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Oswego men use second half to top Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Oswego men’s basketball netted 51 second half points to hand host Morrisville State College the 90-60 loss Friday night in Morrisville.

Oswego led 39-30 at the half, but quickly put the Mustangs behind, as the Lakers opened the second half on a 12-4 run.

Four were netted double figures for the Lakers in the win, led by Tommy Downing (Staten Island, NY) with 18 points on the night, 15 in the second half, while dishing out six assists and stealing four. Stanley Francois (Valley College, NY) added 17 and grabbed 14 boards while teammate Chad Burridge (Hannibal, NY) netted 16 points and nine rebounds, blocking five shots. Jamal Lightbourne (Elmsford, NY) added 11, hitting 4-of-5 from the free throw line.

Morrisville State’s Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) tallied 14 points and Garnell Vaughn (Syracuse, NY) ten to lead the Mustangs in the loss. Matthew Schwartz (Commack, NY) added nine points and six boards to the Morrisville State efforts.

Oswego scored seven of the team’s 11 three pointers in the second half.

Morrisville State returns to the court Friday, January 30, hosting Fredonia State at 8 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.