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.
|10||Alyssa Georgiade||So.||5-6||Cicero-North Syracuse/Clay|
|12||Jessica Giovannini||Fr.||5-10||Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls|
|21||Kyla Knapp||So.||5-11||Owego Free Academy/Owego|
|23||Michelle Tuetken||So.||5-7||Newark Valley/Berkshire|
|32||Mackenzie Stilwell||So.||5-8||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|45||Annakay Broderick||So.||5-11||Glens Falls/Glens Falls|
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.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Playing in the NJCAA Region III Final Four for the first time, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team gave the top-ranked team in the nation a scare before falling. TC3, the #5 seed, lost to #1 Onondaga Community College 67-54 Saturday at regional-host Cayuga Community College. The Panthers end the year with a record of 14-12, while Onondaga improves to 32-0. Onondaga will play Cayuga Sunday in the regional final.
Plagued by foul trouble the entire game, TC3 trailed by five at the half. The Panthers continued to hang close most of the second half before Onondaga pulled away in the closing minutes.
Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego) led TC3 with 12 points. Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) followed with ten points and six rebounds. Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) added nine points and six assists, and Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay) and Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each scored seven. Schaeffer grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Friday, February 26, 2010
The TC3 women's basketball team advanced the NJCAA Region III Final Four with a 57-49 quarterfinal win over Broome Community College Friday at regional-host Cayuga Community College. The Panthers will take on top-seeded Onondaga Community College Saturday at 1 p.m. TC3, the #5 seed, improves to 14-11, while Broome, the #4 seed, ends its season with a record of 18-10.
The Panthers opened the game cold, falling behind 5-0 in the first two minutes before warming up and scoring eight straight, including four from Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay) to move ahead 8-5. The Hornets answered, tying the game at 9-9 with 12:14 left in the half. The teams traded baskets until Broome used a mini-spurt to lead 18-15 with just under nine minutes on the clock. The Panthers responded with six straight, the last four coming from Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), to move ahead 21-18 with 6:24 left. The lead grew to four at 25-21 before the Hornets scored the final five points to lead 26-25 at the break.
A 15-3 run featuring five players scoring opened the second half for TC3, helping the Panthers to a 40-29 lead with 13:48 left. The advantage stayed above five until the final minute, when a perfect four-for-four from the foul line by Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) in the closing 50 seconds sealed the win for the Panthers.
Schaeffer led TC3 with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds while Georgiade added 12 points and six boards. Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) dished out seven assists, making her the all-time TC3 career leader in assists with 221. Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) just missed a double-double with eight points and nine points and Katie Currier (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) chipped in with nine rebounds and three blocked shots.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Playing in the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs for the first time since 2003, the fourth-seeded TC3 women's basketball team came up short against third-seed Cayuga Community College Saturday, losing 66-56. Cayuga advances to the conference title game Sunday while the Panthers now wait for the NJCAA Region III playoff bids to be announced Sunday evening. Cayuga is now 19-9 on the year while TC3 falls to 13-11.
In the loss, TC3's Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) became the single-season assists record holder. Her six assists Saturday gave her 122 on the year, breaking the record of 199 set by Amanda McLaughlin in the 2002-03 season. Tuetken added a team-high 19 points while also grabbing five rebounds. Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) added 12 points and six boards and Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) finished with 10 points.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Dressing just seven players and facing serious foul trouble early, the TC3 women's basketball team gave the nation's top-ranked team a scare before falling 73-57 at Onondaga Community College Tuesday. The loss snapped TC3's five-game winning streak and ends the Panthers' regular season with a record of 13-10 overall and 7-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga improves to 28-0 and 12-0 in the MSAC. Both teams will advance to this weekend's conference playoffs. TC3 takes on Cayuga Community College in the opening semifinal of Mid-State Athletic Conference tournament Saturday in Syracuse.
In Tuesday's game, leading scorer Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) and team co-captain Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay) each picked up three fouls in the first half as the Panthers fell behind 46-34 at the break. TC3 stayed within striking distance to start the second half, but the host team pulled away for the 16-point win.
Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) led TC3 with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) added 10 points while Georgiade and Tuetken finished with nine and seven points, respectively.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The TC3 women's basketball team ran its current winning streak to five wins in a row with a 76-51 win over Clinton Community College Sunday. TC3, which has outscoring its opponents by an average of 24 points per game during the streak, is now 13-9 overall. Clintong falls to 5-16 overall.
The Panthers started the game with a 12-2 run, with Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) opening the stretch with a layup and capping the spurt with a three-pointer. The lead grew to 21-7 on a three-pointer by Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) with 9:14 left before stretching to the 40-16 lead at the half. The second half opened with Clinton going on a 13-4 run to pull within 15 with 15 minutes left, but the Panthers quickly pushed the lead back above 20 for the rest of the game.
Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) had another huge game, posting 18 points and 16 rebounds. Katie Currier (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) also had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while also finishing with five blocks and four steals. Tuetken just missed her own double-double, finishing with 14 points and nine assists. Each Panther scored and recorded at least a rebound in the win.
Brittany Godreau led Clinton with 23 points.
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Tuesday to close out the regular season. The team will play in the Mid-State Athletic Conference tournament semifinal Saturday.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The TC3 women's basketball team clinched a place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs with a 73-29 win over Corning Community College Thursday. TC3 is now 12-9 overall and 7-4 in the MSAC while Corning falls to 4-19 overall and 0-10 in the MSAC. TC3 is currently in third place in the MSAC standings with one conference game left.
In the win over Corning, Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) hit a jumper to give the Panthers the first points of the game and start a 14-4 run the set the tone early. The advantage grew to 39-16 at the half as the Panthers pulled away early.
Stilwell led the way with 23 points as each Panther scored. Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego) added 14 points while Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) and Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each had 11 points. Schaeffer led the team on the boards with nine rebounds, while Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) contributed with eight rebounds and five assists.
TC3 hosts Clinton Community College in a non-league game Sunday at noon. Al ticket sales will be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund, and organization that works with the V Foundation for Cancer Research to fight against women's cancer.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
The TC3 women's basketball team moved into third place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference Saturday with a 67-47 win over Broome Community College. TC3 is now 11-9 overall and 6-4 in the MSAC. Broome drops to 16-6 overall and 4-5 in the MSAC. The top four teams advance to the conference playoffs. TC3 has two conference games left.
Against Broome, the visiting Hornets led 6-3 early before TC3 went on a 15-0 run to take control. During the run, a jumper by Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) with 14:29 left in the half moved TC3 ahead of Broome for good. TC3 used an 11-4 run to close out the half to take a commanding 31-16 lead into the half.
The lead dwindled to ten at 34-24 following a half-opening spurt by Broome, but the Panthers quickly pushed the lead back to 15, with back-to-back baskets by Stilwell making it 42-27 with 13:58 left. TC3's lead never dropped below 12 the rest of the way. The Panthers led by 27 with two minutes left before Broome closed by scoring seven straight.
As a team, TC3 entered the game making barely 60 percent from the free throw line. On Saturday, the Panthers went an amazing 21-of-22 from the line, with five different players going 4-for-4. One of those players, Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire), led the team with 24 points , four assists, and three steals. Stilwell, who also was perfect from the line, posted a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego), who has now made 16 straight free throws over the last two games, finished Saturday with 10 points and six rebounds. Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Katie Currier (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each had big games on the boards, with 12 and 11 rebounds, respectively.
TC3 hosts Corning Community College Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
The TC3 women's basketball team took a big step toward securing a spot in the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs with a 77-67 win at Jefferson Community College Wednesday. The win moves the Panthers to 10-9 overall and 5-4 in the MSAC. Jefferson drops to 10-13 overall and 4-5 in the MSAC. The two teams entered tonight's game tied for fourth place in the conference, with the top four teams making the conference postseason tournament. Each team has three conference games left.
In the win at Jefferson, TC3 was led by Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego), who scored 20 points while going a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line. Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) followed with 15 points while Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) added 13 points, six assists, and five rebounds. Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay) was the fourth Panther in double figures with 12 points.
TC3 hosts Broome Community College Saturday at 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
The TC3 women's basketball team used a balanced attack that featured four players in double figures to snap a three-game skid with a 66-44 win over Finger Lakes Community College Saturday. The Panthers are now 9-9 overall and 4-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes is now 15-7 overall and 2-6 in the MSAC.
Things started roughly for the Panthers, with turnovers on the first three possessions. After settling down, a Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) jumper tied the game at 5-5 and started a 15-3 run that put the Panthers in charge early. The first-half lead peaked at 31-18 on a three-pointer by Jessica Giovannini (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) with 3:14 left before settling at 31-22 at the break.
Finger Lakes made a push to open the second half, pulling within four at 34-30 before the Panthers regained control by scoring seven straight, capped by a Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) three-pointer. The advantage continued to grow the rest of the way before settling in at the 22-point win.
Stilwell and Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each posted double-doubles. Stilwell scored 12 points while pulling down 11 rebounds and Schaeffer collected 11 points and ten boards. Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) led all scorers with 14 points and Shipos added 13.
Finger Lakes was led by 11 points from Brittany Harmon.
TC3 travels to Watertown Wednesday to play Jefferson Community College.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Despite a late game rally, the TC3 women's basketball team couldn't come all the way back against Cayuga Community College Wednesday, losing 59-52 in Auburn. The Panthers are now 8-9 overall and 3-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga improves to 13-8 overall and 5-2 in the MSAC.
Trailing by just two at the half, the Panthers started the second half cold, falling behind by 12 midway through the period. A rally brought TC3 to within three points with just over two minutes to play, but Cayuga was able to use a huge advantage at the foul line to seal the win. For the game, the Spartans made 17 of 20 free throws while TC3 only made four trips to the foul line, making two.
No Panther reached double figures in scoring or rebounds. Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay) and Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) tied for the team led with eight points and Katie Currier (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) pulled down a team-best eight rebounds.
Cayuga was paced by Caitlyn Dillard's 25 points.
TC3 looks to snap its current three-game losing streak Saturday at home against Finger Lakes Community College.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Some moments of strong play wasn't enough Saturday as the TC3 women's basketball team lost to Onondaga Community College 78-61. The Panthers drop to 8-8 overall and 3-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga, the top ranked team in the region, improves to 20-0 overall and 6-0 in the MSAC.
After a first half that saw TC3 shoot just 29% from the field, the Panthers trailed 39-23. The second half opened with a three-point play by Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg). A pair of baskets by Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) and another bucket from Stilwell helped the Panthers cut the deficit to nine at 41-32 with 17:32 left. After the Lazers pushed the lead back to 16 points, the home team went on a 12-3 run, pulling to within seven points with 13 minutes left. After Onondaga pushed the lead back to 13, the Panthers again cut the lead to single digits at 58-50 on a free throw from Shipos with 8:01 left to play. At that point, the Panthers when cold, going five minutes without making a shot from the field while Onondaga put the game away, pulling to a 72-52 lead with 3:15 left to play.
Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led TC3 with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) and Stilwell scored 15 and 12 points, respectively.
Brittany Cohen led Onondaga with 24 points.
TC3 plays at Cayuga Community College.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The TC3 women's basketball team came up just short at Broome Community College Thursday, losing in the final minute 51-49. TC3 falls to 8-7 and 3-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Broome improves to 14-2 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC.
Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay) and Katie Currier (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each scored ten points for the Panthers, with Georgiade adding a team-high nine rebounds. Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) scored nine while grabbing six boards.
TC3 is off until Saturday, January 23 when the Panthers host Onondaga Community College.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Once again, TC3 used a balanced effort in a game where all team members contributed with at least two points. Trumansburg’s Mackenzie Stilwell paced the Panthers with thirteen points while Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero North Syracuse) and Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley) hit double digits with ten a piece.
The Panthers move to 3-1 in the MSAC and 8-6 overall. Next up is Broome CC on Thursday evening in Binghamton. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.
Final Score: TC3 (8-6 overall, 3-1 MSAC) 59, Jefferson CC (8-9 overall, 2-1 MSAC) 42
Halftime Score: TC3 28, Jefferson 16
TC3 Leading Scorers:
1. Mackenzie Stilwell had 13
2. Alyssa Georgiade had 10
3. Michelle Tuetken had 10
* Jefferson Leading Scorer was Dana Stenhouse with 9 points
Saturday, January 09, 2010
The TC3 women rebounded from a tough loss on Thursday with a very important win over FLCC
Saturday. Down by eight at the break, TC3 played near-perfect basketball in the second half to down
the Lakers by a score of 57-48. Leading the way for TC3 was sophomore Michelle Tuetken (Newark
Valley) who had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals at the point. Kyla Knapp (Owego)
added 12 points while Julie Schaefer (Ithaca) and Mackenzie Stilwell (Trumansburg) helped with 11 and 8 respectively. On the defensive end, Ithaca's Katie Currier had 14 boards and 4 blocks.
The Panthers, now 2-1 in Conference play and 7-6 overall, will host Jefferson CC on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Despite a fourteen point halftime advantage, the TC3 women could not hold off the Spartans who enjoyed an 18-4 advantage at the free throw line in the second half.
TC3 had a balanced attack, seeing five Panthers finish in double digits. Janelle Shipos of Newfield led all Panthers with 17 points. Trumansburg's McKenzie Stillwell had 15 points. Kyla Knapp (Owego FA), Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero North Syracuse and Julie Schaefer (Ithaca) all had ten.
Cayuga's Caitlin Dillard led all scorers with 34 points.
TC3 is now 6-6 overall and 1-1 in MSAC
The Panthers will travel to Finger Lakes on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.
HALF: TC3 40, Cayuga 26
FINAL: Cayuga 77, TC3 72
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The TC3 women and men opened up the 2010 Mid-State Athletic Conference season with a pair of wins over the Red Barons in Corning on Tuesday night.
In the women's game, Alyssa Georgiade of Cicero North Syracuse led all scorers with a career-high 24 points and contributed on the defensive end with six steals. Newark Valley's Michelle Tuetken had 14 points while Ithaca's Katie Currier ripped down thirteen boards and chipped in six points. Little Red team mate Julie Schaeffer added ten for the Panthers, now 6-5 overall and 1-0 in the MSAC. Lindsey Aulin led Corning with 19 points.
"We did not put together a pretty game, but this was the first game off the break, so both teams struggled early", Coach Courtney Wormuth commented. "I thought our defense was solid in the second half and that allowed us to come out with a comfortable win".
HALFTIME: TC3 29, Corning 15
FINAL: TC3 72, Corning 39
TC3 is now 6-5 overall and 1-0 in MSAC
The Panthers will host Cayuga CC on Thursday night with tip off scheduled for 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
After playing evenly through regulation and a first overtime period, the TC3 women's basketball team outscored visiting Erie Community College 17-5 in the second overtime to pull out a 94-82 win Tuesday. The win evens TC3's record at 5-5 while Erie, a Division II team, drops to 3-8.
The game opened with a jumper by TC3's Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego) before Erie ran to an 11-4 lead. The Panthers responded with 13-3 run, capped by a bucket by Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay) to make it 17-14. After the score was evened at 25-25, the Panthers scored eight straight, including the last four by Knapp to take a 33-25 lead with 2:35 left in the half. The lead peaked at nine before an Erie three-pointer at the buzzer made it 39-33.
The Panthers pushed the lead to 12 points in the second half before Erie started a comeback. After pulling to within seven, the visitors used a 13-0 run to move ahead 65-59 with 6:30 left in regulation. After a basket by Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) was answered by a two-pointer from Erie, TC3 got back-to-back three pointers from Tuetken and Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) to tie the score at 67-67 with three minutes left on the clock. The final three minute saw just two points scored for each team, sending the game into overtime tied at 69-69.
The scoring again was sluggish in the first overtime, with both teams putting up eight points to send it to a second extra period. In the second OT, the Panthers quickly took control, scoring nine straight to lead 78-69. After the teams traded baskets, the lead grew to 13 on a pair of baskets by Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), the last making it 92-79 with 1:14 left and sealing the win for Panthers.
Schaeffer led five Panthers in double figures scoring, posted a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Tuetken finished with 17 points and six assists, despite sitting much of the game with foul trouble. Knapp added 15 points and five rebounds, Stilwell finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, and Georgiade ended with 13 points and seven rebounds. Annakay Broderick (Glens Falls H.S./Glens Falls) pulled down a team-high 16 rebounds to go with four blocks.
Erie's Alexandra Hart led all scorers with 40 points
TC3 closes the fall semester portion of the schedule Saturday at Niagara County Community College.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Playing the seventh ranked team in the nation, the TC3 women's basketball team lost in the final of the Tarantelli Classic in Corning Saturday. The Panthers were outscored 63-38 by Cumberland CC (N.J.). TC3 falls to 4-5 on the season with the loss.
The Panthers were led by all-tournament selection Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego) with ten points. TC3 looks to rebound Tuesday with a home contest against Erie Community College.
Friday, December 04, 2009
The TC3 women's basketball opened the Tarantelli Classic in Corning Friday with a 61-55 win over SUNY Delhi. The Panthers advance to the tournament's championship game Saturday against the winner of Friday's other opening round game between Cumberland County College (N.J.) and the host Corning Community College. The win evens TC3's record at 4-4 on the season while Delhi falls to 3-6.
After Delhi jumped to an 8-2 lead to open the game, the Panthers controlled the first half, building a 30-24 lead at the break. After building the advantage to 15 points midway through the second half, TC3 withstood a late Delhi rally to pull out the win.
Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) led the Panthers with 17 points, four assists, and four steals. Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) posted 10 points while pulling down five rebounds. Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay) finished with nine points and seven rebounds.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
The TC3 women's basketball team finally got back on the court Wednesday, playing for the first time since winning the Panther Classic on November 15. Playing at Herkimer County Community College, the Panthers ran out to a fast start before falling by a final of 68-57. The loss drops TC3 to 3-4 on the season while Herkimer improves to 6-3.
The game opened with the Panthers showing no effects of the long layoff, taking a 42-28 after the first 20 minutes. The second half, however, was a different story as Herkimer turned the table, outscoring the Panthers 40-15 to pull out the win.
Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) and Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego) each scored ten points for the Panthers. Knapp added a team-best eight rebounds.
Herkimer's Jessica Brawn led all scorers with 28 points.
TC3 takes part in the Tarantelli Classic this weekend at Corning Community College. The Panthers open play Friday night against SUNY Delhi.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
A fast start helped the TC3 women's basketball team to a 75-58 win over Cayuga Community College in the championship game of the Panther Classic Sunday. With the win, the Panthers improve to 3-3 on the season while Cayuga Community College falls to 3-4.
TC3's Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) opened the scoring with a three-pointer as part of a 9-0 TC3 run that was capped by a second Tuetken three. After Cayuga righted itself and pulled to within five at 13-8, TC3 went on a huge run. The Panthers scored ten straight as part of a 22-4 stretch in the middle of the half that gave the home team a commanding 31-10 lead. The margin was 40-22 at the break, and never dropped below 15 points the rest of the way.
Tuetken, the tournament MVP, led all scorers with 22 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. All-tournament selection Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) posted her second straight double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) came up just short of her own double-double with eight points and 13 rebounds. Katie Currier (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) pulled down 11 rebounds while handing out six assists.
Cayuga's Shakeema Green scored 15 points to lead the Spartans.
TC3 plays at Schenectady County Community College Tuesday.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The TC3 women's basketball team bounced back from a pair of subpar performances Saturday with an 85-58 win over Fulton-Montgomery Community College in the opening round of the Panther Classic. TC3 is now 2-3 and will play in the championship of the Panthers Classic against Cayuga Community College Sunday at 6 p.m. Cayuga advanced to the championship with an 83-50 win over Niagara County Community College in Saturday's other opening round game. Fulton-Montgomery, now 1-4, will take on Niagara in the consolation game Sunday at 4 p.m.
In Saturday's game, the Panthers started strong, moving out to a 19-3 lead behind eight quick points from Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego) and six from Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire). The advantage stayed in double figures the rest of the half, ending at 36-21 at the break. The lead grew to 20 early in the second half and remained in the 20s the rest of the way.
Every Panther scored at least four points in the win, led by Mackenzie Stilwell's (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) 16. Julie Schaeffer (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) posted her first collegiate double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds while Knapp finished with 11 points.
Katie Currier (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) just missed a double-double with nine point and nine rebounds while Tuetken finished with nine points and seven assists.
Fulton-Montgomery's Valerie Patterson scored 17 points to lead the Raiders.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
One of the ugliest halves of basketball the TC3 women's basketball team has played was followed by one of the longest Tuesday as the Panthers lost at home to SUNY Delhi, 67-48. The Panthers are now 1-3; Delhi stands at 2-3.
Not much went right for the home team during the first 20 minutes of play. TC3 shot just 21.9% from the floor and just 10% from the foul line while getting outrebounded 28-22. The Panthers trailed 30-18 heading into the break.
The second half saw the Panthers battle back, pulling to within six at one point. The home team couldn't get any closer, though, as Delhi put the game away, largely at the foul line. The Broncos shot an incredible 37 free throws in the second half alone. For the game, every Delhi player took at least two free throws. Delhi's Lani Smith lead the way for her team, taking 22 free throws – or the same number as the entire TC3 team.
TC3's top three producers fouled out. Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) scored a team-high 21 points to go with six rebounds and five assists. Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) had 12 points and seven rebounds while Katie Currier (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a game-high 14 rebounds.
Delhi was led Smith's 26 points.
TC3 host Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday at 6 p.m. in the first round of the Panther Classic.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
An off day and a strong opponent led to a loss for the TC3 women's basketball Sunday. The Panther lost at Division II Jamestown Community College 81-51. The Panthers are now 1-2 while Jamestown improves to 4-0.
After a slow start by both teams, Jamestown moved to a 41-24 lead at the half. The Panthers couldn't get back into the game in the second half, getting outscored 40-27 over the final 20 minutes.
Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) led the Panthers with 13 points and two assists. Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego) added 11 points.
TC3 host SUNY Delhi Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
The combination of a cold shooting night, a huge differential in free throws, and a nationally-ranked opponent proved too much for the TC3 women's basketball team Wednesday as the Panthers fell to Mohawk Valley Community College 74-66. The loss evens TC3's record at 1-1 while Mohawk Valley improves to 2-0.
The game opened with the Panthers jumping to a 7-0 lead behind a layup by Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay), a three-pointer by Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) and a jumper by Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg). The Hawks responded with a run of their own, scoring eight straight to take the lead. TC3 recaptured the lead as part of a 9-3 run, capped by a layup by Janelle Shipos (Newfield H.S./Newfield) to make it 16-11. The teams traded the lead twice before settling in at half with Mohawk Valley ahead 32-31.
Stilwell opened the second half with a jumper to give the Panthers lead at 33-32. The lead changed hands four times over the first three minutes of the half before Mohawk Valley started to pull away, taking a 53-43 lead with 10:19 left. The Panthers responded with a 12-2 run, tying the game on a layup by Georgiade with 6:32 left in the game. A Shipos free throw moments later gave the Panthers the lead. After a three-pointer and foul shot by Mohawk Valley, Stilwell gave the game its seventh tie by making a pair of free throws with five minutes left to play. It was the last tie of the game as the visitors slowly pulled away by scoring 16 of the final 24 points, including making six free throws in the final minute. For the game, Mohawk Valley took 46 free throws to TC3's 24.
Stilwell led all scorers with 22 points to go with eight rebounds. Tuetken added 16 points while Katie Currier (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) pulled down 11 rebounds. Georgiade finished with eight points and eight boards.
Mohawk Valley was paced by 16-point efforts from Elizabeth Unger and Keonti Powell.
TC3 plays at Jamestown Community College Sunday.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
The TC3 women's basketball team opened the 2009-10 season by hitting its first seven shots from the field en route to an 87-60 win over Hudson Valley Community College Sunday in Dryden.
The Panthers shot 71% from the floor in the first half, including 9 of 11 for Mackenzie Stilwell (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg), as TC3 led by as many as 30 points before settling with a 56-28 lead at the break. Nine different Panthers scored in the first twenty minutes, led by 19 points for Stilwell. Hudson Valley could pull no closer than 22 points in the second half, as three Panthers finished in double figures scoring.
Stilwell led all scorers with 30 points to go with six rebounds. Alyssa Georgiade (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Clay) finished with 12 points while Kyla Knapp (Owego Free Academy/Owego) added 10 points and five rebounds. Michelle Tuetken (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) tied a school record for assists, narrowly missing a double-double with nine points and 10 assists.
Sarah Carciobolo led Hudson Valley with 21 points.
TC3 hosts Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday at 5 p.m.