ALBANY COUNTY Shenendehowa remained undefeated against Suburban Council opponents by fending off Shaker 52-48 in a girls basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Latham.
The Plainsmen built a 32-22 halftime lead, but nearly gave it all back as the Blue Bison rallied in the second half.
Carly Boland scored 23 points for Shen, while Sierra “CeCe” Mayo (15 points) and Shyla Sanford (14 points) led Shaker’s comeback bid.
In other Suburban Council action, Columbia defeated Colonie 58-54 in overtime, while Bethlehem handled Guilderland 58-32.
Minus Selena Lott, Columbia battled back from a five-point deficit to tie the score at 50-50 and then double up Colonie 8-4 in overtime to pull out the win.
Grace Heeps had 16 points, and Jaclyn McGlynn contributed 14 points for Columbia. Aliyah Wright paced Colonie with 18 points, and Erin Fouracre added 13 points.
Bethlehem jumped out to a 19-7 lead against Guilderland, and never looked back. Jenna Giacone scored 17 points, including the 1,000th point of her career, and Emily Wander chipped in with 15 points for the Lady Eagles.
Olivia Bauman’s 12-point performance led Guilderland.
In the Colonial Council, Watervliet overcame a slow start to defeat Schalmont 49-33. Ali Changa had 17 points for the Cannoneers, who trailed 11-5 after the first quarter.
Loudonville Christian School defeated Hawthorne Valley 47-27 in a Central Hudson Valley League game. Genevieve Swanson scored 13 points, and Lesha Tenney added 11 points for the Eagles.
Colonie used a 28-point fourth quarter to pull away for a 66-56 victory over Columbia in a Suburban Council boys basketball game.
Bryce Waterman paced a three-man Colonie attack with 18 points. Isaiah Moll contributed 17 points, and Jaden Lewis added 15 points for the Garnet Raiders, who led 31-19 at halftime.
Noah Schwenzfeier had 23 points for Columbia.
Shen — New York’s top-ranked Class AA team — defeated Shaker 74-61 in Clifton Park. University of Maryland-bound senior Kevin Huerter netted 20 points, and Mike Pizziketti dropped in 18 points for the Plainsmen.
Brian Hayes poured in 21 points, and Ben Diamond contributed 16 points for Shaker.
Guilderland jumped out to a 38-17 halftime lead and cruised to a 61-49 victory over Bethlehem. Andrew Sischo scored 21 points, and Michael Wine added 14 points for the Dutchmen.
Michael Ortale (11 points) and Ryan Murray (10 points) led Bethlehem.
Christian Brothers Academy outscored Schenectady 34-21 in the second half to win 58-42. Sloan Seymour had 22 points for the Brothers, and Mike Wynn chipped in with 18 points.
Voorheesville defeated Cohoes 62-49 in a Colonial Council contest. Scott Glasheen had 17 points, and Sean Nolan contributed 14 points for the Blackbirds.
Without Ty’Jon Gilmore, Watervliet fell to Schalmont 86-57. Frank Parisi scored 17 points, and Zach Ericson added 14 points for Schalmont, which placed five players in double figures. Darren Whited netted 11 points for Watervliet.
The Shaker boys swim team continued its undefeated run through the Suburban Council with a 98-72 victory over Mohonasen/Schalmont.
Steven Yu (200-yard freestyle), George Enright (200 individual medley), Zeeshan Irani (50 freestyle), Bryan Flores (diving) and Frank Miao (500 freestyle) posted individual victories for the Blue Bison.