Harris, Yacoubou Ignite LuHi Win Over CBA

Reporter Mike Sullivan was at Long Island Lutheran High School to watch a game between LuHi and Christian Brothers Academy of Albany, New York in the third annual Martin Luther King Day event ...

BROOKVILLE, NEW YORK -- Long Island Lutheran might be the best .500 high school team in the nation. After knocking off CBA yesterday, LuHi is 7-7 for the season.

LuHi got to that mark due to the effort of two sensational sophomores. Achraf Yacoubou ripped off 29 points and Tyler Harris added 22 points to help Long Island Lutheran defeat Christian Brothers Academy of Albany, N.Y., 66-55.

This was the second of three games held at Long Island Lutheran in the third annual Martin Luther King Day event.

Christian Brothers Academy, led by division one prospect Kameron Ritter, got off to a fast start. CBA led 19-8 after the first eight minutes of play as Ritter scored six of his 15 points in the first quarter.

However, after Harris spent almost six and a half minutes on the bench after picking up two quick fouls in the first quarter, he returned to start the second.

The combination of his nifty cuts in the lane and Yacoubou's terrific play from end line to end line, helped LuHi bounce back within striking distance. LuHi trailed 33-30 at the half.

Yacoubou had 16 of his game high 29 points in the first two quarters of play.

Harris scored eight points in the third quarter to help LuHi forge their first lead of the game. LuHi led 47-43 entering the fourth quarter.

CBA took a run at Brian Carey's squad a couple of times in the final eight minutes of play. But Harris and Yacoubou overwhelmed the CBA defense. Both were aggressive in taking the ball to the basket.

And Yacoubou showed he is a complete offensive player, damaging the perimeter defense of CBA four three-pointers.


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