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Morrisville State men win second straight, defeat Cazenovia 79-72

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – Sophomore Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) tallied a season best 26 points to lead visiting Morrisville State College to a 79-72 victory over Route 20 rival Cazenovia College men’s basketball Saturday afternoon in Cazenovia. The victory is the Mustangs second straight as they improve to 3-9 overall on the season.

Shooting nearly 42 percent from the floor in the first half, Morrisville State held a 35-30 advantage at the break before extending their lead to as many as 11 in the second half.

Gordon exploded in the second half, netting 17 of his 26 points on the afternoon as he hit 4-of-7 from behind the arc, and added seven rebounds and four assists to his tallies on the afternoon.

Three additional teammates chipped in double figures in the win for the Mustangs, including Ron Tarver (Utica, NY) with 18. Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) and Hodges Sneed (Syracuse, NY) each turned in a double-double performance for Morrisville State, Eddy netting 12 points and pulling down 14 boards (10 offensive), while Sneed added 10 points and 12 rebounds to the team’s tallies.

Malik Arnold led the Wildcats with 19 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

Morrisville State returns to the court Wednesday night, hosting Wells College at 7 p.m. in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities Gymnasium on the Morrisville State campus.

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.