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Morrisville State falls 71-61 to SUNY Geneseo

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team battled back to within five in the closing minutes of the contest, but couldn’t hold on as SUNY Geneseo claimed the 71-61 conference win Saturday night in Morrisville.

Scott Morton (Syracuse, NY) sealed the win for the Knights, hitting six free throws in the final 30 seconds of the contest for the ten point victory.

Morton led Geneseo with 25 points and 14 boards on the night, adding seven assists to his tallies, while teammate Brandon Simpson (Rochester, NY) added 20 points and eight boards. Mike Hoy (Batavia, NY) contributed 13 points and four assists in the win.

Morrisville State’s Elonzo Wilson (Syracuse, NY) and Andrew VanDyke (Bronx, NY) each tallied 15 points on the night, combining for six from behind the arc. Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) added ten points in the loss.

Geneseo held the 33-28 lead at the half and led by as many as 17 in the second.

Morrisville State (2-17, 0-12 SUNYAC) returns to the court Tuesday, traveling to SUNY Potsdam for the 8 p.m. tip-off in Potsdam.

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.