MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's basketball team suffered a 67-59 defeat to visiting SUNY Canton Wednesday evening, as the Roos put together a second half comeback to capture the non-conference victory.
The loss drops Morrisville State to 3-5 overall on the season.
Tori Rockefeller (Bloomville, N.Y.) led the Mustangs scoring efforts with 14 points with four from beyond the arc, while adding three assists, as teammates Alexis Campbell (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Abby Halsey (Palmyra, N.Y.) each chipped in nine, combining for seven assists.
Alaya Callicutt-Wright (Henrietta, N.Y.) grabbed a team best eight rebounds to lead the Mustangs on the glass.
Randi Conway led Canton's comeback with 20 points, 18 of which came in the second half, while grabbing 11 rebounds. Antanasia Chambers added 13 points to go along with seven rebounds and four steals.
Morrisville State led 32-24 at the break, before Canton put together an 11-2 run to claim their first lead of the contest at the 4:03 mark in the third quarter.
A three by Halsey regained the lead for the Mustangs with 1:40 showing on the clock in the frame, but Chambers converted a fast break layup off the steal to regain the advantage for the visitors heading into the final quarter.
Rockefeller gave the hosts the one-point lead early in the fourth on a three from the left wing, but a three-ball from Conway regained a two-point advantage for the Roos, igniting a 12-2 Canton run to open the visitor lead to nine with under five to go.
Canton extended the lead to 11 after Conway converted two free throws, but a three by Peyton Jackson (Rochester, N.Y.) followed by a three-point play from Campbell brought the Mustangs within six with 18 seconds to go.
Billie Rivenburgh sealed the win for the Roos with the layup on the ensuing Canton possession.
Morrisville State returns to the court Saturday, hosting Wells College at 3 p.m.
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.