Shenendehowa keeps on rolling

Another night, another double-digit win for the Shenendehowa boys basketball team.

The Plainsmen (3-0 league, 4-0 overall) outscored Colonie 28-11 in the second half to pull away for a 50-31 victory in Tuesday's Suburban Council game in Clifton Park.

The Garnet Raiders (3-1) hung tough through the first half, but Jose Reyes kick-started the Plainsmen's offense with a three-pointer early in the second half. Shen never looked back in maintaining its lead in the Suburban Council North Division.

Reyes finished with 12 points, while Manny Hernandez led the way with 13 points for Shen. Mike Branche's 16 points paced Colonie.

Shen's offense was in fine form last Friday, as the Plainsmen handled Ballston Spa 74-50. Shen jumped out to a 36-25 halftime lead and poured on the points in the second half to put the Scotties away.

Matt Miner netted 25 points including a 9-for-9 performance at the foul line, and Reyes made all 11 of his free throws to finish with 18 points for the Plainsmen. Jon Hammond led the Scotties (0-2) with 19 points.

In other Suburban Council action Tuesday, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake pulled out a 49-48 victory over Mohonasen, while Saratoga Springs breezed past Guilderland 56-45.

Tyler Paluba drained a three-pointer in the closing seconds to give BH-BL (1-1) the lead for good. Paluba finished with eight points, while Zachary Morton poured in 14 points for the Spartans, who delayed the start of their season to allow several players to recover from the football season.

Killian Tallman's 12 points paced Mohonasen, which entered the fourth quarter with a 34-30 lead.

Saratoga (2-1, 3-2) used an 18-7 second-quarter run to take command of its game against Guilderland. The Dutchmen made several attempts to close the deficit in the second half, but the Blue Streaks held on to win comfortably.

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