Cardozo Secures Win Against LI Lutheran

Reporter Brian Towey has a story about Cardozo's win last night over Long Island Lutheran ...

Junior guard Trinity Fields snared a crucial steal in the last minute of play and guard Vincent Scott converted 2-of-4 free throws in the last 35 seconds to help Cardozo hold off Long Island Lutheran 48-45 at the Tom Crotty Memorial Classic at Hofstra University on Sunday night.

After Fields had parlayed a steal in the backcourt into a free throw to tie the game at 45-45 with 45.7 seconds to play, Scott twice earned trips to the line after recovering loose balls.

Lutheran had a shot to tie the game on their final possession, but Richie Harkins' three-point attempt caught iron, and Kevin Johnson, who had recovered the rebound, couldn't get a shot off in time.

Lu-Hi had put itself in position to win the game with a second half surge, taking a 45-38 lead with 3:19 to play on a backdoor feed from Harkins to Matt Rooney.

However, the young team couldn't close the deal. A three-point play by James Southerland, who converted a baseline turnaround and was fouled in the process, had helped Cardozo pull to within 45-44 with 1:40 to play.

Junior guard Jeriel Henriquez from Lu-Hi led all scorers with 19 points (three three-pointers) and six rebounds.

Cardozo was led by 6-foot-7 senior Chris Abney's 15 points, including 7-of-9 from the line. Southerland added 12 points, shooting 4-for-5 from the line.

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