MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's basketball team cruised to a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win Saturday afternoon, handing visiting Wells College the 64-31 defeat on the Mustangs home court in Morrisville.
With the win, Morrisville State improves to 3-0 in conference play, 4-5 overall on the season. Wells drops to 2-7 overall, 1-2 within NEAC action.
Three netted double figures for the Mustangs to lead the way, including Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) who registered a team high 15, to go along with five rebounds and two steals. Fellow senior Marissa Woodard (Unadilla, N.Y.) collected a double-double behind her 13 point, 11 rebound outing in 15 minutes of action, while teammate Alexis Campbell (Buffalo, N.Y.) added 12, assisting three.
Shelby Medovich paced the Express with a team best eight points, as teammate Kamarie Maturine controlled the boards for the visitors with 10 rebounds.
After a 5-3 Wells lead early in the afternoon, Morrisville State closed out the opening quarter on a 15-0 run, claiming the 18-5 advantage after the first frame.
The dominance continued in the second quarter, as the Mustangs broadened the gap to as many as 21, taking advantage of the inside game and persistence of Woodard who collected seven points in the quarter.
Back-to-back three's midway through the third quarter extended the host lead to 24, and they didn't look back in the fourth and final frame as they limited Wells to just five points, while rattling off 16 of their own.
Morrisville State capitalized on 20 Wells miscues, netting 16 points off turnovers, while taking advantage of their inside game and speed as they outscored the Express 26-12 in the paint. The Mustangs also dominated the glass, outrebounding Wells 50-39.
Morrisville State returns to the court for the final game of the Fall semester, Saturday, traveling to Utica College for a 2 p.m. tip-off.
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.