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New Paltz men earn first conference win, hand Morrisville 83-53 loss

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – SUNY New Paltz (2-3, 1-0) men’s basketball picked up their first conference win of the season, handing Morrisville State College an 83-53 loss Tuesday night in Morrisville.

Four scored in double figures for the Hawks, with Jayquan Anderson (Bronx, NY) leading the way with 21 points and eight rebounds. Lee Bertram (Bayport, NY) added 15 points and three assists, while Matt Hauser (East Williston, NY) and Shalik Jenkins (Brooklyn, NY) added 11 and ten respectively.

New Paltz led 37-20 at the half and outscored the Mustangs 46-33 in the second half for the conference win.

DaShawn Coleman (Syracuse, NY) led Morrisville with 12 points. Joe McCants (Bronx, NY) chipped in six points while blocking two shots and grabbing four rebounds. Corey Scharborough (Syracuse, NY) added six points in the closing minutes for the Mustangs in the loss.

Morrisville State (0-4, 0-1 SUNYAC) returns to the court on Friday at SUNY Cortland, tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Cortland.

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.