MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Four posted double figures for the visiting Morrisville State College women's basketball team, but it wasn't enough as host College of St. Elizabeth used a fourth quarter comeback to top the visitors 80-74 for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory Saturday in Morristown.
The loss is the second straight for the Mustangs, who fall to 14-7 to date on the season, 9-5 within conference play. St. Elizabeth improves to 14-8, 12-5 in NEAC action.
Jordan Anderson (West Edmeston, N.Y.) led Morrisville State's efforts with 17 points, hitting 10-of-16 from the free throw line, as she dished out 13 assists for her third double-double of the year. Anderson, also contributed four steals and seven rebounds in the loss, while teammate Tori Rockefeller (Bloomville, N.Y.) came off the bench to net 16 points, adding two steals.
Morrisville State led 59-55 entering the fourth quarter before the hosts outscored the Mustangs 25-15 in the final frame, including converting 12 of their game total 19 free throw opportunities, to post the comeback victory.
The Mustangs struggled on the glass, as St. Elizabeth outgained Morrisville State 55-43 on the boards, including 29-16 on the offensive glass.
Morrisville State returns to the court tomorrow, traveling to Penn College for a noon tip.
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.