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Lady Hawks Fall To Rock Valley In National Semifinals

Lady Hawks Fall To Rock Valley In National Semifinals

The MVCC Lady Hawks knew they had to play an intense and aggressive 40 minutes of basketball to compete with #1 seed Rock Valley on Saturday night. MV put in a hard fought effort but dropped a 68-47 decision to the Golden Eagles in the NJCAA DIII National Semifinals. 

Rock Valley held a 9-6 lead with three minutes left in the first quarter before turning on the offense to take a 18-11 lead after one frame.  The teams battled back and forth as the Hawks closed within one at 23-22 before Rock Valley scored six points to lead 29-23 at the half. Dionna Rogers led MV in scoring in the first half and finished with a game high 18 points. 

The Golden Eagles opened up a 48-31 lead with 1:47 left in the third quarter after Jaycee Cleaver hit three straight three pointers.  

MV outscored Rock Valley 14-13 in the fourth quarter as Cheyenne Clark was able to find her groove but it wasn't enough for the Lady Hawks. Clark finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds. 

MVCC will play at 5pm Saturday vs Anoka-Ramsey in the NJCAA 3rd place game.  Rock Valley will play Roxbury CC at 7pm in the NJCAA National Title Game.