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Morrisville State College women fall in season finale

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team fell 68-59 to visiting SUNY Plattsburgh Friday night in Morrisville, concluding the 2008-09 season.

Freshman Courtney Terzi (Little Falls, NY) and senior Sydney Pajack (Syracuse, NY) each paced the Mustangs with 17 points a piece, Pajack grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing out five assists while Terzi added eight rebounds and two steals to the Morrisville State efforts. Caroline Francis (Bronx, NY) added nine points and 11 boards in the loss.

Four netted double figures for Plattsburgh, led by Taylor Amarando with 20 points and nine rebounds. Vanessa Arthurton added 15 points while Erin Silberberg and Kerri Salisbury netted 13 and 12 respectively.

Morrisville State concludes the season with a 2-22 overall record, 0-16 in SUNYAC play.

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.