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Peekskill Girls Fall Short In State Regional Basketball

The Pekkskill girls basketball team reached the Class A state regional final before losing to Maine-Enwell Saturday at New Rochelle High School. Video Credit: Danny LoPriore

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Trailing from start to finish, the Peekskill girls basketball team could not overcome an early deficit in a 62-47 loss to Maine-Enwell in the Class A state regional final at New Rochelle High School.

The Section 1 champion Red Devils trailed by 13 points at halftime and got as close as 41-32 midway through the third quarter but could not break through Maine-Enwell's tight defense and strong inside offensive game.

Lanay Rodney led Peekskill with 16 points, 10 in the second half.

Maine-Enwell advanced to the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship Final four and will play a semfinal game next Saturday, March 15 at Hudson Valley Community College in upstate Troy.

The Red Devils won their second consecutive Section 1 title last week.