LuHi Claims Win Behind Harris, Yocoubou

Reporter Mike Sullivan spent the day on the campus of Adelphi University watching some of the best basketball talent both in the area and on a national scale. In this game, he saw several high division one prospects compete ...

GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK -- Tobias Harris, recovered from a badly sprained ankle, scored 18 points and sophomore sensation Achraf Yocoubou whammed the Bishop Ford defense for 29 points to lead Long Island Lutheran to an entertaining 70-55 win.

The game, part of a tremendous day of basketball in memory of Tom Crotty, who lost his life on September 11th, 2001 in the terrorist attacks. This event is now held annually.

LuHi held a slim 30-29 advantage because Bishop Ford guard Chaz Williams had an amazing game too. Williams scored 14 of his 32 points in the first half to keep Bishop Ford close.

However, during one five minute stretch in the second half, the power and speed of LuHi demolished the Bishop Ford defense. Harris' drive to the hoop and foul shot converted a three-point play giving LuHi a 52-37 advantage with 10:12 left in the game.

Yocoubou followed up with a long range three-pointer to effectively douse any hopes for a Bishop Ford comeback.

Matthew Hall contributed 11 points for John Infortunio's Bishop Ford program.

Derek Klein (eight points) and Kevin Johnson (eight points) also had some key baskets in the backcourt for Brian Carey's Long Island Lutheran basketball program.

But it was the strength inside of Harris and the athletic ability and shooting skills of Yocoubou that determined this result.


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