Panthers Home Streak Snapped at Eight

Taylor Day
Taylor Day

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team had won eight straight home games entering Friday's contest with North Country Community College, a streak that dated back to December 2016. Like all good things, the streak had to end sometime, and that sometime was Friday when the Panthers went down in defeat 73-55 to the Saints. The loss drops the Panthers to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in Region III (Division III). North Country improves to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in region.

The Panthers struggled to find an offensive rhythm, shooting just 31% from the floor, including making just 1-of-14 from three-point range. The Saints outscored the home team in each quarter and held a ten-point lead at 35-25 at the half. The Panthers couldn't get any closer than eight points in the second half as the Saints steadily pulled away for the win.

MacKenzie Kenyon (Ovid/South Seneca H.S.) again led the team in scoring, pouring in 17 points. Taylor Day (Brooktondale/Ithaca H.S.) had 13 points, 3 boards, and 3 blocks and Jaida Washington (Elmira/Elmira H.S.) had 12 rebounds, 8 blocks, and 7 points.

It's a quick turnaround for the Panthers as the team hosts Clinton Community College Saturday at 2 p.m.