Hawks clip Tribunes at Shapiro tournament

Courtesy of MCCTribunes.com

ROCHESTER – Mohawk Valley Community College used advantages in rebounding and free throw shooting to come away with a 70-66 victory over Monroe Community College at the sixth annual Murph Shapiro Basketball Classic Sunday afternoon.

The Hawks (3-1) finished 20-for-26 from the charity stripe on the day, compared to just 13-for-26 for the Tribunes (3-2). Mohawk also held a huge edge on the glass, pulling down 45 rebounds to Monroe’s 22. Sixteen of those MVCC boards were on the offensive end, which they turned into 18 second-chance points.

Majesty Brandon paced MCC with a game-high 21 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Rodney Johnson II chipped in with 19 points, while Keith King added nine.

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