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Morrisville State men earn first SUNYAC win, hand Fredonia 61-52 loss

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.­ – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team earned their first SUNYAC win of the season, handing visiting Fredonia State College a 61-52 loss Friday night in Morrisville.

Fredonia started the game with a 10-0 run before Morrisville State responded with 31 points to the Blue Devils three, keeping Fredonia scoreless for nearly 12 minutes of the first half.

Dodrick Spencer (Brooklyn, NY) led the Mustangs with 17 points on the night, 13 in the first half while grabbing nine rebounds and assisting four. Freshman Wesley Jackson (Utica, NY) added nine to the Mustangs point tally, dishing out five assists while blocking three shots. Joe McCants (Bronx, NY) also tallied three blocks in the win as Morrisville State had a season high nine in the contest.

Fredonia’s James Kane (West Seneca, NY) netted 11 and grabbed 12 boards to lead the Blue Devils while Brad Cooper (Monticello, NY) added nine points to Fredonia’s efforts.

Morrisville State (4-9, 1-6 SUNYAC) returns to the court tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. against Buffalo State. Fredonia (6-9, 3-4 SUNYAC) is on the road at Oswego.

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.