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College Women's Basketball: SUNY Cobleskill Defeats NEAC Rival Morrsiville State College 64-56

Written By Editor on 12/11/16 | 12/11/16

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball team posted a hard fought 64-56 decision over the visiting Mustangs of Morrisville State College in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action on Wednesday evening at the Iorio Gymnasium. With the win the Fighting Tigers improve to 4-3 overall including a 2-2 mark versus league opponents while the Mustangs fall to 4-3 overall including a 2-1 record in NEAC play.

The Fighting Tigers after trailing 17-to-8 after the first period and 25-to22 at the half; Cobleskill outscored the Mustangs 25-to-15 in the third period to take the lead for good and never allowed the visitors any closer that four points, the rest of the way. The Orange & Black used strong defense and rebounding to close out the victory posting a 52-39 advantage on the boards in the contest while holding the Mustangs to only 23-of-68 from the field, 33.8%, including only 6-of-27, 22.2%, from three-point range on the night.
Senior forward Shelby Preston, Ravena, N.Y., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, led the way for the Fighting Tigers with 15 points and 15 rebounds on the evening including her 1000th career rebound in the first half. The Ravena native is now the program’s all-time leading rebounder at the NCAA Division III level.
The home team also received strong efforts from freshman forward Shaliyah Graham, Bronx, N.Y., Martin Luther King Jr. High School with 13 points and five rebounds and from senior guard Shiann Coons, Albany, N.Y., Bishop Maginn High School/Schenectady Community College, with 13 points and three assists on the night. 

Cobleskill will next be in action on Saturday December 10th when they travel to Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. to meet the Raptors of Bard College with tip-off at 3:00 p.m.

FINAL BOX:
Morrisville State College vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/7/16 5:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Newspaper Box Score
Morrisville St. vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/7/16 5:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
At Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
SUNY COBLESKILL 64, MORRISVILLE ST. 56
MORRISVILLE ST. (4-3/2-1 NEAC)
Tori Rockefeller 5-13 0-0 14; Jordan Anderson 6-15 1-3 13; Charlotte Walker
5-10 0-0 10; Allison Chase 3-8 1-1 8; Haley Kilmartin 3-12 1-1 8; Savannah
Hobbie 1-3 0-0 2; Kaitlyn Griffin 0-5 1-2 1; Marissa Woodard 0-2 0-0 0;
Shanique Morris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-68 4-7 56.
SUNY COBLESKILL (4-3/2-2 NEAC)
Shelby Preston 5-8 5-6 15; Shaliyah Graham 3-10 6-6 13; Shiann Coons 4-12
1-2 13; Ashley Creighton 1-6 5-5 7; Addy Lawson 1-8 1-2 4; Jocelyn Zaneski
2-3 0-0 4; Tracy Anderson 1-6 0-0 2; Tegan Matthews 1-2 0-0 2; Erica Cabrera
1-4 0-0 2; Brianna Florian 1-1 0-0 2; Gabby Muraczewski 0-1 0-0 0. Totals
20-61 18-21 64.
Morrisville St................   17    8   15   16  -   56
SUNY Cobleskill...............    8   13   25   18  -   64
3-point goals--Morrisville St. 6-27 (Tori Rockefeller 4-8; Haley Kilmartin
1-7; Allison Chase 1-6; Kaitlyn Griffin 0-2; Charlotte Walker 0-1; Jordan
Anderson 0-3), SUNY Cobleskill 6-20 (Shiann Coons 4-9; Addy Lawson 1-4;
Shaliyah Graham 1-2; Tracy Anderson 0-2; Tegan Matthews 0-1; Ashley
Creighton 0-2). Fouled out--Morrisville St.-Jordan Anderson, SUNY
Cobleskill-None. Rebounds--Morrisville St. 39 (Haley Kilmartin 6; Kaitlyn
Griffin 6), SUNY Cobleskill 52 (Shelby Preston 15). Assists--Morrisville St.
15 (Haley Kilmartin 4; Jordan Anderson 4), SUNY Cobleskill 13 (Ashley
Creighton 3; Shiann Coons 3). Total fouls--Morrisville St. 18, SUNY
Cobleskill 16. Technical fouls--Morrisville St.-None, SUNY Cobleskill-None.
A-167
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