Staff Report

Taylor Vonasek finished with team-highs of 14 points and eight rebounds Thursday, but Hartwick College closed the semester with a 64-45 non-conference women’s basketball loss at Sage College.

The Hawks (1-6) were outscored, 37-17, in the second half as Sage improved to 5-3 on the season.

Emily Stone contributed eight points for Hartwick, which held a 25-14 lead with less than four minutes left in the opening half. The Hawks shot 5-for-24 from the field after halftime as first-year coach Jackie Craft lost in her return to Sage, where she coached from 2005-14. Craft led the Gators to the Skyline Conference title and an NCAA D-III Tournament berth last season.

Megan Bowman had a game-high 20 points and eight assists for Sage, which received 13 points from Genevieve Schoff and 12 from Carlee Hirt.

Hartwick, which took a 28-27 lead into halftime, visits Vassar College on Dec. 30.

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