The Colonie boys team (6-5, 9-6) is looking to avenge a 54-47 home loss to Shaker (7-4, 8-7) Dec. 19, while the Shaker girls team (4-7, 7-8) will try to upset Colonie (10-1, 14-1), which owns the second-best record in the Suburban Council behind undefeated Shenendehowa.
"It's a great rivalry, and you hate to see someone come in and win in your place," said Colonie boys coach Doug Kilmer. "But I do think we're playing better, and they're playing better, too."
The Colonie boys have been on a tear since the beginning of January. Entering Tuesday's game against Ballston Spa, the Garnet Raiders have won four in a row and five of their last six, including a 55-45 victory over Blue Division-leader Saratoga Friday.
"We played the defense we wanted to up there (in Saratoga)," said Kilmer.
Shaker had its own winning streak going until last weekend, when Shen came into Latham and defeated the Blue Bison 63-52. The win moved the Plainsmen into a second-place tie with Shaker in the Blue Division, two games behind Saratoga. All four Blue Division teams own winning league records.
The doubleheader at Shaker begins with the girls varsity game at 6 p.m., followed by the boys varsity game.""