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Abington men's basketball holds on for 56-53 win over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Corey Curtis (Philadelphia, PA) led visiting Penn State Abington men’s basketball with 16 points, as the Nittany Lions shot nearly 41 percent from the floor to hold on to the 56-53 win over Morrisville State College Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

Morrisville State opened the contest with eight straight points, before the Nittany Lions went on an 11-0 run to take the lead, extending it to by as many as nine in the first half over the Mustangs.

Morrisville State cut the lead to five early in the second half, and at one point took the one point lead, before Abington battled back to regain the final lead with just over two minutes remaining in the game. Curtis secured the win for the Lions, netting four of Abington’s final six points on the afternoon in the closing 1:32 of the contest.

Naseer Khalid (Philadelphia, PA) added 11 points and six rebounds for Abington while teammate Joshua Howard (Bensalem, PA) added 10 points and five boards in the win.

Three netted double figures for Morrisville State, led by Ron Tarver (Utica, NY) who netted 16 points to go along with his three rebounds and four steals. Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) and Larry Bowers (Inwood, NY) each chipped in 10, both assisting two, with Eddy collected six boards and Bowers three steals.

Morrisville State shot a mere 21 percent from the floor in the first half as Abington took the 24-17 lead into the halftime period.

Morrisville State drops to 4-12 overall and will return to the floor tomorrow, hosting Penn State Berks at 3 p.m. in the STUAC gymnasium.

Abington (4-14) is on the road tomorrow at Cazenovia.


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.