CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State women's basketball team picked up a huge 69-67 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win Wednesday evening, as the Route 20 Rivalry came down to the wire in the closing seconds with Cazenovia College on the Wildcats home court in Cazenovia.
Senior Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) collected her 1000th collegiate tally in the win, leading the Mustangs with 18 points.
- Final Score: Morrisville State 69, Cazenovia 67 (halftime: Cazenovia 29-28)
- Location: Cazenovia, N.Y.
- Records: Morrisville 7-16, 6-8 NEAC; Cazenovia 8-14, 5-9 NEAC
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Morrisville State outscored Cazenovia 23-19 in the third quarter, including a three-ball from Sierra Henry as time expired in the frame to send the Mustangs into the final quarter with a 51-48 advantage.
- Both teams exchanged leads throughout the quarter until 44 seconds remaining on the clock when senior forward Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) collected a layup to give the Mustangs the one point advantage in the contest.
- Cazenovia forced Morrisville State to the free throw line on each of their next two possessions, where they converted 3-of-4 attempts, before the hosts nailed a three-pointer with four ticks to go to cut the Mustangs lead to just one.
- Tori Rockefeller (South Kortright, N.Y.) sealed the win for the visitors, hitting the back end of two from the charity stripe with three seconds showing on the clock.
- Walker led the Mustang efforts with 18 points, hitting her 1000th collegiate point on her first layup of the contest in the opening quarter. Walker added three rebounds and three assists to her tallies.
- Rockefeller, along with teammate Alexis Campbell (Buffalo, N.Y.) added 17 points each, combining for 11 total rebounds, seven assists and eight steals.
- Henry added eight off the bench.
- Savannah Hobbie (South Kortright, N.Y.) collected 10 rebounds for the visitors as they outgained Cazenovia 44-41 on the glass.
- Walker was the second Mustang this season to notch 1000 points. Rockefeller reached the mark on February 5.
- Morrisville State returns to the court Saturday, traveling to Keuka College to wrap up the regular season. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Keuka Park.
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.