Team effort leads to 78-51 win for Morrisville State women  

Team effort leads to 78-51 win for Morrisville State women  


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – All 11 players for Morrisville State College women's basketball contributed to the scoring Saturday afternoon as they handed visiting Penn College a 78-51 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) loss on the Mustangs home court in Morrisville.

The win is the fourth straight for the women who up their overall record to 8-7 on the season, 7-1 within conference play. Penn College drops to 2-13, 1-6 overall within the NEAC.

Four posted double figures for the Mustangs, led by Tori Rockefeller (Bloomville, N.Y.) who posted a game high 17. Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) added 13 to go along with five rebounds, while teammates Marissa Woodard (Unadilla, N.Y.) and Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) each added 10.

Woodard added seven rebounds to her totals on the day, and Kilmartin posted four steals. Morrisville State dominated the glass 58-34, with four snagging seven or more boards. Savannah Hobbie (South Kortright, N.Y.) and Abby Halsey (Palmyra, N.Y.) each had eight.

Penn College was able to hang within single digits of the Mustangs until the 3:43 mark in the second when the hosts went on a 9-2 run over the next two minutes to open their lead to 12.

A foul as time expired gave Penn College three free throw chances, two of which were converted by Gwendolyn Lavelle.

Early in the third, Morrisville State used an 8-0 spurt to lead by 18, and closed out the half with a 21 point advantage for the final frame.

In the fourth, the Mustangs took advantage of Penn College miscues, netting 10 off Wildcat turnovers, broadening their gap and collecting the conference win.

Morrisville State returns to the court Tuesday, hosting Keuka College at 7 p.m. on the Mustangs home court.

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