MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State men's basketball team led by as many as 20 points with 11:11 to go in the second half, before visiting Gallaudet University put together an 18-6 run over the next five minutes to cut into the Mustangs double-digit lead, but the hosts were able to withstand the persistent Bison game to collect the win.
- Final Score: Morrisville State 92, Gallaudet University 86 (halftime: Morrisville 46-41)
- Location: Morrisville, N.Y.
- Records: Morrisville 14-3 (9-0 NEAC); Gallaudet 3-15 (3-7 NEAC)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- All around scoring by the Mustangs in the first half gave the hosts a 46-41 advantage at the halftime break.
- Gallaudet put together an 18-6 run over a five minute span in the second to break Morrisville State's double digit lead, and crept to within four twice with under a minute to go, but the hosts were able to withstand the Bison and collected the win.
- Five netted double figures for the Mustangs in the win, including four out of five starters. Lamel Faison (Brooklyn, N.Y.) paced the hosts with 19 points, adding seven assists and seven rebounds to his tallies.
- Tyrin Miller (White Plains, N.Y.) and Justin Mitchell (Newburgh, N.Y.) each added 16, combining for a total 13 assists, while Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) added 12.
- Brison Hall (Syracuse, N.Y.) came off the bench to spark a 13 point second half, adding to the victory.
- Gallaudet had a huge outing from junior Noah Valencia who collected a game high 38 points on stellar shooting from long range. Valencia hit 10-of-16 three's, while adding four rebounds.
- Trace Martin and Corey Smith each added to the Bison efforts, posting 11 and 16 points, respectively, off the bench.
- Morrisville State shot a game high 60.7% from the floor in the win, and collected 38 points in the paint.
- Gallaudet drained 15 three's, and edged the Mustangs on the glass 30-29.
- The win keeps the Mustangs undefeated in conference play at 9-0.
- Morrisville State returns to the court tomorrow, hosting non-conference foe Alfred State at 2 p.m.
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.