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Morrisville State women's basketball falls in season opening tournament

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team fell 78-54 to Apprentice School in the opening round of the Great Ships Tip-off tournament and dropped 78-25 to Southern Virginia in the consolation round, opening the season with two losses in Newport News, Virginia Friday evening.

Shanee Pierce (Bronx, NY/Aquinas) came off the bench against Apprentice to lead Morrisville State with 16 points and five rebounds as junior transfer, Teneille Collins (Rochester, NY/Cayuga CC) added 12 points and seven steals in the Mustangs efforts.

In the consolation round against Southern Virginia, Collins and Pierce netted seven and six points respectively as Sydney Pajack (Syracuse, NY/Onondaga CC) added six points and eight boards in the loss.

Morrisville State (0-2) returns to the court Tuesday at SUNY Maritime. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm in Throggs Neck.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. 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 also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.