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Long Island Class B championship live blog

Mattituck celebrates its 68-67 victory over Malverne in

Mattituck celebrates its 68-67 victory over Malverne in the Class B Long Island Championship game at SUNY Old Westbury. (March 9, 2011) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

**FINAL**: Wow, what a game! Steve Ascher, who finished with 22 points, tipped in a shot at the buzzer to give Mattituck a 68-67 win over four-time defending champion Malverne in the Long Island Class B championship game at SUNY-Old Westbury.

It is the Tuckers' first ever Long Island title.

Ascher went to the line for a 1-and-1 with 4.2 seconds left. He made the first, but missed the second, setting up the final frantic moments (which can be seen in the video below).

Tom Ascher's runner in the lane with 13.2 seconds left closed the lead to 66-65 for the Tuckers. Their 9-0 run made it a 64-61 game when Anthony Moultrie fouled out after an offensive foul with 2:38 to play.

Cory Alexander, who took a key charge with 49 seconds left, led Malverne with 17 points.

Mattituck will play Burke Catholic (Sec. IX) in the Southeast regional final at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Farmingdale State.

Thanks to all for joining us tonight!

**UPDATE**: At the end of three quarters, Malverne leads 56-44.

Steve Acher's three-pointer closed the lead to 44-36 for Mattituck with 4:13 left in the period. But Tim Prewitt hit a three of his own from the right wing to extend it to a 52-38 Malverne lead with 2:16 to play in the period.

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Howdy once again boys basketball fans, we're here live at SUNY-Old Westbury, where Malverne leads Mattituck 36-28 at halftime of the Long Island Class B championship game.

Cory Alexander leads the Mules (18-1) with 13 points, while Tom Ascher leads the Tuckers (15-6) with nine.

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