Playoff Win for TC3 Women's Basketball
February 20, 2013
Panthers Beat Broome 55-46 in MSAC Quarterfinals
DRYDEN, N.Y. – The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team is heading back to the Mid-State Athletic Conference semifinals for the first time in four years after beating Broome Community College 55-46 in a quarterfinal game Tuesday. It will be the first trip to the conference final four since 2009-10, and just the fourth trip in the history of the program. The Panthers will take on top-seed Onondaga Community College Friday at 5 p.m. at Onondaga. The winner of that game will advance to Saturday’s MSAC championship game at Onondaga.
The quarterfinal game between #4 TC3 and #5 Broome was the third meeting of the year between the teams, with TC3 winning both of the first two games. Early on, it looked like number three would come easily for the Panthers as the home team jumped out to a fast start. Becca Holton Tomasdottir (Cape Fear Academy (N.C.)/Reykjavik, Iceland) started the game strong, converting a basket and foul shot for a three-point play to put the Panthers on the board. Over the next few minutes, Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) drained a three-pointer and Holton Tomasdottir made two layups to make it 10-0. Broome finally got on the board, but two more baskets by Ideman made it 14-2 five minutes into the game. But just as it seemed like the Panthers would run away with the game, every turned around and Broome scored the next 12 to tie the game at 14-14. A pair of free throws by Holton Tomasdottir broke the Broome run and sparked a 7-0 spurt for the Panthers that included another three-pointer by Holton Tomasdottir and made the score 21-14 with five minutes left in the half. Appropriate for a first half that featured the two teams trading runs, Broome outscored the Panthers 14-2 the rest of the way to close the half with a 28-23 lead.
The second half started with the two teams trading baskets before the home team put together a big run. Down 25-30, the Panthers went on a 12-2 run, recapturing the lead on a long three-pointer by Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and adding to it on baskets by Holton Tomasdottir and Nicole Goodwin (Newfield H.S./Newfield) to make it 39-32 with 9:41 left. Broome didn’t get closer than six points the rest of the way, as Chelsi Rosa (Bainbridge-Guilford H.S./Bainbridge) came up big with a pair of free throws and a pair of three-pointers in the closing minutes to seal the win.
Holton Tomasdottir led the way with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists. Rosa had 12 points and three rebounds and Ideman finished with 10 points, four steals, and three rebounds. Ordway pulled down a team-high ten boards.
With the win, TC3’s overall record is now 9-14. Broome’s season ends with a mark of 4-21.