Section 9 teams struggle in opening round of the state tournament

JOHNSON CITY – It was a rough night for Section 9 basketball, as local teams went 1-6 in the opening round of the state tournament.

The Red Hook boys were the only winners from Section 9, defeating Maine-Endwell 68-57. Check out the video below for some highlights and interviews.

I also saw the girls’ game between Wallkill and Maine-Endwell prior to that one. Wallkill started the game on a 6-point run, but dug itself a big hole as Maine-Endwell opened the second half with 12 straight points.

Wallkill, ranked No. 1 in the state for much of the season, finished at 20-1.

Kingston, as expected, was in for a handful against defending state Class AA champion Ossining, losing 77-47.

In Class B, Highland made a fourth quarter rally but fell to Woodlands, 49-42.

Like Wallkill, the Tri-Valley girls also lost for the first time this season, as Haldane beat the bears, 53-27.

Check out all the coverage in Wednesday’s Times Herald-Record and

I’ll be back tomorrow evening with a video from the Newburgh Free Academy boys’ game against Mount Vernon.

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