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Livecast primer: Harborfields vs. LuHi

by Dylan Butler on
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 11:19 AM

Updated Sat, Mar 24, 2012 6:06 PM
Livecast primer: Harborfields vs. LuHi

Chris Brady and Harborfields face Long Island Lutheran in the NYS Federation Class A final

Photo by Photo by Hans Pennink

ALBANY – More than just Long Island bragging rights will be on the line tonight when Long Island Lutheran faces Harborfields at the Times Union Center live on MSGVarsity.com at 7:30 p.m.

More importantly, the winner will be crowned New York State Federation Class A champion.

Long Island Lutheran (22-6) is seeking a second consecutive Class A Federation title after beating St. Mary’s (Manhasset), 78-51, in another All-Long Island final last year.

The Crusaders capitalized on their height advantage to open up a 21-point third-quarter lead before holding on to beat Brooklyn Collegiate, 66-56, in the semifinals Friday night.

Ryan DeNicola scored a team-high 15 points, Kentan Facey had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Alford had 13 points, including three first-quarter 3-pointers and Chris Atkinson, who began the year on the junior varsity, added eight points and eight assists.

Harborfields (23-2) knocked off Iona Prep, 68-56, in the other semifinal Friday night at the Times Union Center. It was the Tornadoes 20th straight victory since a 55-41 loss to Long Island Lutheran on Dec. 23.

John Patron had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Justin Ringen added 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Lucas Woodhouse had 14 points for Harborfields, which is attempting to win its first New York State Federation title.


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