LI Winter Big 10 -- Week 6 (1/24/11)
1. ST. ANTHONY’S GIRLS BASKETBALL The Friars took a huge step towards winning the CHSAA regular season championship with a 49-43 road win over St. John the Baptist. It was the second time they beat the defending champions this season and are 8-0 in the league, while every other team has at least three losses. Kerrin Maurer had 15 points, five assists, five rebounds, and three steals. The Friars have won 13 consecutive games.
2. ST. MARY’S BOYS BASKETBALL Chavaughn Lewis is tearing through the CHSAA. He led the Gaels (3-0 in league play) with 20 points in a 65-54 win at Kellenberg and then scored 33 in an 81-57 victory over visiting St. Anthony's.
3. LONGWOOD WRESTLING The Lions have a dual meet winning streak of 56.after crushing Floyd and Commack in League I dual meets. Longwood also won the Gene Brigham Memorial Tournament at Minisink Valley (Section IX) with 167 points. Despite missing several starters, Longwood crowned eight individual champions including Anthony D’Onofrio (96 pounds), Corey Rasheed (112), Casey Brice (125), Ray Nicosia (130), Ed Jennings (140), Nicky Hall (145), Ricky Renck (152), and Dylan Seybolt (171).
4. EAST ISLIP GIRLS BOWLING The Redmen are a win away from completing an undefeated regular season. Last week they had convincing victories against Smithtown and West Babylon, improving to 17-0 while holding an Long Island-best 1002.8 average. Wednesday, Tara Ernst and Lena Sorrentino teamed to win the 'A' division of the girls Suffolk doubles tournament.
5. ST. ANTHONY’S WRESTLING St. Anthony’s was competing in the NYSCHSAA Duals at Chaminade Sunday.
6. EAST ISLIP BOYS BOWLING Strong performances by Eddy Tuskan and Bobby Martin in wins over Deer Park and North Babylon helped push East Islip's (13-0) unbeaten streak to 46 matches and counting. Tuskan capped the week with a victory in the Suffolk singles tournament, securing himself a spot on the state team in Syracuse this March.
7. HALF HOLLOW HILLS BOYS SWIMMING Half Hollow Hills defeated Lindenhurst 91-85, on Wednesday with Nick Kontos taking first in the 200-yard IM (2:24.63) and Michael DiMaria winning the 100 breaststroke (1:17.68) to stay undefeated on the year. Hills is aiming for its fifth perfect season after going undefeated in dual-meets, league championships and county finals the past four.
8. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS FENCING The Patriots Maria Mucci and Gina Krupp were undefeated in epee for Ward Melville (9-0), as they remain unbeaten and extend their win streak to 138.
9. WARD MELVILLE BOYS FENCING The Patriots Luis Puno and Jake Goldberg both went undefeated in epee to lead Ward Melville (9-0) in wins over Newfield and Commack.
10. PLAINVIEW JFK GIRLS GYMNASTICS Plainview hasn't lost a regular season meet in over two years and is in prime form this year with an 8-0 start, despite losing some of its biggest talent. The squad is led by Victoria Vitale, Mellisa Kropf and Jordan Sack and Vitale recently notched a 34.7 in the all-around to push aside longtime rival Oceanside.