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Alston leads Harrisburg to 83-69 victory over Morrisville State men

HARRISBURG, PA – Kenton Alston netted a game high 28 points to lead the Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team to an 83-69 victory over visiting Morrisville State College Saturday afternoon in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg held the Mustangs to just 29 percent shooting from the floor in the first half, while shooting 40 percent, as they raced out to a 36-22 lead at the half.

Alston gave Harrisburg a strong presence in the paint in the second half, netting 17 of his 28 points, to lead the Nittany Lions to the win.

Three additional Harrisburg players were in double figures, Steve Jones with 13, Jordan Gatchell with 12 and Brian Ongeri with 10.

Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) led Morrisville State in the loss, netting a team high 15 points adding 10 rebounds, while teammates Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) and Hodges Sneed (Syracuse, NY) added 14 and 12 respectively. Ron Tarver (Utica, NY) led the Mustangs on the boards, grabbing 11 rebounds.

Morrisville State (4-10) returns to the court Wednesday, hosting Keuka College at 8 p.m. in the STUAC 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.