Men's Basketball team falls to OW Panthers

Men's Basketball team falls to OW Panthers

Old Westbury, NY—The Sage Colleges' men's basketball team travelled to Long Islands for the second time this past week. This time Sage faced the Rams of SUNY-Old Westbury. OW posted the 91-57 victory improving to 11-7 overall and 7-2 in the league, while the loss snaps the Gators' four-game win streak as they drop to 11-8 overall and 7-3 in the conference.

OW held a 48-32 lead at the half and used a strong shooting performance to collect the victory as they combined for 50.8% shooting from the floor. The Panthers were even hotter from three-point range converting 11-of-20 three pointers for the game and added 55.)% shooting from beyond the arch.

Junior Jordan Devaughn (Jacksonville, FL/Flora McDonald Academy) led the Gators with his 19 points and added four three-point baskets. Senior forward Marcus Patterson (Bronx, NY/Mount Saint Michael Academy) added 11 points with five rebounds. Patterson now has 850 career points at Sage and stand in the No. 5 all-time scoring list, just 10 points behind Jeff Stopera (860 points, 2009-2014). He also ranks among the program's leading rebounders with 487 boards, good enough for No. 4. He also has played in an impressive 9 games at Sage and ranks in a tie for the most games played with Matt Farbotko (94 games, 2009-2013).

Sage's junior center Thiago Conceicao (El Portal, FL/Westwood Christian) finished with seven points and nine boards for the Gators in the contest.

Sage is back in action on January 31 hosting Yeshiva University in a 7 p.m. home Skyline Conference contest.