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Slow and steady wins the race for Hawks

Slow and steady wins the race for Hawks

Mohawk Valley Community College extended its winning streak to two as the Hawks used a steady pace to slow build up a lead over Columbia-Greene Community College en route to a 67-44 victory Tuesday evening on the Utica Campus.

The Hawks' defense and consistency was led by sophomore forward Tyquan Rolon as he worked the lane for three rebounds along with one blocked shot and four steals. MVCC took a 42-21 halftime lead and then maintained the lead in the final 20 minutes by outscoring CGCC 25-23.

Foul shooting was a strength for the Hawks as they went 10-12 (83.3 percent) and from two-point range they were 26-58 (44.8 percent). Rolon led the Hawks in scoring with 18 points while Jahcin Ingram hit seven field goals, including one three-pointer, for 13 points. Ingram also made four steals to go with his two rebounds while playing much of the game with three personal fouls.

The only other player in double-figures was guard Tyshun Walker with 11 points.

CGCC was ld by Tydrea Rodriquez with 17 points followed by Jordan Brantley with 11.

The MVCC bench proved more productive than CGCC's as the Hawks held a 19-6 point edge. MVCC also made six second-chance baskets along with scoring 21 points off of turnovers. On the boards, MVCC collected 35 rebounds to CGCC's 27.