Shenendehowa pulls away from Ballston Spa

Seager did his best to slow down Shen guard Matt Miner, but the senior wouldn't be denied. Miner led three Plainsmen in double figures with 17 points, with more than half of those points coming in the second half.

"We definitely didn't come out the way we wanted to [in the first half]," said Miner. "We had some defensive breakdowns, and they hit some shots. But, we definitely calmed down in the second half."

"Mark did a great job of shutting down Miner in the first half. That's what kept us in the game," said Moseman.

Manny Hernandez and Dan Lee also had big nights for Shen on Senior Night. Hernandez contributed 14 points, and Lee added 11 points.

"It's their year to shine," Dzikas said of Miner, Hernandez and Lee. "They've worked hard to get where they are, and it's nice to see them step up."

Seager and Austin Stenglein each scored 12 points for Ballston Spa, which lost to Shen for the second time this season.

"Give Shen and their players a lot of credit. They kept their composure," said Moseman.

The victory kept Shen's hopes for an undefeated Suburban Council season intact, though the players aren't obsessed with the possibility.

"We'll definitely try to go undefeated in the Suburban Council, but we're definitely taking it one game at a time," said Miner. "Our goal isn't to go undefeated in the league. The bigger picture is to win the Section II title."

Both teams returned to action Tuesday. Ballston Spa visited Shaker, while Shen met Niskayuna at the Times Union Center as part of a Suburban Council doubleheader at the downtown Albany arena.""

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