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Quick thoughts: Seward’s state Class D quarterfinal

A comeback seemed insurmountable. S.S. Seward found itself down 17 points entering the fourth quarter of its state Class D quarterfinal against Newfield. In front of a pro-Newfield crowd at Binghamton’s Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena, the Spartans closed the gap to seven points twice in the fourth quarter. S.S. Seward regained possession with under [...]

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Seward survives and advances

The ending had S.S. Seward fans on the edge of their seats at the Kaplan Center in Mount Saint Mary. Seward held on for a 61-60 win over Bridgehampton in the state Class D opening round. John Guerra and Andrew Sanchez missed the front end of 1-and-1s to keep the game’s outcome in doubt until [...]

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Quick thoughts: Class A final Goshen-Poughkeepsie

Goshen and Poughkeepsie’s Section 9 Class A final was a game for the ages. The overtime thriller saw the teams combine for the most points (192) in a boys final in Section 9 tournament history. The storylines made the game even more compelling. Goshen was seeking its first section title since 1993. Poughkeepsie was looking [...]

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Quick thoughts: Class AA final Pine Bush-Burke Catholic

Pine Bush won its first Section 9 title since 2000 behind a strong defensive effort against John S. Burke Catholic in the Class AA final Saturday. Pine Bush held Burke Catholic to 17-of-57 shooting (29.8 percent). Burke Catholic was 3-of-23 from 3-point range. Bench play didn’t decide the game as Pine Bush outscored Burke Catholic [...]

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VIDEO: Mason Memmelaar and Pine Bush are Section 9 champs

Some Pine Bush’s players, including junior forward Mason Memmelaar, were too young to remember the school’s last Section 9 boys basketball title. Other like the Powell twins weren’t born yet when Pine Bush defeated Kingston for the Class AA title in 2000. For 17 years, the boys basketball banner in the Pine Bush gym was [...]

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Section 9 basketball brackets for boys and girls

Boys basketball Section 9 tournament Class AA Quarterfinals Tuesday, February 28 No. 8 Middletown at No. 1 Pine Bush, 6 p.m. No. 5 Washingtonville at No. 4 Newburgh, 6 p.m. No. 6 Monroe-Woodbury at No. 3 Roosevelt, 7 p.m. No. 7 Kingston at No. 2 Burke Catholic, 6 p.m. Semifinals Thursday, March 2 Kingston-Burke winner [...]

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Updated state boys basketball rankings

Pine Bush climbed two spots to No. 8 in the state boys basketball Class AA rankings. The only undefeated Class AA team remaining, Pine Bush (16-0) has two regular-season games left – Thursday at Newburgh Free Academy and Tuesday at Monroe-Woodbury. Stopped by Pine Bush practice Tuesday and spoke with Jahri Evans, Marquis Johnson, Mason [...]

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Division-clinching Friday

Pine Bush was a basket shy of the century mark as it clinched its second straight OCIAA Division I title with an impressive 98-46 win over Middletown. Bryan Powell outscored Middletown by himself in the third quarter 18-11. Powell finished with 28 points as Pine Bush remained perfect at 16-0 (6-0 OCIAA). Pine Bush outscored [...]

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Saugerties seventh grade basketball phenom Dior Johnson

Dior Johnson wanted to play for the Saugerties varsity basketball team as a sixth grader last year. Johnson was told he would have to wait a year. New York allows seventh graders to compete at the varsity level if they pass a maturity test. “I was trying,” Johnson said. The wait is over. Johnson, who [...]

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Quick thoughts: Pine Bush-Middletown hoops

Pine Bush coach Steve Distefano said his team didn’t play its best game of the seasson in a 69-62 win over Middletown Wednesday but the Bushmen will certainly take the victory. Pine Bush became the first team since Kingston on Feb. 12, 2014 to beat Middletown on its home floor and stayed undefeated (12-0). One [...]

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