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Women’s hoops makes overall record 1-9 after loss to Buff State

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The visiting Buffalo State Bengals outshot the Morrisville State Mustangs this afternoon, leading to the Bengals’ 60-43 victory.

The Bengals lead the first six minutes of the game, sinking the first two baskets from Staci McElroy (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Alyssa Kinney (Bellport, N.Y) for a four-point advantage. The Mustangs answered back with points from Thelma Picardo (Queens, N.Y.) and Dyana Williams (Buffalo, N.Y.), giving Morrisville a two-point lead with 14 minutes left.

The lead switched from Bengals to Mustangs six times until Kristin Ritch (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) hit a three for Buffalo at 9:15, putting them back in the lead for the rest of half. The Mustangs ended the half down by 10.

In the second half, the Mustangs attempted a comeback with three-pointers from Picardo and Tekesha Hanson (Queens, N.Y.), shortening the Bengals’ lead to six with 14:22 left in the game. The Bengals soon extended their lead to 17 points to end the game 60-43.

Hanson had 12 total rebounds against the Bengals while Picardo rebounded six. Both tallied a total of 15 points apiece for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs return to their home court on Jan. 3, playing Penn State-Harrisburg at 1 p.m.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.