LATHAM — The Bison beat crosstown lacrosse rival CBA in the first round of the Class A playoffs by a final of 16-8 on Tuesday, May 24.
Shaker, the No. 3 seed, will now play at the home of the No. 2 seed from Guilderland on Friday in the semis. Top seeded Shenendehowa will host the No. 4 seed from Bethlehem in the other semifinal game. To get to the semis, Shen got a bye, Bethlehem beat Saratoga and Guilderland beat Colonie.
CBA, the No. 6 seed, jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Shaker but the Bison settled in and took a 5-4 lead after the first quarter and then scored four unanswered in the second to take a 9-4 lead into the half.
Owen Wilson led Shaker with four goals and four assists while Eric Hennessey had four goals and an assist. James Easton had two goals and an assist, Colin Brant had a goal and two assists, Michael Lacouture had two goals and Carter Fort had a goal and an assist.
Shea Hogan had two goals and three assists to lead the Brothers while Eli Hannoush and Francesco Raso had two goals each.
In goal, Ben Keens had eight saves for CBA and Ryan Mazzariello had 11 for the Shaker.
The Shaker at Guilderland game is slated for 5 p.m. The finals are slated for Wednesday, June 1, at Shaker.
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