Christ the King tops LI Lutheran in Class AA final

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Christ the King overcame an early setback to beat Long Island Lutheran 58-52 in the Class AA final of the New York State Boys Basketball Federation Tournament of Champions.

Christ the King (25-6) scored just four points in the first quarter Saturday but managed to claw its way back, taking the lead at 2:59 in the fourth quarter.

It never looked back, with the help of timely free throws and jumpers from Ralwe Alkins, who scored six of his nine points in the fourth quarter.

Tournament MVP Andrew Walker led Christ the King with 25 points.

Long Island Lutheran’s (22-5) Chris Atkinson poured in 16 points and three assists in the loss.

Christ the King (CHSAA) defeated Benjamin Cardozo, 54-51, in the semifinals.

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