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Potsdam defeats Morrisville State men 65-51

POTSDAM, N.Y. – The SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team handed Morrisville State College a 65-51 conference loss Tuesday night in Potsdam.

Tom Kelso led Potsdam with 16 points and nine rebounds on the night as the Bears had four in double figures. Alvin Dike added 14 points while Skip Schwartz netted 12 and Serge Clement ten to the Potsdam tallies.

Elonzo Wilson (Syracuse, NY) led Morrisville with 14 points while teammates Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) and Mike Lennon (Sea Cliff, NY) added ten each to the Mustangs efforts. Joe McCants (Bronx, NY) led all rebounders with 12.

Potsdam led 31-25 at the half and shot 62% from the floor in the second half to claim the SUNYAC win.

Morrisville State (2-18, 0-13 SUNYAC) returns to the court Friday at SUNY Oneonta. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Oneonta.

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.