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Thursday roundup: BH-BL shuts down South High

Spartans force five turnovers in victory

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football team eased past South Glens Falls 52-0 in Thursday's Class A Northwest Division game in Burnt Hills.

The Spartans (5-1) broke the game open with 33 points in the second quarter, and the defense intercepted five South High passes to preserve the shutout.

Dan Porter and Eric Dillon each had big games for BH-BL. Porter rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns, while Dillon scored on a run, a pass reception and an interception return.

Quarterback Ryan McDonnell completed seven of his 10 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown, and Darian Jehle added 86 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Spartans.

BH-BL closes the regular season next weekend with a home game against Queensbury.

Girls soccer

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead on its way to a 5-1 victory over Guilderland in Thursday's Suburban Council girls soccer game in Burnt Hills.

Morgan Burchhardt, Skye Kaler and Megan Malone tallied in the first half to give the Lady Spartans their three-goal lead. Kaler and Malone struck again in the second half to seal the victory.

Malone finished with two goals and two assists to lead BH-BL, while Burchhardt added a pair of second-half assists to go with her first-half goal. Goaltenders Florie Comley and Holly Haner combined to make 11 saves.

Jessica Capone scored in the second half, and netminder Jenna Cubello stopped five shots for Guilderland.

In other Suburban Council girls soccer action, Bethlehem played Shaker to a 1-1 tie and Niskayuna doubled up Mohonasen 6-3.

All of the scoring in the Shaker-Bethlehem game happened in the first half. Stephanie Dootz scored off a Dana Donnelly pass for Bethlehem, while Stephani Church tallied for Shaker after receiving a pass from Emma Torncello.

Both goaltenders were sharp after that. Bethlehem's Katie Nickles made 10 saves, while Shaker's Jamie Durant stopped six shots.

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