POTSDAM, N.Y. – Visiting Morrisville State College men's basketball took advantage of a poor shooting host Clarkson University Saturday evening as they cruised to a 77-58 non-conference win over the Golden Knights in Potsdam.
Morrisville State improves to 6-2 overall with one game to go before the winter break, facing Alfred State College next Saturday, before resuming action in January.
Kenny Bonaparte (Soundview, N.Y.) led all scorers with 29 points on the night, adding two assists and four steals in the win.
Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) contributed 17 points to go along with a team high nine rebounds, while teammate Trent Ward (Auburn, N.Y.) notched 15, also registering three assists, four steals and six rebounds for the Mustangs.
Drew Zlogar led the Golden Knights with a 26 point effort, adding 11 rebounds for the double-double, while teammate Derek Hart was the lone other Clarkson player to reach double digits with 19 points.
Morrisville State led 36-30 at the break, before a dismal second half by the hosts saw the Mustangs pull away with the win.
The Mustangs opened the second half with a 13-2 run to open the contest to a 17 point lead just four minutes into the final period, and didn't look back as they increased their lead to as many as 25 enroute to the win.
Morrisville State dominated the paint in the second half, gaining 22 points alone on the inside game, before adding another 11 off Clarkson turnovers.
Clarkson shot a mere 36.7% from the floor across the contest, including a poor 2-for-26 effort from long range (7.7%). Morrisville State connected on 27-of-54 shots from the floor across the contest (50%), also hitting 16-of-19 from the free throw line.
Morrisville State edged the Golden Knights on the glass, outrebounding the hosts 37-32.
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.