The longest-tenured coach in the history of Tompkins Cortland Community College athletics is stepping down. Andy Davis has decided to leave the men’s soccer program he has led for the last 14 seasons in order to spend more time with family and to pursue other opportunities. A search for his successor will begin immediately.
For the fourth-straight season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball program has qualified for the Mid-state Athletic Conference postseason tournament. The Panthers qualified by finishing the regular season in third place in the conference with an MSAC record of 7-5. The Panthers will play #2-seed Jefferson Community College in the conference semifinal Saturday at 2 p.m. The tournament is hosted by top-seed Onondaga Community College. Onondaga will play #4-seed Corning Community College in the other semifinal game Saturday. The championship game will be Sunday at noon at Onondaga.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a good tune-up for the playoffs, challenging the nation’s #6-ranked team before eventually falling 76-59 at North Country Community College. The Panthers end the regular season with an overall mark of 9-10 and a Region III record of 9-9. North Country is 21-2 overall and 13-1 in Region III.
A season that looked so promising just a week earlier came to a disappointing end Wednesday when the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team dropped its final game, 95-83, to North Country Community College. After moving into contention for both a conference and regional postseason bid, the Panthers ended the year by dropping the final four games to finish 7-15 overall and 7-14 in Region III. North Country is 8-17 overall and 6-16 in Region III.
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.