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COLONIE: Bison blue over loss

"We've got to do a much better job of closing out games, but that's what you get when you have a bunch of guys with no varsity experience," said Niskayuna coach Mike Black. "What I'm pleased about is we did enough to win the game."

Olbrych and John Randolph each scored 12 points to lead Niskayuna. Brian Hooks had 14 points, and Weinheimer contributed eight points for Shaker.

The Blue Bison looked to break into the win column Tuesday when they traveled to crosstown rival Colonie, which was coming off a tough loss of its own against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Friday.

"We know they're a good team. They have a good inside game," said Holmes. "Hopefully, we will regroup and be ready to play."

Spartans edge Raiders

BH-BL scored the go-ahead basket in the final 10 seconds to nip Colonie 71-70 Friday.

Jacob McCrindle scored 20 points to lead four Spartans in double figures. Dave Fischer netted 14 points, Paul Layton contributed 12 points and Jaret Falkowitz added 11 points for BH-BL (2-2, 3-3).

Brian Sheldon had 21 points, Tashaun Newsome chipped in 13 points and Jim Bacher added 11 points for the Garnet Raiders (1-3, 3-3).

In other boys basketball action Friday, Christian Brothers Academy rolled past Schenectady 60-41 in a Big 10 matchup, while Loudonville Christian defeated Doane Stuart 72-40 in a Central Hudson Valley League game.

CBA (4-0, 6-0) built a 32-11 halftime lead and never looked back in beating Schenectady (1-3, 1-4).

DeAndre Kennedy had 17 points, and Luke Weaver added nine points for the Brothers.

Loudonville Christian (4-0, 5-1) had three players in double figures against Doane Stuart, led by David VanDenHouten's 15-point performance. Matt Smith contributed 11 points, and Nate Brown added 10 points for the Eagles.

Robert Smith had 25 points for the Thunder Chickens (0-5, 0-6).""

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