MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Visiting Morrisville State College men's basketball picked up a road victory Saturday afternoon, topping North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent College of St. Elizabeth by a 80-71 final in Morristown, New Jersey.
The win boosts the Mustangs to 15-6 to-date on the season, 12-3 in NEAC play. CSE drops to 7-14, 6-11 within conference action.
Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) led the Morrisville State charge with a 22 point, 17 rebound outing, adding two steals and two blocks.
Steve Dolgos (Geneva, N.Y.) had a big game for the Mustangs off the bench, posting a high 15 points, while adding two steals and an assist, as fellow guard Tyrin Miller contributed 11 points to go along with five rebounds to round out the scoring leaderboard for the visitors.
In a game that saw three lead changes and four ties in the opening half, Morrisville State used a 10-2 run over a span of two minutes late in the first to carry a 41-34 lead into the halftime period over the hosts.
The Mustangs never led by more than nine in the second half, and with St. Elizabeth cutting the lead to one with 1:50 to go, Morrisville State was forced to earn the conference victory from the free throw line down the stretch.
Morrisville State was the lone team to score the final points of the second half, hitting 8-of-9 free throws in the closing 1:37 of the contest to secure the win. The Mustangs converted 18-of-26 opportunities from the line on the day.
The Mustangs return to the court tomorrow, traveling to Penn College for a 2 p.m. conference tilt.
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.