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Hawks rebound and St. Croix gets win #300

Hawks rebound and St. Croix gets win #300

The Mohawk Valley Hawks rebounded from Wednesday's loss with a big win at SUNY Adirondack on Saturday by a score of 103-56. The Hawks were led by Jamale Cummings and Raekwon Holliman who both had double-doubles on the day. Cummings had a career high 23 points and a career high 13 rebounds to lead the way. Holliman also amassed 23 points and had 10 rebounds to go with it. The Hawks were in control from the opening tip and held a 43-24 halftime lead and did not let up in the second half. Jackson Sullivan also had a career high scoring night as he had 12 points on four 3-pointers. Justin Steed and Jordanny Cuevas-Marte each chipped in with 15 and 14 points respectively. It was a very balanced scoring effort from the Hawks with five guys scoring in double figures, and they will return home to the Jorgensen Center to host Columbia-Greene CC this Wednesday night at 7:00pm. Mohawk Valley won the first meeting between the two teams at Columbia-Green by a score of 85-74.

However, the story of the day was Coach Matt St. Croix getting his 300th career win as a college basketball coach. St. Croix is in his 13th season at Mohawk Valley, and has collected 281 of those 300 wins as the leader of the Hawks. His other 19 wins came at Jefferson Community College before taking over at Mohawk Valley. He is averaging better than 21 wins per season at Mohawk Valley which is why they are always a contender for a regional championship every year. "It is quite an accomplishment, but the ultimate goal is still to win the regional championship and go on to nationals," said St. Croix. Another coach added, "He is a consummate professional, and everyone around here is extremely proud of his effort and what he has accomplished thus far." Getting his 300th win as a Mohawk Valley Hawk seems like it is not too far off in the distant future.