Morrisville State men drop fourth straight, fall to SUNY Poly 80-62

Morrisville State men drop fourth straight, fall to SUNY Poly 80-62

UTICA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's basketball team dropped their fourth straight contest Wednesday night, falling on the road 80-62 to host SUNY Poly in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action.

The loss drops the Mustangs to 4-9 overall, and 1-5 in conference action.

Ibrahima Toure (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the Morrisville State efforts with a team high 18 points, adding eight rebounds and two blocks to his tallies, while teammate Qwuhail Barlow (Cortland, N.Y.) added a 12 point, four rebound and two steal effort.

Caleb Taylor (Liverpool, N.Y.) snagged a team best nine rebounds, adding six points in the loss.

Three posted double figures for the hosts, including Kaleel Johnson who collected the double-double with a 19 point, 21 rebound performance. Maverick Hodge also had a double-double, netting 21 points and a high 12 assists, while teammate Ryan McCarthy led all scorers on the night with 22 points.

Morrisville State shot a mere 37% from the floor on the night, while SUNY Poly capitalized on 45.6% of shots, including 41.2% from long range.

The Mustangs look to rebound Saturday as they return to their home court to host Wilson College at 3 p.m.

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.

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