High School Boys Basketball
Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.
Two key members of Long Island Lutheran’s state Class A Federation championship team will be teammates one more time on Sunday. Achraf Yacoubou and Mike Florin will play in the prestigious 38th Capital Classic All-Star game at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md. The two senior Crusaders will play on the National All-Stars in the showcase game against the Capital All-Stars at 3 p.m....Read more »
Chavaughn Lewis, the highly-lauded shooting guard who helped lead St. Mary's to a CHSAA state title and a 29-1 record, has verbally committed to Marist College, according to coach Bill Harkins. Lewis, who averaged 23.4 points per game, including a 30-point performance against Mount St. Michael in the state final, is expected to sign sometime in the next two weeks, sources said. He's expected to...Read more »
Final score: Lutheran 75, Jamesville-Dewitt 71 Lutheran stunned the crowd and the Red Rams with a spectacular fourth quarter. The Crusaders took control of the game with a 13-1 run to open the fourth quarter, sparked by its perimeter play. Achraf Yacoubou made two layups. Shuan Lawton hit a drive and sank a trey and Mike Florin snuck in for a putback that put LuHi ahead 61-51 with 5:27 left....Read more »
All three Long Island teams acquitted themselves well in last weekend’s state tournament, even though only one brought back a championship. As legendary UCLA coach John Wooden used to say, quoting an ancient poet, “The journey is better than the end.”
Friends Academy, of course, enjoyed the journey AND the end, winning the Class C championship for the first time in school...Read more »
**FINAL**: Harborfields fought valiantly in the second half, but couldn't overcome Jamesville-Dewitt, losing a 66-51 decision. The Tornadoes cut it to a 13-point game with back-to-back baskets by McLeod and Fessenden to open the fourth quarter, but J-D went on a 14-0 run in a 2:54 stretch to extend the lead to 64-37. Fessenden led Harborfields with 18 points, McLeod added 17, JoJo Savaglio...Read more »
Friends leads 37-36 after 3 quarters.
Tommy Costa nailed a pair of treys in the third quarter, the last one in the final minutes, to give Friends a 37-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Quakers are eight minutes away from the first state title in boys basketball in school history.
It's halftime at Glens Falls and Friends Academy is locked in a good...Read more »
**FINAL**: Hills West's season is over after losing a 69-65 decision to Mount Vernon. Khalid Samuels, who led the Knights with 16 points, knocked down two free throws with 1:04 remaining to give Mount Vernon a 65-57 lead. Blackman led Hills West with 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Sledge had 18 points and 10 assists. Hinds finished with 10 points for Mount Vernon. The Knights will...Read more »
**FINAL**: Harborfields is moving on to its first state final after a 55-48 win over Byram Hills. Fessenden led the way for the Tornadoes with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Back-to-back three-pointers by Savaglio and Woodhouse gave Harborfields a 50-40 lead with 3:02 to play after Byram Hills closed a 12-point lead to four. McLeod finished with 11 points, Ringen had 10 and Woodhouse chipped...Read more »
**FINAL**: Friends Academy is moving on to the Class C final after a 53-48 win over I-Prep. Costa hit a three-pointer to open the scoring in overtime and then had a hoop off an inbounds to give Friends a 50-45 lead. He and Hefele finished with 13 points, while Godlis and Sehring each scored 10. Friends will play Section IV's Syracuse Academy of Science (21-2) at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow...Read more »
Three Long Island teams are headed to Glens Falls this weekend, each hoping to win a state championship for the first time. Friends Academy (Class C), Harborfields (Class A) and Half Hollow Hills West (Class AA) are representing Nassau and Suffolk at the annual hoops fest at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Zog and Chris Mascaro will be covering the event, so look for our...Read more »