News Center

Back to News Center

Morrisville State women fall short as Fredonia picks up 62-60 win

FREDONIA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team battled back from an 11 point deficit in the second half, but fell short as the Fredonia State Blue Devils claimed the 62-60 SUNYAC win Saturday afternoon in Fredonia.

Morrisville State went on a 15-5 run over the span of seven minutes to bring the game within one, but couldn’t hold on as Fredonia hit four clutch free throws in the closing seconds to claim the conference win.

Sydney Pajack (Syracuse, NY) and Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) led the Mustangs with 15 points each, Pajack adding seven boards and three assists to her tallies while Stanton added nine boards and six assists. Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) added 11 points in the Morrisville State efforts.

Angela Pucciarelli netted 21 to lead Fredonia in the win, stealing five, while hitting 7-of-10 from the free throw line as teammate Merissa Gaeta added 20 points while grabbing 13 boards and dishing out three assists.

Morrisville State (2-10, 0-6 SUNYAC) returns to the court Tuesday, hosting SUNY Oneonta at 6 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.