BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's basketball team dropped a 90-63 decision to Vassar College Friday evening in the opening round of the Brockport College tip-off tournament held in Brockport.
The loss is the first for the Mustangs on the season, as they drop to 1-1 overall.
Jordan Anderson (West Edmeston, N.Y.) led the Mustang efforts with 17 points, adding four steals to her tallies, while teammate Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) contributed 16 points to go along with four rebounds.
Tori Rockefeller (Bloomville, N.Y.) rounded out the Morrisville State scoring leaderboard with 13 points, as Savannah Hobbie (South Kortwright, N.Y.) posted a team high six rebounds, three on the offensive glass.
Vassar got off to a quick start, and built up a 27-14 opening quarter lead. Morrisville State, however, battled back in the second, posting 26 points and shooting 55.6% from the floor to trail by just five at the half.
After a dismal third quarter that saw the Mustangs slump in shooting, Vassar regained control of the contest, and extended their lead to 10, before running away with the game in the fourth as they outscored Morrisville State 29-12 to capture the win.
Morrisville State hit 26-of-70 shots across the contest, a 37.1 shooting percentage, while Vassar hit 49.3% from the floor.
Vassar also capitalized on Morrisville State miscues, netting 15 points off the Mustangs 14 turnovers, adding 20 second chance points, including 10 in the final quarter.
Morrisville State returns to the court tomorrow, awaiting their opponent (D'Youville or Brockport) for the 2 p.m. consolation game.
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.