January 17, 2012


Cold shooting ends win streak for TC3

DRYDEN — A cold shooting day that included a combined 2-for-19 from 3-point range was enough to snap the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team’s five-game win streak.
The Panthers lost to visiting Hudson Valley CC 65-58 in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee on Monday afternoon. TC3’s record evens up to 7-7 on the season, while Hudson Valley improves to 11-5.
On the women’s side, Hudson Valley rolled to a 74-56 victory over TC3.
l The men’s game was back and forth from the opening tip. there were 18 lead changes and 13 ties as neither team held a lead of more than six points until the last minute of the game. The final tie came with 3:24 left when Hudson Valley knotted the score at 51-51, but the Vikings scored the next six points to lead 57-51 with just over two minutes left.
Hudson Valley scored its final six points at the foul line in the closing minute to seal the outcome.
Jamesville-DeWitt grad Jailaan Kinsey led TC3 with 12 points while grabbing four rebounds. Corcoran alum Brandon Reed and James Tucker each narrowly missed a double-double. Reed carded nine points and 12 rebounds and Tucker finished with nine points and 10 rebounds. Floyd Leroy grabbed 11 rebounds to go with two assists, two blocks and two steals.
Kalik Parker powered the Hudson Valley offense with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Connor Maish also snared 15 boards to go with his 10 points. Andrew Brown was the third Viking in double figures with 10 points.
l Despite three players posting double-doubles, TC3 women fell to 4-10 overall. Hudson Valley improved to 9-5.
The home team came out strong with the Panthers taking a 6-2 lead. Hudson Valley answered to tie the game and slowly pull away to a 41-32 lead at the half. In the second half, Hudson Valley pushed the lead to 13 before a 3-pointer from Ashley Coriolan pulled TC3 within eight at 45-37 with 16:38 left on the clock. The visiting Vikings again answered, keeping the lead in double figures the rest of the way.
Coriolan led the Panthers with 18 points to go with 12 rebounds and four assists. Ithaca High graduate Y-Nasia Adams tallied 17 points while pulling down 12 boards and former Candor Central standout Kendra Wagstaff finished with 12 points and 17 rebounds.
Tiana Lott paced Hudson Valley with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Arianna Youngs chipped in with 16 points while Angelica Smith netted 13 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.
TC3 hosts Corning CC tonight. The women tip-off at 5 p.m. with the Panther men to follow at 7 p.m.


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