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Center Moriches 55, Locust Valley 50

Locust Valley's Matt Campanella drives around Center Moriches'

Locust Valley's Matt Campanella drives around Center Moriches' Timothy Rowland in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Tim Rowland scored seven of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as Center Moriches used its swarming, trapping defense to overcome a large second-quarter deficit and beat plucky Locust Valley, 55-50, in the Class B Long Island Championship/state regional semifinal at Farmingdale State.

Locust Valley's Chris Appell scores from under the
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Locust Valley's Chris Appell scores from under the basket guarded by Center Moriches' Pat Bryant in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Locust Valley Matt Campanella shoots a free throw
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Locust Valley Matt Campanella shoots a free throw against Center Moriches in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Center Moriches' Nuquan Mathis lines up his free
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Center Moriches' Nuquan Mathis lines up his free throw against Locust Valley in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Locust Valley's Alex Rawa goes up under the
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Locust Valley's Alex Rawa goes up under the basket for two points against Center Moriches in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Locust Valley's Matt Campanella drives around Center Moriches'
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Locust Valley's Matt Campanella drives around Center Moriches' Timothy Rowland in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Locust Valley's Joe Gilio shoots a free throw
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Locust Valley's Joe Gilio shoots a free throw against Center Moriches in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Locust Valley's Alex Rawa shoots and scores two
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Locust Valley's Alex Rawa shoots and scores two points against Center Moriches in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Center Moriches' Tyrell Thomas controls the ball against
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Center Moriches' Tyrell Thomas controls the ball against Locust Valley in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Center Moriches' Akyse Brown grabs a rebound against
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Center Moriches' Akyse Brown grabs a rebound against Locust Valley in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Center Moriches' Wayne Harris drives tot he basket
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Center Moriches' Wayne Harris drives tot he basket against Locust Valley in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

Center Moriches' Maleek Harris drives around Locust Valley's
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Center Moriches' Maleek Harris drives around Locust Valley's Joe Gilio in the Long Island Class B championship boys basketball game. (March 6, 2012)

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