WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Morrisville State College men's basketball team extended their current win streak to five Sunday afternoon, as they downed host Penn College by a 88-66 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) final in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Morrisville State improves to 16-6 with the win, 13-3 in conference play. Penn College drops to 9-14, 7-11 in NEAC action.
Senior Jordan Hoose (Hudson, N.Y.) led all scorers on the day, pacing the Mustangs with 18 points and adding 10 rebounds for the double-double, as he hit 8-of-12 shots from the floor, while posting two steals.
Trent Ward (Auburn, N.Y.) rounded out the Mustang leaderboard with 11 points, dishing out a team high three assists to match three steals.
Morrisville State scored the first seven points of the contest, as the Wildcats were held scoreless, before opening up a double-digit lead minutes later using dominate play in the paint.
The Mustangs outscored the hosts 26-10 in the paint, 17 points coming on second chance opportunities, as they held the convincing 28-11 advantage on the boards. They added 14 additional tallies off Wildcat miscues to carry the 46-30 lead into the break.
The deficit proved too much for the hosts to overcome, as Morrisville State carried the momentum into the second half, increasing their lead to as many as 25 before the final horn.
The Mustangs return to the court Tuesday, hosting Alfred State College in a non-conference 7 p.m. battle that was rescheduled from late December due to weather.
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.