MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's basketball team fell to 3-5 overall Monday night, dropping a non-conference road decision to host Medaille College in Buffalo by a 97-85 final.
Junior Ibrahima Toure (Brooklyn, N.Y.) paced the Mustang efforts with 21 points, just missing a double-double as he pulled down a team best nine rebounds. Freshman Trent Ward (Auburn, N.Y.) was one of three additional teammates to post double digits in the high scoring affair, netting 19 for the Mustangs while adding four assists and two steals to his tallies.
Medaille had three combine for 71 points last night, including Chris Willingham who posted a team high 25 points while teammates Jammal Coleman and Johnathan Belton each added 23 apiece.
Morrisville State and Medaille played to a 45 point opening half, before the hosts rallied in the second behind a 56.7% shooting performance from the floor in the second half to outscore the visitors 52-40 en route to the win.
The Mustangs resume action following the holiday break Saturday, January 10th, traveling to SUNY Canton.
Morrisville State's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
In addition to being named to the 2014 President's Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll, the college was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as an institution in the top tier of the Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. For more information visit www.morrisville.edu.