Rockefeller leads Morrisville State women in 59-47 defeat of Penn College

Rockefeller leads Morrisville State women in 59-47 defeat of Penn College

WILLIAMSPORT, PA. – Freshman guard Tori Rockefeller (Bloomsville, N.Y.) posted a team high 18 points Sunday afternoon to lead the visiting Morrisville State College women's basketball team to a 59-47 defeat of host Penn College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

With the win, Morrisville State splits the weekend action and improves their overall record to 15-7, 10-5 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action.

Rockefeller went 7-for-13 from the floor, hitting 50% from long range as she converted three of the team's total six three's, also adding three steals to contribute to the win.

Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) added 14 points, to go along with seven steals, while teammate Jordan Anderson (West Edmeston, N.Y.) dished out six assists and collected three steals.

Morrisville State held the slim 34-28 advantage on the glass, with Walker leading the way, followed closely by Marissa Woodard (Unadilla, N.Y.) who snagged six, two on the offensive boards.

The Mustangs led 34-29 at the half, before going on a 12-2 run to claim a 15 point lead with two minutes to go in the third quarter, limiting the hosts to just four points in all in the 10 minute frame.

Morrisville State dominated the paint across the contest, outscoring the Wildcats 26-10, and held the significant 25-2 advantage in bench contributions.

The Mustangs return to the court Wednesday, hosting Wells College at 5 p.m. in a rescheduled match from early January.

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.

 

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