Tag: Keegan Zoller

Suburban Council boys basketball: Bethlehem wins battle of undefeated teams

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”

Suburban Council boys basketball: Bethlehem and Saratoga Springs remain undefeated ahead of Tuesday’s showdown

The two remaining undefeated Suburban Council boys basketball teams are set to square off Tuesday, Jan. 15, as Bethlehem and Saratoga Springs each won Friday night.

Bethlehem (8-0 league, 11-0 overall) closed the game on a 15-6 run to defeat Christian Brothers Academy 62-54 in Colonie. Michael Ortale netted 20 points, and Justin Barnes added 16 points to help the Eagles offset Jordan King’s 36-point performance for the Brothers.

Saratoga Springs (8-0, 10-0) built a 33-24 halftime lead and fended off Niskayuna 67-57. Nate Chudy had 24 points, and Aidan Holmes contributed 19 points for the Blue Streaks. Nick Benton scored 17 points for the Silver Warriors, and Richie Quinn added 15 points.

Saratoga travels to Bethlehem Tuesday for a game that could decide the Blue Division title and the No. 1 seed for the Section 2 Class AA playoffs. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Bethlehem and Saratoga Springs remain undefeated ahead of Tuesday’s showdown”

Suburban Council boys basketball: Shenendehowa moves back over .500 with win over Shaker

The Shenendehowa boys basketball team moved over .500 overall with a 53-37 victory over Shaker Tuesday, Jan. 8, in a Suburban Council game.

The Plainsmen (5-3 league, 6-5 overall) built a 39-18 lead through the first three quarters, and they didn’t look back in handing the Blue Bison (0-8, 1-11) their 10th consecutive loss.

James Altenburger scored 12 points, while Devin Dzikas and Jake Reinisch each contributed nine points for Shen. Sean Seymour led Shaker with 13 points. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Shenendehowa moves back over .500 with win over Shaker”

Suburban Council boys basketball: Troy hangs on for four-point victory over Shenendehowa

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”

Suburban Council boys basketball: Shenendehowa uses big run to take down Columbia; CBA hangs on for a victory

Shenendehowa outscored Columbia 35-16 over the course of the second and third quarters to defeat the Blue Devils 64-45 Tuesday, Dec. 18, in a Suburban Council boys basketball game.

Jake Reinisch had another big night for the Plainsmen. Reinisch made six shots from beyond the three-point arc and finished with 30 points to lead all scorers. Nick Lemire added 12 points, nine of which came from beyond the three-point line.

Jack Romer scored 13 points, and three more players contributed nine points apiece for Columbia. Continue reading “Suburban Council boys basketball: Shenendehowa uses big run to take down Columbia; CBA hangs on for a victory”

Ballston Spa football team seeks playoff berth in new classification

Ballston Spa

Head coach: Ray Toohey

Last year’s record: 4-5 (in Class AA)

Playoff result: won two crossover games

Returning starters: Keegan Zoller (quarterback), Jason McCarthy (running back/linebacker), Zach Washington (running back/defensive end), Mike Lupo (center), Jake Stangle (offensive tackle/defensive tackle), Colby Harblin (offensive guard), Jimmy Prastio (tight end/wide receiver/linebacker), Aiden Gregory (wide receiver), David Rodack (linebacker), Peyton Walsh (cornerback), Anthony Devizzio (cornerback), Aiden Thomas (safety)

Graduated: Tyler Barnes (defensive end), Joe McDonald (linebacker)

Newcomers: Brandon Stedry (offensive line/defensive line), Jack Veirs (offensive line/defensive line), Tyler Beverly (split end/free safety)

Outlook for season: After finishing 3-6 in 2016 and 4-5 in 2017, Toohey said he is hoping the Scotties take the next step in 2018.

“We want to have the first winning record in our program since 2011,” said Toohey. “We expect to be a playoff team [and] continue our program’s progress.”