The semester ended on a down note for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team as the Panthers lost to the #5 ranked team in the nation Saturday. Playing at Hudson Valley Community College, the Vikings jumped ahead early and finished the game by handing the Panthers a 92-78 defeat. Tompkins Cortland is 2-7 overall and 2-2 in Region III. Hudson Valley is 10-2 overall and 7-2 in Region III.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team dropped a tight road game Wednesday, falling 73-70 at Finger Lakes Community College. The Panthers drop to 2-6 overall and 0-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes is 6-4 overall and 1-0 in the MSAC.
A quick start, solid shooting, and strong rebounding weren’t enough for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team Saturday as the Panthers came up short in their upset bid against #6-ranked Mohawk Valley Community College. By a final score of 86-66, the Panthers have now lost three straight to fall to 2-5 overall and 2-4 in Region III. Mohawk Valley is 9-1 overall and 6-1 in Region III.
Heading into Thursday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball season had a surprising footnote to their 2-3 record: the Panthers had lost all their home games and won all their road games. Hitting the road for the third time this season, the Panthers looked to keep that unexpected streak intact with a Region III game at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Unfortunately for the visitors, the luck turned as the Panthers lost 90-63, leaving the Panthers with a record of 2-4 overall and 2-3 in Region III. Fulton-Montgomery is now 6-1 overall and 5-1 in Region.
A wild second half that saw the two teams combine to score 111 points ended with the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team on the wrong end of a 97-85 loss to Jefferson Community College Tuesday night. The loss leaves the Panthers record at 2-3 overall, 2-2 in Region III, and 0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. It was the first win of the year for the Jefferson Cannoneers who now stand at 1-8 overall, 1-5 in Region, and 1-0 in the MSAC.
After seeing a 16-point lead evaporate in the second half, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team got a clutch offensive rebound and basket with just eight seconds left in overtime to pull out an 86-85 win at Clinton Community College Saturday. The win evens the Panthers overall record at 2-2 while moving to 2-1 in Region III. Clinton is 1-4 overall and 0-4 in region.