LATHAM — In a cross-town rivalry that was closer than the score, the Garnet Raiders of Colonie earned bragging rights over the Bison from Shaker by a score of 55-47.
The game was tied at 44 with just under five minutes to go but Colonie went on a 9-0 run over the next 4 minutes and 20 seconds to take a 53-44 lead with about 40 seconds left on the clock.
Marcus Shelton had 14 to lead Colonie while Brendan Coyle had 10 and Victor Pharr had nine. Trey Mariano and Jorr Norguisse had 15 each for Shaker and Joey Mirable had 13.
Colonie moves to 4-1 in Suburban Council play and 7-2 overall. Shaker is 0-4 and 0-5 is still looking for its first win of the season.
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Colonie will play at Schenectady and Shaker will play at Saratoga.
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