COLONIE – For the second time in a row, the Bethlehem girls pulled out a thriller against Saratoga.
The first was last month, and it went to OT. This time it was in the opening round of the Section II Class AA tournament at Colonie High School.
And despite being outscored 17-12 in the fourth quarter, the No. 4 seed Eagles pulled out the 54-52 win over the No. 5 seed.
Molly Kirby led Bethlehem with 19 points while her teammate, Julianna Okoniewski had 17. Maggie Kirby finished with seven points, Ava LaClair had five, Tessa Hughes had four and Langston Williams had two points to round out the scoring for The Eagles.
Toga’s Catherine “Dolly” Cairns led all scorers with 21 while Kerry Flaherty had 12.
Bethlehem, the No. 4 seed, will play the No. 1 seed Shenendehowa on Monday, Feb. 26 at Guilderland. Opening tip is at 7:30 p.m.
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