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.
• 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.