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Morrisville State women fall to Buffalo State, 61-46

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team, plagued by 31 turnovers, fell to visiting Buffalo State College by a final 61-46 Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Leading 33-22 at the half, Buffalo State opened the second with a 12-4 run to extend their lead to as many as 17. Morrisville State battled back to close the gap to just seven, but Buffalo State’s Toya Parks (Brooklyn, NY) took control netting seven of her 17 points in the final three minutes of the game, giving the Bengals the SUNYAC win.

Shareese Hamer (Erie, PA) led the Bengals with 18 points as Lindsay Smith (Ithaca, NY) added 11 in the win. Parks led the Bengals in rebounding, snagging six, while dishing out five assists.

Teneille Collins (Rochester, NY) led Morrisville State with 16 points and six boards as Trisha Kaufmann (East Aurora, NY) added 12 points to the Mustangs efforts.

Morrisville State (0-12, 0-8 SUNYAC) returns to the court Tuesday at Oswego State. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Oswego. Buffalo State (6-11, 2-6 SUNYAC) returns to the court on Friday, hosting Geneseo at 6 p.m.

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.