BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's basketball team picked up a non-conference win over The College of Brockport at the Brockport Tip-Off Tournament Saturday as four posted double figures to pace the Mustangs in the win.
The win lifts Morrisville State to 2-1 on the season, returning to the court Tuesday to face SUNY Geneseo in fourth straight non-conference matchup before kicking off the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) schedule on the 30th against Keuka.
Sophomore Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) led the Mustangs with 16 points on the day, adding five rebounds to her totals as she went 8-for-13 from the floor.
Senior Allison Chase (Weedsport, N.Y.) came off the bench to add 15, dishing out three assists while collecting five rebounds.
Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) and Kaitlyn Griffin (Brewerton, N.Y.) rounded out the leaderboard with 12 and 10 points, respectively, with Griffin adding four steals and seven rebounds to her totals across 35 minutes of play.
Kilmartin and Griffin each went 50% shooting from long range, draining five of the team's total six three's on the day.
Kilmartin just missed the double-double, as she collected nine rebounds. Jordan Anderson (West Edmeston, N.Y.) recorded a team high eight assists to go along with nine points to contribute to the win.
Morrisville State led for most of the first quarter until back-to-back three's by Brockport gave the hosts the slim two-point lead after the opening frame, 17-15.
The Golden Eagles carried the momentum into the second and raced out to a seven point lead just over a minute into the quarter, but the Mustangs chipped away and went on an 8-1 run over the ensuing three minutes to tie the game for a fifth time, eventually taking the lead midway through the quarter on an and-1 by Kilmartin, and fueling a 15-7 run by the Mustangs to claim the six point advantage at the half, 38-32.
Seconds into the third quarter, Brockport nailed a three to cut the Morrisville State to three, before hitting another a minute later, tying the contest for an eighth time, and putting together an 11-0 run to regain the five point advantage just three minutes into the quarter.
Morrisville State was able to stay within reach of the Golden Eagles after three quarters, sending it into the final frame with a 53-49 host lead.
Walker hit a layup seconds into the fourth to bring the Mustangs within a one possession game, before Griffin drained a three to regain a one-point lead for the visitors.
Brockport put together a 5-0 spurt to tie the game for an 11th time, before Morrisville State went on a 6-0 run to take a six point lead with just 5:44 to go.
Schyler Laux drained a three for Brockport to make it a two point game, but the Mustangs then went on a 9-0 run to pull away from the Golden Eagles and collect the 75-67 non-conference victory.
Morrisville State dominated the final quarter in the box, collecting 14 points in the paint, and seven points on second chance opportunities.
The Mustangs shot 38.6% from the floor across the game, including 47.6% on 10-of-21 shooting from the floor in the fourth quarter. Brockport shot just 21.4% in the final frame.
Morrisville State also edged Brockport in rebounds, gathering 41 off the glass (a 17-8 advantage in offensive boards) to the Golden Eagles 35 total, and forced 24 host miscues.
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.