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SUNY IT beats Mustang women by 50, advances to 4-2 overall

Written by: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– The Morrisville State women’s basketball team lost 73-23 to the SUNY IT Wildcats Friday night, giving the Mustangs an overall record of 1-8.

The Wildcats started the game off strong, making the first five consecutive baskets, putting the Mustangs down by eight in the first five minutes of the half. With 13 minutes left, the Mustangs shortened the SUNY IT-lead to one point with baskets from Tekesha Hanson (Queens, N.Y.), Bette Davis (Bronx, N.Y.) and Thelma Picardo (Queens, N.Y.).

After a nine-basket run in five minutes, the Wildcats took another lengthy-lead over the Mustangs, ending the first half 38-10.

Hanson shot and made the first basket of the second half, adding two for the Mustangs. After four more baskets for the Wildcats, Hanson hit a three for Morrisville, making it 46-15 with 15 minutes left.

High-scoring players for the Wildcats tonight were Lyndsey Brognano (Rome, N.Y.) with 15 points, Tamara Williams (Rome, N.Y.) with 12 and Taylor Topping (Bronx, N.Y.) ended the game with 10. For Morrisville, Hanson tallied eight points, with Irena Longworth (Galway, N.Y.) and Jenna March (Munnsville, N.Y.) ending the game with five apiece.

The Mustangs return to the court Saturday, Dec. 12, playing Buffalo State College at 2 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.