The #4 seeded MVCC Hawks upset the #1 seed Herkimer Generals 54-49 to advance to the Region III Men's Basketball finals on Sunday.
The Hawks used stellar defense and a second half run to send Herkimer to their first home loss of the season.
The game was a see-saw battle and didn't go beyond a one possession contest until the second half. There were 14 ties and 7 lead changes and remained tight until MVCC went on a 13-2 run to take a 48-37 lead with just over seven minutes to play. Kyron Allen and Devonte Wilson scored all 13 points in the spurt.
"Overall our defensive intensity was the best it's been all year. We're certainly fortunate and happy to move on," said head coach Matt St. Croix following the win.
Allen led MVCC with 17 points, Janeel Frith added 15 points & seven rebounds and Wilson finished with 13 points and five rebounds.
The Hawks will face #3 seed SUNY Jefferson in the Region III finals at 1pm on Sunday.