Albany, NY – The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences women's basketball team faced off against the Sage College Gators in the annual Pink Out Classic! All in attendance had the opportunity to support the American Cancer Society and ACPHS Relay for Life.
Sage's guard senior Megan Bowman (Dannemora, NY/Saranac) became the program's all-time career assist leader on Tuesday night after handing out 10 assists in the action to help lift Sage to a 72-54 road win. She now has 404 assists, bettering the mark held by Karen Harris (402, 1991-1995). She also has 929 career points and is the program's No. 5 all-time leading scorer. She is also now No. 3 all-time with her 224 career steals.
The opening half featured great play from both the Panthers and the Gators. At the end of the half the ACPHS held a 24 – 23 lead over SAGE. Leading scorers included Megan Serley with 9 points for ACPHS and Jen Schoff with 6 points for SAGE. Both teams battled hard and leads were exchanged throughout the first half, with the Panthers grabbing the lead as time expired.
The second half saw more great action early and then SAGE began to take charge behind the play of Bowman. The Gators took back the lead and went on a 16-0 run taking a 52-40 lead with 8:00 minutes remaining in the half. The Panthers were never able to get back in the game and in the end fell to the Gators, 72-54. With the win, SAGE improves their record to 11-5. Top performers for the Gators were Bowman with 19 points and 10 assists and senior Amie Jefferson (Albany, NY/Colonie Central) with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Sage improves to 11-5 on the year, riding a five-game win streak. Next up for the Gators is a home Skyline Conference contest on February 7 at Kahl Gym against the Golden Eagles of St. Joseph's College (LI).
With the loss the Panthers record stands at 11-5 on the season and they next face a key USCAA matchup against St. Joseph's College of Vermont who stands ahead of ACPHS in the overall national standings in the USCAA. Top scorers for the Panthers were Megan Serley with 13 points, Taylor Sullivan with 9 points and 10 rebounds and Alexa Schooley 10 points.