November 11, 2009


TC3 men snatch 3rd win


Bob Ellis/staff photographer
TC3’s Chris Cartwright (3) puts up a shot between SUNY Delhi defenders Spencer Bonneau (left) and Travon Smith (12) Tuesday night in Dryden. Cartwright scored 21 points in 83-75 Panthers win.

DRYDEN — A decisive second-half run put the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball team ahead for good Tuesday night en route to an 83-75 win over visiting SUNY Delhi.
The TC3 women, meanwhile, suffered first half woes and fell to Delhi 67-48.
The opening men’s contest was tied 38-38 at intermission before Delhi scored the first three points of the second half to go up 41-38. The teams traded baskets from there until it was 48-45 in favor of the visitors, at which point the Panthers went on a 15-4 run to take control for good. The Broncos got no closer than three points the rest of the way, solid foul shooting down the stretch helping TC3 prevail.
Josh Delfino led the winners, now 3-1, with another double-double, scoring 24 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Chris Cartwright added 21 points, and Charles Collins Jr. had 16 points and 16 rebounds. Delhi (2-3) got 23 points from Jamal Little, while Tavarus Stevens had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
TC3 hosts the Panther Classic this weekend, facing Fulton-Montgomery CC at noon Saturday before Cayuga CC and Niagara County CC meet at 2 p.m. The consolation game is at noon on Sunday, with the championship contest set for 2 p.m.
TC3 WOMEN, now 1-3, got off to a slow start and never recovered, shooting just 21.9 percent from the floor and 10 percent from the foul line in the first half, after which they trailed 30-18.
The Panthers could get no closer than six points in the second half, during which the Broncos shot 37 free throws and converted 23. Michelle Tuetken led the Panthers with 21 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists. Mackenzie Stilwell had 12 points and seven rebounds, and Katie Currier a game-high 14 rebounds. All three fouled out of the game.
Lani Smith paced Delhi (2-3) with 26 points, including a 14-for-22 night from the foul line, while Virginia Knauer added 18 points and Julia Lieberman 10.
TC3 hosts Fulton-Montgomery CC at 6 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the Panther Classic after Cayuga CC and Niagara County CC collide at 4 p.m. The consolation game is at 4 p.m. Sunday, with the title game to tip off at 6 p.m.