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Friends Academy celebrates their win over Syracuse Academy

(Credit: Pat Orr)

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...

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The Mules outlast their friends from Friends yet again

Malverne's Cory Alexander (13, right), looks to get

(Credit: Richard Slattery)

Winning ugly never looked so pretty.

Malverne coach Darrol Lopez kept wiping his face with a towel to protect his snazzy suit from getting any sweat drippage on it.

He wasn't necessarily happy with his team's 44-41 win over Friends Academy that clinched the Conference BC title last night, but he was certainly thankful. 

"Thank God we can play defense," he said.


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