Struggling on the offensive end in the third quarter, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball needed a big fourth quarter to rally for a 68-66 win over SUNY Broome Friday night. The comeback leaves the Panthers with an overall record of 7-7 and a mark of 5-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome is now 8-12 overall and 3-4 in the MSAC.
Broome led at the end of the first quarter, 18-14, but Tompkins Cortland came back to lead 36-34 at the half. The third quarter was a rough one for the Panthers, scoring just seven points and falling behind 47-43 heading to the fourth. In the final quarter the offense caught fire, led by Macy Boice (Homer/Homer H.S.). The freshman scored all nine of her points in the final period, helping the Panthers score 25 to pull out the win.
Taylor Day (Brooktondale/Ithaca H.S.) was the top scorer with 16 points while Kerrin O'Shaughnessy (Worcester/Worcester H.S.) had a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds. Shantasia Jeffrey (Harlem/Curtis H.S.) posted 15 points along with 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Amber Whitehead (Deposit/Deposit H.S.) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, and a blocked shot.
After a weekend off, the Panthers will next be in action at Corning Community College on Wednesday.