For the first time since 2016, Tompkins Cortland Community College has a representative on the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s basketball all-conference team. Freshman Devonte Henry (Brooklyn/Boys and Girls H.S.) was named to the team in voting done by the coaches from the seven MSAC programs. Eleven players were named to the team. Corning Community College and Onondaga Community College each had three players on the team, Finger Lakes Community College had two, and Tompkins Cortland, Cayuga Community College, and SUNY Broome each had one.
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.
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.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team made it three wins in the last four games Saturday with a 78-57 victory over visiting SUNY Adirondack. The result moves Tompkins Cortland’s season record to 7-11. Adirondack is now 1-18.