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Morrisville State women fall short as Albany Pharmacy picks up non-conference win

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Albany College of Pharmacy women’s basketball team picked up a non-conference win Sunday afternoon, defeating Morrisville State by a final 63-60 in Morrisville.

Morrisville State’s Courtney Terzi (Little Falls, NY) tied the contest for the Mustangs with a lay-up with 15 seconds remaining on the clock before Albany Pharmacy added three free throws to close the game for the win.

Terzi led Morrisville State with 20 points on the afternoon, adding five rebounds and two steals, while shooting 90% from the floor. Sybil Stanton (Walton, NY) netted 11 while teammates Sydney Pajack (Syracuse, NY) and Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) added ten each to the Mustangs efforts. Stanton also assisted eight.

Amber Batzold (Columbia, NY) led all scorers with 21 points and seven boards as teammates Kelly VanValkenburgh (Colonie, NY) and Amber Jillson (Whitehall, NY) added 17 and ten points respectively in the win for the Panthers. VanValkenburgh added five assists and six steals to her tallies.

Morrisville State (2-17) returns to the court Tuesday at SUNY Potsdam. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. 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.