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Everybody wins at Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

PINE PLAINS — Though the Stissing Mountain High School boys varsity basketball team got its first taste of defeat against Red Hook during the Northern Dutchess Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Feb. 11, the fact that the charity event brought so many participants together for a worthy cause made everyone out to be a winner.The tournament did keep score, however, and the Pine Plains Bombers lost 62-41.“They jumped us in the first quarter and we really just couldn’t come back from that,” Bombers Coach Brendan LoBrutto said.This is the team’s first lost this season, bringing their record to 14-1. The Bombers recently earned the title of Mid-Hudson Athletic League (MHAL) Division III champions.“They played really good defense, and we made mistakes. It’s as simple as that,” he said.LoBrutto faced the loss with good spirits.“There was a tremendous turnout and it was for a good cause. That loosens the sting a bit,” he said.During the tournament, the Pine Plains girls varsity team also lost to Red Hook, 49-19, bringing their record to 5-11.The Millbrook girls varsity team brought home a victory, winning 49-37 over Rhinebeck and bringing their record to 7-9.The Millbrook boys fell to Rhinebeck 60-53, leaving them with a 9-7 record.All proceeds from the Northern Dutchess Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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