MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State junior guard Tori Rockefeller (South Kortright, N.Y.) led the Mustangs with 27 total points Tuesday evening, becoming the third in Mustang women's basketball history to reach the 1,000 point milestone, but it wasn't enough as the hosts dropped the heartbreaking 61-59 loss to visiting Wells College on their home court in Morrisville.
- Final Score: Wells 61, Morrisville 59 (Halftime: Morrisville 30-28)
- Location: Morrisville, N.Y.
- Records: Wells 3-18, 2-10 NEAC; Morrisville State 6-15, 5-7 NEAC
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Junior guard Tori Rockefeller (South Kortright, N.Y.) became just the third Mustang in women's basketball history to score 1,000 career points, reaching the milestone mark at 5:54 of the fourth quarter as she hit both free throws from the charity stripe.
- Rockefeller went on to lead all scorers with 27 points in the efforts for the Mustangs, nailing 5-of-14 from beyond the arc, while collecting four steals and dishing out two assists.
- Senior forward Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) also posted big numbers for the Mustangs, netting 17 while adding seven rebounds and two assists to her tallies.
- Sierra Henry (Newfield, N.Y.) added eight off the bench to round out the Mustang leaderboard.
- Morrisville State held the slim 22-18 advantage over Wells with points in the paint, but it was the contribution from Carley Ryan off the bench that pushed them past the Mustangs. Ryan had 21 points for Wells.
- Tonight's game benefited the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in an effort to join the fight against pediatric cancer. Both teams wore commemorative t-shirts for warmups.
- Morrisville State returns to the floor Saturday, hosting Penn College at 1 p.m. on their 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 www.morrisville.edu.