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Morrisville State men's basketball gets first win of season; hands Medgar Evers 85-67 loss

CLINTON, N.Y. – Morrisville State College men’s basketball picked up their first win of the 2007 season, defeating Medgar Evers College by a final 85-67, in the consolation round of the Hamilton College Tip-off tournament in Clinton.

Dodrick Spencer (Brooklyn, NY/William Grady) netted a team high 21-points, grabbing seven rebounds while dishing out nine assists and stealing five to lead Morrisville State (1-1). Teammates Debo Olasokan (Brooklyn, NY/Boys & Girls) and Wesley Jackson (Utica, NY/Proctor) added 13 and 10 points respectively in the win for the Mustangs. Coming off the bench, Jackson added five boards and five assists in his tallies, hitting 4-of-5 shots from the floor.

Medgar Evers (0-2) was led by Jahi Mays with 21 points and nine rebounds as Julian Miles added 11 points in the Cougar efforts. Kallai Sharpe contributed ten in the loss.

Morrisville State led 50-34 at the half.

Spencer was named to the all-Tournament team.

Morrisville State returns to the court on Friday, November 30 against last year’s SUNYAC champion, SUNY Plattsburgh. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. on the Morrisville State campus.

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.