Strong second half for Roos leads to 79-61 Morrisville State loss

Strong second half for Roos leads to 79-61 Morrisville State loss

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Canton used a strong second half, propelled by a 16-5 opening run, to top host Morrisville State College men's basketball by a 79-61 final Wednesday evening in non-conference action in Morrisville.

The loss drops Morrisville State to 6-4 overall, while Canton ups their slate to 10-1.

Romario Fletcher and Sam Annorh each collected 17 points to lead the Roos, while teammate Walt Jeter added 15. Fletcher had the double-double, snagging 14 rebounds to assist the visitors in controlling the boards (49-34).

Joe Hulbert (Duanesburg, N.Y.) led the Morrisville State efforts, notching 16, while adding three assists, as teammate Qwuhail Barlow (Cortland, N.Y.) contributed 10 points in the loss.

Morrisville State led 40-32 at the break before the final 20 made it a game of two different halves.

Both teams traded three's to open the second half, before Canton went on a 13-2 run to tie the game at 48 with 14:57 showing on the clock; and then capitalized on a nearly nine minute scoring drought by the Mustangs to break the game open with a 23 point shift in favor of the visitors.

Storm Cook (Norwich, N.Y.) broke the drought with back-to-back buckets to give the Mustangs some life down the stretch, but the deficit proved too much for the hosts to overcome as they fell in non-conference action.

Morrisville State shot 38.3% from the floor on the night, compared to Canton's 40% which included a 53.6% shooting effort in the second half by the Roos.

Morrisville State returns to the court Saturday, resuming North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action against SUNY Cobleskill at 1 p.m. on the Mustangs home court.

Morrisville State College'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.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit