Turnovers plague Morrisville State in loss to Utica  

Turnovers plague Morrisville State in loss to Utica  


UTICA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's basketball team fell 77-69 in non-conference action Saturday afternoon to host Utica College, wrapping up the first half of the season in the road battle at Utica.

The loss drops Morrisville State to 4-6 at the semester break, while Utica pulls even at 4-4.

Alexis Campbell (Buffalo, N.Y.) led the Mustangs with a team high 18 points, adding five rebounds and three assists, while teammate Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) added 16 to go along with two steals.

Abby Halsey (Palmyra, N.Y.) notched 11 in the loss, collecting six rebounds. Marissa Woodard (Unadilla, N.Y.) snagged a team high eight rebounds, six on the offensive glass, as Morrisville State edged the Pioneers 38-35 on the boards.

Morrisville State led 19-14 after the opening quarter before Utica posted the comeback, capitalizing off 21 turnovers over the final three quarters to collect the non-conference win. The Pioneers collected 22 points off a game total 24 Mustang miscues and took advantage of the inside game as they outscored the visitors 46-30 in the paint.

Morrisville State returns to the court Wednesday, Jan. 10, traveling to Keuka College to resume season and North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action.

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.