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Morrisville State women make second half comeback for 65-60 win over Penn State Abington

ABINGTON, PA – The Morrisville State College women’s basketball team trailed by four at the half, before outscoring host Penn State Abington 45-36 in the second to top the Nittany Lions 65-60 Sunday afternoon in Abington.

Morrisville State’s Dyana Williams (Buffalo, NY) hit two free throws to even the contest for the fourth time of the afternoon fueling a 10-3 run over the final 1:40, lifting the Mustangs to their third win of the season.

With 1:22 to go, Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) gave Morrisville State the two-point lead nailing a jumper off an Abington turnover and Williams increased it to four with a wide open lay-up seconds later.

After a converting a three-point play opportunity with less than one minute remaining to bring the Lions within one, Williams found Thelma Picardo (Queens, NY) for the lay-up and three-point lead with 32 seconds remaining.

Katrina Brown (Queens, NY) hit two free throws with four seconds to go to seal the win for the Mustangs.

Brown came off the bench to lead the Mustangs with 23 points and five steals while Hanson netted 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for her fourth double-double this season. Picardo added eight points and seven boards and Williams tallied four points in the win for Morrisville State.

Brown and Hanson combined for 31 of the team’s 45 points in the second half.

Morrisville, who has won two of the last three contests, improves to 3-10 overall. The Mustangs return to the court Wednesday at conference foe SUNY Cobleskill. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Cobleskill.

Abington’s Trish Watson tallied 25 points and 16 rebounds in the loss for the Lions. Samantha Frink added 15 points, seven boards and three assists.

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.