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Morrisville State men open 2010-11 campaign with 78-67 loss to Clarkson

MORRISVILLE, NY – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team opened the 2010-2011 season campaign Monday night with a loss to visiting Clarkson University by a 78-67 final in Morrisville.

Morrisville State led by one with 9:40 to go in the first half before Clarkson went on a 14-2 run to take a 36-27 lead at the half.

In the second, Morrisville State pulled to within five, but the Golden Knights hit key free throws down the stretch to secure the non-conference victory.

Morrisville State’s Dwayne Wade (Beacon, NY) led all scorers with 26 on the night, adding seven rebounds and four steals to lead the Mustangs efforts. Brandon Hanks (Syracuse, NY) added nine in his collegiate debut along with four assists and three steals, while teammates Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) and Darren Green (Greece, NY) each tallied seven.

Three netted double figures for Clarkson, with George Koduah (Accra, Ghana) leading the Golden Knights with 18 points and eight boards. Feliz Llanos (Queens, NY) and Rey Jefferson (Budd Lake, NJ) added 13 and 12, respectively, with Jefferson dishing out four assists.

Morrisville State (0-1) returns to the court Friday at the Hilbert College Tip-off Tournament.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.