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Morrisville State women fall 67-51 on the road at Keuka

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team got off to a slow start in the first half and was unable to recover as they fell 67-51 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action to Keuka College Wednesday night in Keuka.

Morrisville State drops to 6-10 overall, 5-6 in NEAC play, while the Storm improve to 11-5, 9-3 in conference action.

Three netted double figures for the Mustangs, led by Dyshea Smiley (Harlem, N.Y.) with 12 points, nailing 4-of-6 from downtown. Smiley also added four assists and six steals in the Morrisville State efforts, while Nijee Scott (Bronx, N.Y.) added 11 points, leading the team with six rebounds, and stealing three. Nijah Townsend (Bronx, N.Y.) had 10 points.

Danielle Gravel led all scorers with 17 points on the night for the Storm, including three from behind the arc, while teammate Mariah Mouzon contributed 16 points and had a team high seven rebounds. Jessica Bandrowski had 10 points for Keuka, dishing out five assists.

Keuka raced out to an early 16-6 lead just six minutes in, and continued to dominate the Mustangs offensively as they held the 40-20 advantage after the first twenty, hitting 15-of-27 from the floor (55.6 percent) while Morrisville State converted just 9-of-28 shots (32.1).

In the second, Keuka quickly built up a 25 point lead, before Morrisville State rallied for a 10-0 run early on to cut the deficit to 15 in an attempt to make a comeback on the Storm.

Morrisville State’s efforts fell short, however, as Keuka held on for the conference win.

The Mustangs return to the floor Saturday, hosting Gallaudet University at 3 p.m. in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities Gymnasium on the Morrisville State campus.

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. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.