MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's basketball team had four notch high double digit totals Saturday afternoon as they registered a 92-81 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) over South Division opponent Gallaudet University on the Mustangs home court in Morrisville.
The win lifts the Mustangs to 9-3 in NEAC play, and 11-9 overall as they return to the court Sunday, hosting Penn St. Abington at 2 p.m. for the second of the weekend's conference action. Gallaudet drops to 6-6 in the NEAC, 8-12 overall on the season.
Sophomore Tori Rockefeller (Bloomville, N.Y.) led Morrisville State with 22 points, adding three assists, while senior guard Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) added 21, snagging six rebounds and three steals.
Marissa Woodard (Unadilla, N.Y.) collected the double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 9-for-14 from the floor, with freshman Alexis Campbell (Buffalo, N.Y.) also adding a double-double in the win, netting 18 points and dishing out a collegiate best 12 assists.
Gallaudet's Hannah Neild led all scorers on the day, collecting 37 points, including five threes, while adding eight steals to the Bison totals. Sabina Shysh also scored double digits, collecting 26 points in 40 minutes of action.
Morrisville State used a 13-3 run over a span of three minutes at the end of the first quarter to carry the 27-11 lead into the second where they added 27 more points for the 54-40 advantage at the break.
The Mustangs increased their lead to 17 early in the third quarter before the Bison battled back, closing the gap to eight late in the fourth on a three from Neild, but Morrisville State was able to regain their lead by attacking the paint, and closing the game from the charity stripe to secure the win.
Morrisville State finished shooting 56.9% from the floor, hitting 37-of-65 shots, while going 11-for-14 from the free throw line.
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.