Panthers Can't Keep Up with Nation's #4 Team

Omari Lane
Omari Lane

A hot-shooting Herkimer College handed the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's basketball team a 93-60 defeat Tuesday in Dryden. The Panthers fall to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in Region III. Herkimer is now 4-1 both in region and overall.

The lead changed hands three times in the opening minutes before Herkimer went on a 13-0 run to take a 17-5 midway through the first half. The Generals continued to add to the lead the rest of the way, leading 41-24 at the half. After the Panthers scored the first four points of the second half, the Generals used a 12-3 run to reassert control. The lead peaked at 35 points in the final minute before settling at the 33-point final.

For the game, Herkimer made 12-of-22 (54.5%) from three-point range. By contrast, the Panthers went 5-of-21 (23.8%) from long range, with Omari Lane (Newburgh/Newburgh Free Academy) being the only home player to make more than one three-pointer. Lane finished the game with 3 three pointers as part of a 16-point night. Devonte Henry (Brooklyn/Boys and Girls H.S.) just missed a double-double with 15 points and 9 rebounds and Derek Brower (Queens/Half Hollow Hills West H.S.) ended the night with 11 points.

This weekend the Panthers are back on the road, with games at North Country Community College on Friday and Clinton Community College on Saturday.