Andrew Platek was a one-man wrecking crew for the Guilderland boys basketball team.
The junior guard scored 41 points to lead the Dutchmen (4-0) to a 74-62 Suburban Council victory over Shaker Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Platek was especially effective from behind the three-point arc and the foul line. Platek drained seven three-pointers — some of which were from well beyond the arc — and made 12 of his 13 free throws.
Ralph Simeone contributed 15 points for Guilderland, which outscored Shaker (2-2) 43-26 over the course of the second and third quarters.
Omari Lewis had 14 points, and Seamus McHugh chipped in with 13 points for the Blue Bison.
Guilderland was scheduled to visit Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Friday, Dec. 19, in its last game before Christmas.
Guilderland became Shaker’s latest Suburban Council victim, as the Blue Bison pulled away to a 56-41 victory over the Lady Dutch in a Tuesday, Dec. 16, girls basketball game in Latham.
Guilderland (1-3) stayed close to Shaker (4-0) through the first quarter, but the Blue Bison used a 16-8 run in the second quarter to build a double-digit halftime lead and never looked back.
CeCe Mayo scored 14 points, and Becky Rossier added 12 points for Shaker. Zibby Eckhardt’s 13 points paced Guilderland.
Guilderland hosted Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Friday, Dec. 19.
Saratoga Springs defeated Guilderland 170.35-162.85 in a Suburban Council gymnastics meet Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Saratoga’s Sophie Hrebenach was the top all-around gymnast with a four-event score of 34.75. Hrebenach won the floor exercise with a score of 9.3.
Emma Drislane posted a four-event all-around score of 33.35 for Guilderland. Drislane was second in the balance beam and floor exercise, and she finished third in the uneven bars and vaulting.
Shaker eased past Guilderland 21-11 in a Suburban Council bowling match Tuesday, Dec. 16.
David Lansing was Shaker’s top bowler with a 243 high game and a three-game series score of 675. Brandon Indovina rolled a 630 series, and Alex Varsanyi added a 221 high game for Guilderland.
The Dutchmen then lost to Colonie 28-4 Wednesday, Dec. 17. Indovina had a 595 series for Guilderland, while Andrew Mochrie led Colonie with a 279 high game and a 754 series.
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