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Morrisville State men end season with loss to Plattsburgh

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team ended the 2008-09 season Friday night, as SUNY Plattsburgh handed the Mustangs the 73-45 loss in Morrisville.

Plattsburgh shot 53% from the floor in the first half to take a 34-18 lead and didn’t look back, rolling to the conference win. Chris Ruiz led the Cardinals with 13 points and four assists, adding six steals, while teammate Brad Mader tallied 12 points and seven rebounds.

Morrisville State’s Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) led all scorers with 15, hitting 5-of-10 from behind the arc. Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) grabbed ten rebounds while senior Joe McCants (Bronx, NY) added eight points, six boards, three assists and four steals to the Mustang’s efforts.

Morrisville State concludes the season with a 3-21 overall record, 0-16 in SUNYAC action.

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.