MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Cobleskill shot 49.1% from the floor Wednesday night, and hit 50% from long range as they drained 11 three's, to hand host Morrisville State College women's basketball the 74-63 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) loss in Morrisville.
The loss drops the Mustangs to 14-6 on the season, 9-4 in conference play. Cobleskill ups their record to 13-8, 9-5 in NEAC play.
Sophomore guard Charlotte Walker (Middle Island, N.Y.) led Morrisville State with 17 points, adding five rebounds, as Jordan Anderson (West Edmeston, N.Y.) contributed 15 points, four stelas and seven assists to the efforts.
Haley Kilmartin (Fort Plain, N.Y.) added 12 points, to go along with a team high seven rebounds.
Shelby Preston paced the Fighting Tigers with a game high 21 points and 13 rebounds in the win, leading Cobleskill to the game end 41-31 advantage on the glass.
Both teams came out of the gates fast offensively, shooting greater than 50% from the floor, but it was Cobleskill's 4-for-6 effort from long range that gave the visitors the advantage after the first, 27-19.
Morrisville State used momentum from the end of the second quarter to fight back in the third, pulling to within one midway through the quarter, but Cobleskill put together a 9-4 run to end the quarter and take the 56-50 lead into the final frame.
A quick jumper by Anderson seconds into the fourth cut the deficit to four, but Cobleskill went on an 11-4 run to claim a double digit lead over the hosts over the opening three minutes of the final quarter.
Morrisville State was able to battle to within 10 with 4:35 to go, but the Mustangs couldn't capitalize on their offensive game, as Cobleskill held them to just two points for the remainder of the contest.
The Mustangs return to the court Saturday, traveling to College of Saint Elizabeth for a 1 p.m. NEAC tipoff.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.