The MVCC Lady Hawks opened the Region III tournament with a 73-47 win over North Country Community College at MVCC on Tuesday night.
The Hawks and Saints battled back and forth during the first quarter as MV netted a buzzer beater to tie the game at 17 after one. MV took a 23-22 lead in the second quarter and went on a 12-2 run to take a 35-24 lead into the half.
The second half was all MVCC as the Hawks defense turned it up a notch. MVCC led 51-35 after three quarters and outscored NCCC 23-12 over the final period.
MVCC improves to 25-4 on the season and will travel to Syracuse to face Fulton-Montgomery in the Region III semifinals this weekend at Onondaga CC.