The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball winning streak ended on Monday when the Panthers lost to #5-ranked Onondaga Community College 86-58. The road loss was the first loss for the Panthers since December 8, a span that saw four straight wins. Tompkins Cortland is now 6-7 overall and 4-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga is 15-5 overall and 6-0 in the MSAC.
The Panthers enjoyed an early lead before Onondaga closed the first quarter on a 12-4 run to lead 23-16. The next two quarters saw the Lazers again put up 23 points to take leads of 46-25 at the half and 69-37 after three quarters. With the verdict already settled, the Panthers won the final quarter with a 19-17 scoring advantage.
Reyanah Brown (Syracuse/Syracuse Academy of Science) battled foul trouble to finish with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Taylor Day (Brooktondale/Ithaca H.S.) also had to miss time with fouls before finishing with 11 points and 5 steals. Macy Boice (Homer/Homer H.S.) chipped in with 10 points and 4 rebounds.
Next on the schedule for the Panthers is a game at Jefferson Community College Wednesday.