MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Junior guard Trent Ward (Auburn, N.Y.) recorded a collegiate best 32 points, but it wasn't enough as Morrisville State men's basketball dropped a 103-93 non-conference decision to visiting SUNY Geneseo Tuesday night in Morrisville.
The loss drops the Mustangs to 2-2 overall, while Geneseo ups their record to 3-1.
Ward drained 6-of-11 shots from long range and added three rebounds to lead the Mustangs, while teammate Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) posted a double-double with 26 points and 18 rebounds, 12 of which came on the offensive glass.
Kenny Bonaparte (Soundview, N.Y.) added 18 points and nine rebounds to the Morrisville State efforts, adding four assists and two steals.
Geneseo's Justin Ringen and John Decker combined for 77 of the team's total 103 points, draining 13-of-14 from long range, as Decker lead the way with 41 while contributing nine rebounds and two assists in the win. Ringen, hit 7-of-12 from beyond the arc, while adding four rebounds and two steals to go along with three assists.
Morrisville State trailed 43-40 at the break before opening with a nine point run in the second to regain the lead over the Knights.
Geneseo battled back and regained the lead over the hosts, eventually building up a 13 point advantage that proved too much for the Mustangs to overcome, as the Knights collected the win.
Geneseo outshot Morrisville State 53.1 to 44.4% on the night, but the Mustangs dominated the boards 50-34, including a 26-8 advantage on the offensive glass.
Morrisville State returns to the court Nov. 30th, opening North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) against Keuka College in Morrisville.
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.