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Hanson nets career high on senior night to lead Morrisville State to 78-42 victory

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Senior guard, Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY), netted a career high 38 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead host Morrisville State College women’s basketball as the Mustangs dominated Wilson College for the 78-42 victory Friday night in Morrisville.

Hanson, who nailed 7-of-12 from behind the arc on the night, paced the Mustangs with 22 in the first half as they raced out to a commanding 36-13 lead at the break.

Six additional Mustangs contributed to the victory, including Katrina Brown (Queens, NY) who chipped in 18 while adding four steals and assists, and teammate Irena Longworth (Galway, NY) who added nine points and eight boards.

Wilson’s Tara Fields (Berryville, VA) tallied 20 points and seven boards, hitting 11-of-15 from the free throw line, to lead the Phoenix in the loss. Megan Dennis (Cooperstown, NY) added 10 points, while teammate Alaina Hofer (Duncannon, PA) netted nine points while grabbing a game high 13 boards.

Morrisville State concludes their regular season schedule with a 4-21 overall record and will await tournament seeding, which is scheduled to be announced on Sunday.

Wilson drops to 2-20 and will return to the court tomorrow at Cazenovia College.

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.