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Second-Half Rally Runs Out of Steam for TC3 Women
 January 8, 2013

Panthers Pull Within Two Before Slipping to 64-49 Loss

DRYDEN, N.Y. – A spirited second-half comeback ran out of steam for the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's basketball team Tuesday as the Panthers lost 64-49 at home to Finger Lakes Community College. The loss leaves TC3 with a record of 2-9 overall and 0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes improves to 4-9 overall and 1-0 in the MSAC.

Playing for the first time in a month, TC3 opened slowly, falling 28-17 at the half. After Finger Lakes opened the second half with a three-pointer, TC3 went on an 8-2 run behind three-pointers from Becca Holton Tomasdottir (Cape Fear Academy (N.C.)/Reykjavik, Iceland) and Meghan Ideman (Moravia H.S./Moravia) to make it 33-25. The visitors pushed the lead back to double figures at 44-33 before the Panthers used a 9-0 run, sparked by five points from Ideman, to pull within two at 44-42 with 8:40 left. It was the closest TC3 would get, as Finger Lakes scored 11 straight to reassert control. The Panthers managed to get the deficit back to single digits once more the rest of the way, but eventually faded to the 15 point final margin.

Holton Tomasdottir finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, Ideman scored 12 points, and Audrey Kate Ordway (Dryden H.S./Dryden) grabbed a team-best 12 rebounds to go with her six points.

TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Thursday.

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