The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team didn't take long to bounce back after its eight-game home-winning streak ended. Less than 24 hours after losing at home for the first time in nearly a year, the Panthers got back in the win column in convincing fashion, beating Clinton Community College 78-44 on Saturday. The Panthers are now 4-2 overall and 4-1 in Region III (Division III). Clinton stands at 1-5 overall and 0-5 in region.
The Panthers dominated from the opening tip, racing to a 21-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. The lead stood at 42-21 at the half and continued to grow in the third quarter when the Panthers outscored the Cougars 19-3.
Four Panthers scored in double figures as 11 of the 12 players dressed for the game scored. Taylor Day (Brooktondale/Ithaca H.S.) was the leading scorer with 18 points followed by MacKenzie Kenyon (Ovid/South Seneca H.S.) with 16. Jaida Washington (Elmira/Elmira H.S.) had 11 points to go with 9 rebounds and Shelby Koch (Auburn/Union Springs H.S.) chipped in with 10 points, 6 rebounds, and a team-best 5 assists.
The win sends the Panthers into Thanksgiving Break on a positive note. When the team returns to the court, they will be on the road for the next three games, starting the Tuesday after Thanksgiving at Jefferson Community College.