Hot shooting leads Morrisville State women to NEAC win over Penn College  

Hot shooting leads Morrisville State women to NEAC win over Penn College   

 

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Visiting Morrisville State College women's basketball shot a combined 55% from the floor for a season best outing, including 59.1% from long range, as they handed host Penn College an 87-69 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) defeat Sunday afternoon on the road in Williamsport.

The Mustangs up their record to 2-0 in conference play, and pull to 3-4 overall on the year. Penn College drops to 1-7 overall, 0-3 within NEAC action.

Five posted double figures in the all-around effort, including sophomore guard Tori Rockefeller (Bloomville, N.Y.) who led the Mustangs with 18 points, draining 4-of-6 from downtown, while assisting three others.

Abby Halsey (Palmyra, N.Y.) notched double-figures for a second straight game, adding 13 to go along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Alexis Campbell (Buffalo, N.Y.) added 12 points and four assists, while Peyton Jackson (Rochester, N.Y.) netted 11, hitting 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, while assisting three.

Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) rounded out the Mustang scoring leaderboard with 10 points, also collecting four steals.

Alaya Calicutt-Wright (Henrietta, N.Y.) snagged seven off the glass to lead Morrisville State in rebounding.

Penn College had four net double digits in their efforts, including Cassi Kuhns who had a team high 10 rebounds to go along with 16 points for the double-double. Jane Herman led all Wildcats with 18 points, hitting five three's, while teammates Ericka Lepley added 17 and Tori Wolfe 11.

Morrisville State was lights out from the get go, hitting 9-of-16 from the floor in the opening quarter, while draining five from beyond the arc, racing out to a 25-9 first quarter lead.

In the second, the Mustangs continued their hot shooting, hitting near perfect in the quarter as they drained 10-of-13 total shots (76.9%), 5-of-6 from long range, for a 52-29 halftime lead.

Morrisville State extended their lead to 18 after three quarters of play, before closing out the contest with the 87-69 victory.

The Mustangs return to the court Wednesday, hosting SUNY Canton in a 7 p.m. non-conference tip-off at Morrisville.

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.

 

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