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A look back at 2012 in Colonie sports (Part I)

Colonie’s Sydnie Rosales is fouled by Albany’s Melissa Canty during Saturday’s Section II Class AA championship game at Hudson Valley Community College.

Colonie’s Sydnie Rosales is fouled by Albany’s Melissa Canty during Saturday’s Section II Class AA championship game at Hudson Valley Community College. Robert Goo

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• Christian Brothers Academy won its fourth consecutive Section II Class AA boys basketball title in dramatic fashion. The Brothers went on a 10-0 run to start overtime and held on for a 62-57 victory over Troy in the championship game.

The game turned when officials overturned a foul call against a CBA player at the end of regulation, claiming the foul occurred after the buzzer sounded. Troy coach Rich Hurley was then assessed a technical foul for arguing the call, and Joe Krong made both foul shots to give the Brothers a two-point lead to start overtime. Chaz Lott added a three-pointer on the ensuing possession to put the game out of reach.

CBA nearly met Shaker in the Sectional finals. The Blue Bison gave Troy a semifinal battle before falling to the Flying Horses.

CBA advanced to the state semifinals before losing to Mount Vernon (Section I) 68-42.

• On the girls’ side, Colonie ended Shaker’s reign as Class AA Sectional champions when the Lady Raiders defeated the Blue Bison 54-39 in the semifinals. Colonie then downed Big 10 champion Albany 64-55 to pick up its first Section II title since 2007.

Sydnie Rosales scored 23 points, and Ashley Loggins contributed 22 points to lead Colonie past Albany.

• In hockey, Christian Brothers Academy nearly knocked off defending champion Saratoga Springs in the Division 1 Sectional semifinals. The Brothers led the Blue Streaks 2-1 late in the third period before Saratoga rallied for a 3-2 overtime victory.

Shaker/Colonie also reached the semifinals before losing to Shenendehowa 9-2. The Plainsmen built a 4-1 lead in the first period and added three goals in the second period to pull away.

• In indoor track, Colonie senior Kyle Plante won her third career state title in the 300-meter dash with a time of 38.23 seconds. Shaker’s Kristen Hayes earned a state title by running on the Section II sprint medley team, while Colonie’s Kara Snyder took second place in the girls pole vault.

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