Long Island Lutheran opened the game on a 9-0 run and topped PSAL Brooklyn AA contender South Shore 57-47 in Beacon 158 Back-to-School pre-season action in Queens on Friday night.
After falling behind 15-4, the Vikings answered with a 7-0 run to pull within four at 15-11, but LuHi responded with another run, stretching it to 30-17 at the break. The Crusaders remained in control throughout the second half, getting most of their points in transition and in the paint.
Thomas Edison transfer Tykei Greene led LuHi with 13 points, while Donatas Kupsas and Frankie Policelli scored 10 each and Essam Mostafa netted 9 for the Crusaders. Femi Odukale had 11 points for South Shore.