STONE RIDGE – Will Montgomery here at Senate Gymnasium on the campus of SUNY Ulster.
The MHAL girls’ basketball final between Wallkill and Onteora will begin at 5 p.m.
The MHAL boys’ basketball final, pitting Marlboro and Pine Plains in a rematch of the 2012 game, begins at 7 p.m.
I’ll have live updates from both games coming throughout the evening. Refresh this page to see the latest.
Wallkill vs. Onteora girls, 5 p.m.
Starters for Wallkill: Rachel Simon, Chelsea Murphy, Kelly Markisello, Heather Kiczek and Lisa Bouffard.
Starters for Onteora: Julia Occhi, Adrianna Decicco, Kelly Ambrosch, Kaitlyn King and Rachel Bortin.
Opening tip a bit late…about 5:10 p.m.
5:30 left in the first quarter. Wallkill is up, 7-0.
Onteora timeout with 5:02 left in the first. Wallkill is up, 9-0.
Wallkill was up 11, but Onteora has scored four straight. 11-4. 1:38 left.
END FIRST QUARTER: Wallkill 13, Onteora 6. Onteroa responded with a 6-point run after falling behind by 11 to start the game.
Onteora timeout with 7:26 left in the second quarter. Wallkill lead up to 16-6.
Wallkill up 19-10 with 5:59 left in the second. Onteora in the bonus, though.
10 seconds left until the half. Wallkill up 28-16. Panthers called timeout and have possession for one last shot.
HALFTIME: Wallkill leads, 28-16. Heather Kiczek and Lisa Bouffard have eight points apiece for Wallkill. Julia Occhi has eight for Onteora.
Wallkill scores the first five points of the third quarter, forcing an Onteora timeout. 33-16, Wallkill. 6:29 left in the third.
Wallkill started game with an 11-0 run, starts the third quarter on an 11-0 run, too. Wallkill 39, Onteora 16. Onteora timeout, 4:25 left in the third.
Wallkill up 39-19. Lisa Bouffard out with an injury…not sure of the severity at this point. 2:34 left in the third quarter.
Bouffard back in after a 20-second rest.
END THIRD QUARTER: Wallkill 41, Onteora 27. It’s not over, but Wallkill has been pretty dominant throughout here. Onteora hasn’t had much action in the post on the offensive end at all.
Onteora timeout, 4:09 left in the fourth quarter. Wallkill leads, 49-31.
FINAL: Wallkill 55, Onteora 33.
Marlboro vs. Pine Plains boys, 7 p.m.
Starters for Marlboro: Matt Tamburri, Ryan Cary, Austin Beck, Zach Sakadelis and Alex Smith.
Starters for Pine Plains: Justin Cooper, Dakota Pizaai, Adam Miller, Tyler Lydon and Zach Lydon.
Marlboro leads, 11-10 with 2:30 left in the first.
END FIRST QUARTER: Pine Plains 12, Marlboro 11. Solid game so far. Neither team really taking control.
Pine Plains taking the lead in the second, Bombers ahead, 14-11.
Six point run for Pine Plains to open the second. Justin Cooper to the line to finish a 3-point play. 6:06 left in the half, 18-11 Bombers.
Matt Tamburri with a steal and a pull-up jumper off a Pine Plains inbound makes it 19-16, Pine Plains. PP time out, 3:07 left in the second quarter.
AT THE HALF: Pine Plains 23, Marlboro 22. Marlboro took as 22-20 lead on two straight buckets by Alex Smith, but Pine Plains’s Justin Cooper hit a trey to put the Bombers up by one.
An Austin Beck putback forces a Pine Plains timeout. Marlboro leading, 28-25 with 4:39 left in the third quarter.
Nice sequence for Pine Plains, which gets two threes and a goaltending call to take a 33-30 call with 3:28 left in the third quarter. Marlboro timeout.
Matt Tamburri three ties it, 33-33. 1:26 left in the third.
Marlboro, on the offensive end, calls timeout with 47 seconds left in the third quarter. It’s tied, 33-33.
END THIRD QUARTER: Tamburri with a steal and a coast-to-coast layup to beat the buzzer, giving Marlboro a 35-33 lead with eight minutes to play. Great finish looming here.
3:38 left in the fourth. It’s all square, 40-40. Marlboro calls a full timeout.
Zach Lydon scores on an assist from Tyler Lydon. Pine Plains takes a 42-40 lead with 2:21 to go. Marlboro timeout.
Pine Plains PG Justin Cooper fouls out with 2:00 to go. Pine Plains leads, 42-40. Marlboro ball. Alex Smith ties it 42-42 with free throws.
Marlboro’s Julian Allen misses the front end of a 1-n-1. Pine Plains rebound and timeout with 0:28 left. Pine Plains 46, Marlboro 44.
Matt Tamburri fouls out with 12 seconds left. Pine Plains heading to the line up one.
FINAL: Pine Plains 49, Marlboro 47. Marlboro’s Tyler Banks missed a layup chance at the buzzer.
Great game. Stories and video coming soon to Varsity845 – check back.
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