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Morrisville State tops Wells in convincing fashion, collects 83-65 NEAC win
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – A trio of seniors paced host Morrisville State College to a 83-65 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win over visiting Wells College Wednesday night, lifting the Mustangs to a 15-8 overall record, 11-5 in conference play.
Center Tom Wilk (Cortland, N.Y.) led the Mustang charge with 19 points, adding five
rebounds, while teammate Kucjok Ater (Syracuse, N.Y.) posted 14 points, adding a team high six rebounds and five assists to his tallies.
Jordan Prior (Cortland, N.Y.) rounded out the Mustang leaderboard with 13 points
assisting another six.
Wells was led by Al Paul who posted a 17 point, five rebound performance in the
losing effort with three additional teammates reaching double figures. Jonathan Hurtado registered 13 and assisted three, while teammate Shakeel Simmons added 12. Jordan Jean rounded out the Express leaders with 10 points.
Morrisville State jumped out to an early 7-0 lead behind back to back three’s from Prior, before Wells was able to post their first score of the night, nearly four minutes into
Wells stayed within striking distance to the hosts, but a three by Anthony Javier (Bronx, N.Y.) with 8:46 to go in the opening period sparked a 9-4 Mustang spurt over the next three minutes to extend the Morrisville State lead to 10 with just under six minutes showing on the clock.
Following two free throws by Jean to make it a nine point game, Morrisville State then
went on a 14-6 burst, increasing their lead to 18 at the break behind a 55.2 percent shooting performance.
In the second, the Mustangs kept pace offensively and reached as many as a 23 point advantage that proved to be too much for the visitors to overcome.
Morrisville State hit 30-of-59 shots from the floor on the night (50.8%), and drained
7-of-17 from long range (41.2%) to the visitors 44.7% on 21-of-47 shots.
The Mustangs again dominated the glass, holding a 41-25 margin over the Express in
rebounding, including a 17-6 dominance on the offensive boards.
Morrisville State returns to the court Friday, hosting Gallaudet University at 5 p.m., and
wrap up the regular season on Saturday against Penn St. Abington.
Morrisville State sets the world in motion for students. 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. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll. The college was recognized, by U.S. News and World Report, in its top tier Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.