LATHAM No. 3 Shaker needed a big third quarter to eliminate No. 6 Colonie 9-2 in Tuesday's Section II Class A boys lacrosse quarterfinals.
The Blue Bison scored six times in the third stanza to break open a close game and move on to Thursday's semifinal round, where they will face No. 2 Christian Brothers Academy. The Brothers defeated No. 7 Bethlehem 18-4 in another quarterfinal contest.
Liam King had three goals and an assist, while Stephen Rehfuss contributed two goals and four assists for Shaker. Tim Leahey also tallied twice.
Cam Carter and Chris West scored for Colonie, and goaltender Brendan Deedy stopped nine shots.