panthers scored, including three in double digits.
Brittnee Rooney (Ithaca High/Ithaca) led the way with 18 points while Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) and Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) added 16 and 15, respectively. Thomas added a team-high 7 assists and 5 steals while Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota) pulled down 10 rebounds. Behind 8 from Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton), the Panthers tied a team record with 12 blocked shots.
Next up for TC3 is the longest road trip of the season, with three away MSAC contests this week. The Panthers play at Jefferson Tuesday, Broome Thursday, and Corning Saturday.
Thursday, January 16, 2003
The TC3 women's basketball team fell to Cayuga Community College Thursday 64-58. The loss, the first this season by TC3 on its home floor, drops the Panthers to 8-4 overall and 1-1 in the MSAC. Cayuga is now 12-3 and 2-0.
TC3, ranked #4 in Region III, fell behind as Cayuga, ranked #3 in Region III, used a 12-0 spurt early in the first half to take control. The visitors would push the lead to 15 with four minutes left in the first half before settling for a 13 point halftime lead. In the second half, the Panthers would claw back to within four, 56-52, with just under five minutes left. A missed layup that would have cut the lead to two with four minutes left lead to a Cayuga bucket and a six point lead. TC3 would get no closer the rest of the way.
Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) led TC3 with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocked shots, and 3 steals while Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) notched 10 points and 10 rebounds.
TC3 returns to action Saturday, January 18 with a Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) match with Finger Lakes Community College. Tip-off for the home contest is 1 PM.
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
The Panthers opened Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) play with a 69-54 win at Onondaga Community College Tuesday. The Panthers led 35-29 at the half en route to improving to 8-3 on the season.
Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) led four Panthers in double figures, scoring 16 while pulling down 9 rebounds. Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) also just missed a double-double with 14 points and 9 rebounds, while Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) did accomplish the double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) had another standout game, scoring 15 while leadingthe team with 7 steals and 5 assists. Her 7 steals moved her into second place on the TC3 career steals list.
TC3 returns to action Thursday against MSAC rival Cayuga CC at home at 6 PM.
Thursday, January 09, 2003
The same night the team found out it made honorable mention in the season's first NJCAA national rankings, the TC3 women's basketball team knocked off fellow national vote-getter Hudson Valley Community College 70-61. The game, the first in over a month for both teams, featured the #4 (Hudson Valley) and #5 (TC3) ranked teams in Region III. TC3 improves to 7-3 while Hudson Valley falls to 10-5.
The game started with TC3 scoring the first six points and building a 13-4 lead. A 14-2 Hudson Valley run gave the visitors an 18-15 lead with 9:30 left in the first half before Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) hit the first of what would be a career-high six three-pointers, tying the game at 18-18. A free throw by Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) seconds later gave TC3 the lead for good. The Panthers lead by single digits the rest of the way, stretching it to eight midway through the second half after Thomas hit three-pointers on three straight trips. TC3 secured the victory with six points from the free throw line in the final two minutes.
Thomas led all scorers with 21 points. Her six three-pointers was one shy of the TC3 single game record. Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) scored 18 with 8 rebounds and McLaughlin added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) just missed a double-double with 9 points and 11 rebounds.
TC3 returns to action Tuesday, January 14 with the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) opener at Onondaga Community College.
TC3 Women’s Basketball vs. Hudson Valley CC, January 9, 2003
Final: TC3 70, Hudson Valley 61
Halftime: TC3 33, Hudson Valley 30
TC3 (7-3): Amanda McLaughlin 6 1-4 13, Jaime Fisher 6 2-6 18, Heather Andrews 4 1-2 9, Laura Thomas 6 3-4 21, Brittnee Rooney 2 3-4 7, Esther Jackson 1 0-0 2, Lorretta Taylor 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 10-17 70
Hudson Valley (10-5): Carolyn Keeler 4 0-0 8, Danielle White 3 0-0 6, Casey Brinkman 4 7-10 15, Lindsay Frament 1 1-3 3, Tanya DeLaMater 5 4-5 17, Angela Von Wergers 6 0-0 12, Antoinette Burke 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 12-18 61
3-Point Goals: TC3 – 8 (Thomas 6, Fisher 2), Hudson Valley - 1 (DeLaMater 1)
Saturday, December 07, 2002
A strong second half wasn't enough to make up for a 14-point halftime deficit as the TC3 women's basketball team lost to Macomb (MI) Community College 65-56 in the consolation game of the Laker Holiday Classic Sunday. The tournament, hosted by Lakeland (OH) Community College, featured teams from Ohio, Michigan, and New York. TC3, now 6-3, was the only Division III (non-scholarship) team participating.
TC3 started sluggish, shooting just 25% from the field in the first half as Macomb moved to a 37-23 halftime lead. After the break the Panthers shot 35% while holding Macomb to just 24%, but couldn't complete the comeback.
Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) posted a double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. All-tournament selection Jaime Fisher (South Seneca/Interlaken) added 16 points, and Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) scored 9 points while setting a new TC3 record with 10 blocked shots.
TC3 is off for the holiday break. The Panthers return to action January 14 at Onondaga Community College.
Friday, December 06, 2002
Playing against a Division II (able to award athletic scholarships) school for the first time this season, the TC3 women's basketball team dropped an 82-70 decision at Lakeland (OH) Community College. The game was the opener of Lakeland's Laker Holiday Classic. TC3, the only Division III team in the tournament, is now 6-2.
The two teams started the game on a high-scoring pace, with Lakeland taking a 48-41 halftime lead. Despite holding Lakeland to just 27% shooting in the second half, the Panthers couldn't take capitalize, getting outscored 34-29 in the second half.
Laura Thomas (South Seneca/Interlaken) led TC3 with 20 points and 4 steals. Jaime Fisher (South Seneca/Interlaken) added 17 points and 7 rebounds. As a team, TC3 went 6-of-12 from three-point range, with Thomas leading the way by hitting on four of seven attempts. Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) just missed a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 9 rebounds.
TC3 plays in the consolation game Sunday against Macomb (MI) Community College.
Tuesday, December 03, 2002
The TC3 women’s basketball team showed no signs of rust in their first game back after a 12 day break, rolling to a 101-33 win at Practical Bible College Tuesday night. The 101 points set a new TC3 single game record, as did the 68-point margin of victory. TC3, ranked #4 in the latest NJCAA Region III Coach’s Poll, improves to 6-1. Practical Bible, a four-year college based in Binghamton, falls to 2-6.
The Panthers took control early, racing to a 49-12 halftime lead. Five Panthers reached double-digits in scoring, led by Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) and Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton), who each poured in 21 points. Janalisa Johnson (Horseheads High/Horseheads), Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken), and Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) added 15, 14, and 13 points, respectively. Muqtadir and McLaughlin also reached double-digits in rebounds, with 16 and 12. McLaughlin added 8 steals, just missing a triple-double.
TC3 travels to Kirtland, Ohio this weekend to play in the Lakeland Community College Invitational. TC3, the only division three (non-scholarship) team in the field, plays the host school Friday night.
Thursday, November 21, 2002
The TC3 women's basketball team used a 19-4 run early in the first half to take control in an 88-53 win over SUNY Cobleskill Thursday. The Panthers, ranked #5 in the latest NJCAA Region III poll, improved to 5-1. Cobleskill falls to 1-5.
The game started with TC3 scoring the first six points. After a Cobleskill bucket with 16-minutes left in the half, a three-minute burst put TC3 up 25-6. Cobleskill would get no closer than 17 the rest of the way as TC3 built their lead to 40 in the second half before coasting to the win.
Freshman Jaime Fisher (South Seneca/Interlaken) tied the TC3 single game scoring record, putting up 31 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the floor, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Fisher tied the record set by Jennifer Morse on January 18, 2000. She added 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a blocked shot.
Laura Thomas (South Seneca/Interlaken), a high school teammate of Fisher, scored 18 points while leading the team with 6 steals and 7 assists. Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton/Binghamton) set a new TC3 season record for blocked shots, swatting away 4 to give her 21 on the season. The old record of 19 was set last season by Rachelle Taylor. Muqtadir added 11 points and 10 rebounds for her third straight double-double. Amanda McLaughlin (Groton/Groton) scored 11 points while adding 7 assists and 4 steals.
It was the best long-range shooting night of the year for TC3. As a team, the Panthers shot 57% from 3-point range (8-14).
TC3 returns to action after Thanksgiving, playing at Practical Bible College Tuesday, December 3.
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
The Panthers improved to 4-1 with a 71-58 win at SUNY Delhi Tuesday. The Panthers, ranked #5 in this week’s NJCAA Region III Coach’s Poll, overcame a huge difference in free throws to earn the win. The home-standing Broncos took 31 foul shots to TC3’s 15, but the Panthers held Delhi to just 15 baskets from the floor while making 30 of their own. Delhi falls to 1-4 with the loss.
Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) led the Panthers with another double-double scoring 15 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken), making her first start since returning from an illness, also scored 15 and Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) added 10 points and 9 rebounds. Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) moved to the point guard position and had a big night, scoring 8 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, dishing out 6 assists, and swiping 16 steals.
TC3 has their final home game of the semester Tuesday vs. SUNY Cobleskill at 6 PM.
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
The TC3 women’s basketball team fell to defeat for the first time this season, losing at #2 ranked Mohawk Valley Community College 67-59 Wednesday. The Panthers cut the lead to five with five minutes left in the game, but could get no closer in dropping to 3-1 on the season. Mohawk Valley improved to 5-0.
After leading in the opening minutes of the game, TC3 fell behind 36-23 at the half as Mohawk Valley’s Deidra Bumbrey scored 23 of her game high 34 in the first half. “Turnovers killed us in the first half,” said TC3 coach Brent Doane. “But we didn’t give up, and came back strong in the second half.”
Janalisa Johnson (Horseheads High/Horseheads) had a solid night, scoring 16 points on 4-of-8 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the line shooting. Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) had another double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and set a new TC3 record with 6 blocked shots. Jaime Fisher (South Seneca High/Interlaken) added 10 points.
TC3, ranked #4 in the region, returns to action Tuesday at SUNY Delhi.
Sunday, November 10, 2002
TC3 used a dominating first half to beat Herkimer County Community College 62-47 Sunday. The Panthers outscored the Generals 39-14 in the first 20 minutes before coasting to the win. The Panthers, who led by as many as 29 in the second half, improve to 3-0. Herkimer falls to 1-3.
The game started with both teams cold. The two squads were tied 4-4 through five minutes when Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) hit a short jumper that jump-started the Panthers offense. Over the rest of the half, seven different TC3 players would score, while the defense held Herkimer in check. The 25-point halftime lead would grow to 29 in the early minutes of the second half before the TC3 offense slowed down and he Panthers cruised to the win.
McLaughlin led all scorers with 14 points while adding 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocked shots. April Allen (Newark High/Newark) and Heather Andrews (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) each tossed in 12 points. Andrews notched a double-double by adding 12 rebounds while Allen just missed, pulling down 9 boards. Brittnee Rooney (Ithaca High/Ithaca) set the stage from her point guard position, dishing out 6 assists, and Janalisa Johnson (Horseheads High/Horseheads) had 5 steals and 8 rebounds. Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton), one day after setting a new TC3 rebounding record, tallied 12 caroms and 4 blocked shots.
TC3 returns to action Wednesday at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Saturday, November 09, 2002
Despite going scoreless for a six-minute stretch late in the game, the TC3 women’s basketball team posted a 57-52 win over Schenectady County Community College Saturday. TC3 improves to 2-0 while Schenectady falls to 0-1.
The Panthers opened the game on fire, racing to a 12-0 lead. The lead was 20-10 midway though the first half, but a Schenectady rally tied the game at 27 with 1:52 left before the break. TC3 closed the half with a 10-0 run, sparked by a steal and lay-up by Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton), and looked to be in control with a 37-27 halftime lead.
Coming out of the break, the Panther stretched the lead to 50-33 before the offense stalled. Over the final 15 minutes of the game, TC3 could manage just 7 points. A Schenectady basket with 4 minutes left drew the Royals as close as they would get, 54-51. A basket by McLaughlin in traffic made the lead five with three minutes left, and solid defense made the lead stand.
“We didn't take care of the basketball, especially in the second half,” said TC3 coach Brent Doane. “Combine that with that long dry spell in the second half, and you have an ugly win."
The Panthers did have some notable individual efforts. Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) set a new TC3 rebounding record, and posted her first career double-double. In addition to scoring 11 points, her 22 rebounds broke the record of 20, set by current assistant coach Amanda Gillette two seasons ago. She added a TC3 record-tying 4 blocked shots. Brittnee Rooney (Ithaca High/Ithaca) lead TC3 with 16 points and 6 steals.
TC3 returns to action Sunday, hosting Herkimer County Community College.
Saturday, November 02, 2002
Coming off the most successful season in the history of the program, the TC3 women’s basketball team enters 2002-03 with high expectations. For opening day at least, the Panthers looked ready to meet those expectations. TC3 traveled to SUNY Morrisville and beat the Mustangs 73-41 in a rematch of last year’s NJCAA regional playoffs first round, also won by TC3. TC3 is now 1-0 while Morrisville falls to 0-2.
“We had our share of first game jitters early,” said TC3 coach Brent Doane. “But I’m pleased with our effort. It wasn’t a bad showing for the first time out.” TC3 overcame their nerves to take a 35-20 halftime lead before stretching it out to the 32 point win.
Amanda McLaughlin (Groton High/Groton) made an impressive TC3 debut. The sophomore transfer scored 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-2 from 3-point range, and 2-for-2 shooting from the free throw line. She added team highs in assists (5) and steals (5). Khadijah Muqtadir (Binghamton High/Binghamton) scored 9 points and pulled down a team-best 13 rebounds in her first collegiate game. All 11 Panthers who suited up for the game scored at least 2 points and recorded at least 1 rebound, and 10 of the 11 had at least 1 steal.
TC3 returns to action Saturday and Sunday, hosting the Panther Classic Invitational. TC3 plays Schenectady County Community College Saturday and Herkimer County Community College Sunday.