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Morrisville State men fall to New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team fell 100-53 on the road to host SUNY New Paltz in conference action Friday night in New Paltz.

Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) netted 14 points, four steals and two assists to lead Morrisville State on the night, while teammates Elonzo Wilson (Syracuse, NY), Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) and Andrew VanDyke (Bronx, NY) each added seven. Wilson added a team high five assists in the Mustangs efforts while Andre Simon (Brooklyn, NY) grabbed seven boards for Morrisville.

Jayquan Anderson and Lee Bertram each netted a double-double for the Hawks; Anderson chipping in 22 points while snagging ten rebounds while Bertram added 15 points and 12 boards to the New Paltz tallies.

New Paltz raced out to a commanding 54-17 lead at the half and shot 54% to the Mustangs 32 from the floor for the game in the SUNYAC win.

Morrisville State (0-9, 0-4 SUNYAC) returns to the court tomorrow at Medger Evers College. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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.