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Brothers gear up for another title defense

It may take some time for Weaver, Zappone and several other CBA players to get into basketball shape after helping the school's football team reach the state semifinals for the first time, though.

"It was a double-edged sword," said Doemel. "On the one hand, it was great for our school and our community. On the other hand, it set us back because we had six guys on the football team."

The Brothers get an early test this weekend when they play at Shaker's Girmindl Tournament. CBA faces John F. Kennedy High School from the Bronx Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Shaker Saturday at 8 p.m.

Eagles ready to soar

The Loudonville Christian boys basketball team is hoping to make a run at a Sectional title of its own in class D.

The Eagles have nine returning seniors from last year's team including forwards Bobby Camilleri, Kyle Gordon and Dave Suski.

"If everything comes together, it has the potential of being a good team," said Loudonville Christian coach Wallace Hills.

The Eagles got a jump on the season by playing Schoharie last Saturday. And although they lost to the Indians 58-56, Hills said he saw a lot of positives in the effort.

"The thing with Schoharie is that they're a class C school, and they play in the Western Athletic Conference," he said. "We always try to schedule a tough opponent to open the season."

Camilleri scored 19 points, and Gordon contributed 12 points for the Eagles, who open their Central Hudson Valley League season Friday against Waterford.""

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