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Wednesday roundup: Bethlehem hangs on to beat LaSalle

Franceschi stops 40 shots for Cadets in loss

The Bethlehem hockey team ended a three-game losing streak by edging LaSalle 3-2 in Wednesday night's Capital District High School Hockey League game at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

The Eagles (5-2-0 league, 10-4-0 overall) peppered LaSalle goaltender Ryan Franceschi with 43 shots, but Franceschi stopped 40 of them to keep the Cadets in the game.

Bethlehem's first two goals came in the final minute in each of the first two periods. Nicholas Breiner scored with 29 seconds left in the first period to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead, and John Gosstola tallied with 22 seconds remaining in the second period to double the advantage to 2-0.

Brian Kelly scored 4:38 into the third period to pull LaSalle within a goal, but RJ Diego's power play goal at the 7:33 mark proved to be the game winner for Bethlehem. Anthony DeMarte tallied on a LaSalle power play to close the gap to 3-2.

Boys swimming

The Shenendehowa boys swim team built a large lead and cruised to a 92-83 victory over Guilderville in Wednesday's meet at Voorheesville.

The undefeated Plainsmen swept the first seven individual events and swam exhibitions the rest of the way to beat Guilderville. Eric Tsui (200-yard freestyle), Piotr Czajowski (200 individual medley), Luke Gordon (50 freestyle), Ian Killane (diving), Mike Conley (100 butterfly), Eric Burdge (100 freestyle) and Taylor Nichols (500 freestyle) provided the victories.

James Crowley (100 backstroke) and Logan Marshall (100 breaststroke) picked up individual victories for Guilderville.

In other boys swimming action Wednesday, Queensbury edged Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 95-87 at RCS. Leyton Spencer led the Indians with victories in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke, while Sam Datri (diving) and Tim Houghtaling (100 freestyle) contributed individual wins.

Boys basketball

Brandon Miller's buzzer-beating basket helped the Shenendehowa boys basketball team edge Bethlehem 73-71 in Tuesday's Suburban Council game in Delmar.

Miller was one of four Plainsmen to score 11 points in the victory. Robert Hughes, Dylan Molloy and Drew Zlogar also had 11 points for Shen (7-2 league, 7-2 overall), which was led by Jackson Shea's 21 points.

Shane Natale paced Bethlehem (7-2, 7-4) with 16 points. Matt O'Keefe contributed 15 points, while Nate Kane and John Sica each added 12 points.

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