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Tarver leads Morrisville State to 66-59 win over Cobleskill

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State junior guard Ron Tarver (Utica, NY) netted a game high 24 points to lead the Mustangs to the 66-59 victory over visiting SUNY Cobleskill Wednesday night in Morrisville.

Cobleskill led 35-31 at the half and led by as many as eight with 12:32 to go in the second before Morrisville State went on an 11-3 run over the next seven minutes to even the contest at 54. The Mustangs took their first lead of the contest with 5:17 to go on two free throws made by Brian Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) and extended it to seven with 39 seconds remaining to claim the 66-59 win.

After a slow start on the night, Tarver kept Morrisville State in the contest, netting 17 of his game total 24 in the first half. He added five boards and three steals to his tallies on the night.

Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the double-double performance, while teammate Andrew VanDyke (Bronx, NY) chipped in 12 points, all in the second half.

Andrei Lucas (Chula Vista, CA) paced the Fighting Tigers with 17 points, seven boards and two steals, while Damon Franklin (Flint, MI) added 16 points, six rebounds and three assists to the Cobleskill efforts.

Cobleskill controlled the boards, outrebounding the Mustangs 45-35, but Morrisville State shot nearly 43 percent from the floor in the second half, compared to the Fighting Tigers 35.

Morrisville State improves to 6-12 overall and will return to the court Sunday, hosting SUNY Oswego at 1 p.m. in the STUAC gymnasium.

Cobleskill drops to 6-12 overall and will return to the floor Saturday, hosting Keuka College at 3 p.m.

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.