CLINTON, N.Y. – The Morrisville State men's basketball team used a fierce shooting second half and 12-0 run to open the margin to a double digit lead over York (N.Y.) Saturday evening at the Hamilton College tip-off Tournament as they collected the 87-73 first round victory in Clinton.
- Final Score: Morrisville State 87, York (N.Y.) 73 (Halftime: Morrisville 38-35)
- Location: Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.
- Records: Morrisville State 2-1, York 3-1
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Morrisville State shot 53.6% in the second half, and outgained the Cardinals 49-38 in the period, collecting the win.
- Junior forward Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) collected a double-double with 23 points and 17 rebounds in 27 minutes of play, hitting a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line. Thirteen of Dennis' points came in the second half of action.
- Four additional teammates notched double digits, including Justin Mitchell (Newburgh, N.Y.) who added 15, also contributing two steals and three rebounds to the Mustangs tallies on the day.
- Tyrin Miller (White Plains, N.Y.) drained three from beyond the arc, collecting a total 14 points; while teammates Lamel Faison (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Derek Beames (Otego, N.Y.) each added 12.
- Morrisville State dominated the glass 50-32, in part with their 19 offensive boards, and forced 15 York turnovers that resulted in 16 points.
- Morrisville State returns to the court for the second the tournament's scheduled action tomorrow afternoon, facing Centenary (N.J.) at 2 p.m. in Clinton.
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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.