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Boys basketball: Bethlehem pulls away from Niskayuna

Bergere's double-double leads Eagles in league win

Betlehem's Nate Kane tries a scoop shot under the extended hand of Niskayuna's Chris Giglio during the third quarter of Friday's Suburban Council game.

Betlehem's Nate Kane tries a scoop shot under the extended hand of Niskayuna's Chris Giglio during the third quarter of Friday's Suburban Council game. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— Sica also finished with a double-double for Bethlehem, as he had 11 points and 14 rebounds. McGraw contributed 13 points, despite missing the fourth quarter with an injury he suffered late in the third period, and sophomore guard Connor Morelli added 10 points.

Clock did what he could to keep Niskayuna in the game. He drained four three-pointers in the second half on his way to a 16-point night, but no other Silver Warrior finished in double figures.

"Austin has done a fantastic job," McShane said of Clock. "He's an outstanding leader in a number of respects. He should be proud of what he's doing, and we have to get the others to bring that same level of energy that Austin has to practice and to our games."

Bethlehem gets a week off before facing Shaker next Friday in a key cross-divisional game. The Blue Bison are tied with Shen for first place in the Suburban Council North Division, while Bethlehem is battling Guilderland for South Division supremacy.

"We definitely didn't want to enter our week off on a loss, that's for sure," said Irons.

Niskayuna has a non-league game against Green Tech next Tuesday before resuming league play Sunday. Jan. 29, against Mohonasen at the Times Union Center in Albany.

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