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Morrisville State women comeback falls short, D'Youville picks up non-conference win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team trailed by as many as ten in the second half before falling 67-63 Tuesday night to D’Youville College at Morrisville.

Morrisville State took a one point lead in the closing minute of the game before D’Youville’s Melissa Kanalley hit her fourth three-point field goal of the night to give the Spartans the two-point advantage closing the game with two free throws for the 67-63 win.

Kanalley led all scorers with 17 on the night, dishing out five assists. Angel Clark added 16 and Christine Halter 14 points and ten boards to lead D’Youville.

Morrisville’s Shanee Pierce (Bronx, NY) netted 16 to lead the Mustangs in the loss while senior Trisha Kaufmann (East Aurora, NY) added 14 points and eight boards, a career best performance. Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI) contributed ten points and 15 boards in the loss.

Morrisville State returns to the court Friday at Buffalo State. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Buffalo.

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.