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New Paltz men pick up SUNYAC win; Morrisville falls 75-64

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team fell 75-64 Saturday afternoon to visiting SUNY New Paltz, as the Hawks picked up their first SUNYAC win.

Three tallied double digits but Morrisville State fell short as they were unable to recover from the 36-29 halftime deficit. Dodrick Spencer (Brooklyn, NY) led Morrisville State with 14 on the afternoon, dishing out seven assists. Terrell Armstead (Flushing, NY) netted 12 as teammate Kyle Buell (Franklin, NY) added ten.

New Paltz’s Kyle Nelson (Port Ewen, NY) led all scorers with 19 points and seven rebounds on the afternoon as teammates Matt Hauser (East Williston, NY) and Lee Bertram (Bayport, NY) added 18 and 17 respectively.

Morrisville State falls to 3-6 overall, 0-4 in SUNYAC action as they return to the court Friday evening at SUNY Geneseo. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.

SUNY New Paltz improves to 5-6, 1-3 in SUNYAC play.

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.