November 14, 2012
Panthers do split at home
DRYDEN — The Tompkins Cortland Community College basketball teams split with visiting Schenectady County CC Tuesday night, the men winning 85-77 while the women lost 73-57.
TC3 Men 85, Schenectady CCC 77: The Panthers trailed 38-35 at halftime, Devin Redden scoring six of the last 10 points in the half to narrow the gap, and went ahead 44-40 with a 9-2 run to open the second half.
The Royals reclaimed the lead at 48-46 before the Panthers stormed back to take the lead for good, pushing the advantage to as many as 12, at 69-57. The visitors made a last-ditch rally to get within three before TC3 made 9-of-12 free throws down the stretch, including 5-of-6 from Brandon Reed, to seal the win.
Taseem Lyles led TC3 — which improved to 1-1 in NJCAA Region III play and 2-2 overall — with 23 points and a game-high eight assists. Redden added 17 points while Reed had 13 points and 13 rebounds, Jessey Okkeagu chipped in 11 points and Adam Park had nine points and nine rebounds. Reece Jackson led Schenectady CCC (2-2, 2-3) with 20 points, while Omar Brown added 11.
Schenectady CCC 73, TC3 Women 57: The Panthers shot 32 percent for the game, turned the ball over 26 times and were outrebounded 51-43 in falling to 1-1 in Region 3 and 1-3 overall. The Royals (1-1, 2-1) led 29-20 at intermission and were up by as many as 19 in the second half.
Becca Holton scored 19 points and dished out five assists for the hosts while Ashley Coriolan had 18 points and Dryden High graduate Audrey Kate Ordway pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds. The Royals were led by Betsy Santoro and Samantha Hall with 16 points each, complemented by Monique Pucci with 15.
Both TC3 teams visit Holyoke County (Mass.) CC Saturday.
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