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Morrisville State men use second half to top Penn State Berks 67-59

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team shot over 48 percent from the floor in the second half, outscoring the Nittany Lions by eight, en route to the 67-59 victory over visiting Penn State Berks Sunday afternoon in Morrisville.

Tied 28 at the half, Morrisville State jumped out to a five point lead before the Nittany Lions went on a 9-3 run over the next three minutes to regain the advantage over the Mustangs. Morrisville State regained the lead with eight minutes remaining and didn’t look back as they extended it to as many as 11 for the win.

Four netted double figures for Morrisville State, led by Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) with 19 points, who nailed six three pointers (five in the second half), while grabbing six rebounds. Ron Tarver (Utica, NY) added 13 points, and collected a double-double with a game high 10 assists. Matt Schwartz (Commack, NY) and Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) each tallied 10 points and seven boards in the win for the Mustangs.

Vonte Shippen (Norristown, PA) led the Nittany Lions with 15 points and six boards, while teammates Dontale King (Gettysburg, PA) and Adam Fusco (Norristown, PA) added 11 and 10 points respectively. Fusco added three assists. Kemian Flowers led Berks on the boards, pulling down eight, while blocking two shots and adding eight points to the Lions efforts.

Penn State Berks drops to 4-14 overall and will return to the court Saturday, hosting Penn State Abington at 3 p.m. in Reading.

Morrisville State improves to 5-12 and will host SUNY Cobleskill Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities gymnasium.

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.