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Posted On: 12/29/17 8:17 PM
Armed with three D-I prospects and a rising sophomore, Long Island Lutheran (NY) used a pressing defense and efficient shooting to hand Cincinnati Moeller a 57-45 loss at the Beach Ball Classic Thursday. It was a wire to wire win for the LI Crusaders who at one point in the 2nd half held a 19-point lead. Holding the Moeller Crusaders to 40% shooting from the floor and 21% from three- point land also helped the cause for Lutheran.
Offensively the Crusaders from New York used a balanced attack that saw three players score at least 15-points lead by junior and D-I prospect Tyson Etienne with 17-points. 2018 F/C and D-I prospect Donatas Kupsas finished with 16 points while 2018 F Franklin “Frankie” Policelli finished with 15 points on five three-pointers. Policelli also lead Lutheran in rebounding with 8. For the Crusaders from Ohio Jeremiah Davenport with 15 points but came on 4-12 shooting. Jaxson Hayes fouled out but was able to finish with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Let’s go through the Five Takeaways from the Lutheran/Moeller game.
Five Takeaways Moeller vs. Long Island Lutheran (NY)
This loss will only make Moeller much, much more dangerous in March. Coach Kremer has not had the success that he has had over his career for nothing. The mistakes and struggles that the Crusaders have had in South Carolina will not show up in March.