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Potsdam cruises to 61-34 victory over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Potsdam women’s basketball forced 29 turnovers cruising to a 61-34 victory over host Morrisville State College Sunday afternoon in Morrisville.

The loss drops the Mustangs to 0-4 overall, while Potsdam improves to 1-3.

Three posted double figures for the Bears, including Katy Briedis who had a team high
15 points, including three from beyond the arc. Bailey Weigel and Jessica Kouzan each added 12, with Weigel adding seven rebounds to her tallies along with three assists and five steals.

Courtney Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led Morrisville State’s efforts with 12 points and six
boards as teammate Nijee Scott (Bronx, N.Y.) added eight points and 10 rebounds.

Morrisville State opened with a 12-4 run over the first five minutes of the contest before
Potsdam chipped away to cut the lead to just a one point game with 9:33 remaining in the half.

Potsdam then forced five Mustang turnovers to put together a run of their own, outscoring Morrisville State 12-2 to build up a nine point advantage, leading to a 31-20 halftime lead.

A slow start by the Mustangs in the second half, combined with 18 additional turnovers, led to Potsdam taking a commanding lead that proved to be too much to overcome as they collected the non-conference win.

Morrisville State returns to the court Saturday, traveling to Hartwick College for a 1 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. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit to experience, Morrisville in motion.