Men's Basketball Advances To Torchia Classic Finals

Men's Basketball Advances To Torchia Classic Finals

The MVCC Men's Basketball team advanced to the finals of the 2017 Torchia Classic with a 97-83 win over North Country Community College on Friday night.

The Hawks trailed 22-13 midway through the game before going on a 17-8 run to tie the contest at 30-30 with 6:20 to play in the first half. The Hawks offense exploded for another 19-7 run as MV took a commanding 49-37 lead into the locker room.

North Country opened the second half strong to close the gap to 56-53 and then tie the game at 56 with 12:30 to play.   Marquis Gilbert hit a big three point bucket to give MV the lead 59-56 and the Hawks never looked back as an 13-0 run pushed the Hawks lead to 69-56 midway through the second half.

Rian Carter led MVCC with 30 points and Gilbert, Donte Crumpler, Devante Hagins and Creig Goldson all finished with double figures.

MVCC will face Rockland Community College on Saturday at 2 pm. in the finals of the Torchia Classic. 

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