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Morrisville State women come from behind for thrilling win over Penn State Harrisburg

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.¬ – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team trailed by as many as 10 with just over six minutes to go in the second half, before putting together a 15-4 run to claim the thrilling 55-54 come from behind victory over Penn State Harrisburg Sunday afternoon in Morrisville.

Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) sparked the Mustangs comeback hitting two three’s within 40 seconds of play to bring Morrisville State to within four of the Nittany Lions with 5:26 remaining in the game.

Trailing 55-50 with less than a minute to go, Hanson converted two free throw’s to cut the Lion lead to three and seconds later, Thelma Picardo (Queens, NY) forced a Harrisburg turnover and dished the ball to Bette Davis (Bronx, NY) for the lay-up, bringing the Mustangs within one with 42 seconds to go.

Morrisville State forced another Harrisburg turnover on the next possession and with nine seconds to go, Hanson found Picardo under the basket for the game winning tally.

Hanson led all scorers with her third double-double performance of the season, netting 23 points and grabbing 13 rebounds while stealing five and blocking three shots. Picardo added 13 points, five boards and four steals as Bette Davis (Bronx, NY) chipped in nine points and dished out six assists. Irena Longworth (Galway, NY) netted seven points and had a team high 17 rebounds.

Stephanie Yetter (Thompsontown, PA) led Harrisburg with 19 points, while teammate Dorothea Dixon (Middletown, PA) tallied 12 points, snared 12 boards and stole five in the loss. Nicole Zangari (Etters, PA) added seven points, 10 boards and four steals in the Lions efforts.

Morrisville State improves to 2-9 overall and will return to the court Saturday at Penn State Berks.
Harrisburg drops to 4-6 overall and will travel Wednesday to face Arcadia.

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.