MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Host Morrisville State College men's basketball used a 52 point second half to top visiting Wilson College Saturday afternoon in Morrisville, collecting their seventh North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win of the season.
Morrisville State (10-5, 7-2 NEAC) had four notch double figures in the contest; led by freshman Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) who registered 18 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double.
Junior Trent Ward (Auburn, N.Y.) added 17 on the afternoon on five three's, including his 1,000th that came on the front end of two free throws in the opening half.
Teammate Tyrin Miller (White Plains, N.Y.) came off the bench to post a collegiate high 15, shooting 6-for-10 from the floor and draining three from long range, while Kenny Bonaparte (Soundview, N.Y.) contributed 12.
After trailing 41-39 at the half, Morrisville State opened the second with an 11-0 run and never looked back as they increased their lead to as many as 21 to collect the conference win.
Miller had a huge outing for the Mustangs in the second half, netting 13 of his game total 15, as Morrisville State doubled up the Phoenix 35-17 in contributions off the bench on the day.
The Mustangs held the 44-34 advantage on the class, including 14-9 lead on the offensive glass leading to 20 second chance points.
Morrisville State returns to the court tomorrow against NEAC undefeated Gallaudet University. Tip off is scheduled for 2 p.m. 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.