READING, Pa. – Visiting Morrisville State College women's basketball used a dominating 36-17 opening quarter to topple host Penn St. Berks by a 97-54 final Saturday afternoon in Reading, Pa.
With the win, the Mustangs improve to 9-4 overall, 4-2 in conference action and move into second place in the North Division.
Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) led Morrisville State with 28 points, adding three assists and two steals to her tallies, while teammate Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) contributed 19 points to go along with six rebounds and six assists.
Three additional Mustangs recorded double figures in scoring, including Kaitlyn Griffin (Brewerton, N.Y.) who registered the double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Marissa Woodard (Unadilla, N.Y.) added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Allison Chase (Weedsport, N.Y.) rounded out the Morrisville State scoring leaders with 12 points.
The Mustangs came out of the gates on fire and went on a 23-6 run over the course of four minutes to bury the hosts early on and claim an eventual 19 point lead after the opening ten, 36-17. Morrisville State dominated the paint 12-2 and added eight points off Nittany Lion turnovers.
Morrisville State continued to fluster the hosts in the second quarter, again proving to be the dominate team in the paint and capitalizing off Berks miscues, as they claimed the 58-28 lead at the half.
The Mustangs finished the contest shooting a season best 59.1% from the floor, including a 66.7% effort in the first quarter, and held the 43-30 advantage on the glass. Morrisville State also boasted a season high 31 assists on the day.
Morrisville State returns to the court Wednesday, traveling to SUNY Polytechnic (14-1, 8-0 NEAC) to face the North Division leaders in a cross town rivalry match scheduled to tip at 5 p.m.
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.