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Sage women's hoop team among the Top teams in Division III statistical rankings

Sage women's hoop team among the Top teams in Division III statistical rankings

Albany, NY – With the release of the latest NCAA Division III women's basketball statistics, Sage's senior Gessica Patregnani (Troy, NY/Lansingburgh) is the national leader in the category. She has been the national leader since December 7. Patregnani leads the nation with her impressive 64.2 three-point field goal percentage. On the season, she has made 35 of 57 three pointers. She is also ranked 172nd nationally with her 2.13 three pointers per game average, while standing 168th with her 35 made three-pointers.

A senior on the Sage women's basketball team, the tri-captain is also making her climb in the Gator career record book. Patregnani now has 653 career points with 142 career three-point baskets. She is currently fourth all-time at Sage in career three-pointers made and is tied for ninth in appearances having played in 94 games as a Gator.  This season she has a 9.5 ppg average with 17 starts under her belt. She is also 13th on the Sage career block list with 32 blocks and has 96 assists with 73 steals to go with her 239 rebounds.

As a team, Sage is ranked third nationally in team three-point field goal percentage as well with a 39.2%, which also leads the Empire 8. All told, through 18 games, Sage has made 82-of-212 three pointers. The Gators are also ranked 44th nationally with 750 rebounds, while standing 50th in rebounding margin (+7.9). Sage is also 64th with 44.12 rebounds per game average, 98th in offensive rebounds per game (14.6), 65th in defensive rebounds per game (29.5) and 74th in three—point field goal percentage defense (26.2%). The Gators are also ranked 23th nationally with 379 free throws attempted, 23rd in free throws made (261), and 140th in free throw percentage (69.5%).

Graduate performer, forward Megan Flynn (Hoosick Falls, NY/Hoosick Falls Central) is ranked nationally as well in several categories as she is 33rd in rebounds (179), while her 10.5 rpg average stands 56th.  She is also adding 3.9 offensive rebounds per game, good enough for 53rd.  She is 84th with her 6.6 defensive rebounds per game average. Flynn, who is a two-time Empire 8 Women's Basketball Player of the Week this season, is seventh in career rebounding at Sage with 584 boards. She is also now 16th in scoring with 740 points, while adding six double-doubles this season, elevating her career resume to include 13 double-doubles. Earlier this season, she had a double-double with a Sage single-game record for 25 rebounds, while adding 24 points. She also tied the Empire 8 single-game rebounding mark as well in the Gators' 87-84 win over Westfield State on December 7. Flynn is averaging a personal-best 12.7 ppg this season with a team-best 10.7. She is an 18-game starter this year and has now played in 77 games at Sage with 65 starts.

Sage's graduate player Kaitlyn Bowman (Chateaugay, NY/Saranac), another of Sage's Empire 8 Women's Basketball Player of the Week honorees this season. She is also among the national leaders as well in seven categories. Bowman owns a 11.5 ppg average this year with an 8.1 rpg average. She stands 25th in assists with 83 and 32nd with a 4.9 assists per game average. She is ninth with 132 free throws attempted and also ninth in free throws made (91). She stands 144th with her 6.1 defensive rebounds per game average as well as 160th in minutes played (549:32), and 156th in rebounds (138). Against Suffolk on January 4, Bowman was 5-6 from the floor and 4-4 from the line in the first half. In the second half, Bowman was 4-5 from the floor, while making 15 trips to the free throw line and making 11 of them with 19 second half points for the Gators.  The 33 points scored by Bowman in the Suffolk game is the most this season for an Empire 8 player on the 2019-2020 season and marks the fourth time in Sage women's basketball history a player has scored 33 or more points.

Sage's Bowman surpassed the 900 career point plateau this last week and now has 912 career points and is 10th in career scoring. She is also fourth in rebounding with 723 rebounds, while being one of just six Sage players to have played in 100 or more games.  She stands third with her 246 career made free throws and is seventh in career assists with 269. Her older sister, Megan Bowman (2011-2015) owns the Sage career assist mark with 458. A graduate student at Sage, she has 12 career double-doubles with three this season.

Sophomore guard Sammy Pasinella (Troy, NY/Mechanicville) is also nationally ranked for her efforts this year. She is ranked in four categories including standing 135th in field goal attempted (225), 148th in three point field goals attempted (104), and is tied with Patregnani for three point field goals made (35), while also standing 167 in three point field goal percentage (32.7%). An 18 game starter this year, she is the Gators' leading scorer with a personal-best 13.7 ppg and has handed out 51 assists with a 2.4 rpg average in 551 minutes of play.

Sage is back in action on January 28 travelling to Elmira for a 7:30 p.m. Empire 8 contest and returns home on February 1 for a 4 p.m. league contest in Kahl Gym on Saturday.

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