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Bronny James, Sierra Canyon Fall to Long Island Lutheran 84-74

Blake SchusterContributor IIIFebruary 9, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - JANUARY 04: Brandon Boston, Jr. #3 of Sierra Canyon Trailblazers shoots the ball against the Minnehaha Academy Red Hawks during the game at Target Center on January 04, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Sierra Canyon's six-game win streak is no more. In the second of back-to-back games at the Metro Classic Basketball tournament in New Jersey, the Blazers fell to local powerhouse Long Island Lutheran, 84-74. 

Kentucky recruit BJ Boston finished with 20 points, Ziaire Williams had 19 and Bronny James added two points and one assist. 

Matt Manley @Matt_Manley

Final: Long Island Lutheran 84, Sierra Canyon 74. Zed Key 25, Andre Curbelo 23 to lead Luhi. B.J. Boston (Kentucky) with 20, Zaire Williams 19 to lead Sierra. (Bronny Watch: James finished with 2 points on 1-3 shooting, 1 assist in about 14 minutes).

LuHi Basketball @LuHiBasketball

Big win!! FINAL: LuHi, 84. Sierra Canyon, 74. Zed Key: 25p Andre Curbelo 23p Rafael Pinzon: 17p Drissa Traore: 10p LuHi moves to 19-3. Next Game: 2/13 v The Patrick School. #LuHiBasketball https://t.co/rMzUozkVUu

Yet the true star of the night didn't play for Sierra Canyon. 

Long Island's Andre Curbelo (23 points) was the unquestioned hero on Saturday. The college scouts and talent evaluators couldn't stop raving about his play: 

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Sierra Canyon - Long Island Lutheran is the nightcap at the @MetroClassic. Completely packed gym here for BJ Boston, Ziaire Williams and Bronny James vs Andre Curbelo and co. https://t.co/ezVcWopQBj

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Sierra Canyon brought the crowd and TV cameras, but Illinois commit Andre Curbelo was the best player on the floor tonight. Wizard with the ball, terrific passer and scored from everywhere, especially with his floater. Love his leadership, creativity and toughness. Total baller. https://t.co/nHgwNv2QRJ

Who's Next @WhosNextHS

Andre Curbelo had fans chanting MVP and took home a W over Sierra Canyon🇵🇷 @papicurbelo11 @PaulBiancardi @LuHiBasketball @MetroClassic #Illini #EverydayGuys #MetroClassic https://t.co/W98lqXbt7q

Curbelo is committed to Illinois and will be terrorizing the Big Ten soon enough. On Saturday, he stayed dialed in, helping Long Island hold onto a 10-point lead late to close out the victory. 

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