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  • WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Jefferson upsets MVCC to win Torchia Tournament

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  • UTICA, N.Y. — Jefferson Community College’s Cannoneers edged Mohawk Valley Community College by one point by Sunday in the championship game of the Hawks’ Anthony Torchia Memorial Tournament.
    Freshman Alyssa Crosby had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Jefferson before fouling out of the 67-66 victory.
    Jefferson trailed Mohawk Valley, the preseason No. 2 team in the NJCAA’s Division III poll, by nine points at halftime before outscoring the Hawks 46-36 over the final 20 minutes.
    Four of the Cannoneers’ five starters scored in double figures but no players scored off the bench. Amanda Roberts had 15 points and five assists, Jasmine Canady scored 13 points, and Alesha Waterman, a freshman who played at Thousand Islands High School, scored 10.
    Jefferson outscored Mohawk Valley 18-9 from the foul line, shooting 72 percent to the Hawks’ 45.
    Samantha Corbitt had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Mohawk Valley (1-1), Kailia Attry had 10 points and five assists, and Stevie Ray had nine points, six steals, five rebounds and four assists.
    The Hawks got to the championship game by blowing out Genesee Community College 77-37 Saturday. Ray had 17 points and four steals, Corbitt had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Mohawk Valley raced ahead by 20 points before halftime.
    Alexis Fauvelle, a 2013 graduate of West Canada Valley High School, scored three points in each game for Mohawk Valley. She had two rebounds and two assists against Genesee and recorded her first steal against Jefferson.
    Mohawk Valley won the men’s division of the tournament with a 90-84 victory over Genesee in Saturday’s championship game. The Hawks were 103-69 winners against Queensborough Community College in Friday’s opening round.
    The tournament benefits the Anthony Torchia Memorial Scholarship, named in memory of 19-year-old Anthony Torchia who died in a car accident on May 6, 2000. The scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving students in the Electrical Engineering curriculum.
    The Mohawk Valley women are on the road Wednesday for their next game at Genesee.
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