November 14, 2007


TC3 men stay perfect; women come up short


Bob_Ellis/staff photographer
Brad Hyrnko (12) of TC3 scores over Delhi’s Gerald Soriano and Rashawn McCarthy during Panthers’ home victory Tuesday night.

DRYDEN —Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s basketball improved to 5-0 with an 81-65 win over SUNY Delhi Tuesday. The win moves TC3 to 3-0 in region play. Delhi falls to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in regional action.
The visiting Broncos lead most of the first half, capping at eight at 30-22 with 5:12 left in the half. With five minute left in the half, Sean Anderson started a 13-4 run that featured seven points from Owen Mann and six from Anderson. The run put TC3 ahead for the first time since the opening minute.
The second half opened with Delhi scoring the first eight points to take a 42-35 lead.
Anderson again sparked the turnaround, hitting a lay-up to bring the Panthers within 42-37. A three-pointer from Adam Prue brought the Panthers within two, and a pair of free throws from Mann tied the score with 14:51 to go. A three-pointer from Eddie Mitchell was answered by Delhi to make it 45-45. The Panthers continued to push the score, taking the lead on another pair of Mann free throws. The bulge reached double digits on a basket by Brad Hrynko with 7:31 left.
After Delhi pulled within seven at 63-56, the Panthers put together a 16-1 run to put the game away.
Mann led all scorers with 28 points to go with eight rebounds. Chris Garcia had a solid all-around game, leading the team with 12 rebounds along with six points, five assists, and three steals. Anderson finished with 21 points and seven rebounds and Mitchell poured in 14 points while handing out five assists.
Dressel Cumberbatch led Delhi with 16 points.
The TC3 men will travel to Cayuga Community College Friday and Saturday as the Panthers to take part in the Spartan Classic. TC3 is scheduled to open against Niagara County Community College Friday at 5 p.m.
SUNY Delhi 61, TC3 55: TC3 women’s basketball came up short at home Tuesday, losing to SUNY Delhi 61-55. The Panthers fall to 2-3 overall while Delhi improves to 4-0.
The two teams played ten days ago, with Delhi winning at home 78-49. This time around, it was TC3 enjoying the better of play early. The Panthers took a 31-27 lead into the half, thanks in large part to a balanced attack that saw Diana Leifsson score nine points with Nicole Reid and Melissa McArdle each at eight points.
The second half started with Delhi scoring the first five points to take a 32-31 lead. The two teams traded baskets until TC3 used a 5-0 run to take a 44-39 with 12:26 to play.
The home team held the lead until the seven-minute mark, when Delhi pulled ahead 50-49. From that point on, Delhi outscored TC3 11-6 to close out the game.
Leifsson led all scorers with 18 points. Alyssa Drake added a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. McArdle also posted a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Meghan Taylor pulled down a team-high 15 rebounds.
Kassie Tiller led Delhi with 14 points.
TC3 women’s basketball travel to Cayuga Community College Saturday and Sunday to take part in the Spartan Classic. The opponents and times are yet to be announced.