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Morrisville State women hand Mount Aloysius, 69-55 loss at RIT Tournament

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team picked up their first win of the season, handing Mount Aloysius a 69-55 loss in the opening round of the RIT Tournament in Rochester.

Morrisville State jumped out to a 13-point lead at the half, fueled by Ebony Whitfield’s (Benton Harbor, MI) 14 point performance in the first half. Whitfield led all scorers with 25 on the night, adding 16 rebounds for the double-double performance while grabbing six steals.

Three additional players netted double figures for the Mustangs, Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) netting 14 while Courtney Terzi (Little Falls, NY) added 11 and Sydney Pajack (Syracuse, NY) ten. Amanda Cikowski (Homer Center, PA) added a game high eight assists.

Kaylee Keagy led Mount Aloysius with 12 points and two rebounds as teammate Krista Baker added ten points in the loss.

Morrisville State (1-1) returns to the court tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. against RIT.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. 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 offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.