A big third quarter helped Bethlehem defeat Saratoga Springs 75-65 in a battle of undefeated Suburban Council boys basketball teams Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The Eagles outscored the Blue Streaks 25-16 in the third period to open up a 12-point lead. Saratoga Springs made several attempts to get back into the game, but Bethlehem held on for the 10-point win.
Pat Ryan played a big role in Bethlehem’s victory. The senior guard made six three-pointers on his way to a season-high 20-point performance. Jake LaClair contributed 15 points, while Eric Signor (12 points) and Michael Ortale (11 points) added a combined total of 23 points.
Will Fox paced Saratoga Springs with 18 points, and Aidan Holmes chipped in with 16 points.
The victory moved Bethlehem into the Blue Division lead with a 9-0 record (13-0 overall) with seven games left in the regular season. Saratoga Springs dipped to 8-1 and 11-1. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Bethlehem wins battle of undefeated teams”
Troy weathered a fourth-quarter rally by Shenendehowa to pull out a 60-56 victory Friday, Jan. 4, in a Suburban Council boys basketball game.
The Flying Horses carried a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter before the Plainsmen rallied to make it a one-possession game near the end of regulation.
Guards Latyce Faison and Nazaire Meritt had a field day from behind the three-point arc for Troy. Faison sank seven threes on his way to a 26-point night, while Meritt had five threes as part of a 24-point performance.
Jake Reinisch scored 14 points, and Andrew Martin contributed 12 points for Shen. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Troy hangs on for four-point victory over Shenendehowa”
SCHENECTADY – Schenectady used a balanced attack to fend off Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 75-69 Tuesday, Dec. 4, in a Suburban Council boys basketball game.
Five players had double-digit point totals for the Patriots, led by Kareem Sanders’ 18-point performance. Chris Davis made four three-pointers as part of a 17-point night, while Kayshawn Cruz contributed 13 points for Schenectady. Lamar Fisher (12 points) and Jonon White (10 points) also had strong performances for the Patriots.
Alex Jameson poured in 30 points to lead BH-BL, which clawed its way back into the game after trailing by 12 points at halftime. Jameson drained six three-pointers and went 6-for-7 from the free throw line for the Spartans. Max Blowers chipped in with 14 points, and Jack Wyatt added 11 points for BH-BL. Continue reading “Scenes from Suburban Council boys basketball: Five Schenectady players reach double digits in a victory over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake”