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Panthers End Season on High Note

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team ended the season on a high note, winning 77-71 at Cayuga Community College Saturday. The Panthers end the year winning two of their last three games to finish the season with a record of 6-17 overall and 3-9 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga is now 5-17 overall and 1-10 in the MSAC. The Spartans have one game left on their schedule.

Appropriately, the Panthers were led by a trio of sophomores playing their last games. Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) and Donoven Adams (Lab Museum H.S./Harlem) each scored 21 points, setting a season-high for Johnson and matching a season-high for Adams. William Moore (Greece Olympia H.S./Rochester) also had a huge game, scoring a career best 18 points in his last game for the Panthers.

Roster–2016-17 Men's Basketball

2016-17 Men's Basketball team photo holder

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Malik Starks G So. 5-10 171 Bulkeley/Hartford, Conn.
3 David Wilson G Fr. 6-1 174 Midwood/Brooklyn
5 David Rodriguez G Fr. 6-0 176 Grover Cleveland/Ridgewood
10 Shamel Croskey G Fr. 5-10 150 East Side Community/New York
12 Tohn Johnson G So. 6-0 165 Hillcrest/Queens
14 Donoven Adams G So. 5-11 182 Lab Museum/Harlem
15 Joseph Simmons F Fr. 6-2 186 Careers in Sports/Bronx
20 Kori Henriquez F So. 6-4 181 Port Chester/Port Chester
22 Jonathan Damier G Fr. 5-11 185 North Miami Beach/North Miami Beach, Fla.
24 Devyn Branch F Fr. 6-5 193 Bellport/Bellport
30 Luke Logsdon F So. 6-3 205 York/Leicester
33 William Lee Moore F So. 6-5 188 Greece Olympia/Rochester

Printable Roster

Statistics–Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

2016-17 Season

Overall (6-17)
MSAC (3-9), Region III (6-15)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2015-16    

2014-15    

2013-14    

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

21 (2009-10)
17 (2007-08)
16 (2003-04)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

8 (2007-08)
8 (2009-10)
5 (2010-11)
5 (2011-12)
5 (2009-10)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.778 (2009-10)
.586 (2007-08)
.552 (2003-04)

Most Points Scored (Game)

132 (vs. Ithaca College JV, 2/22/01)
130 (vs. Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
127 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)

Most Points Scored (Season)

2612 (2000-2001)
2420 (1987-88)
2418 (2003-04)

Best Points Per Game Average

104.5 (2000-2001)
86.4 (1994-95)
86.4 (1987-88)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

58 (vs. Practical Bible College, 1987-88)
55 (vs. Practical Bible College, 11/8/87)
52 (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/10/04)

Fewest Points Allowed (Game)

30 (at Onondaga CC, 12/11/81)
42 (vs. Davis College, 12/9/04)
45 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 11/10/02)

Fewest Points Allowed (Season)

1089 (1978-79)
1286 (1993-94)

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game Average

76.2 (1980-81)
77.1 (2009-10)
77.3 (2003-04)

Most Assists (Game)

40 (vs. Ithaca College JV, 2/22/01)
33 (vs. Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)
31 (vs. North Country CC, 11/23/03)
31 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)

Most Assists (Season)

553 (2007-08)
550 (1996-97)
515 (2003-04)

Most Rebounds (Game)

64 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)
63 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 11/7/04)
61 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)

Most Rebounds (Season)

1237 (2007-08)
1216 (2004-05)
1172 (2009-10)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

20 (vs. Broome CC, 2/8/01)
16 (at Cayuga CC, 1/30/08)
16 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/1/01)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

282 (2000-2001)
264 (2007-08)
201 (2009-10)

Most Steals (Game)

26 (vs. Cazenovia College JV, 1/22/09)
23 (at Practical Bible College, 12/11/03)
23 (at Erie CC, 12/5/03)
23 (at Corning CC, 2/14/04)

Most Steals (Season)

398 (2003-04)
338 (2009-10)
322 (2007-08)

Most Blocks (Game)

15 (at Practical Bible College, 12/11/03)
15 (at Cayuga CC, 1/6/11)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/26/11)

Most Blocks (Season)

173 (2010-11)
149 (2004-05)
146 (2011-12)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

39 (vs. Corning CC, 2/19/05)
35 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/12/11)
35 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 11/14/01)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

454 (2011-12)
446 (2009-10)
437 (2003-04)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

55 Ivan Lewis (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/5/02)
49 Ray Mathis (vs. Onondaga CC, 1989-90)
44 Ivan Lewis (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/01)

Most Points (Season)

767 Ivan Lewis (2000-2001)
689 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
668 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)

Most Points (Career)

1435 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
1128 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
1017 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)

Most Points Per Game (Season)

30.7 Ivan Lewis (2000-2001)
28.7 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
27.8 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)

Most Points Per Game (Career)

29.3 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
24.2 Jude Princivil (1993-95)
21.3 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)

Most Assists (Game)

20 Larry Roberts (vs. Environmental Science & Forestry, 12/10/80)
16 Ryan Davis (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/11/00)

Most Assists (Season)

155 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
154 Joshua Canfield (1996-97)
152 Ryan Davis (2000-2001)

Most Assists (Career)

259 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
253 Ryan Davis (1999-2001)
212 Sean Anderson (2006-07)

Most Rebounds (Game)

22 Tony Parker (vs. Niagara CCC, 11/29/07)
22 Armel Traore dit Nignan (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/8/05)
21 Josh Delfino (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)

Most Rebounds (Season)

348 Josh Delfino (2009-10)
306 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
267 Tony Parker (2007-08)

Most Rebounds (Career)

515 Armel Traore dit Nignan (2003-05)
432 Jude Princivil (1993-1995)
421 Aaron Wood (1999-2001)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

10 Aaron Wood (vs. Broome CC, 2/8/01)
8 Aaron Wood (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/01)
8 Carl Palmieri (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/00)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

98 Aaron Wood (2000-2001)
80 Bob Goble (1988-89)
76 Eddie Mitchell (2007-08)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Career)

145 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)
145 Aaron Wood (1999-2001)
133 Eddie Mitchell (2006-08)

Most Steals (Game)

9 Gerald Strong (at Corning CC, 2/14/04)
8 Eddie Mitchell (at Columbia-Greene CC, 11/10/07)
8 Gerald Strong (vs. Hudson Valley CC, NJCAA Playoffs, 2/24/04)
8 Randall Thomas (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/2/02)
8 Ryan Davis (at Practical Bible College, 11/16/00)

Most Steals (Season)

103 Randall Thomas (2003-04)
101 Randall Thomas (2001-02)
87 Charleston Collins, Jr. (2009-10)

Most Steals (Career)

204 Randall Thomas (2001-02, 2003-04)
149 Gerald Strong (2002-04)
138 Charleston Collins, Jr. (2008-10)

Most Blocks (Game)

11 Austin Eastman (at Cayuga CC, 1/6/11)
8 Austin Eastman (vs. Broome CC, 1/13/11)
8 Austin Eastman (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/26/11)

Most Blocks (Season)

81 Austin Eastman (2010-11)
57 Josh Delfino (2009-10)
56 Jude Princivil (1994-95)

Most Blocks (Career)

94 Armel Traore dit Nignan (2003-05)
81 Austin Eastman (2010-11)
75 Tyrone Clark (2010-12)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

14 Ivan Lewis (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 11/14/01)
14 Aaron Wood (at Corning CC, 1/27/01)
13 Chris Cartwright (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/14/09)
13 Melvin Moore (at Corning CC, 1/27/07)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

177 Jude Princivil (1994-95)
141 Ivan Lewis (2001-02)
140 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)

Most Foul Shots Made (Career)

276 Ivan Lewis (2000-2002)
233 Jude Princivil (1993-95)
232 Chris Cartwright (2008-10)

Most Consecutive Foul Shots Made

19 Chris Cartwright (2009-10)
18 Jared Martin (2004-05)
18 Carl Palmieri (2000-2001)

Team Playoff Records

Most Points Scored (Playoff Game)

99 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
95 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
83 (at Jefferson CC, 2/28/12)
83 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

62 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
62 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
65 (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

21 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

57 (at Cayuga CC, 2/25/12)
55 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
50 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

11 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
11 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
10 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/10)
10 (at Broome CC, 2/23/08)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

20 (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
12 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
12 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
12 (at Cayuga CC, 2/21/04)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

9 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
5 (vs. Herkimer CCC, 3/2/12)
5 (at Cayuga CC, 2/25/12)
5 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
5 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

30 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
21 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
20 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

19 (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
16 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
15 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

28, Gerald Strong (at Cayuga CC, 2/21/04)
26, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
24, Greg Mudge (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
24, Sean Anderson (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

7, Tyrone Clark (at Jefferson CC, 2/28/12)
7, Nate Cambridge (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
6, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Tynez Wilson (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
6, Sean Anderson (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
6, Chris Cartwright (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

15, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
14, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
14, Josh Delfino (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

6, Greg Mudge (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Chris Cartwright (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
4, Chris Cartwright (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/10)
4, Michael Martin (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
4, Owen Mann (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

8, Gerald Strong (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
7, Sean Anderson (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
4, Charleston Collins, Jr. (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
4, Charleston Collins, Jr. (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/20/10)
4, Eddie Mitchell (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/27/08)
4, Randall Thomas (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)
4, Nate Cambridge (at Cayuga CC (NJCAA), 2/21/04)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

5, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)
3, Josh Delfino (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
2, Floyd Leroy (at Jefferson CC, 2/28/12)
2, Josh Delfino (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/10)
2, Armel Traore dit Nignan (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/04)
2, Armel Traore dit Nignan (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
2, Dexter McGrowder (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
2, Armel Traore dit Nignan (at Hudson Valley CC, 2/24/04)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

11, Chris Fox (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
8, Gerald Strong (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 2/27/04)
7, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
7, Michael Martin (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
7, Chris Cartwright (vs. Broome CC, 2/21/10)

Honors

Total All-American Players
4

Total All-Region Players
12

Total All-MSAC Players
17

Miscellaneous Honors
2011-12: MSAC Final Four, Reg. III Playoffs
2009-10: MSAC Champion, Reg. III Final Four
2007-08: MSAC Final Four, Reg. III Playoffs
2003-04: MSAC Final Four, Reg. III Final Four

          

Coaches–Men's Basketball

Rich Echevarria

Head Coach

Richard EchevarriaCoach Echevarria enters his third season as head coach after spending three seasons as an assistant on the staff of two MSAC championship teams. He brings great experience both as a player, having played for the Panthers while earning his degree in sport management, and as a coach, having coached on the AAU level and at several camps. He is also an IAABO official, working basketball games on the high school and college level.

As the head coach, Coach Echevarria directs a high-tempo aggressive style of play. He oversees all aspects of the program, while continuing to show his strength in recruiting, strength and fitness training, and defense.

Contact: re013@tompkinscortland.edu


Brian Carroll

Assistant Coach

The 2016-17 season marks Coach Carroll's eighth on the bench for the Panthers. He joined the staff after completing his own two-sport college career, playing basketball at SUNY Brockport before transferring to Tompkins Cortland to play baseball. During his time coaching at Tompkins Cortland, Carroll has used his own experience as a standout backcourt player to help coach some of the strongest guards in the region. He brings an understanding of the game from someone who played at a high-level and is extremely valuable in his ability to assist with in-game adjustments.

Contact: bjc@tompkinscortland.edu


Jobe Zulu

Assistant Coach

Jobe ZuluCoach Zulu joins the staff for the 2016-17 season. A native of Ithaca, he played his college basketball at Cayuga Community College.

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Highlights–2016-17 Men's Basketball

Panthers End Season on High Note

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team ended the season on a high note, winning 77-71 at Cayuga Community College Saturday. The Panthers end the year winning two of their last three games to finish the season with a record of 6-17 overall and 3-9 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga is now 5-17 overall and 1-10 in the MSAC. The Spartans have one game left on their schedule.

Appropriately, the Panthers were led by a trio of sophomores playing their last games. Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) and Donoven Adams (Lab Museum H.S./Harlem) each scored 21 points, setting a season-high for Johnson and matching a season-high for Adams. William Moore (Greece Olympia H.S./Rochester) also had a huge game, scoring a career best 18 points in his last game for the Panthers.


Panthers Fall to Nation's #6 Team

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

A cold spell late in the game sent the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team to a loss at the hands of the nation’s #6-ranked team Wednesday. The Panthers dropped an 86-66 final to Onondaga Community College, dropping the team’s record to 5-17 overall 2-9 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga is now 22-4 overall and 8-2 in the MSAC.

The lead changed hands four times in the opening minutes, but Onondaga took control in the middle of the half, taking a 44-31 lead into the half. In the second half the Panthers crept back, pulling within 66-60 on a dunk by Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) with 6:15 left. The slam marked the closest the Panthers would get as Onondaga went on a 16-2 run over the next five minutes to seal the win.

Donoven Adams (Lab Museum H.S./Harlem) led the Panthers with 12 points and six assists. Johnson and David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) each had 10 points.

The season ends at Cayuga Community College on Saturday, February 18.


Panthers Win on Sophomore Day

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

After recognizing the six sophomores on the roster before the game, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team used strong performances from all six in an 81-65 win over SUNY Adirondack Saturday. The win snapped a four-game skid and improves the Panthers to 5-16 overall and 5-14 in Region III. Adirondack is now 4-17 overall and 2-16 in Region III.

The Panthers opened the game scoring the first seven points and never looked back. The lead grew the entire half, peaking at 17 at 44-27 at the half. The Timberwolves made a run to open the second half, scoring the first 11 points to pull within six at 44-38, but Luke Logsdon (York H.S./Leicester) ended the rally with a put-back bucket. A possession later, Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) hit a deep three-pointer to push the lead back to double figures and start a 10-2 run that put the Panthers back firmly in control. The lead peaked at 19 points and never got below 14 the rest of the way, settling at 81-55 for the final.

Starks led all scorers with 23 points. Logsdon had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, adding four assists, four blocks, and steal. Fellow sophomore Donoven Adams (Lab Museum H.S./Harlem) had 10 points and three rebounds and three assists, while classmate William Lee Moore (Greece Olympia H.S./Rochester) had six points and five boards. Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) and Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) rounded out the sophomore attack with five points each, with Johnson grabbing seven rebounds and handing out two assists while Henriquez had six boards, two assists, and two steals.

The Panthers are home for a final time Wednesday to host Onondaga Community College. The season ends at Cayuga Community College on Saturday, February 18.


Panthers End Rough Road Trip

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team is looking forward to coming home. The Panthers concluded a season-long four-game road trip with a 78-65 loss to Corning Community College Wednesday. Tompkins Cortland lost all four games away from home to drop to 4-16 overall and 2-8 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. With the win Corning is now 16-4 overall and 7-2 in the MSAC.

David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) had a big game for the Panthers, scoring a career-high 22 points. Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) tossed in 10 points and William Lee Moore (Greece Olympia H.S./Rochester) had eight.

The Panthers return home Saturday for a non-conference game against SUNY Adirondack at 2 p.m.


Panthers Rally from Down 18, but Ultimately Lose

Saturday, February 04, 2017

After trailing 48-34 at the half, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team rallied all the way back to tie the score at 68-68 with about eight minutes left against SUNY Broome Saturday. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the comeback ran out of steam as Broome closed the game on a 22-3 run to beat the Panthers 90-71. The loss drops Tompkins Cortland drops to 4-15 overall and 2-7 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. SUNY Broome is now 10-9 overall and 4-3 in the MSAC.

Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) scored a career-high 27 points, including 18 during the second half rally. William Lee Moore (Greece Olympia H.S./Rochester) also had a career-high, netting 17 points while pulling down 10 rebounds. The sophomore added three steals and three blocks.

The Panthers finish their four-game road trip Wednesday at Corning Community College.


Panthers Score 87 But Still Fall

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The good news for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team was that the offense was clicking Wednesday at Jefferson Community College. The bad news was that it wasn’t enough as the Panthers lost 98-87. The loss drops Tompkins Cortland drops to 4-14 overall and 2-6 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson is now 7-12 overall and 2-4 in the MSAC.

The Panthers shot an impressive 55% from the floor in the first half. Unfortunately, Jefferson made 58% and took a 52-39 lead into the break. The second half saw the Panthers pour in 48 points, but could only make a minor dent in the deficit. Jefferson scored 46 in the second half, handing the Panthers the defeat.

Donoven Adams (Lab Museum H.S./Harlem) led the team with 21 points. Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) had 16 points and Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queen) had a solid game with 13 points and nine rebounds. Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) scored 13 points.

The Panthers travel to Watertown Wednesday to take on Jefferson Community College.


Panthers Drop Road Game

Saturday, January 28, 2017

After a slow start put them in a deep hole, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team wasn’t able to completely come back, ultimately losing by an 82-62 final at Finger Lakes Community College Saturday. The loss drops Tompkins Cortland to 4-13 overall and 2-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes improves to 13-6 overall and 6-1 in the MSAC.

The home team opened the game with a 13-0 run, eventually pushing the lead to 15 points at 17-2. The Panthers chipped away, getting as close as three-points at 32-29 in the closing minutes of the half. Finger Lakes stretched the lead to six at the break, 37-31, and then opened the second half with a 7-0 run to make the score 44-31. The lead remained in double figures the rest of the way as the Panthers weren’t able to make up for big disparity in shooting- the Lakers made 50.9% from the floor while Tompkins Cortland connected on just 33.8%.

Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) scored 18 points to lead the Panthers while Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) had a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. William Moore (Greece Olympia H.S./Rochester) had a solid game with eight points and six rebounds.

The Panthers travel to Watertown Wednesday to take on Jefferson Community College.


Panthers Win Nail-Biter

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

After seeing a nine-point lead shrink to two points in the 90 seconds, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team came up with a blocked shot with 0.3 seconds left on the clock to preserve a dramatic 79-77 win over Cayuga Community College Wednesday. The win snaps Tompkins Cortland’s seven-game losing streak and improves the team’s record to 4-12 overall and 2-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga falls to 4-10 overall and 0-5 in the MSAC.

The Panthers led most of the game, stretching the margin to eight points in the first half before Cayuga rallied to pull within one at 39-38 at the half. After the teams traded the lead to open the second, the Panthers again tried to pull away. The home team used a 10-2 run to make the score 71-62 with 3:22 left, with Donoven Adams (Lab Museum H.S./Harlem) ending the run with a three-pointer followed by a foul shot the next time down the floor. With the clock running down below three minutes, Cayuga began to cut into the margin. Consecutive baskets were answered by free throws by David Rodgriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) and a layup by Adams, making the score 75-66 with 1:30 left to play. A three-pointer for the Spartans and another Adams free throw made it 76-69 when the clock went under a minute. Cayuga rallied, aided by a pair of turnovers by the home team, to pull within two at 79-77 with 7.3 seconds left. Following a timeout, the Spartans missed a shot, but got the offensive and moved to make the tying score when Luke Logsdon (York H.S./Leicester) saved the day with a blocked shot with 0.3 seconds left. In their last hope, the Spartans were unable to inbound the ball cleanly, ending the game without a shot.

Adams led the Panthers with 18 points and six assists, adding five rebounds and three steals. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) had 13 points, eight rebounds, and four steals. Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) finished with 12 points and Rodriguez chipped in with 11. Logsdon ended the night with seven points, eight rebounds, and one huge block.

The Panthers play at Finger Lakes Community College Saturday to start a four-game road trip.


Panthers Drop Home Game

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team saw its season-high losing streak extend to seven games Sunday with a 72-65 loss to Columbia-Greene Community College. The Panthers fall to 3-12 overall and 3-10 in Region III play while Columbia-Greene improves to 6-10 overall and 4-8 in the region.

The first half saw Columbia-Greene race out to an early seven-point lead before the Panthers rallied to tie the game at 17-17. Once the Panthers took the lead, they held it the rest of the half, peaking at five points with 4:50 left before settling at one, 32-31, at the break.

Columbia-Greene started the second half as they did the game – with a run to take the lead. The Twins led by five with 13:37 left before Tompkins Cortland began chipping away. The Panthers pulled within one at 46-45 before the Twins re-established the five-point spread. Trailing 51-46, the Panthers scored eight straight, taking the lead on a put-back basket by David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) and adding to it with a bucket by Donoven Adams (Lab Museum H.S./Harlem) with 8:15 left on the clock. Columbia-Greene responded to take the lead at 57-56, but Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) drained a three-pointer to give the home team a 59-57 lead with 6:00 left to play. While the bucket put the Panthers ahead, it also marked the last points the home team would score from the floor until an irrelevant three-pointer at the buzzer after the final result had been decided. Over those final six minutes leading up to the buzzer-beater, Columbia-Greene outscored the Panthers 15-3 to seal the win.

Wilson led the Panthers with 15 points. Adams had 13 points to go with five assists, four rebounds, and two steals. William Moore (Greece Olympia H.S./Rochester) just missed a double-double with 11 rebounds and nine points.

The Panthers return to Mid-State Athletic Conference play Wednesday, hosting Cayuga Community College at 7 p.m.


Panthers Lose to #1-Ranked Team

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The nation’s top-ranked team handed the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team a 103-63 loss Saturday. The Panthers are now 3-11 overall and 1-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga improves to 17-2 overall and 3-1 in the MSAC.

The Lazers took control early, running to a 65-32 at halftime. Despite having four players reach double figures in scoring, the Panthers couldn’t make it close in the second half.

Donoven Adams (Lab Museum H.S./Harlem) led the Panthers with 15 points. Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) had 14 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks. Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) chipped in 11 points while Luke Logsdon (York H.S./Leicester) had 10 points and five rebounds. Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) added eight points and eight rebounds.

The Panthers look to get back on track Sunday at home against Columbia-Greene Community College. The men tip at 3 p.m.


Another Rally Comes Up Short for Panthers

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

Trailing by 15 points midway through the second half, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team rallied to pull within a point in the final minute, but couldn’t make it all the way back. The Panthers lost Tuesday to Corning Community College by a final of 72-69, dropping the home team’s record to 3-10 overall and 1-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning improves to 11-3 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC.

The two teams went back-and-forth during an exciting first half, with six ties and six lead changes. The Red Barons finished the half with s 36-33 lead, and then opened the second half with a 17 to appear to take command at 53-38 midway through the half. The Panthers responded and began to chip away, cutting it ten points on a bucket by David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) with 8:21 left and then making it an eight-point game on a tip-in by Luke Logsdon (York H.S./Leicester). The Panthers traded baskets with Corning, but the Panthers’ baskets were back-to-back three pointers by Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.), cutting the margin to six at 62-56. The comeback continued with another Starks three minutes later, pulling the Panthers within four at 65-61 with 4:20 left.

Both offenses stalled over the next two minutes, with Corning finally adding a bucket to move ahead 67-61 with 2:30 left. The Panthers connected on a free throw to make it 67-62 heading into the final minute of play, but Corning made a pair of free throws to lead 69-62 with 41 seconds left. Starks made a free throw 11 seconds later and Wilson followed with a three-pointer to pull within 69-66 with 19.9 seconds left. Corning went 1-for-4 from the free throw line over the next 12 seconds, and when Starks connected on his sixth three-pointer of the game with 4.0 left, the Panthers were within one at 70-69. After a quick foul, the Red Barons made two from the line with 2.6 left, making the score 72-69. A final half-court shot attempt missed the mark, leaving the Panthers three points short for the second straight game.

Starks finished with a game-high 24 points. Wilson had 13 points with five assists and five rebounds. Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) just missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds. He also had a team-best four steals. Logsdon added eight points and eight rebounds to go with three assists and two steals.

Next up for the Panthers is a busy weekend. The team travels Saturday to Onondaga Community College for a MSAC game with the Lazers. Sunday the Panthers return home to take on Columbia-Greene Community College in a non-conference matchup.


Panthers Come Up Short in Final Minute

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

Saturday’s men’s basketball game between Tompkins Cortland Community College and SUNY Broome featured seven ties and nine lead changes, with the final one of each coming in the last minute of play. Unfortunately, for the home team, Broome scored seven of the 11 points in that final minute to beat the Panthers 65-62. Tompkins Cortland is now 3-9 overall and 1-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome is 7-6 overall and 1-1 in the MSAC.

The first twenty minutes saw the Panthers build an eight-point lead early, but the Hornets responded to make it a one-point game at the half, with Tompkins Cortland up 32-31. Broome took the lead early in the second with a 10-6 run, but a Luke Logsdon (York H.S./Leicester) three-pointer tied the game at 41-41 with 12:55 left on the clock. The lead traded hands six times before the next tie, 58-58 with 1:20 left. The deadlock held until the final minute, with Broome moving ahead on a bucket and foul shot with 39.2 seconds left. A driving layup by Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) pulled the Panthers within one at 61-60, but Broome went 4-4 from the free throw line over the final 25 seconds to push the lead to 65-61. Logsdon scored with 3.0 left to make it 65-62, but after a missed Broome free throw, Tompkins Cortland’s desperation three at the buzzer missed the mark ending the game with the Hornets on top.

Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) led the Panthers with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds along with four steals. Starks had 13 points while Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) pulled down a team-best 13 rebounds.

The Panthers, losers of four straight, will look to get back on track Tuesday with a 5 p.m. home game against Corning Community College.


Panthers Drop Third Straight

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A road loss Saturday has the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team heading into winter break on a three-game slide. The Panthers lost at Hudson Valley Community College 76-65 to fall to 3-8 overall and 3-6 in Region III. Hudson Valley is 7-6 overall and 4-5 in Region III.

Three Panthers reached double digits in scoring, led by Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) with 13 points. The freshman also pulled down seven rebounds. Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) had 12 points and David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) had 11 points. Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) led the team with nine rebounds.

With finals and the holidays, the Panthers now have five weeks off before playing again. Next up for Tompkins Cortland is a home game on January 14 against SUNY Broome.


Panthers Lose Shootout

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

A wild game Tuesday saw the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team score 54 points in the first half, get scoring from ten different players, and launch a season-high 34 three-pointers, making 11 of them. And in the end, it wasn’t enough as Finger Lakes Community College rode the wave of three huge individual nights to a 103-87 win. The loss leaves Tompkins Cortland with a record of 3-7 overall, 3-5 in Region III, and 1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes improves to 6-4 overall, 5-2 in Region III, and 1-0 in the MSAC.

The two teams pushed the scoreboard to its limits early. Tompkins Cortland’s David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) drained three three-pointers in the first four minutes as the team lit things up, combining to score 26 points in the first five minutes of play. The pace of play continued the rest of the first half, with the score tied eight times before the Panthers moved out to a 10-pont lead late. Finger Lakes ended the half on a mini-run, scoring the last six points to cut the Panthers’ lead to 54-50 lead at the break. Over the first 20 minutes, Rodriguez scored 19 points, including 15 on 5-for-7 shooting from behind the arc.

Tompkins Cortland held onto the lead for the first six and half minutes of the second half. With 13:30 left, Finger Lakes tied the score at 60-60, but the Panthers responded with a three-pointer by Luke Logsdon (York H.S./Leicester) to regain the lead at 63-60. A three-pointer by Finger Lakes moments later started a 20-6 run that made the score 80-69 with under eight minutes to play. The difference remained around ten points the next several minutes before the Lakers put the game away, extending the lead to as much as 18 in the final minute.

The final stat line showed the Panthers enjoyed the more balanced attack, but Finger Lakes had the three biggest scorers. The trio of Lakers combined to score 86 points (37, 29, and 20 points, respectively), more than making up for Tompkins Cortland’s 45-6 advantage in bench points. Rodriguez didn’t score in the second half, finishing the game with a team-best 19 points. Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) had 13 points off the bench and David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) tossed in 12 points to go with five rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Tompkins Cortland travels to Hudson Valley Community College Saturday. Following that game, the Panthers break for finals and the holiday before returning to the court on January 14.


Panthers Come Up Just Short Against Mohawk Valley

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team came back from a horrible start Saturday to take the lead, but the Panthers couldn’t hold on in a 71-65 loss to Mohawk Valley Community College. The Panthers drop to 3-6 overall and 3-4 in Region III games. Mohawk Valley improves to 8-2 overall and 7-2 in Region III.

The first five minutes of the game were dreadful for the Panthers. Mohawk Valley ran out to a 16-2 lead before the home team could catch its breath. Tompkins Cortland finally got things moving the right direction, using a 12-2 run to get back into the game. The comeback continued the rest of the half, with the Panthers making it all the way back to take the lead for the first time at 32-31 with 1:15 left in the half. Tompkins Cortland held the lead at halftime, 34-32, and pushed it to 37-32 with a three-pointer by Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) in the first minute of the second half. Over the next five minutes, Mohawk Valley went on a run very similar to the one that opened the game – the Hawks outscored the Panthers 16-3 to regain the lead at 48-40.

The momentum shifted again with 11:21 left when a Mohawk Valley player was called for a foul and a technical, giving the Panthers four free throws and cutting the deficit in half. The second comeback of the game continued until the Panthers tied the score at 54-54 with 8:15 left, and then again at 60-60 with 4:35 left. A driving basket by Henriquez gave the Panthers the lead at 62-20 moments later, and a free throw by David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) made the score 63-60 with 2:34 left. Unfortunately for the home team, the final run of the day belonged to the Hawks. Mohawk Valley used a 10-0 run to regain the lead and seal the win.

By the time the final horn sounded, the score had been tied four times and the lead had changed five times. Each team finished 6-of-25 from three-point range, each team made 17 free throws, had 22 turnovers, and 11 steals. Mohawk Valley enjoyed a 61-54 advantage in rebounds, helping the Hawks to five more attempts from the floor and giving the Hawks the final margin of victory.

The Panthers were led by Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) with 14 points. Wilson came off the bench to score 13 points, part of a 41-25 advantage the Panthers enjoyed in bench points. Wilson added eight rebounds and five assists. Luke Logsdon (York H.S./Leicester) chipped in nine points. Henriquez had the team high in rebounds with nine.

The Panthers host Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday in the final home game of the semester. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.


Panthers Open MSAC Play with Big Win

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team started slowly but finished strong in its Mid-State Athletic Conference opener Tuesday, racing to an 89-75 win over Jefferson Community College. The victory – the first home win of the year for the Panthers – improves Tompkins Cortland’s record to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in Region III games. Jefferson is now 3-5 overall and 3-3 in region. It was also the MSAC opener for Jefferson.

The visiting Cannoneers took an early lead, 13-7, before the Panthers responded with an 8-0 run to take a 15-13 lead. After some back-and-forth action, Tompkins Cortland used another run late in the half to take a 42-34 lead into the break.

The start of the second half was similar to the start of the game, with Jefferson cutting into the lead by scoring seven of the first nine points. But it didn’t take long for the Panthers to regroup, going from a four-point lead to a 12-point advantage over the span of four minutes. At the midpoint of the second half the lead was 16 points and the Panthers never looked back.

Four Panthers reached double figures in scoring, with Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) leading the way with 23 points, including 18 on 6-of-10 shooting from behind the three-point line. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) tossed in 20 points while handing out a team-best five assists. Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) chipped in 12 points and Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) came up big with a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds. Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) also had a strong night, narrowly missing a double-double with eight points and eight rebounds.

Next up for the Panthers is a Saturday home game with Mohawk Valley Community College. The men tip-off at 1 p.m.


Panthers Stop Skid with 22-Point Win

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Less than 20 hours after losing a game in overtime, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team looked anything but tired. The Panthers started fast and finished strong, beating Clinton Community College 86-64 Saturday. The win snapped a three-game losing skid and leaves Tompkins Cortland with a record of 2-5 overall and 2-3 in Region III games. Clinton is now 2-4 overall and 0-4 in region.

Four Panthers scored in double figures, led by 16 points from Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.). The freshman added nine rebounds, four steals, and three assists. David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) had 15 points while Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) had a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) added 12 points and a team-best four assists.

The Panthers are off for the Thanksgiving break. The next game will be Tuesday, November 29 at home against Jefferson Community College.


Overtime Road Loss for Panthers

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Playing at North Country Community College Friday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team watched a big second-half lead evaporate and a game slip away. The Panthers lost in overtime, 101-90, to drop to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in Region III games. North Country is now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in region.

The Panthers came out strong, racing to a 50-43 lead at halftime. In the second half the lead grew to 18 points before the tide turned and the home team mounted a comeback. North Country came all the back to tie the score at 84-84 before the Panthers missed out on a scoring chance in the final possession of regulation. North Country carried the momentum from the second-half rally into the extra period, pulling away for the win.

Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) scored 24 points, including 15 on five three-pointers, while also recording seven steals, seven rebounds, and five assists. David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) and Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) each had 13 points and Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) tossed in 10 points.

The Panthers continue the weekend road trip Saturday at Clinton Community College.


Herkimer Runs Past Panthers

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

Playing at home Tuesday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with Herkimer College in a 94-60 loss. The Panthers are now 1-4 overall and 1-2 in Region III games. Herkimer is 5-0 overall and in region.

The Panthers held a four-point lead in the opening minutes, but it didn’t last long as Herkimer stormed to a 50-35 halftime lead. The lead was never threatened in second-half as the Generals, the #5 ranked team in the nation, cruised to the 34-point win.

Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) was the high scorer for the Panthers, pouring in 22 points to go with five steals. Devyn Branch (Bellport H.S./Bellport) had 12 points and David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) finished with nine points, seven rebounds, and five steals.

The Panthers hit the road for the weekend, playing at North Country Community College Friday and Clinton Community College Saturday.


Home Loss for Panthers

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Boxscore

A second-half rally came up short Thursday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team lost at home to Jamestown Community College, 75-68. The Panthers are now 1-3 on the year while Jamestown improves to 2-3.

The first ended with Jamestown turning a one-point lead with eight minutes remaining into a ten-point advantage at the break. The Panthers chipped away, coming back from down 35-25 at the half to make it a two-point game at 46-44 with 11:23. The Jayhawks pushed the spread back to six points, but the Panthers again clawed back to within two at 65-63 with 2:54 left. Four straight points over the next minute put some space between the teams and sparked a 10-2 run that made the score 75-65 in the closing moments. A late three-pointer by the Panthers in the closing seconds made the final margin 75-68.

Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) had a big night, scoring 13 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) tied for the team leads with 14 points, four assists, and two steals while also pulling down six boards. Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) also scored 14 points, connecting on four three-pointers along the way.

The Panthers host Herkimer College Tuesday at 5 p.m.


Panthers Earn First Win of Season

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A big second-half surge powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team to its first win of the season Tuesday, a 78-59 road victory at Schenectady County Community College. The Panthers are now 1-2 overall and 1-1 in Region III, Division III games. Schenectady falls to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in Region III.

After an opening twenty minutes that left the Panthers trailing 38-34 at halftime, the visitors came out with a sharper focus in the second half. A combination of increased defensive pressure and better ball security on offense helped Tompkins Cortland outscore the Royals 44-21 in the second half. The 59 points allowed was the Panthers’ best defensive effort of the young season, and matched the fewest points allowed in any game last season.

Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) led the Tompkins Cortland offense with 14 points. Kori Henriquez (Port Chester H.S./Port Chester) had a big night that included his a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds along with three blocks and two steals. Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) poured in 12 points while dishing out six assists and Tohn Johnson (Hillcrest H.S./Queens) had 11 points and seven rebounds. Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds while David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) had a strong line of eight points, six steals, five assists, and five rebounds.

The Panthers return home for a 7 p.m. Thursday tip against Jamestown Community College.


Rally Comes Up Short for Panthers

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A slow start proved to be too much to overcome as the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team dropped a road game at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday. The 81-70 final leaves the Panthers at 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in Region III contests. Fulton-Montgomery is now 1-1 overall and 1-0 in Region III.

The home-standing Raiders came out of the gate with an intensity the Panthers didn’t match. Fulton-Montgomery enjoyed a 43-21 lead at the half before the Panthers finally got on track after the break. Tompkins Cortland made a run, pulling within six with six minutes left to play, but the hole they had dug was too deep.

Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) led the Panthers with a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds while also recording five steals and three assists. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) added 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Panthers play at Schenectady County Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Drop Opener in 2OT

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Boxscore

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team opened the 2016-17 season with a thriller Wednesday, going to double overtime before falling 114-112 to Division II Erie Community College.

After Erie took a 39-33 lead into the half, the Panthers trailed by eight points with six minutes left. The home team rallied with a 12-4 run over the next three and a half minutes to tie the score at 78-78. The Panthers took the lead at 82-79 on a three-pointer by Luke Logsdon (York H.S./Leicester) with 1:26 left before Erie cut the lead to one. A 15-footer by Javon Lawrence (Gompers H.S./Bronx) made it 84-81 with 25 seconds left, but the Kats answered with a three-pointer with 17 seconds left to force overtime.

Malik Starks (Bulkeley H.S./Hartford, Conn.) opened the scoring in OT with a three-pointer. The Panthers held the lead for the first three minutes of the extra frame before Erie tied the score at 93-93. The teams traded two-pointers over the final two minutes to leave the score tied at 95-95 after the first overtime.

The second OT started with Erie scoring off the jump ball to lead 97-95. The Kats scored nine of the next 13 points to lead 106-99 with 2:30 left, but a pair of three-pointers by Starks helped the Panthers pull within three at 108-105 with 1:12 left. Erie responded with two points, but Starks added a pair of free throws to make it 110-107 with 54.7 seconds left. Moments later, William Lee Moore (Greece Olympia H.S./Rochester) stole a ball and converted the layup, making it a one-point game with 27 seconds left. After a Panther foul, Erie converted one of two free throws with 13.8 seconds left, but a turnover after the second miss gave the ball back to the Kats. A basket and foul on the ensuing possession made the score 114-109, and even though Michael Middleton (Crossland H.S./Washington, D.C.) drained a three pointer in the closing ticks on the clock, it wasn’t enough to keep the game going.

In a game that saw the two teams each take 56 free throws, Middleton led five Panthers in double figures with 29 points. He added 11 rebounds to post his first collegiate double-double while also leading the team with four assists. Starks had 24 points, including a dozen on four three-pointers. David Wilson (Midwood H.S./Brooklyn) had 15 points, Lawrence had 12, and David Rodrigruez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood) had 10.

The Panthers will next play at Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Saturday.


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