Update, 4:13 p.m.: The game is underway. After a Jorge Cruz 3, North Rockland leads 11-2 and forced a Poughkeepsie TO.
Update, 4:18 p.m.: Poughkeepsie is back. The Pioneers just reeled off a 10-4 run, capped by a layup by Dayvon Whitaker. It’s 15-12 North Rockland, but the Red Raiders were just forced to call a timeout.
Update, 4:25 p.m.: Terell Smith just scored for North Rockland at the buzzer. Red Raiders lead 19-15 at the end of the first.
Update, 4:31 p.m.: Elijah McLaurin just hit a 15-footer to give Poughkeepsie its first lead, 21-20 with 3:36 to play in the half.
Update, 4:40 p.m.: HALFTIME — North Rockland leads Poughkeepsie 28-25 at halftime. Smith scored a basket in the final minute and Shane Martinez just missed another at the buzzer.
Update, 5:00 p.m.: Basheem Bennett just scored off a steal to give Poughkeepsie a 35-33 lead midway through the third quarter. Lester Anim answered with a pair of free throws to tie it 35-35 with 3:10 left. John Perez is headed to the line to try and regain the lead. Tyquan Skinner was just whistled for his third foul for Poughkepsie.
Update, 5:05 p.m.: Whitaker just hit a 3 with 1:38 to play in the quarter to put Poughkeepsie up 41-38. The next foul will give No. Rock the bonus. Smith just hit one of two to make it 41-39 with a minute to go.
Update, 5:08 p.m.: Wow. Great sequence. Jeff Jackson just hit a 3 with less than 10 seconds left to give North Rockland a one-point lead. Whitaker raced down and responded with a 3 at the buzzer, so Poughkeepsie is now up 46-44 heading into the fourth quarter. This should be a fun finish.
Update, 5:14 p.m.: A basket by Jackson cuts it to two with 6:13 left. He misses the ensuing FT, but North Rockland rebounds, railing 49-47. After a strip, N’ate Gause dunks going the other way, but Steve Carey answers with a quick layup. … Followed by a hoop from Skinner and a steal and layup by Bennett. No. Rockland calls timeout trailing 55-49. What action. This is the Red Raiders’ largest deficit all game.
Update, 5:20 p.m.: Whitaker just dunked on a breakaway. Poughkeepsie has played an excellent quarter and has taken over. It’s 59-49 with 3:40 left.
Update, 5:22 p.m.: Whitaker added a 3, Perez answers with two FTs. Still, very late for No. Rock, which trails 62-53 with 3 minutes to play.
Update, 5:28 p.m.: Wow. Poughkeepsie was up by as many at 11 with three minutes to play, but North Rockland has cut it to 66-63 with 27.8 to play and just called timeout with the ball. Poughkeepsie was called for two charges and just missed the front end of a one-and-one.
Update, 5:30 p.m.: North Rockland went for a 2 out of the timeout and missed it. Tyree Coleman grabbed the rebound. He was fouled but stepped up and made both. Poughkeepsie lead 68-63 with 20.9 to play and No. Rockland has the ball.
Update, 5:32 p.m.: Gause just fouled out. Perez at the line for two, but No. Rock is down five with 12.4 left.
Update, 5:35 p.m.: Perez made both, but Coleman responded with two more FTs. He’s at the line again up five with :00.6 left. It’s over.
Update, 5:36 p.m.: FINAL — Poughkeepsie wins 71-65. Coleman gos 5 for 6 in the final 30 seconds. The Pioneers beat North Rockland for the second year in a row and will play the winner of the next game.