BY JAKE WHEELER
The gym at Shenendehowa was filled last evening, January 20, as the Guilderland mens varsity basketball team squared up with the Plainsmen: a clash of undefeated teams with two crazy fan sections behind them. The stands were absolutely packed, with people filing in to see two high flying offenses. Shen, led by the Huerter brothers, went at it against the Guilderland D1 prospect Andrew Platek. Platek is a junior for the Dutchmen and shows his range behind the arch every game.
The sharpshooter Platek and Guilderland were unable to come out on top. Shen topped Guilderland 56-43. In a close battle throughout the game, Shen seemed to always be a few points up. Sophomore Mike Wine had a terrific game, driving in and causing havoc for Shen. Captain Ralphy Simeone also had a few critical jumpers. Platek was man marked the whole game.
Upcoming for the Dutchmen: Friday night at Bethlehem. Guilderland hopes to get back on track and win, hoping to become hot right before sectionals.