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Morin leads Oneonta men in win over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Senior Ryan Morin (Altamont, NY) hit 10-of-13 shots for 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead visiting SUNY Oneonta to a 74-45 SUNYAC win over Morrisville State College men’s basketball Tuesday night in Morrisville.

Morin netted 13 in the first half, leading Oneonta to the 11-point lead at the half as the Dragons shot 48.3% from the floor.

Michael Grimes (Albany, NY) added 14 points in the win while Brian Beckford (Brooklyn, NY) netted 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to the Oneonta tallies.

Morrisville State’s Elonzo Wilson (Syracuse, NY) came off the bench to lead the Mustangs, netting 17 points and grabbing seven boards while dishing out two assists and stealing two. Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) added 12 to the Mustang tallies in the loss.

Morrisville State (1-12, 0-7 SUNY) returns to the court tomorrow, hosting Albany College of Pharmacy at 7 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.