MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State men's basketball team continued their winning ways Wednesday night as they took down visiting SUNY Cobleskill by a 103-77 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) final on the Mustangs home court in Morrisville.
- Final score: Morrisville 103, Cobleskill 77 (halftime: Morrisville 47-44)
- Location: Morrisville, N.Y.
- Records: Morrisville 16-3, 10-0 NEAC; Cobleskill 11-7, 6-3 NEAC
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Morrisville State led by as many as 15 in the opening half of Wednesday night's action, before the visiting SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tigers made a comeback run to send the contest into the halftime period with a 47-44 host advantage.
- That's as close as Cobleskill would get though, as Morrisville State rattled off a season high 56 second half points, while holding the visitors to 33, to increase their lead to as many as 27 en route to the win.
- Morrisville State delivered the long ball dagger 15 times in the contest, hitting 46.9% from beyond the arc as they nailed 15-of-32 three's; five of which came off the hand of Tyrin Miller (White Plains, N.Y.) who went 5-for-11 from downtown.
- Another three came from senior point guard Lamel Faison (Brooklyn, N.Y.) who posted a game high 25 points, adding eight assists and two steals.
- Fellow guard Justin Mitchell (Newburgh, N.Y.) added 10 points, two three's, and dished out eight assists while snagging six rebounds.
- Morrisville State held the edge in play in the paint over the Fighting Tigers, 30-24, as Mustang forward Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) collected his 17th double-double of the season with a 21 point, 12 rebound effort.
- For the second time in as many games, the hosts were able to get big numbers out of sophomore forward Brison Hall (Syracuse, N.Y.) off the bench, contributing to the fast-paced contest, with his 16 points, eight rebound game. Hall, who played about 23 minutes, went 6-for-8 from the floor, including 2-for-2 from behind the arc.
- Cobleskill had three post double digits, led by Anthony McNeil who collected 20.
- Defensively the Mustangs were able to keep Fighting Tiger leading scorer Dashown Nelson to a mere five points across the contest.
- Morrisville State will meet Lancaster Bible College Saturday at 3 p.m. on the Chargers home court in a rematch of last year's NEAC Championship title game. The Chargers enter the contest with a 9-2 overall conference slate, 8-0 within their division. Their losses within conference play have come at the hands of SUNY Cobleskill and Cazenovia College.
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.