The men's basketball team brought it's A-Game when the Hawks visited the downstate neighbors, leading Mohawk Valley Community College to an 86-73 victory over Globe Institute of Technology on Saturday.
The Hawks have been playing consistent basketball this season, which reinforces that slow and steady wins the race. With sophomore guard Tyquan Rolon pacing the Hawks' offense, the squad built up a 39-30 halftime lead.
But MVCC received a nice surprise in the performance of its bench. Devonte Wilson and Aaron Tennant came into the game with hot hands, leading them to play the majority of the regulation time. Wilson tallied 16 points along with making three steals and handing out four assists in his 28 minutes of play. He also scrambled for three rebounds, but had to leave the game at one point with four personal fouls.
Tennant game a similar performance with 16 points to go with his one steal in 19 minutes on the hardwood. This topped Rolon's 13 points and six rebounds.
Globe Institute had one threat, which kept them in the game. A'Jen English scored 27 points in 37 and half minutes of play.
A key factor for the Hawks was their shooting 47.2 percent (25-53) from two-point range as the Hawks' bench outscored the hosts 43-15. Control of the boards was close with MVCC holding a 42-41 edge.