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Bengals hand Morrisville State women 75-49 loss

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Four netted double figures as the Buffalo State College women’s basketball team handed visiting Morrisville State College a 75-49 conference loss Friday night in Buffalo.

Buffalo State led by as many as 21 in the first half, jumping out to a 39-22 halftime lead, as the Mustangs were held scoreless for nearly seven minutes.

Sydney Pajack (Syracuse, NY) led the Mustangs with 13 points on the night, adding seven rebounds and two steals. Courtney Terzi (Little Falls, NY) added 11 points grabbing nine boards as teammate Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) netted ten adding four steals to Morrisville State’s efforts.

Shareese Hamer and Jessica Clark each netted 12 to lead the Bengals in the win while Barb Kiliszek and Divine Sebuharara added ten each. Hamer grabbed eight rebounds and Kiliszek stole six as the Buffalo State defense forced 33 Morrisville State turnovers.

Morrisville State (1-9, 0-5 SUNYAC) returns to the court tomorrow afternoon at Fredonia. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Fredonia.

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.