CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Morrisville State College men's basketball team got back on the winning track Friday afternoon, topping host Wilson College by a 97-87 final in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action in Chambersburg, Pa.
The win lifts Morrisville State to 10-6 overall and ups their conference record to 6-2.
Ibrahima Toure (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the Mustangs with 21 points and added 13 rebounds to collect the double-double, while teammate Joe Hulbert (Duanesburg, N.Y.) added the near double-double performance netting 20 points and nine rebounds.
Wilson got a 33 point and 11 rebound performance out of Marqwon Wynn to lead the Phoenix efforts, as teammate Keion Adams added 28 points and seven rebounds. Marquis Nelson netted 11 and posted four steals.
The hosts led by nine midway through the opening half before Morrisville State went on a 12-1 run to take the two-point lead with six minutes to go in the period.
Maintaining the slim four point lead with under two minutes to go, Hulbert nailed one from the outside and Toure followed with a jumper to send the Mustangs into the break with the 47-38 halftime lead.
Morrisville State increased their lead to as many as 16 early on in the second half, and Wilson battled back to within six with 3:30 to go in regulation, but that's as close as they would get as the Mustangs held on for the 10 point victory.
The Mustangs closed out the contest going 9-for-10 from the free throw line to secure the win.
Morrisville State outshot Wilson 55.4% to 44.9%, and dominated the glass 46-27, in the win.
The Mustangs return to their home court Thursday, hosting Wells College 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.