LANCASTER, Pa. – Senior guard Jordan Anderson (West Edmeston, N.Y.) posted a game high 28 points to lead visiting Morrisville State College women's basketball Friday evening, but it wasn't enough as host Lancaster Bible College picked up the slim 68-61 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory in Lancaster.
Morrisville State drops to 3-2 in conference play, 8-4 overall to date on the season, while the Chargers remain undefeated in NEAC action at 9-0, improving to 10-4 overall.
Anderson hit 12-of-16 shots from the floor, added five assists and four steals across all 40 minutes for the Mustangs, and was joined by junior Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) who put forth a 12 point effort to go along with four rebounds in the Morrisville State efforts.
Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) posted a team best nine rebounds to go along with eight points, as Kaitlyn Griffin (Brewerton, N.Y.) also added eight points for the Mustangs to round out the scoring leader board.
Lancaster Bible, who dominated the boards 41-23, was led by Courtney Goyak who collected the double-double behind a 22 point, 26 rebound performance. Krissy Pennell added eight points, while dishing out 10 assists, as teammate Caitlin Hickey collected 14 points.
Both teams played to a tight three quarters of action, with Morrisville State heading into the final frame leading by a slim 48-46 margin over the hosts.
In the fourth, Morrisville State trailed by one with 3:47 to go in the quarter after Anderson posted the layup, but a three-pointer by Pennell seconds later extended the Chargers advantage to four giving the hosts all they needed to hold on for the win.
Morrisville State returns to the court tomorrow, traveling to Penn St. Berks for a 1 p.m. tip in NEAC action.
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.