The Bethlehem boys basketball team evened its Suburban Council record at 1-1 with a 69-53 victory over Mohonasen Thursday, Dec. 4.
The Eagles outscored the Mighty Warriors 19-5 in the third quarter to break open a close game. John Sica led the way with 25 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots, and Kevin Weber contributed 11 points.
Ryan Carter had 17 points for Mohonasen (0-2).
The Bethlehem girls team raised its record to 2-0 with a 78-42 Suburban Council victory over Mohonasen Friday, Dec. 5.
The Lady Eagles used a 19-3 second-quarter run to build a 43-17 halftime lead on the Mighty Warriors (0-2), and they expanded it by outscoring Mohonasen 35-25 in the second half.
Gabby Giacone poured in 27 points, while Kaylee Rickert and Emily Wander each contributed 13 points for Bethlehem. Saeeda Abdul-Aziz netted 21 points for Mohonasen.
The Bethlehem hockey team fended off Section 7’s Saranac Lake 4-3 Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Bethlehem Area YMCA, to earn its first win of the season.
The Eagles (1-3-0) scored all of their goals in the second period to erase a 1-0 deficit. Nicholas Breiner, Brian Harder, Michael Lemieux and Hayes Meredith tallied for Bethlehem.
Saranac Lake struck for two goals in the third period, but Bethlehem goaltender Carl Cusack held the visitors at bay to notch the win. Cusack finished with 16 saves.
The Eagles struggled in their home opener against Beekmantown Friday, Dec. 5, as the Section 7 squad posted a 5-2 win. Meredith scored both of the Eagles’ goals, which came in the third period. Cusack made 10 saves before making way for Alex Breiner midway through the third period. The younger Brenier stopped seven shots in seven minutes.
The Bethlehem boys swim team suffered a 94-92 loss to Niskayuna in its first meet of the season Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Brendan Cartwright earned victories in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles for the Eagles. Connor Doyle finished first in the 200 individual medley, and Alex Taber won the 100 backstroke.
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