Needing a win to keep their hopes of making the Mid-State Athletic Conference alive, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team fell victim to a buzzer-beating three-pointer that gave Jefferson Community College a 71-70 win over the Panthers. The win keeps Jefferson’s playoff hopes alive, but eliminates Tompkins Cortland from contention. The Panthers end their conference season with a record of 3-9. With one non-conference game left, the Panthers are 7-14 overall. Jefferson is 4-7 in conference and 6-19 overall.
A slow start put the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team into a deep hole the Panthers weren’t able to climb out of, losing at Jefferson Community College 74-65 Monday. The loss ends the Mid-State Athletic Conference regular season for the Panthers with a record of 7-5 in conference. The Panthers are now 9-9 overall with one non-conference game left before the playoffs. Jefferson is 8-3 in the MSAC and 14-6 overall.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team clinched no worse than a #3-seed in the upcoming Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs with a 67-58 win at Cayuga Community College Saturday. With one conference game left in the regular season, the Panthers are currently in third place in the MSAC with a record of 7-4 in conference and 9-8 overall. A win in their final MSAC game on Monday at Jefferson Community College would move the Panthers up to the #2-seed for the playoffs. Regardless of whether they are the #2 or #3-seed, the Panthers will open the MSAC playoffs against Jefferson next weekend, with the tournament being played at top-seed Onondaga Community College. In addition to the Monday’s conference game at Jefferson, the Panthers have a non-conference game at North Country Community College on Wednesday left on their regular season schedule.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team’s playoff chances took a major hit on Saturday when the Panthers lost at Cayuga Community College 83-78. Entering Saturday, the Panthers, Spartans, and the Jefferson Community College Cannoneers were competing for the fourth and final place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs. With both Tompkins Cortland and Jefferson losing, Cayuga now has the inside track for the final playoff spot with one game left on the conference schedule for Tompkins Cortland and Cayuga, and two games left for Jefferson. The Panthers play at Jefferson Monday, with the Panthers needing a win and some help to have a chance at making a return trip to the conference playoffs for the first time in four years.
A game of big runs ended with the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team on the wrong side of the final score, losing at home to Onondaga Community College 80-73. The loss drops the Panthers to 7-12 overall and 3-7 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga improves to 17-7 overall and 8-2 in the MSAC.
On the night the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team honored the team’s three sophomores, the Panthers ran up against one of the top teams in the nation, losing at home to #4-ranked Onondaga Community College 77-54 on Wednesday. The loss leaves the Panthers with a record of 6-4 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 8-8 overall. Onondaga, the first-place team in the MSAC, is 10-0 in conference and 19-5 overall.