RPI Spoils Sage men's home opener

RPI Spoils Sage men's home opener

Albany, NY—The Sage Colleges' men's basketball squad hosted RPI on Tuesday night in Kahl Gym in the Gators' 2017-2018 home opener. The Engineers posted a 75-53 win over Sage to improve to 3-1 overall, while Sage drops to 1-2.

Junior guard Tom Horvat (Cranston, RI/Marianapolis Prep) finished the night with a game-high 20 points, after adding 15 points in the second half to lead RPI.

RPI held a 39-32 lead at the half and had a commanding edge on the boards. The Engineers had a 24-13 lead on the boards and sophomore Kevin Davis (Oxford, NY/Oxford Academy & Central School) had nine first half caroms. Junior forward Andreas Kontopidis (Sherborn, NY/Dover-Sherborn) led the team at the half with 11 points and hit 5-of-7 shots from the floor. Davis finished the night with 15 rebounds, including 10 defensive rebounds with a pair of assists, steals, and a block. Kontopidis added 16 points with four rebounds, and four assists to go with his two steals and a pair of blocks. Sophomore guard Mitchel Wayand (Saratoga Springs, NY/Stillwater) finished with 10 points off the bench for RPI.

For the Gators, junior Chris Kidd (Manhattan, NY/Beacon) had 11 points in the first half to lead Sage and led the team with 14 points on the night. Sophomore forward Anthony Mitchell (Bronx, NY/Salesian) collected six points in the first half and finished with 11 points for the game, while adding six rebounds with three assists and a pair of steals as well.

Junior center Kevin Lenehan (Delanson, NY/Duanesburg) connected for eight points with 12 rebounds and a pair of blocks for the Gators.

Sage is back in action on Tuesday, November 28 traveling to MCLA for a 7 p.m. non-conference match-up with the Trailblazers. RPI will host Clarkson University on December 1 for their 2017-2018 Liberty League opener at the ECAV at 8 p.m.