University of Michigan recruit Lauren “Boogie” Brozoski scored 20 points and Nani Redford added 14, leading New York’s Long Island Lutheran to a 59-42 victory over No. 2 Roland Park Country School at the Beast of the East girls’ basketball tournament at Roland Park Sunday afternoon.
Long Island Lutheran (2-0 overall), ranked No. 8 in the nation by USA Today, built a 37-16 halftime advantage en route to a second straight victory over the Reds in the nationally-regarded tournament. Long Island Lutheran, the three-time reigning Class 2A New York state champs, won 50-39 last year.
Jeydah Johnson finished with 17 points for Roland Park (6-1), which had its 15-game regular season winning streak snapped. Jaia Alexander added 12 points and High Point University recruit Lindsay Edwards had 11.
The Reds host top-ranked and defending IAAM A Conference champ McDonogh School Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles defeated Roland Park in last year’s league championship match.
Beast of the East Showcase
at Roland Park Country School
Long Island (N.Y.) Lutheran 59, No. 2 Roland Park Country School 42
Roland Park: Alexander 12, Edwards 11, Johnson 17, Holder 2. Totals 12 14-20 42.
Long Island Lutheran: Storck 7, Stone 5, Redford 14, Taylor 2, Byrne 6, Silletti 5, Brozoski 20. Totals 20 13-18 59.
Halftime: Long Island Lutheran 37, Roland Park 16