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Morrisville State unable to overcome halftime deficit, Brockport picks up 86-63 win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team was unable to overcome the 17 point deficit at the half as visiting SUNY Brockport picked up the 86-63 SUNYAC win Friday night in Morrisville.

Brockport’s Brandon Williams (Rochester, NY) led all scorers with 15 on the night as four additional teammates chipped in double figures. Mychal Wilkes (Newark, NY) tallied 13, Cantrel Parrish (Buffalo, NY) and Dave Maldonado (West Babylon, NY) 12 each and Aaron Poles (Rochester, NY) ten. Williams and Parrish each led the Golden Eagles in rebounding, grabbing six a piece.

Taylor Foster (White Plains, NY) paced Morrisville State with 14 as teammate Joe McCants (Bronx, NY) chipped in, snaring nine boards, to lead the Mustangs efforts.

Morrisville State trailed 47-30 at the half, shooting just 29 percent from the floor in the first half.

Morrisville State (5-13, 2-10 SUNYAC) returns to the court tomorrow against SUNY Geneseo. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Morrisville. Brockport (15-6, 11-1 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.