Troy, NY---The Sage Colleges women's basketball team hosted the Dolphins of Mt. St. Vincent College on Tuesday night in a Skyline Conference game. Sage racked up a 66-56 win to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Skyline Conference, while Mt. St. Vincent drops to 1-6 and 0-4 in the Skyline Conference.
The contest was a fund raiser for Jacob's Angels and Sage will be donating all proceeds, nearly $1,300 from the contest to benefit "Jacob's Angels." Sage's women's basketball program and the athletic department sold commemorative t-shirts at the door as well as taking donations for the fund. In addition, there were halftime contests and events to support, Jacob Mooney, a third grade student in Watervliet, NY, who is fighting cancer, stage two Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma after receiving the diagnosis in late June, 2010. He has been hospitalized several times and receives chemotherapy treatments every two to three weeks.
The Dolphins led 31-29 at the half and forced 19 first half turnovers by the Gators. Sage's rookie forward Chelsea Martin (Davenport, NY/Jefferson Central) led all performers as she netted a career-high 21 points on the night. She had 12 points in the second half and shot a blistering 5-11 from three-point range from three-point range. Senior forward Jessica Byerwalters (Coeymans Hollow, NY/Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk) added 14 points, while sophomore forward Kara Hackett (Peru, NY/Peru Central) paced the team with her game-high 11 rebounds, including eight defensive rebounds with two blocks.
Senior Liz Donk (Phelps, NY/Midlakes) had six assists in the game and has moved into the No. 3 spot on the Gators career assist list as she now has 234 as she passed Sheila Clancy (1985-1989) who was third with 231.
For the College of Mt. St. Vincent, freshman guard Sarah Kluth (Lynbrook, NY/St. Mary's) and sophomore guard Andree DeLeon (Flushing, NY/Francis Lewis) chipped in with 14 points each. Rookie guard Tanisha Montague (Brooklyn, NY/Abraham Lincoln) added 10 points for the Dolphins, while Kluth was the team's high rebounder with seven caroms and six steals.
Sage returns to action on Thursday, December 9 travelling to Yeshiva University for a Skyline Conference game, which will be held at Hunter College and starts at 6 p.m. CMSV also plays Yeshiva in their next contest on December 16 on the road at 6 p.m.
(Address for Sage's game at Hunter College: Hunter College is located at 695 Park Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. That entrance is between 68th and 69th Streets. Other main entrances are located around the corner, at the intersection of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.)