MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State men's basketball team overpowered visiting Wells College in the second half of Tuesday's double-header, outscoring the express 46-29 in the final twenty as they posted the 89-64 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory on the Mustangs home court in Morrisville.
- Final Score: Morrisville 89, Wells 64 (halftime: Morrisville 43-35)
- Location: Morrisville, N.Y.
- Records: Morrisville 17-4, 11-1 NEAC; Wells 3-17, 2-10 NEAC
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Morrisville State led 43-35 at the half before using a 16-4 run early on in the second half to broaden the gap and put the victory out of reach for the visiting Express.
- The Mustangs dominated play in the paint, out muscling Wells 49-20 on the glass, including a 21-6 effort on the offensive boards. Twenty-six of the Mustangs points came on second chance opportunities and 46 total within the paint.
- Junior Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) led all scorers with 30 points and 19 rebounds, snagging nine off the offensive glass.
- Fellow junior forward Derek Beames (Otego, N.Y.) added 16, 13 of which he scored in the second half of play, while contributing four rebounds in 18 minutes of action.
- Lamel Faison (Brooklyn, N.Y.) rounded out the Mustangs leaderboard with 10 points, while Brison Hall (Syracuse, N.Y.) came off the bench to add 10 rebounds to the Morrisville State totals.
- Morrisville State had 10 total contribute to the victory on the night in scoring.
- Zach D'Arpino paced the Express efforts with 19 points off the bench for Wells, hitting 6-of-9 from long range, while Dylan Frost added 18 points in the loss.
- Morrisville State returns to the court Saturday, hosting Penn College at 3 p.m. for a NEAC cross over with the southern division opponent.
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.