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.
|33 - Captain||Jillina Wallace||So.||5-4||Elmira Free Academy/Elmira|
|22||Verity Kamholtz||Fr.||Penn Yan Academy/Penn Yan|
|23||Nicole Reid||Fr.||5-4||Southern Cayuga/Aurora|
|30||Kristen Decker||Fr.||5-8||Washingtonville/Salisbury Mills|
|32||Kati Dapson||Fr.||5-11||East Syracuse-Minoa/East Syracuse|
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.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
The season finale was a disappointing one for the home team as the TC3 women's basketball team lost to SUNY Canton 87-45. TC3 ends the season 2-20 overall and 0-14 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Canton improves to 21-3 overall and 11-2 in the MSAC.
The Panthers kept the game close for the first ten minutes, with Canton holding an 18-14 lead after a TC3 basket at the 10:04 mark. A 28-5 run by Canton to end the half made it 46-19 heading into the break. In the second half, Canton's continued pressure till the final horn helped extend the margin.
TC3 was led by the trio of sophomores Jillina Wallace, Barbara Naylor, and Heather Jarrell. Wallace scored a game-high 19 points, Naylor grabbed 11 rebounds, and Jarrell finished with six rebounds and three steals.
Canton was led Lauren Ploof with 15.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The TC3 women's basketball team dropped a home game Wednesday, losing to Broome Community College 84-58. TC3 is now 2-19 overall and 0-13 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome 15-8 overall and 9-5 in the MSAC.
The Panthers opened the game cold while Broome was red hot. The visitors scored 20 points in the first six minutes, led by 16 points from Deirdre Torto. The Panthers regrouped and kept the lead from growing in the second half, but the home team was never able to threaten.
Barbara Naylor had her second straight double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds led while Jillina Wallace added 15 points. Nicole Reid also posted a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Torto led Broome with 21 points while Heather Dodd added 20.
TC3 hosts Canton Thursday for the final game of the season. Tip is at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Playing on the road against one of the top teams in the region, the TC3 women's basketball team showed some heart Tuesday, refusing to fold in a 67-57 loss to SUNY Canton. TC3 is now 2-18 overall and 0-12 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Canton, ranked third in the region and in the top 20 in the nation, improves to 19-3 overall and 9-2 in the MSAC.
The game opened with the home team's pressure defense allowing Canton to move to a 37-22 lead at the half. The lead stayed in double figures the rest of the game, but the Panthers started to handle the pressure better in the second half, pulling within 10 at the final buzzer. A poor night at the foul line kept TC3 from pulling even closer – the Panthers made just five of 13 from the charity stripe while Canton went 15-for-25.
Barbara Naylor had a big night, posting a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The rebounds give Naylor 359 for her career, moving her past Rachelle Taylor (2000-2002) into second place on the TC3 career list. Heather Andrews (2002-04) holds the top spot on the all-time list with 535 boards.
Jillina Wallace finished with 14 points and Kati Dapson grabbed 10 rebounds while blocking five shots.
Lauren Ploof led Canton with 18 points.
TC3 hosts Broome Wednesday before finishing the season Thursday at home with a rematch against Canton.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
The TC3 women came up short against Mid-State Athletic Conference foe Corning Community College Saturday, losing 70-59. TC3 is now 2-17 overall and 0-11 in the MSAC. Corning improves to 11-13 overall and 3-9 in the conference.
On Saturday, the Panthers were their own worst enemy, turning the ball over 35 times. Despite holding a rebounding edge and holding Corning to just 37% shooting for the game, the number of turnovers proved to be too much to overcome.
Kati Dapson posted a double-double for the Panthers, collecting 15 points and 11 rebounds to go with six blocks. Barbara Naylor just missed a double-double with 14 points and eight boards. Heather Jarrell added 10 rebounds to the effort.
Lindsay Schmidt led Corning with 22 points.
TC3 travels to Canton Tuesday.
Friday, February 16, 2007
After hanging close in the first half at Jefferson Community College Friday, the TC3 women couldn't keep up in the second half, losing by a final of 72-49. TC3 is now 2-16 overall and 0-10 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson improves to 7-14 overall and 4-8 in conference.
Christy Mott led TC3 for the second straight game, scoring 14 points. Jillina Wallace and Kati Dapson each reached double figures, scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Alicia Spooner led Jefferson with 23 points.
TC3 hosts Corning Saturday at 1 p.m.
Monday, February 12, 2007
For the second time in less than a week, the TC3 women's basketball team squared up against the top team in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. And for the second time, the Panthers came up short, falling to nationally-ranked Onondaga Community College in Syracuse Monday, 86-37. TC3 is now 2-15 overall and 0-9 in the MSAC. Onondaga improves to 22-2 overall and 10-0 in conference.
When the two teams faced off in Dryden last week, TC3 held the high-powered Onondaga team in check for much of the game. The same was not the case Monday, as Onondaga raced to a 41-12 halftime lead before cruising to the win.
Christy Mott led TC3 with 13 points. Kati Dapson posted an unusual double-double with 10 points and 10 blocks. She added a team-high five steals to her stat line.
Amanda Burke led Onondaga's balanced attack with 15 points.
TC3 plays at Jefferson Wednesday.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Coming off a strong performance against a nationally-ranked team on Wednesday, the TC3 women's basketball team had high hopes for Saturday's game at Finger Lakes Community College. Unfortunately for the Panthers, those hopes went by the wayside when TC3 was outscored by 20 points in the second half en route to a 78-45 loss. TC3 is now 2-14 overall and 0-8 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, while Finger Lakes improves to 14-11 overall and 7-4 in the MSAC.
Jillina Wallace led the Panthers with 19 points. Nicole Reid added eight points in defeat.
Tiffany Sullivan had a big game for Finger Lakes, leading the Lakers with 28 points.
TC3 plays at Onondaga Monday.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Playing the 10th-ranked team in the nation, the TC3 women's basketball team put forth a valiant effort Wednesday, eventually falling to Onondaga Community College by a score of 67-51. TC3 is now 2-13 overall and 0-7 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, while Onondaga improves to 20-2 overall and 8-0 in the MSAC.
Playing at home for the first time in over two weeks, TC3 held with Onondaga early before a 15-3 run over the final four minutes of the first half gave the visitors a 39-23 lead heading into the break. The lead grew to 28 points with 11:22 left in the half before TC3 began to claw the way back.
Sparked by seven points from Nicole Reid, TC3 went on a 20-4 run to pull within 12 with 2:48 to play. It proved to be the closest the Panthers would get, as Onondaga pushed the lead back to 16 before the final horn.
Reid led all scorers with 15 points. Kati Dapson notched a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds. Heather Jarrell poured in 13 points to go with eight rebounds.
Stephanie Roy led Onondaga's balanced attack with 12 points.
TC3 hosts SUNY Canton Thursday.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
The struggles continued for the TC3 women's basketball team Saturday as the Panthers fell to Cayuga Community College 85-38. TC3 is now 2-12 overall and 0-6 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.
Barbara Naylor was the only Panther to reach double figures, scoring 10 points to go with seven steals.
Four Cayuga players scored in double figures, led by Tiffany Collinsworth's 25.
TC3 travels to SUNY Canton Monday.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
On an afternoon that saw the Panthers shoot just 28% from both the floor and the foul line, the TC3 women's basketball team lost 58-40 at Corning Community College Saturday. TC3 is now 2-11 overall and 0-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning improves to 11-9 overall and 2-5 in the MSAC.
Nicole Reid led TC3 in scoring for the fourth time this season, pouring in 18 points. Barbara Naylor led the team on the boards with seven rebounds.
Deserae Schwan led Corning with 18 points.
TC3 hosts nationally-ranked SUNY Canton Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
The TC3 women's basketball team dropped a 71-34 decision at Broome Community College Wednesday. TC3 is now 2-10 overall and 0-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in the MSAC.
As a team, TC3 struggled to find the basket, making just 18% from the floor. Jillina Wallace was the only Panthers to score more than five points, netting 17 in the loss.
Deirdre Torto poured in 19 to lead Broome.
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Saturday.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
The TC3 women's basketball team came up just short Saturday, falling to Finger Lakes Community College 74-64. The loss drops TC3 to 2-9 overall and 0-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes improves to 9-8 overall and 3-2 in the MSAC.
The game started on a promising note for the home team as TC3 moved out to the early lead. The lead peaked at six points just over five minutes into the game when Barbara Naylor made a lay up to make it 13-7. Finger Lakes responded with 10-1 run over the next three minutes to take the lead at 17-14. TC3 pulled back within one at 21-20 on another Naylor lay up with 8:50 left in the half, but another Finger Lakes run closed out the half with the visitors holding onto a 40-33 advantage.
Finger Lakes pushed the lead in the second half, slowly building to a 19-point bulge at 60-41 with 10:51 left to play. TC3 countered with 15-6 run to pull within ten with 5:29 to play, but, despite pulling to within ten four times, the Panthers could never drop the deficit to single digits.
Several Panthers had their best games of the spring semester. Nicole Reid racked up 17 points while grabbing nine rebounds. Jillina Wallace added 15 points while Naylor finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kati Dapson had a huge day with 16 rebounds, seven points, six steals, four blocks, and three assists, and Heather Jarrell collected nine rebounds to go with six points.
Tiffany Sullivan and Lindsay Frank led Finger Lakes with 22 and 20 points, respectively.
TC3 travels to Broome Community College Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
A strong performance by Jillina Wallace wasn't enough for the TC3 women's basketball team as the Panthers dropped a 71-48 decision to Mid-State Athletic Conference rival Jefferson Community College Wednesday. TC3 falls to 2-8 overall and 0-2 in the MSAC while Jefferson improves to 4-9 overall and 1-2 in the MSAC.
The game started well for the home team, with TC3 scoring the first four points of the game and holding an advantage through the first seven minutes of play. After Jefferson took a three-point lead, TC3 pulled within 13-12 on a jumper by Wallace with 10:02 left in the half. The basket proved to be the last TC3 would score the floor for nearly ten minutes as Jefferson outscored the Panthers 22-7 to close out the half. TC3 was limited to three foul shots and a pair of baskets in the final minute of the half while falling into a hole they couldn't overcome.
Wallace led all scorers with 21 points while Kati Dapson grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. Nicole Reid added eight points, five steals, and three blocks.
Deena Lazore led Jefferson with 18 points.
TC3 hosts Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Despite a record-setting performance by sophomore Barbara Naylor, the TC3 women's basketball team opened the Mid-State Athletic Conference portion of their schedule with a 71-55 loss to Cayuga Community College Saturday. TC3 is now 2-7 overall while Cayuga improves to 9-7 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC.
The highlight of the game came in the performance of Naylor, who pulled down 25 rebounds to break the TC3 record of 23 set by Heather Andrews during the 2003-04 season. Naylor was one of few highlights, as the Panthers suffered from sloppy play throughout the game. As a team, TC3 turned the ball over 48 times while shooting just 30 percent from the floor.
Kati Dapson posted a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds to go with four blocks while Jillina Wallace tossed in 14 points. Naylor added 12 points for her double-double.
Alyson Colton led Cayuga with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
TC3 travels to Onondaga Community College Monday for a game with the nationally-ranked Lazers.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Looking to head into the winter break on a positive note, the TC3 women's basketball team saw its chances slip away with a 70-47 loss at Clinton Community College Sunday. TC3 is now 2-6 overall and 2-4 in Region III.
The lopsided final score was the result of TC3's inability to protect the ball. After rallying back from a double-digit deficit in the first half, TC3 entered the halftime trailing just 36-31. The second half saw the game slip away, as TC3's 40 turnovers on the game proved to be too much to overcome.
Barbara Naylor had a big day for the Panthers, posting a double-double of 16 points and 16 rebounds. Jillina Wallace added 10 points.
Clinton was paced by Jennifer Vliege's 16 points.
TC3 is off for the winter break. The Panthers return to action January 13 at home against Cayuga Community College.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
It was a case of too little, too late for the TC3 women's basketball team Saturday as a second-half rally came up short in a 57-42 loss at Hudson Valley Community College. TC3 falls to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in Region III.
The Panthers suffered from a slow start, falling behind 35-13 at the break. Some halftime adjustments helped TC3 get back in the game, but never all the way back as the Panthers opened the final road trip of the semester with a loss.
Kati Dapson led the team with 15 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and four blocks.
The duo of Molly Maguire and Jenna Hughes led Hudson Valley with 17 points each.
TC3 plays at Clinton Community College Sunday.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Playing in front of a home crowd for the first time this season, the TC3 women's basketball team dropped a 76-36 decision to Herkimer County Community College Wednesday. TC3 is now 2-4 overall and 2-2 in Region III. Herkimer improves to 7-4 overall and in regional action.
TC3 opened the game with a three-pointer by Nicole Reid, but it would prove to be the only lead of the game for the Panthers. Herkimer scored 12 of the next 13 points to take the lead, but TC3 fought back to within three at 12-9. It would be the closest the home team would get, as Herkimer used a 15-1 run to take control. The visitors moved to a 41-20 lead at the half, thanks in large part to 21 TC3 turnovers.
The second half saw TC3's already cold shooting get worse, making just 19% percent from the floor while scoring just 16 points.
Reid led TC3 with 11 points. Barbara Naylor finished with seven points and eight rebounds. Kati Dapson added seven points and four blocks.
Herkimer's Jessika Coones led the Generals with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
TC3 travels to Hudson Valley Community College Saturday.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Playing for the first time since November 14, the TC3 women's basketball team couldn't find its shooting touch in falling at Davis College Monday, 58-37. The Panthers are now 2-3 overall while Davis, a four-year college in Binghamton, improves to 4-2.
TC3's poor shooting was the result of more than just rust, as the Panthers made just 16% from the field, including 1-of-14 from three-point range. The cold shooting was more than the team could overcome as the Panthers fell behind by 20 in the first half before losing by 23.
No Panther reached double figures in scoring and only one player shot better than 25% from the field. Barbara Naylor led the team on the boards with eight rebounds and Kati Dapson finished with three assists and three blocks.
Davis College was led by Nikki Nesbitt's 16 points.
TC3 hosts Herkimer County Community College Wednesday in the home opener for the Panthers.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
A career-high 14 points from freshman Verity Kamholtz led the TC3 women's basketball to its second win of the season, a 53-48 win at SUNY Delhi Tuesday. The Panthers are now 2-2 overall and 2-1 against regional competition. The win total doubles last season's results. Delhi falls to 0-5.
TC3 led the game early before the host team rallied to tie the game at 22-22 at the break. The second half saw TC3 pull ahead for the five-point victory. Kamholtz led the Panthers in scoring and on the glass with nine rebounds and in the theft department with four steals. Barbara Naylor posted 12 points, four rebounds, and four blocks and Kati Dapson had another balanced game with eight blocks, seven rebounds, five assists, and four points.
Delhi was led by Lisa Ruff's 16 points.
TC3 is off until December 2 when the Panthers travel to Binghamton to take on Davis College, a private four-year college.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
The TC3 women's basketball team ran up against one of the top team's in the country Wednesday, and the result was a 92-38 loss for the Panthers. Playing at Mohawk Valley Community College, the Panthers lost for the second time in three games this season. The host team, ranked second in the latest NJCAA national poll, improves to 3-0.
TC3 came into the game with the top-ranked defense in the region, allowing just 37 points per game in their first two outings, but the host team blew past that number in the first half, taking a 46-19 lead into the break. Verity Kamholtz led TC3 with nine points while Kati Dapson had a well-rounded game with seven points, nine rebounds, and five blocks.
Cassandra Fiorillo and Julie Westinghouse led Mohawk Valley with 20 points.
TC3 plays at SUNY Delhi Tuesday.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
A balanced attack that featured scoring from nine players was more than enough for the TC3 women's basketball team to earn its first win of the season, beating Columbia-Greene Community College 59-35 Saturday. The win was the first of the season for TC3 and snapped a 24-game losing streak that dated back to the team's last win on November 12, 2006. TC3 is now 1-1 on the season while Columbia-Greene falls to 0-3.
TC3 took control early, using a considerable advantage in depth to outscore the home team 26-15 in the first half before stretching the lead in the second. In addition to the balanced offense, TC3's defense stepped up with 22 steals and 14 blocked shots.
Nicole Reid had a huge game, scoring a game-high 20 points to go with four steals, four rebounds, and three assists. Jillina Wallace chipped in 11 points and Verity Kamholtz pulled down 14 rebounds while recording four assists, three steals, and three blocks.
Julie Westinghouse led Columbia-Greene with 13 points.
TC3 returns to action Wednesday at the nation's second-ranked team, Mohawk Valley Community College.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
The stage was set for a dramatic season-opener for the TC3 women's basketball team Wednesday night, but when an eight-footer at the buzzer rimmed out, the Panthers were on the wrong end of a 37-36 final score at Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus. The Panthers are now 0-1 while Jamestown-Cattaraugus, a Division II school, improves to 1-0.
The game was close the entire way as both teams struggled offensively. TC3 held a 16-14 lead at the half and before the host team outscored the Panthers 23-20 in the second half to pull out the win.
Barbara Naylor led all scorers with 14 points. Kati Dapson and Verity Kamholtz had big nights on the boards, pulling down eight and seven rebounds, respectively.
Christine Sweitzer led the home team with 10 points.
TC3 plays at Columbia-Greene Community College Saturday.