COLONIE A 25-point third quarter helped the Shaker girls basketball team pull away for a 63-46 victory over crosstown rival Colonie in the finals of the Colonie Holiday Tournament Monday, Dec. 28.
Clinging to a two-point halftime lead, the Blue Bison outscored the Lady Raiders 25-13 in the third period to break the game open. Both teams struggled to make shots in the fourth quarter, but Shaker did enough to gain the victory.
CeCe Mayo netted 18 points, and Shyla Sanford contributed 15 points for Shaker. Aliyah Wright netted 12 points to pace Colonie.
Averill Park defeated Catholic Central 60-51 in the consolation game.
Kingston defeated Guilderland 39-33 in a non-league girls basketball game Dec. 28. Skye Lindsay scored a game-high 16 points for the Lady Dutch, while Logan Brennan paced the Tigers with 13 points.
In boys basketball action, Christian Brothers Academy won the opening round of its holiday tournament by beating LaSalle 59-37. Sloan Seymour had 16 points, and Ian Schultz added 15 points for the Brothers, while Joe DeLollo scored 13 points for the Cadets.
CBA meets Kingston in Tuesday’s championship game after the Tigers defeated Bethlehem 84-65. The Tigers outscored the Eagles 26-15 in the fourth quarter to pull away.
Dante Nardi poured in 20 points, and Andrai Bailey contributed 15 points for Kingston. Ryan Murray led Bethlehem with 16 points, and Matthew Riker added 15 points.
Voorheesville cruised past Bishop Maginn 87-50 in the opening round of the Saratoga Central Catholic Tournament. The Blackbirds opened up a 54-21 halftime lead, and they never looked back.
Sean Nolan paced Voorheesville with 17 points. Justin Burke chipped in with 15 points, and Scott Glasheen added 14 points. Joey Ward had 20 points for Bishop Maginn.
The Blackbirds meet Saratoga Central Catholic in Tuesday’s final. The Saints defeated Greenwich 70-63 in Monday’s other opening round game.