FMCC men lose season opener

DRYDEN – Tyseem Lyles connected on five 3-pointers on his way to a 27-point effort to lead Tompkins-Cortland Community College to a 93-78 win over the Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s basketball team Saturday.

Lyles also pulled down nine rebounds for the Panthers, who led 45-41 at the half before outscoring the Raiders 48-37 in the second half to earn the victory.

It was the season opener for both teams.

Laszlo Hajnoczi scored 15 points for Tompkins-Cortland (1-0 overall), while Todd Smith and Brandon Nance each had 14 points. Smith also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Bryant Jack paced FMCC with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Darius Ward had 18 points and five rebounds for the Raiders, while Kenny Barr posted 16 points. Kadeem Stanislas added 12 points and seven rebounds for FMCC (0-1 overall).

The Raiders will travel to Broome Community College today for a 3 p.m. contest.

Tompkins-Cortland Community College 93, Fulton-Montgomery Community College 78


Barr 6-1-16, Jack 6-11-23, Ward 7-3-18, Edwards 0-2-2, Stanislas 5-1-12, T. Davis 1-0-2, Baum 1-1-3. Totals 27-19-78.


Redden 2-1-7, Smith 4-6-14, Lyles 9-4-27, Hajnoczi 7-0-15, Squires 1-1-3, Mills Jr. 4-0-9, Johnson 1-2-4, Nance 5-4-14. Totals 31-18-93.

3-point goals: FMCC 5 (Barr 3, Ward, Stanislas); Tompkins-Cortland 9 (Lyles 5, Redden 2, Hajnoczi, Mills).

Halftime: Tompkins-Cortland, 45-41.