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Friday round-up: Shaker outlasts Bethlehem in boys basketball clash

Hall returns to help Blue Bison earn road win

The Shaker boys basketball team used a big fourth quarter to pull out a 54-48 Suburban Council victory over Bethlehem Friday in Delmar.

The Blue Bison (9-2 league, 10-3 overall) outscored the Eagles 17-8 over the final eight minutes to pick up the cross-divisional win.

Casey Hall returned to Shaker's lineup and scored 13 points to lead the way. Hall had been out since the pre-season with a broken wrist.

David Morrison also scored 13 points, and Chinalu Abara added eight points for the Blus Bison.

Casey McGraw had 12 points for Bethlehem (8-3, 8-5).

Girls basketball

MacKenzie Rowland turned in a dominating performance for the Shaker girls basketball team in its 65-41 Suburban Council victory over Bethlehem Friday in Latham.

Rowland scored 21 points, pulled down eight rebounds, blocked five shots and added three assists to lead the Blue Bison (10-1, 11-2). Madison Rowland contributed 16 points, and Shanaya Roberts added 10 points.

Gabby Giacone netted 20 points, and Bridget Murphy scored 15 points for Bethlehem (6-5, 7-6), which trailed 32-24 at halftime.

Hockey

Christian Brothers Academy picked up a road win by edging Queensbury 2-1 in Friday's Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Lake George Forum.

Evan Van Epps' goal with 4:37 left in the third period broke a 1-1 tie for the Brothers (9-4-0, 9-7-1). Dean McMahon scored in the second period to put CBA ahead, and Queensbury's Kyle Fitscher tied the game midway through the third period.

CBA goaltender Dakota Smith stopped 34 shots, while Queensbury's Rob Orban had 20 saves.

In a non-league game, Section VII's Beekmantown built a 4-2 lead and held on for a 4-3 victory over Shaker/Colonie at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Eric Egan scored his second goal of the game with 5:39 left in the third period to pull the Jets (6-8-2) within one, but that was the only one that Beekmantown allowed, despite 22 shots by Shaker/Colonie in the period.

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