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Morrisville State women roll to win over College of New Rochelle

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team went on a 16-0 run in the first half, fueling the team to a 65-34 non-conference win over visiting College of New Rochelle Wednesday night in Morrisville.

Senior Sydney Pajack (Syracuse, NY) netted 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Mustangs (2-8) in the win. Freshman Courtney Terzi (Little Falls, NY) added 13 points to the Morrisville State tallies, grabbing seven boards, and four blocks while teammate Carmen Velazquez (Syracuse, NY) dished out a career high seven assists.

Julia Dempson led the Blue Angels with 18 points on the night while Casey Cappelli added 11 points, five rebounds and five blocks to the New Rochelle efforts.

Morrisville State led 33-17 at the half and out rebounded the Blue Angels 64-34 (35-10 offensively.

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

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.