DRYDEN — Columbia-Greene Community College had three players combine for 60 points, but it wasn’t enough as Tompkins-Cortland Community College kept the Twins out of the win column with a 77-68 victory in Thursday’s Region III men’s collegiate basketball game.
Former Catskill standout DeVon Haye had a double-double for the Twins, scoring 20 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. He also handed out four assists and blocked four shots.
Bryan Bathrick contributed 20 points and four rebounds to the Twins’ cause, whle Alex Curtis scored 20 points grabbed seven rebounds and handed out a team-high five assists.
Justin Peeples led TCCC with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Cristian Rose had 12 points, Brandon Tirado 10 points, Cameron Thompson eight points and Deamontae Riley six points and 11 rebounds.
TCCC built a 46-33 lead by halftime and widened the gap to 18 in the second half, but C-GCC fought back. Bathrick, Haye and Curtis led the charge, highlighted by a Bathrick breakaway dunk and a transition 3-pointer from Steph Curry land. The Twins pulled within seven, but could not break through, falling by nine.
Tayy Gordon and Suman Humagain spearheaded a second half perimeter defense that held Tompkins to just 1-11 from the three-point circle.
"I like how the guys responded to our second half adjustments, but I like even more that there were several spots where they could have been satisfied and called it a day -- but this group refuses to do that," Twins coach Joe Ross said.
Columbia-Greene plays its home opener on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Cayuga CC, then hosts Onondaga CC on Sunday at 1 p.m.
CGCC (68): Curtis 9-2-20, Bathrick 6-4-20, Humagain 1-0-2, Gordon 0-0-0, Haye 8-2-20, Jones 2-0-6. Totals 26-8-68.
3-pointers: Bathrick 4, Haye 2, Jones 2.
TCCC (77): Tirado 4-0-10, Rosa 5-0-12, Riley 3-0-6, Peeples 8-0-18, Cheatham 3-0-6, Sykes 2-0-4, Nordman 3-0-6, Thompson 3-2-8, Obi 3-0-7. Totals 34-2-77.
3-pointers: Tirado 2, Rosa 2, Peeples 2, Obi.
Patroon All-Stars released
Maple Hill’s Sam Maunu was named the Patroon Conference Girls Volleyball Most Valuable Player for the 2021 season.
Named to the first team were: Abby Taylor (Chatham), Chloe Ross (Greenville), Erin Madsen (Chatham), Shea Landversicht (Greenville), Chelli Lopez (Rensselaer) and Sam Manning (Maple Hill).
Named to the second team were: Abby O’Dell 9Coxsackie-Athens), Allyson Engel (Chatham), Emma Grimmick (Watervliet), Angelika Lopez (Catskill), Emily Sousis (Rensselaer) and Peyton Smeltzer (Watervliet).