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Coalmon finally getting noticed by D-I schools

Stony Brook offered on June 18. Bryant, Wagner and LIU Brooklyn of the Northeast Conference followed after watching Long Island Lutheran’s 6-7 combo forward play for the New York Jayhawks, a Queens-based AAU program, during the first week of the July live recruiting period.

Year in Review: Long Island girls basketball (2015-16)

All summer long, MSG Varsity brings you a recap of the past year in Long Island’s top high school sports. We’ll publish a new “Year in Review” article every Thursday. First up, we look back at the year that was in Long Island girls basketball.

Yearbook - Basketball Special

Another school year is in the books, but before you turn the page to next year, take a look back at the best from the 2015-16 basketball season with Mike Quick, Jimmy Cavallo and more on the basketball version of our Yearbook.

Hills West’s Dalyrimple commits to Vermont

Dalyrimple, a 6-5 sharpshooter who averaged 18.1 points per game and led Suffolk with a school-record 73 three-pointers last season, is the sixth player from Newsday’s 2015-16 All-Long Island team to commit to a Division I program.

Jarrett, Gatling sign letters of intent

Northport’s Lukas Jarrett signed his letter of intent with Lafayette and Baldwin’s Shane Gatling pledged to Niagara.

Baldwin’s El Gammal will play hoops for Brown

El Gammal, a 6-2 senior center who spent five seasons on the Baldwin girls basketball team, made her intention to attend Brown University official on Friday during a ceremonial signing at Sportime in Lynbrook. It marked the culmination of an immensely successful high school tenure both on the court and in the classroom.

Second Nassau Hall of Fame class named

Announced at a press conference Tuesday morning in Mineola, the Class of 2016 includes 11 athletes, eight coaches, six administrators, four officials and two contributors. They will be formally inducted on Sept. 28 in a ceremony at the Crest Hollow Country Club and join the 23 in last year’s inaugural class.

2016 Nassau High School Sports Hall of Fame Induction (05/03/16)

Darius Burton and Jim Amen talk about their induction

Hilaire announces she’ll attend Seton Hall

Hilaire, who led Long Island in scoring at 29.8 points per game last season while leading the Knights to a Long Island championship, said Seton Hall recruited her before she committed to Albany but never made an offer.

Green show skills in Jordan Brand Classic

Green, a Long Island Lutheran senior, scored just nine points in Team New York’s 148-128 boys basketball win over Team East in the Regional Game Friday night at Barclays Center. But he also grabbed seven rebounds and tallied game-highs with eight assists and seven steals.

2016 All-Metro Girls Basketball Special

Kevin Devaney Jr. and our regional experts unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Girls Basketball Team, honoring the best girls basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

LuHi’s Green to play in Jordan Classic Regional

The Long Island Lutheran senior guard and Indiana commit accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious all-star game at Barclays Center on April 15.

2016 All-LI Girls Basketball Honorable Mention

Check out who made the cut in the 2016 All-LI Girls Basketball Honorable Mention list

2016 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special

Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

2016 All-LI Girls Basketball Teams

Check out who made the 2016 All-Long Island Girls Basketball teams

2016 All-Metro Boys Basketball Teams

Check out who made it to the 2016 All-Metro Boys Basketball First and Second teams

2016 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special

Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, honoring the best boys basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Find out who made the list now!

2016 All-Metro Boys Basketball Honorable Mention

Congratulations to all named to the 2016 All-Metro boys Basketball Honorable Mention list

2016 All-LI Boys Basketball Teams

Find out who made the cut for the All-Long Island Boys Basketball Teams

2016 All-Long Island Boys Basketball Honorable Mention

Find out who made the All-Long Island boys basketball honorable mention list

Put A Face On It (3/24/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Fast Break (3/24/16)

Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and guests dish on the latest news and highlights from tri-state and area high school girls basketball.

Final Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (3/22)

Find out who joined St. Anthony in the final tri-state top 20 boys basketball poll of the season

Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/22/2016)

High school sports expert Mike Quick presents his weekly Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll and breaks it down with partner in crime Jimmy Cavallo. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday to find out.

Quick Hits - Long Island (3/21/2016)

MSG Varsity's high school experts Mike Quick and Rob Pavinelli look back at the best of the best from the week in Long Island boys basketball, with highlights to get you caught up and analysis to get the debates going.

Final LI boys basketball power rankings (3/22)

Who made the final Long Island boys basketball poll? Find out now

Final LI girls basketball power rankings (3/22)

Who made the final Long Island girls basketball power rankings of the season? Find out now

Highlights: Ossining 64, Luhi 54 (03/19/16)

Highlights of Ossining over LI Lutheran.

LuHi's championship run ends in 'AA' final

Instead of celebrating on the floor at the Times Union Center, the Long Island Lutheran players were slumped on their bench following a shocking 64-54 loss to Ossining in the ‘AA’ final Saturday night.

Photos: Ossining vs. Long Island Lutheran, Federation 'AA' girls semis

Ossining defeats Long Island Lutheran Girls Basketball

Highlights: Albany Academy 67, Elmont 51 (03/19/16)

Highlights of Albany Academy over Elmont.

Elmont's storybook season ends in Federation 'A' finals

After stunning just about everyone by winning its first Long Island and New York State championship this season, Elmont came up just short in the Federation final, falling 67-51 to Albany Academy on Saturday.

Photos: Albany Academy v. Elmont Boys, Federation 'A' boys final

Albany Academy defeats Elmont Boys Basketball.

Chat replay: NYS Federation tournament, Day 2

Check back and see what Dylan Butler, Elio Velez and Laura Amato said as they detail all the action from Day 2 of the NYS Federation basketball tournament.

No. 8 LuHi falls short upstate again

The Crusaders couldn't find the answers in a 69-62 loss to Thomas Jefferson in the NYS Federation Class AA semifinals.

Photos: Long Island Lutheran vs. Thomas Jefferson, NYS Federation 'AA' semis

Thomas Jefferson defeats Long Island Lutheran

Highlights: Jefferson 69, Luhi 62 (03/18/16)

Highlights of Jefferson defeating LI Lutheran.

Full game: Baldwin 65, Hills West 55

Mar. 6, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Baldwin's 65-55 boys basketball victory over Half Hollow Hills West in the Long Island Class AA championship.

Full game: Elmont 41, Harborfields 32

Mar. 6, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Elmont's 41-32 boys basketball victory over Harborfields in the Long Island Class A championship.

Full game: Commack 40, Baldwin 33

Mar. 5, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Commack's 40-33 girls basketball victory over Baldwin in the Long Island Class AA championship.

Full game: Floral Park 62, Islip 53

Mar. 5, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Floral Park's 62-53 girls basketball victory over Islip in the Long Island Class A championship.

Full game: St. Anthony's 49, Kellenberg 45

Mar. 1, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of St. Anthony's 49-45 boys basketball victory over Kellenberg in the NSCHSAA Class AA final.

Highlights: Luhi 41, St. Anthony's 40 (03/18/16)

Highlights of LI Lutheran defeating St. Anthony's.

No. 5 LuHi edges No. 4 St. Anthony's in semis

Edmond drove, Mortensen raised her arms and the two crumpled to the court. The ball soon followed and Mortensen accomplished her goal as the Crusaders held on to beat the Friars, 41-40, in the New York State Federation Class AA girls basketball semifinal Friday at the Times Union Center.

No. 4 St. Anthony's comes up short in Federation semis

St. Anthony's had a chance to win at the buzzer in the New York State Class A Federation semis, but the Friars, and their five seniors, came up just short at the Times Union Center.

Photos: St. Anthony vs. Long Island Lutheran, NYS Federation 'AA' girls semifinals

Long Island Lutheran defeats St. Anthony Girls Basketball.

Highlights: Elmont 61, Telecommunication 44 (03/18/16)

Highlights of Elmont defeating Telecommunications.

Defense sends Elmont to Federation final

Elmont's tough zone defense once again led the Spartans to a victory, this time a 66-41 showing against High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology in the New York State Federation 'A' semifinals at the Times Union Center.

Live chat: 2016 NYS Federation basketball tournament, Day 3

Join Dylan Butler, Elio Velez, Laura Amato and Kevin Devaney Jr. as they detail all the action from Day 1 of the NYS Federation basketball tournament.

Live chat: 2016 NYS Federation basketball tournament, Day 2

Join Dylan Butler, Elio Velez and Laura Amato as they detail all the action from Day 2 of the NYS Federation basketball tournament.

The Butler Did It: The ultimate playoff beard

Elmont coach George Holub is sporting a Santa Claus-esque beard because of his team's special playoff run.

Photos: Telecommunications vs. Elmont, Federation 'A' boys semifinals

Elmont defeats Telecommunication

Chat replay: 2016 NYS Federation basketball tournament, Day 1

Recap what Dylan Butler, Elio Velez, Laura Amato and Kevin Devaney Jr. said as they detail all the action from Day 1 of the NYS Federation basketball tournament.

NYS Federation championships begin Friday

The New York State Federation Tournament, which starts on Friday morning, will crown champions in the final competitive weekend of the high school boys and girls basketball season.

Put A Face On It (3/17/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Put A Face On It (Jefferson vs. LI Lutheran) (3/17/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Put A Face On It (Elmont vs. Telecommunication) (3/17/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Fast Break (3/16/2016)

Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and guests dish on the latest news and highlights from tri-state area high school girls basketball and reveal our weekly Tri-State Top 20 girls hoops poll.

Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (3/16)

MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 girls basketball teams in the Tri-State through Monday's games

Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/15/2016)

High school sports expert Mike Quick presents his weekly Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll and breaks it down with partner in crime Jimmy Cavallo. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday to find out.

Bracket: 2016 NYS Federation girls

Follow the 2016 NYS Federation girls basketball tournament on MSGVarsity.com

Bracket: 2016 NYS Federation boys

Follow the 2016 NYS Federation boys basketball tournament on MSGVarsity.com

Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (3/15)

Thomas Jefferson are the big dogs of the PSAL after winning a first city title since 1954. Find out where the Orange Wave are in this week's Tri-State Top 20 poll right now.

Power rankings: LI girls basketball (3/15)

Who are the top Long Island girls basketball teams this week? Find out right now.

Power rankings: LI boys basketball (3/15)

Elmont captured a first-ever state title over the weekend. Find out where the Spartans are in this week's Long Island boys basketball power rankings now.

Quick Hits - Long Island (3/14/2016)

MSG Varsity's high school experts Mike Quick and Rob Pavinelli look back at the best of the best from the week in Long Island boys basketball, with highlights to get you caught up and analysis to get the debates going.

Elmont wins first boys basketball state title

Give Elmont straight A’s and move the Spartans to the head of the class. Class A, that is. Elmont schooled Troy in the subjects of defense and rebounding and won its first boys basketball state championship with a 57-43 victory Sunday at Glens Falls Civic Center.

Baldwin boys fall in state Class AA semifinal

Baldwin trailed by only 62-60 with 4:31 left, thanks to senior Shane Gatling’s 29-point finale, including 23 in the second half and nine in the fourth quarter.

Elmont holds on to win state Class A semifinal

Sinon wound up with an open look from deep in the corner, but his hurried three-pointer was short, and the Spartans and their tenacious defensive wizards hung on for a 50-48 victory Saturday in their first trip to the state Class A semifinals at Glens Falls Civic Center. The Spartans (22-3) will face local favorite Troy in Sunday’s championship game at 1:30 p.m. Troy trounced Williamsville, 78-39, in the other semifinal.

Hilaire has nothing to apologize for in Floral Park loss

The Floral Park senior point guard led Long Island in scoring this season. She helped make those around her better. She put on dribbling and shooting displays that left defenders in shambles and crowds in amazement. She guided the Knights to their most successful season in school history.

St. Anthony’s reclaims CHSAA AA crown

At St. John Villa Academy (Staten Island) on Saturday, Goode and her St. Anthony’s teammates saw the sacrifice pay off. In a gritty contest in which the Friars stepped to the free-throw line 39 times, they defeated Monsignor Scanlan, 57-43, in the CHSAA Class AA championship to claim the team’s second state title in three years.

Highlights: Elmont 50, Byram Hills 48 (3/12/16)

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Highlights from Elmont's win over Byram Hills in the NYS Class A state semifinals.

Full game: St. Anthony's 79, St. Mary's 51

Mar. 1, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of St. Anthony's 79-51 girls basketball victory over St. Mary's in the NSCHSAA final.

Commack fights till end, falls in state semis

Though Commack trailed throughout its 72-55 loss to Ossining on Friday night in the state Class AA semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College, the Cougars played as if a state title still was within reach until the very end.

Hilaire, Floral Park advance to title game

Balletta was the perfect complement to Kaela Hilaire Friday as Floral Park defeated Rye, 61-55, in the state Class A semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College. The Knights advanced to the state championship game for the first time in the history of the girls basketball program.

Highlights: Ossining 72, Commack 55 (3/11/16)

Highlights of Ossining's 72-55 win over Commack in the New York State Class AA semifinals.

St. Anthony's beats Christ the King in state 'AA' semifinals

St. Anthony's earned a trip to the CHSAA Class AA girls state final with a 59-51 semifinal win over Christ the King on Friday night in Staten Island. The Friars await Monsignor Scanlan in the championship game after the Crusaders won 59-51 over Cardinal O'Hara.

Put A Face On It (Seton Hall Prep vs. Don Bosco Prep) (3/10/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Put A Face On It (Teaneck vs. Warren Hills) (3/10/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Put A Face On It (3/10/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Put A Face On It (Lincoln vs. Jefferson) (3/10/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Put A Face On It (Baldwin vs. Middletown) (3/10/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Put A Face On It (Elmont vs. Byram Hills) (3/10/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Put A Face On It (Xaverian vs. Bishop Loughlin) (3/10/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (3/9)

MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 girls basketball teams in the Tri-State area

Fast Break (3/9/2016)

Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and guests dish on the latest news and highlights from tri-state area high school girls basketball and reveal our weekly Tri-State Top 20 girls hoops poll.

APP RAP!!! (3/9/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball. Get your headphones out for this one.

Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (3/8)

Who said Don Bosco is just a football school? The Ironmen find themselves in this week's Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll. Find out who joins them.

Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/08/2016)

High school sports expert Mike Quick presents his weekly Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll and breaks it down with partner in crime Jimmy Cavallo. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch every Tuesday to find out.

APP RAP!!! (3/8/2016)

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Power rankings: LI girls basketball (3/8)

Commack captured a second consecutive Long Island Class AA title. Find out where the Cougars are in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings

Power rankings: LI boys basketball (3/8)

Baldwin captured the Long Island Class AA title, beating Hills West in a thriller. Find out where the Bruins are in this week's Long Island boys basketball power rankings now.

Quick Hits - Long Island (3/07/2016)

MSG Varsity's high school experts Mike Quick and Rob Pavinelli look back at the best of the best from the week in Long Island boys basketball, with highlights to get you caught up and analysis to get the debates going.

APP RAP!!!

The amazing Mike Quick makes his picks, offers his unique insights and gets you pumped for the biggest matchups in tri-state high school boys basketball this weekend. Get your headphones out for this one.

Dwyer scores 28, but Mattituck falls in end

The Tuckers’ historic season concluded after an impressive shooting display by Marlboro. Missy Sadlor’s jumper gave Marlboro, which led 39-24 at the half, its largest lead at 49-28 with just under four minutes remaining in the third. Dwyer hit two free throws and Hoeg drained a three to pull Mattituck within 49-33.

Rhoden, Gatling lead No. 18 Baldwin in Long Island 'AA' Championship

Jared Rhoden and Shane Gatling scored the final 12 points of the game to lead Baldwin with a 65-55 victory over Half Hollows Hills West Sunday at LIU Post.

Photos: Baldwin vs. Hills West, Boys Basketball LIC Class AA

Baldwin vs. Hills West, LI Class AA Championship #2

Baldwin vs. Hills West, LI Class AA Basketball Championship

Baldwin vs. Hills West, LI Class AA Basketball Championship

Elmont defense sparks first-ever Long Island Championship

Elmont shut out Harborfields in the final eight minutes of play to capture its first-ever Long Island 'A' Championship at LIU Post on Sunday.

Photos: Elmont vs. Harborfields, Boys Basketball LIC Class A

Elmont vs. Harborfields, LI Class A Basketball Championship.

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