On Friday, October 22, The Mighty Dukes of P.S. 4 lost their first home game of the year with a score of 26-24 against P.S. 128. Despite the loss, Coach Keys remains optimistic about the team's future. "We will be ready the next time." P.S. 128's coach and Turn 2 Us Foundation Coordinator Tanipa Thomas felt that her team was fortunate to have won the game. "We played this game on another school's basketball court and Coach Keys probably could have beaten us if he had kept the defensive press on."
"I don't know why I called "Blue" off", Coach Keys said later referring to the defensive play that pressures the offense to thrown the ball in, "we had them." Another factor in the loss was the fact that P.S. 4 played a lot better in the first half than in the second half. They only scored 9 points in the second half of the game.
Even after such a heartbreaking loss, Coach Keys still looks toward the future. "We may have lost the game but we didn't have our best team on the floor. Some of our guys are new to the team and are just now starting to learn how to play basketball with each other." Fans of The Mighty Dukes are sure that Coach Keys will make sure his team is ready for the next game . GO DUKES!