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