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New Paltz women defeat Mustangs

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. – Host SUNY New Paltz forced 46 turnovers and held Morrisville State College women’s basketball team to a record low 13 total points, crushing the Mustangs with the 76-13 conference defeat Friday night in New Paltz.

Shooting a record low 11% from the floor for the contest, Sydney Pajack (Syracuse, NY) tallied four points to lead Morrisville as Caroline Francis (Bronx, NY) grabbed eight rebounds in the defensive efforts for the Mustangs.

New Paltz went on a 23-0 run to open the contest before Morrisville State hit their first basket 11:23 into the first half, with the Hawks racing out to the 36-4 advantage at the half.

Artie Williams and Zoe Cohen each netted 15 for the Hawks, while teammate Kaitlin Clifford added 12 as New Paltz improves to 8-3 overall, 4-0 in SUNYAC action.

Morrisville State (1-7, 0-4 SUNYAC) returns to the court tomorrow afternoon against Medger Evers. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 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.