Medaille College earned their fifth AMCC men's basketball championship today, defeating La Roche College, 74-58, to advance to the NCAA Division III tournament.
The top seeded Mavericks led for a majoirty of the game. They built a 15 point first half lead and led by as many as 21 points in the second half. The #3 seeded Redhawks played significantly better over the final twenty minutes, scoring 35 points to Medaille's 36, but they could not overcome an 8-of-30 field goal effort.
Medaille was paced by a 14 point, 12 rebound effort from Mike Hollenbeck and another 24 points from Meghale Ford. Both were named to the all-tournament team. Also impacting the boxscore were Johnathan Belton (10 points, 5 assists, 4 steals) and Justice Fagan (10 points, 3 assists).
Medaille's first round opponent will be announced Monday afternoon. The AMCC all-conference team and award winners will be released on Wednesday.