MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The Morrisville State men's basketball team extended their 2019 start to three wins Saturday afternoon as they topped host College of St. Elizabeth by a 89-78 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) final score in Morristown, New Jersey.
- Final Score: Morrisville 89, St. Elizabeth 78
- Location: Morristown, New Jersey
- Records: Morrisville 9-3, 4-0 NEAC; St. Elizabeth 7-5, 2-2 NEAC
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- St. Elizabeth opened with a 6-0 early lead hitting back-to-back three's before the Mustangs went on a 19-0 run over the next six minutes to claim a double digit lead.
- Despite attempts for the Eagles to overcome the deficit, they were only able to pull within eight by the halftime break, as Morrisville State carried a 44-36 advantage into the locker room.
- The Eagles regained the lead at the 15:55 mark of the second half with a jumper from Ted Thelemaque, but was short lived as Tyrin Miller (White Plains, N.Y.) hit a jumper of his own and the front end of a free throw to put the Mustangs back in the lead, 52-50.
- Morrisville State then went on a 19-4 run as they increased the gap to a 14-point difference, one that St. Elizabeth struggled to overcome as the Mustangs collected the conference win down the stretch.
- Three notched double digits for the Mustangs in the victory, including Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) who led the way with 21 points.
- Justin Mitchell (Newburgh, N.Y.) added 18, while shooting a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line, while Miller wrapped up the leaderboard with 10 points.
- Derek Beames (Otego, N.Y.) just missed a double-double, snagging a team high nine rebounds to go along with nine points.
- Morrisville State once again proved to be an effective squad on the boards, outgaining the Eagles 45-38 in rebounds, including a slim 14-12 margin on the offensive glass.
- Morrisville State returns to the court tomorrow, as Penn State Abington plays host to the Mustangs in a 2 p.m. tip-off in conference action.
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.