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Morrisville State women stun Penn State Berks, record 83-78 overtime victory

READING, PA – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team outlasted host Penn State Berks Sunday afternoon, stunning the Nittany Lions with an 83-78 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory in overtime in Reading, Pennsylvania.

The Mustangs by as many as 12 in the second half, but the Nittany Lions battled back and hit a three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining in the contest to force the overtime period.

Morrisville State opened the extra period with an 11-3 run, to take an eight point lead with just under two minutes remaining and hit 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

Keyla Arce (Bronx, NY) led Morrisville State with a collegiate best 22 points, 12 rebounds and three assists while teammate Nijee Scott (Bronx, NY) came off the bench to add 20 points, 10 boards and five assists, including seven in the overtime period.

Nijah Townsend (Bronx, NY) and Jenna March (Munnsville, NY) rounded out top scoring for Morrisville State, netting 15 and 14 respectively, while each adding eight boards. Dyshea Smiley (Harlem, NY) dished out a collegiate best 15 assists in the win.

Shakiyla Stone led Berks with 18 points and seven assists.

Morrisville State improves to 4-16 overall, 4-13 in conference action, and return to the court Wednesday, hosting Wells College at 5 p.m.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums 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. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.