Mohonasen surges past Colonie

The Mohonasen boys basketball team shook off a slow start to surge past Colonie 61-44 in Tuesday night's Suburban Council South Division game.

Trailing 12-7 at one point late in the first quarter, the Mighty Warriors (6-2 league, 7-3 overall) went on a 16-3 run to build an eight-point advantage in the second quarter. The Garnet Raiders (1-7, 2-8) rallied to within three points early in the third quarter before Mohonasen pulled away for good with a 15-0 spurt.

\I think we've had enough games where we've given up leads, said Mohonasen coach Ken Dagostino, whose team was coming off a close loss to Niskayuna last Friday. "It was nice to see us respond the way we did."

"Seventy-five percent of the time tonight, we were competing," said Colonie coach Doug Kilmer. "But there were times where we didn't have that energy. It happens when you have a young team like we do."

Garrett Sisson was Mohonasen's primary weapon. The senior forward scored a season-high 22 points and pulled down several rebounds to lead the Mighty Warriors' surge.

"Sisson played a nice game for us," said Dagostino. "He hit a couple of outside shots, and he did a good job of putting back other people's misses."

Colonie received 11 points from Zeian Polanco and 10 points from Andrew Hooten, but the Garnet Raiders couldn't keep up with Mohonasen once their three-point shots stopped falling after the first quarter.

"We lacked toughness [in the low post]," said Kilmer. "Mohonasen had toughness because they're older and more experienced. We're just not a big, tough team in the paint."

Mohonasen hosts Columbia Friday night, while Colonie travels to Averill Park.

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