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Fredonia comes from behind to hand Morrisville State men 76-60 loss

FREDONIA, N.Y. – The Fredonia State Blue Devils battled back from an 11-point deficit in the second half to hand the Morrisville State College men’s basketball team a 76-60 loss Saturday afternoon in Fredonia.

Fredonia led 28-26 at the half before the Mustangs went on an 18-5 run to open the second half, racing out to an 11 point lead with 12:21 remaining in the half. Fredonia held Morrisville to just three points in a seven minute span to regain a ten point lead enroute to the 16-point conference win.

Elonzo Wilson (Syracuse, NY) came off the bench to lead Morrisville State with 15 points, three assists and two steals, as three netted double figures for the Mustangs on the afternoon. Garnell Vaughn (Syracuse, NY) added 14 points and three steals while Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) hit 6-of-8 from the floor for 13 points in the Morrisville State efforts.

Kevin Saunders led Fredonia with 18 points on the day, hitting 4-of-7 from behind the arc, while Wayne Davis and Bryan Morse netted 14 each in the win.

Morrisville State (1-11, 0-6 SUNYAC) returns to the court Tuesday, hosting SUNY Oneonta at 8 p.m. in Morrisville.

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.