Just about set for tipoff. Poughkeepsie, which will play in AA and reached the sectional final last year, is 11-0 coming in. Peekskill is the five-time defending A champ.
End of first quarter: Peekskill 16, Poughkeepsie 15. Brickhouse with six for the Red Devils; Gause with seven for the Pioneers.
After first half: Poughkeepsie up 37-31. Nate Gause has 22 for Poughkeepsie. Bradshaw nine for Peekskill.
End of third quarter: Poughkeepsie leads 52-48. Peekskill scored the last seven points of the quarter, which ended with the Pioneers having three putback chances roll off the rim.
In the fourth: Peekskill’s 14-2 run briefly gave the Red Devils the lead, 55-54. Now it’s going back and forth. 5:06 left, Peekskill up 59-58.
With 3:04 left: Poughkeepsie up 66-59 after a 7-0 run. Gause has 35 points.
1:19 left: Poughkeepsie leads 69-64.
In the last half minute: Carter had a breakaway that would have cut it to 70-68, but missed the dunk, and Gause went the other way for a layup. With 20.1 seconds left, Poughkeepsie up 71-67.
Final score: Poughkeepsie 75, Peekskill 67. Gause had 39 points.