Bethlehem wins on Senior Night

The Bethlehen girls basketball team wanted to give its six seniors a proper Senior Night sendoff.

Playing Ballston Spa certainly didn't hurt.

The Lady Eagles outscored the Scotties 17-9 in the second quarter on their way to a 55-33 victory in last Friday's Suburban Council game in Delmar.

Junior guard Emily Kirby led the way with 12 points, but every Bethlehem player scored at least three points in the victory. The senior class was led by guard Abby Lawler, who finished with nine points. Senior forward Tracey Koch added six points, as did freshman guard Bridget Murphy.

Geena Gallo netted 15 points for Ballston Spa (1-10, 1-12).

It was Bethlehem's sixth win in its last seven games, and it helped the Lady Eagles (7-4 league, 7-5 overall) rebound from a 55-35 loss to Shenendehowa last Tuesday in Clifton Park.

Bethlehem's road won't be getting easier over the next 10 days. The Lady Eagles host undefeated Averill Park Friday before traveling to Rotterdam next Tuesday to face a Mohonasen team that defeated Shen 57-51 last Friday. The three-game stretch concludes Feb. 5 when Bethle-hem visits Colonie.

In other Suburban Council action last Friday, Guilderland (2-9, 3-10) won for only the third time this season when it edged Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 37-34.

The Lady Dutch overcame a three-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Lady Spartans 14-8 in the third quarter.

Erin Kelly and Melissa Winne each scoed 10 points, and Kat Keegan added eight points for Guilderland. Maria Allocco led Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake with 12 points.

In the Colonial Council, Lansingburgh's Diamond Branch scored all four of her team's points in overtime to lead the Knights to a 55-53 victory over Voorheesville in Troy.

Elizabeth Madden netted 19 points for the Blackbirds (8-5), who fell farther behind in the race for the Colonial Council title. Emily Norris contributed 12 points, and Amelia Martin added 10 points.

Ariana Youngs had 18 points, and Alyssa Fane added 16 points for Lansingburgh (8-5).

Watervliet dominated the boards in a 53-30 victory over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk last Friday.

Nae White led the way with 10 rebounds to go along with seven points for the Cannoneers (9-4). Ailayla Demand had 10 points, while Tierney McGlynn chipped in with six points, 10 steals and 10 assists.

Jaqilla Ponder and Haley Richter each scored six points for Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (4-9).

Voorheesville and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk each have tough challenges this week. The Blackbirds host undefeated Holy Names Friday, while the Indians visit Mechanicville."

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