Gator men tally 76-66 home win over Mariners

Gator men tally 76-66 home win over Mariners

Albany, NY—The Sage Colleges' men's basketball team hosted the Mariners of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Skyline Conference play on Saturday afternoon in Kahl Gym. Sage cruised to a 76-66 victory to improve to 6-6 overall and 2-1 in the league. Kings Point falls to 4-9 overall and 1-4 in the conference. Sage used a 36-26 lead at the break to earn the team's second straight win and start 2017 off on a 2-0 mark.

The Gators led by as many 14 points twice in the first half and despite a slight scoring lapse in the second half as the Mariners pulled to within 9 (40-31, 18:15) used a series of scoring runs to lead by as many as 23 points twice in the second half (64-41, 8:24 and 66-43, 7:17).

For the Gators, senior forward Marcus Patterson (Bronx, NY/Mount Saint Michael Academy) added a team-best 16 points with eight boards after making 6-of-7 field goals. Patterson now sports points. Patterson is the program's sixth all-time leading scorer with 733 points. He also ranks fifth all-time in rebounding with 447 boards, while his 87 career games played in sixth best as well.

Senior forward Davon Sylvester (Bronx, NY/Cardinal Hayes) connected for 14 points with two steals, a pair of assists and a block, while junior center Thiago Conceicao (El Portal, FL/Westwood Christian) paced the Gators with 13 rebounds. Junior forward Frane Larose (Miami, FL/North Miami Beach Senior) added 13 points for the Gators.

Kings Points' senior guard Hunter Jones (Goodyear, AZ/Millennium) added a game-leading 25 points with his impressive second half surge that featured 23 points in the second stanza alone. Rookie guard Connor Green (Flower Mound, TX/Flower Mound) hauled in 10 boards with eight points.

Sage is back in action on January 11 hosting the Mariners of Maritime College in a 7:30 p.m. home Skyline Conference contest at Kahl Gym.

 

 

 

 

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