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Keio Girls Topple Tuckahoe In Section 1 Class C Basketball Semifinal

Keio School and Tuckahoe met for a Section 1 Class C girls semifinal at the County Center.
Keio School and Tuckahoe met for a Section 1 Class C girls semifinal at the County Center. Video Credit: Danny LoPriore
The Keio Academy girls basketball team advanced to Friday's 7 p.m. Class C final at the County Center.
The Keio Academy girls basketball team advanced to Friday's 7 p.m. Class C final at the County Center. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
The Tuckahoe girls failed in a second-half comeback attempt and fell to the Keio Academy in the Section 1 semifinals.
The Tuckahoe girls failed in a second-half comeback attempt and fell to the Keio Academy in the Section 1 semifinals. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Sae Toyomura scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Keio Academy girls to a 42-30 victory over Tuckahoe in the Section 1 Class C basketball semifinals at the County Center Tuesday.

Toyomura scored seven points and teammate Marina Kofukugawa scored nine of her 11 points in the first half as Keio raced to a 25-9 lead.

Third-seeded Keio, which is in Purchase, will meet the winner of the semifinal between top-seeded Haldane (Cold Springs) and No. 4 Alexander Hamilton of Elmsford in the championship game Friday at 7 p.m. in the County Center.

No. 2 Tuckahoe, down 25-9 at halftime, mounted a second-half comeback and narrowed Keio's lead to 35-25 in the third quarter. Brionna Johnson led Tuckahoe with 12 points and 10 rebounds and teammate Jahnea Bell added six points.

Marina Kukobo added 10 points for Keio, which raised its record to 13-7 overall.

Tuckahoe finished the season with a record of 13-6.

Section 1 Championship Week Semifinal Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 26 Class A girls semifinals: No. 2 Albertus Magnus vs. No. 3 Rye, 3 p.m. Class A boys semifinals: No. 2 Walter Panas vs. No. 6 Tappan Zee, 4:45 p.m. Class A girls semifinals: No. 1 Beacon vs. No. 4 Peekskill, 6:30 p.m. Class A boys semifinals: No. 1 Eastchester vs. No. 4 Harrison, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27 Class AA girls semifinals: No. 3 Clarkstown South vs. No. 7 Mahopac, 3 p.m. Class AA girls semifinals: No. 1 Ossining vs. No. 4 Horace Greeley, 4:45 p.m. Class AA boys semifinals: No. 2 Clarkstown South vs. No. 6 Spring Valley, 6:30 p.m. Class AA boys semifinals: No. 1 Mount Vernon vs. No. 5 Mahopac, 8:15 p.m.

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