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Oswego women snag comeback win over Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – SUNY Oswego’s Heather Merino (Queensbury, NY) netted 25 points and dished out four assists to lead the visiting Lakers to a 75-60 comeback win over Morrisville State College Friday night in Morrisville.

Merino netted 19 first half points to lead the Lakers, as Oswego entered the half trailing 41-38.

In the second half, Oswego out shot the Mustangs 45.8% to just 29.6% from the floor and jumped out to a quick ten point lead fueled by 13 points from Rachel Kohrs (New Lebanon, NY).

Kohrs finished the contest with 14 points and four assists. Kayla Ryan (Schaghticoke, NY) added nine of her total 15 on the night in the second half, lifting Oswego (8-8, 6-2 SUNYAC) to the SUNYAC win.

Four scored in double figures for the Mustangs, led by Courtney Terzi (Little Falls, NY) who netted 13 of her 16 on the night in the first half. Terzi added eight rebounds and two assists to her tallies. Sydney Pajack (Syracuse, NY) added 14 to the Mustang tallies, grabbing eight boards, while Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) and Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) netted 13 and 11 respectively.

Morrisville State (2-12, 0-8 SUNYAC) returns to the court Friday, January 30, hosting Fredonia State at 6 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.