The Guilderland girls basketball team’s home debut did not go as planned.
Nastasja Jordan’s 19 points led Columbia to a 56-52 Suburban Council victory over the Lady Dutch Friday, Dec. 5, in Guilderland.
The Blue Devils (2-0) jumped out to a 31-20 halftime lead before Guilderland roared back. The Lady Dutch (1-1) outscored Columbia 12-3 in the third quarter to get close, but the Blue Devils held on for the four-point win.
Guilderland’s Zibby Eckhardt led all scorers with 30 points.
The Guilderland boys basketball team improved its record to 2-0 with a 68-46 Suburban Council victory over Columbia Friday, Dec. 5, in East Greenbush.
The Dutchmen silenced the Columbia crowd by building a 37-12 halftime lead. The Blue Devils (1-1) managed a mild comeback in the third quarter, but it wasn’t nearly enough to catch Guilderland.
Ralph Simeone drained four three-pointers on his way to a 23-point night, and Andrew Platek contributed 19 points in Guilderland’s victory. Platek was coming off a 32-point performance in the Dutchmen’s season-opening 67-56 win over neighboring rival Bethlehem Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Jahlil Nails netted 20 points for Columbia.
The reloaded Guilderland/Mohonasen/Scotia hockey team began its first season as an independent program with a 5-0 loss to Christian Brothers Academy Friday, Dec. 5, at the Albany County Hockey Training Facility in Colonie.
The Storm (0-1-0) was in danger of fizzling out after a winless 2013-14 season and playing with a 12-man roster. But they were granted independent status from the Capital District High School Hockey League, and they received seven new players to give them their largest roster in three years.
G/M/S skated with CBA in its opener, but the Storm couldn’t get the puck past Brothers goaltender Jared Vandeloo, who made 18 saves. At the other end, Peter Galica tallied twice for CBA (1-0-0).
The two teams meet again Friday, Dec. 12, at RPI.
The Guilderland bowling team lost to Columbia 25-7 Thursday, Dec. 4. Tom Vadney led the Dutchmen with a 240 high game and a 644 series. Jared Bowman rolled a high game of 257 and a high series of 701 for the Blue Devils.
The Guilderland-Voorheesville boys swim team lost its season opener to Saratoga Springs 97-82 Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Alex Danielson and Zach Zwijacz each won two individual events for the Blue Streaks. Danielson finished first in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles, while Zwijacz took first place in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly.
Daniel Zhu (100-yard freestyle) and Jeremy Collison (100 breaststroke) earned victories for Guilderville.
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