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November 12, 2008

 

TC3 women trip up Delhi

DELHI — The Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball team improved to 3-1 on the season Tuesday with a 73-57 win over SUNY Delhi.
Host Delhi, a playoff team last year, is now 3-2 overall with both losses coming to TC3. The Panthers opened the 2008-09 campaign with a win over the Broncos in the Delhi tournament earlier this month.
On Tuesday, TC3 jumped out to a 40-30 lead at the half. The home team closed to within six in the second half, but a solid effort at the foul line helped the Panthers pull away for the win. The Panthers, who entered the game shooting just 51.5 percent from the line this year, made 19-of-27 attempts.
Mackenzie Stilwell posted a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers. Kyla Knapp scored 15 points and pulled down six rebounds and Jennifer Iler added 10 points.
Iler also pulled within one of the TC3 career record for 3-pointers, as her two treys against Delhi gives her a career total of 61. That is one shy of the school record posted by Laura Thomas from 2001-03.
Delhi was led by Lani Smith’s 18 points.
TC3 MEN continue to find the road trips unfriendly as the Panthers hoopsters lost at SUNY Delhi 74-62 Tuesday. The loss was TC3’s third straight, all on the road.
The Panthers are now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in Region III on the year while Delhi, ranked third in Region III, improves to 3-2 overall and 3-0 in the region.
As has been in the case each time out this year, the Panthers were in the game from the start. TC3 held a 30-29 lead at the half before Delhi moved ahead in the second period. Free throws down the stretch gave the home team its biggest lead in the game in the closing minutes.
Cortland High graduate Tom Wilk led TC3 with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Chris Cartwright added 14 points, four rebounds and three assists. Robert Farmer chipped in with 13 points.
Nyquan Bellamy and Reggie Davis each scored 14 to pace Delhi.
TC3 men and women will take part in the Cayuga Spartan Classic this weekend in Auburn. The Panther men play against Fulton-Montgomery Saturday at noon.
TC3 women will open the tournament against Fulton-Montgomery Saturday at 4 p.m. The tournament concludes on Sunday with championship and consolation contests.