MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's basketball team had a slow start in the first half which visiting Lancaster Bible College took advantage of, as the Chargers rolled to a 97-66 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.
Morrisville State drops to 8-5 overall with the loss, falling in their first NEAC game of the season (4-1). Lancaster Bible remains undefeated at 12-0, 6-0 in conference play.
Kurt Keltner led all scorers on the day for the Chargers, netting 25 while grabbing seven rebounds and adding four assists to his tallies. Teammate Bryce Williams added 24 on 6-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc, as Lancaster Bible drained 12-of-26 attempts from long range.
CJ Dunston and Dondre Perry each added 14 points in the win. Dunston also had a team high six steals.
Morrisville State had a pair each tally 13 points on the day to lead the Mustang efforts, including Ibrahima Toure (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Joe Hulbert (Duanesburg, N.Y.). Toure added seven rebounds to his stats, and Hulbert six as the Mustangs outgained the visitors 51-47 on the glass.
Lancaster Bible got out of the gates fast and furious behind their 55.6% shooting on 20-of-36 shots from the floor to claim the dominant 60-27 lead at the half over the hosts. Morrisville State hit just nine total shots in the opening frame.
Morrisville State returns to the court Wednesday, hosting SUNY Polytechnic on their home court at 5 p.m.
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 www.morrisville.edu.