MARCY, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's basketball team saw their season come to an end Sunday afternoon as they battled crosstown rival SUNY Polytechnic for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship Title in Marcy.
SUNY Polytechnic claimed the 74-47 victory to earn the conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
Morrisville State (20-7), however, finished the season tying the program record for most wins in an NCAA season with 20, and made their third straight appearance in the NEAC Tournament, second in the tournament final in the past three seasons.
Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) led the Mustangs in scoring with 16 points despite getting into foul trouble early on, and added six rebounds, while teammate Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) finished the afternoon with 15. Kilmartin also snagged seven rebounds to go along with two blocked shots.
Marissa Woodard (Unadilla, N.Y.) led Morrisville State on the glass, pulling down a team best eight.
After posting a 2-3 record through the first five games of February, Morrisville State went on a six game win streak, including posting the semifinal win over South Division regular season champion Lancaster Bible, to reach the final for just a second time in program history.
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.