There were a couple of major statements made Friday, Jan. 20, in the Suburban Council boys basketball world.
Colonie 67, Shaker 50
Bryce Waterman dropped five three-pointers on his way to a 25-point night for Colonie (9-2 league, 11-3 overall), which moved a game ahead of Shaker (8-3, 10-4) into second place in the Gray Division standings. For more details and a photo gallery from the game, click here.
Bethlehem 71, Saratoga 57
Bethlehem (9-2, 12-2) kept pace with Colonie in the battle for second by shutting down Adam Anderson and Saratoga (7-4, 8-4). The Eagles limited Anderson to nine points — his lowest total of the season — on their way to the 14-point victory. Ryan Murray had 19 points, and Hayden Thompson added 17 points for Bethlehem.
Troy 66, Averill Park 54
Averill Park (4-7, 6-8) gave everything it had to keep the game close, but Troy (7-4, 8-6) used a 26-point fourth quarter to pull away. Daniel Buie netted 22 points, and Ryan Carmello chipped in with 21 points for Troy. Anthony Germanerio had 22 points for Averill Park.
Schenectady 77, Mohonasen 63
Mohonasen (1-10, 3-11) kept it competitive until the third quarter, when Schenectady (8-3, 10-3) outscored the Mighty Warriors 30-19. Cameron Coles poured in 24 points, and John Ryals contributed 20 points for Schenectady. Brandon Kruzinski led Mohonasen with 19 points.
Guilderland 60, Niskayuna 42
Not a lot to say about this one, as Guilderland (6-5, 7-6) steadily pulled away from Niskayuna (3-8, 3-10). Kevin Greene had 16 points for Guilderland, while Jack Evans led Niskayuna with 13 points.
Shenendehowa 62, Columbia 32
The top team in the league (Shen) easily handled the worst team in the league (Columbia).
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