Dukes scores 21 for Sage in loss

ALBANY — The Sage Colleges’ men’s basketball team hosted the Golden Flyers of Nazareth College on Tuesday evening in the Gators’ first Empire 8 game of the season. A new member of the Empire 8, Sage dropped the game to the Golden Flyers, 88-74. With the win, Nazareth improves to 6-3 overall and 1-0 in the league, while Sage falls to 4-5 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Senior forward Barceem Dukes, a Gloversville graduate, finished with a season-best 21 points and nine rebounds for the Gators.

Sage will return to action Thursday, hosting Worcester State University in a 7 p.m. non-conference game at Kahl Gym.