MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's basketball team fell to 2-4 overall early on in the season, dropping a 67-57 non-conference tilt to visiting Hamilton College Friday evening in Morrisville.
Morrisville State returns to the court Sunday, traveling to Penn College to resume North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action.
Freshman Abby Halsey (Palmyra, N.Y.) played a hard 27 minutes for the Mustangs, and led the team efforts with 14 points, adding five rebounds and three steals. Teammate Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) added 11 to go along with five rebounds.
Hamilton, who utilized its post-play, had three post double figures, including Halie Serbent who collected 18 on 7-for-10 shooting from the floor, while adding eight total rebounds, five alone on the offensive glass. Lauren Getman added 13 to go along with five rebounds and five blocked shots, while Kendall Rallins rounded out the Continental leaderboard with 11 points.
Morrisville State got off to a slow start in the first quarter, but quickly rebounded to pull within two after the opening 10.
Hamilton then used a 20-11 second quarter scoring effort to carry a 32-21 lead into the break over the hosts.
Morrisville State got back in the game in the third, outscoring the Continentals 18-14 behind 12 points combined from Walker and Halsey, closing the gap to just seven heading into the final frame.
In the fourth, the Mustangs were able to pull within six with just under a minute to go as Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) powered her way through the defense to the rim. Within seconds though, Hamilton was able to regain control and closed out the non-conference tilt with a 7-1 spurt in the final 43 seconds of the game.
Morrisville State is scheduled to tip off against the Wildcats at 2 p.m. in Williamsport Sunday afternoon.
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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.