CANTON, N.Y. – Sophomore guard Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) netted a collegiate high 35 points on 17-of-19 shooting from the floor to lead the visiting Morrisville State College women's basketball team stampeding past SUNY Canton by a 99-53 final score Saturday in Canton.
The win is the second straight for the Mustangs since the holiday break, improving their overall record to 7-3.
Walker added six rebounds and three assists to her tallies and was joined by three additional Morrisville State players in double figures, including freshman Tori Rockefeller (Bloomfield, N.Y.).
Rockefeller added 19 points in the win, nailing five from long range, while contributing three steals and two assists. Teammates Jordan Anderson (West Edmeston, N.Y.) and Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) each added 10, with Anderson nearly missing the double-double with a team best nine assists. Kilmartin added four, to go along with two steals.
Morrisville State dominated the contest from the get go, outscoring the Roos 26-7 in the opening quarter behind a 57.9% shooting effort from the floor. They continued their hot offensive streak into the second, hitting 12-of-15 shots (80%), increasing their lead to a significant 54-17 halftime lead.
The deficit was too much to overcome as the Mustangs put the game out of reach in the second half, putting together their best overall shooting effort of the season at 62.5%.
Morrisville State held the 36-24 advantage on the glass, and forced 26 Canton turnovers on the day.
The Mustangs return to the court Tuesday, traveling to Hamilton College for a 6 p.m. non-conference tip, before resuming conference play on Friday at NEAC opponent Lancaster Bible 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 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.