Irvine Valley's men's basketball team started the Monterey Peninsula Tournament with a solid win on Thursday afternoon.
The Lasers, ranked No. 15 in Southern California, defeated Hartnell, 72-57, in the opening round to move on to the semifinals on Friday.
IVC took control in the first half, out-scoring Hartnell, 39-24.
Irvine Valley improved its record to 6-2 overall.
The Lasers will take on Solano in a semifinal in the tournament on Friday at 7 p.m.