COLONIE: Raiders run out of gas

Colonie took the lead on a 9-0 run to start the third quarter, and Newsome didn't score a point in the spurt. Instead, it was Herb Tedford who gave the Garnet Raiders a boost with seven points including a putback off a missed jump shot by Newsome and a jump shot near the foul line that gave the Garnet Raiders a 36-33 advantage.

The lead changed hands two more times before Bishop Maginn took over in the fourth quarter with Battle, Johnson and Victoria making short shots. Free throws by Battle and Johnson in the final two minutes sealed the nine-point win.

Johnson and Bunduka Kargbo each contributed 12 points to support Battle's 24-point performance. Tedford finished with 14 points, and Jim Bacher added 13 points for Colonie.

CBA, Loudonville Christian advance

In other Sectional quarterfinal action last weekend, Christian Brothers Academy advanced to the class AA semifinals with a 65-39 victory over Catholic Central of Troy Sunday, while Loudonville Christian moved on to Wednesday's class D semifinals with a 78-35 win against Sharon Springs Saturday.

CBA (22-0) led Catholic Central 24-17 at halftime, but the Brothers didn't let the Crusaders hang around for long in the second half. CBA outscored Catholic Central 41-20 over the final 16 minutes to move into Friday's semifinal against Shenendehowa in Glens Falls.

Greg Holle netted 27 points, and DeAndre Kennedy contributed 13 points for the Brothers, who are the No. 1 seed out of the Big 10.

Loudonville Christian had even less trouble with Sharon Springs than CBA had with Catholic Central. The Eagles (17-3) opened the game with a 14-2 run and then scored the first 17 points of the second quarter to build a 31-9 halftime lead.

Loudonville Christian coach Wally Hills said the key to his team's first half performance was spending the two weeks between the end of the regular season and Saturday's quarterfinal getting back to basics.

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