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Penn State Harrisburg holds on for 74-70 win over Morrisville State men

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.¬ – Visiting Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball led by eight at the half and held on for a 74-70 victory over host Morrisville State College Sunday afternoon in Morrisville.

Harrisburg led by as many as 11 in the first half before heading into the halftime period with the 39-31 advantage over the Mustangs.

In the second half, Morrisville State battled back to cut the Lions lead to one with 31 seconds remaining off a jumper from Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) but couldn’t top the Lions as Harrisburg nailed 6-of-8 free throws in the final seconds to top the Mustangs 74-70.

Three netted double figures for Harrisburg, led by Steve Jones (Harrisburg, PA) with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Kenton Alston (Steelton, PA) chipped in 16 while grabbing 11 boards and blocking six shots while teammate Brian Ongeri (Hershey, PA) added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Eddy turned in a double-double performance for the Mustangs, leading Morrisville State with 13 points and 11 boards, while teammate Ron Tarver (Utica, NY) added 13 points and eight boards. Hodges Sneed (Syracuse, NY) and Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) each added 11 points while Andrew Vandyke (Bronx, NY) had a career best 10 assists on the day.

Morrisville State (1-7) returns to the court Saturday at Penn State Berks.

The Lions improve to 5-4 overall and return to the floor Wednesday at Messiah.

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.