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Sage College tops SUNY Cobleskill 80-66 in Conference Action

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

 The SUNY Cobleskill men’s basketball team closed out the 2016 portion of their schedule on Saturday afternoon at the Iorio Gymnasium by falling to the Gators of Sage College by an 80-66 margin in non-conference play. With the loss the Fighting Tigers close out the semester with a 0-10 overall record while the Gators will head into final exams with a 4-5 overall mark.

After a first half which featured six ties and seven lead changes the Gators took the lead for good at the 17:53 mark of the second half at 40-39 when junior center Barceem Dukes, Gloversville, N.Y., Gloversville High School, scored off a give-and-go from junior guard Wayne Weir, Bronx, N.Y., Samuel Gompers High School, eventually capitalizing on a 17-for-33, 51.5%, second half shooting effort to secure the victory.

Weir tallied a game high 20 points to lead the Gators while senior forward Marcus Patterson, Bronx, N.Y., Mount Saint Michael Academy, posted a double/double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Sage also received 12 points and four assists from senior swingman Davon Sylvester, Bronx, N.Y., Cardinal Hayes High School, while senior guard Rob Mills, Newburgh, N.Y., Newburgh Free Academy, chipped in 10 points and three steals on the afternoon for the visitors.

Cobleskill was led in scoring by junior guard Malik Chambers, West Point, N.Y., James I. O’Neil High School, who had 17 points on the afternoon with senior swingman Joel Costello, Middleburgh, N.Y., Middleburgh High School/Tompkins-Cortland Community College, adding 13 points. Junior center/forward Christian Cooper, Gilboa, N.Y., Gilboa-Conesville High School, was also a factor for the Orange & Black with 13 points and four rebounds. 

The Fighting Tigers will return to action after the winter break on Saturday January 14th when they travel to Aurora, N.Y. to face The Express of Wells College in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action beginning at 3:00 p.m. while the Gators will resume play on Friday December 30th when they travel to Worcester, Mass to face the Lancers of Worcester State University in a non-conference contest with tip-off slated for 5:00 p.m.
FINAL BOX:
Sage Colleges vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/10/16 1:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Newspaper Box Score
Sage Colleges vs SUNY Cobleskill
12/10/16 1:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
At Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
SAGE COLLEGES 80, SUNY COBLESKILL 66
SAGE COLLEGES (4-5)
Weir, Wayne 6-11 2-3 20; Patterson, Marcus 7-11 1-2 15; Sylvester, Davon 3-6
6-10 12; Mills, Rob 4-8 2-2 10; Conceicao, Thiago 3-6 1-4 7; Dukes, Barceem
2-3 2-2 6; Lilac, Alex 1-2 2-2 4; Shelton, Elva 1-2 1-2 3; Paulk, Stephen
1-1 0-0 2; Devaughn, Jordan 0-3 1-4 1; Mitchell, Anthony 0-2 0-0 0; Denmark,
Darius 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 28-59 18-31 80.
SUNY COBLESKILL (0-10)
Malik Chambers 5-8 5-7 17; Joel Costello 4-5 4-4 13; Christian Cooper 6-11
1-1 13; Frank D'Esti 2-5 2-4 7; Quincey Miller 2-7 2-2 7; Kevin Johnston 0-1
2-2 2; Connor McCarthy 1-1 0-0 2; Shaquill Anthony 1-1 0-0 2; Kahleel Taylor
1-2 0-0 2; Devin Boyle 0-1 1-2 1; Greg Johnson 0-0 0-0 0; Islam Mustafa 0-0
0-0 0; Miguel De La Cruz 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 22-45 17-22 66.
Sage Colleges.................   35   45  -   80
SUNY Cobleskill...............   34   32  -   66
3-point goals--Sage Colleges 6-18 (Weir, Wayne 6-10; Mills, Rob 0-3;
Devaughn, Jordan 0-1; Mitchell, Anthony 0-1; Denmark, Darius 0-3), SUNY
Cobleskill 5-18 (Malik Chambers 2-3; Frank D'Esti 1-2; Joel Costello 1-1;
Quincey Miller 1-6; Kahleel Taylor 0-1; Devin Boyle 0-1; Miguel De La Cruz
0-1; Kevin Johnston 0-1; Christian Cooper 0-2). Fouled out--Sage
Colleges-None, SUNY Cobleskill-None. Rebounds--Sage Colleges 36 (Patterson,
Marcus 12), SUNY Cobleskill 24 (Kahleel Taylor 5). Assists--Sage Colleges 14
(Sylvester, Davon 4), SUNY Cobleskill 14 (Frank D'Esti 3). Total fouls--Sage
Colleges 20, SUNY Cobleskill 21. Technical fouls--Sage Colleges-None, SUNY
Cobleskill-None. A-134
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