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    Updated Mon, Dec 19, 2011 6:09 PM

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    Redford fired up over going to Harvard

    Redford declined several Division I basketball scholarships and passed on offers from other Ivy League schools including Yale and Columbia, the family said. She chose Harvard, which had a record low 5.3 percent acceptance rate for its incoming class, according to a recent Boston Globe report.

    St. Anthony's Goode commits to CCSU

    Goode, a 5-7 guard, helped lead St. Anthony's to the state CHSAA Class AA semifinals and scored 23 points in a loss to Christ the King. She was the Friars' leading scorer at 10.2 points per game and also averaged four assists and three steals.

    Brentwood's Almonacy to play for Stony Brook

    Michael Almonacy, a junior guard for two-time Long Island Class AA champion Brentwood and Newsday's boys basketball Suffolk Player of the Year, verbally committed to Stony Brook on Wednesday night.

    Friars' Murphy commits to Sacred Heart

    Murphy, a Bellmore resident who transferred from Mepham after her freshman year, helped lead St. Anthony's to the CHSAA Class AA state semifinals in March. The previous season, she helped them reach the state Federation semifinals.

    Our Savior New American's Diallo picks Kansas

    Diallo, the nation's No. 7-ranked recruit according to ESPN, announced Tuesday that he will attend Kansas, ending a lengthy recruiting process for the 18-year-old senior who will graduate in June from Our Savior New American in Centereach.

    Highlights: Manhasset 9, Suffern 8 (4/23/15)

    Highlights from Manhasset's win over Suffern in girls lacrosse.

    All-Long Island boys basketball teams 2015

    Meet the athletes who made it onto the MSG Varsity/Newsday All-Long Island boys basketball teams for the 2014-15 winter season.

    Photos: All-Long Island boys basketball teams

    Meet the athletes who made it onto the MSG Varsity/Newsday All-Long Island boys basketball teams for the 2014-15 winter season.

    All-Long Island girls basketball teams 2015

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    Meet the athletes who made it onto the MSG Varsity/Newsday All-Long Island girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 winter season.

    Photos: All-Long Island girls basketball teams

    Meet the athletes who made it onto the MSG Varsity/Newsday All-Long Island girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 winter season.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (4/7/2015)

    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.

    Alzheimer's All-Star Basketball Classic: 3 Point Challenge (04/04/15)

    Highlights of 3 Point Challenge at the Thrid Annual Alzheimer's All-Star Basketball Classic.

    Alzheimer's All-Star Basketball Classic: Slam Dunk Conest (04/04/15)

    Highlights of Slam Dunk Contest at the Thrid Annual Alzheimer's All-Star Basketball Classic.

    Bridgehampton champs have ties to past winners

    From coach Carl Johnson to star player Charles Manning Jr. and right down to the ball boys, there were family ties to past champions all around. Dozens of the old guard cheered on the new guards -- and forwards -- in a familiar venue, Glens Falls Civic Center.

    LuHi seniors celebrate three-peat, friendship

    In the final minute of their final high school game, the basketball lives of three longtime friends and teammates flashed before their eyes.

    Put A Face On It (4/2/2015)

    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.

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Special: Player and Coach of the Year

    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!

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Special: Second Team

    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!

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Special: First team

    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!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special: First Team

    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!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special: Player and Coach of the Year

    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!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Special: Second Team

    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!

    LI's Diallo earns All-American game MVP

    Diallo had 18 points and 10 rebounds and won MVP honors to lead the East to a 111-91 win over the West.

    2015 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!

    2015 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!

    2015 All-Metro Boys Basketball Teams

    Meet the players who earned 2015 All-Metro boys basketball honors.

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Teams

    Marina Mabrey of Manasquan and Boogie Brozoski of LuHi share Player of the Year honors for the 2014-15 season in the Tri-State

    Final Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (4/1)

    Manasquan finishes atop the final Tri-State Girls Basketball Rankings for the 2014-15 season

    Final LI girls basketball power rankings (4/1)

    Long Island Lutheran celebrates a second straight NYS Federation Class AA title and a third Fed crown in a row.

    Final Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll

    Wings Academy defeated Christ the King to capture its first-ever New York State Class AA Federation title.

    Final LI boys basketball power rankings (3/31)

    Marvin Prochet and the Crusaders of Long Island Lutheran fell short of winning the NYS Federation title.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/31/2015)

    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 (3/30/2015)

    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.

    Highlights: Luhi 66, Christ the King 52 (03/28/15)

    Highlights of Long Island Lutheran defeating Christ the King in the NYS Federation tournament.

    Photos: Christ the King v. Long Island Lutheran Girls Basketball

    Long Island Lutheran defeats Christ the King Girls Basketbal

    Dynasty: LuHi wins second straight 'AA' Fed title

    These Crusaders walked off the court for the last time the only way they knew how – as New York State Federation champions after beating Christ the King, 66-52, to win a second consecutive Class AA title.

    Photos: Christ the King v. Long Island Lutheran Boys Basketball

    Christ the King defeats Long Island Lutheran Boys Basketball

    Live chat recap: NYS Federation basketball, Day 2

    Join Dylan Butler and Elio Velez now for a live chat from the New York State Federation basketball tournament

    Photos: Ossining v. Long Island Lutheran Girls Basketball

    Long Island Lutheran Defeats Ossining Girls Basketball

    Christ the King knocks off LuHi again

    Christ the King, which beat the Crusaders in each of the last two ‘AA’ finals, will vie for a third straight state crown when it faces Wings Academy Saturday at 9 p.m.

    Highlights: Christ the King 50, LuHi 44 (03/27/15)

    Highlights of Christ the King defeating LI Lutheran in the NYS Federation tournament.

    Highlights: LuHi 67, Ossining 55 (03/27/15)

    Highlights of Luhi defeating Ossining in the NYS Federation tournament.

    Brozoski's 30 points leads LuHi over Ossining

    The consensus New York State Player of the Year put in another sterling Federation performance, lifting the defending champions to a 67-55 win over Ossining in the ‘AA’ semifinals at the University of Albany’s SEFCU Arena.

    NYS Federation girls basketball schedule

    Find out when your favorite team plays in the NYS Federation tournament.

    NYS Federation boys basketball schedule

    Find out when your favorite team plays in the NYS Federation tournament.

    Brozoski, Crusaders vying for another Fed title

    The Crusaders begin their quest for a second consecutive Class AA title and third Federation title in a row after capturing the Class A crown in 2013. LuHi also won the ‘B’ Federation championship in 2011.

    LuHi boys ready for rematch with CTK

    The Long Island Lutheran boys basketball team got what they wanted in a showdown with Christ the King in the New York State Federation Class AA semifinals at the University of Albany Friday at 9 p.m.

    Put A Face On It (Christ The King vs. LI Lutheran) (3/26/2015)

    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 (3/26/2015)

    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 (3/25/2015)

    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 Girls Basketball Poll (3/25)

    Manasquan maintained the No. 1 spot in the Tri-State after defeating St. Rose in the NJ state TOC

    Preview: LuHi boys prep for Federation tourney

    Long Island Lutheran boys talk about how they're preparing for the Federation tournament.

    Preview: LuHi girls talking Federation tourney repeat

    Long Island Lutheran girls talk about their upcoming games in the Federation tournament.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (3/25)

    Commack's magical season ended in the New York State Federation semifinals.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (3/24)

    Roselle Catholic celebrated a second Tournament of Champions title in three years Monday.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (3/24)

    Jamel Allen helped Brentwood fly into the NYS Class AA final for the first time.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (3/23/2015)

    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.

    2 LI coaches get into NYS Basketball HOF

    It was a special and emotional morning at Heritage Hall at the Glens Falls Civic Center for Wally Bachman and Frank Romeo. They were among eight coaches honored at the annual Basketball Coaches Association of New York breakfast in the arena that hosts the state boys basketball tournament. Both were accompanied by friends, family, former players and coaching brethren.

    Brentwood falls in state Class AA title game

    Ginyard transferred back to his hometown school from St. John the Baptist for his senior year. He scored 17 points, as did junior center Jamel Allen, but Brentwood fell to tall, talented and undefeated Shenendehowa, 76-63, at the Glens Falls Civic Center, which rocked throughout with roaring, supportive fans from both communities.

    Highlights: Bridgehampton 62, New York Mills 49 (03/21/15)

    Highlights of Bridgehampton defeating New York Mills in the NYS Class D Final.

    Highlights: Brentwood 63, Aquinas 56 (03/21/15)

    Highlights of Brentwood defeating Aquinas in the NYS Class AA Semifinal.

    Bridgehampton captures first state title since '98

    Charles Manning Jr. had 31 points with eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Killer Bees to a 62-49 victory over New York Mills in the state Class D championship game played at Glens Falls Civic Center.

    Mableton leads Brentwood to state final

    The 6-1 senior swingman scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Brentwood pulled away for tough 63-56 victory over previously unbeaten Aquinas Institute in a state Class AA semifinal at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

    VSS falls in state basketball tournament

    This team will be remembered for its journey, not its final destination. It is the first time Valley Stream South earned a trip to Glens Falls.

    Highlights: Bridgehampton 69, Moriah 50 (03/20/15)

    Highlights of Bridgehampton defeating Moriah in the NYS Class D Semifinal.

    Highlights: Williamsville South 73, North Shore 69 (03/20/15)

    Highlights of Williamsville South defeating North Shore in the NYS Class A Semifinal.

    Commack's historic run ends in state semis

    That final timeout during the Cougars' 60-46 loss to Rush-Henrietta in a state Class AA semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College was spent applauding a team that rewrote Commack's history book.

    North Shore falls in state basketball semifinals

    Alex Cantwell had 26 points, Gabrielle Zaffiro had 19 and Ashleigh Sheerin added 15 for the Vikings, who were making their first appearance in the state tournament.

    Bridgehampton advances to state 'D' final

    The Bees (21-2) outscored Moriah (23-1) 31-9 in a breathtaking fourth-quarter display, to advance to Saturday's Class D title game against New York Mills, which defeated International Prep, 66-58, in Friday's other semifinal.

    MSGV 360 (3/20/2015)

    See everything that's happening on MSG Varsity in 3 minutes with news, highlights, interviews and social media updates. Watch MSGV 360 each day to see what we're talking about and who we're covering. Hosted by Amanda Pugliese.

    Brentwood, Bridgehampton, VSS aim for titles

    n Class D, Bridgehampton is gunning for its ninth state title. In Class A, Valley Stream South is making its first appearance in the state semifinals. In Class AA, Brentwood is at Glens Falls for a second straight season but has never won the state championship.

    Put A Face On It (3/19/2015)

    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.

    Quest for a state title: Spring Valley

    The Tigers are two wins away from capping a dream season as they compete in the state final four for the first time since 1992

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 4

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    Fast Break (3/18/2015)

    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.

    Full game: Brentwood 72, Baldwin 51

    Mar. 14, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Brentwood's 72-51 boys basketball victory over Baldwin in the Long Island Class AA Championship.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (3/18)

    Manasquan and Ossining are on the cusp of state championships and sit atop the Tri-State Girls Basketball rankings

    MSG Varsity Flashback: March Madness 2015

    The Tri-State is a hotbed for college basketball stars and MSG Varsity was there from the beginning. Check out our throwback highlights to some of today's top college athletes.

    Full game: Valley Stream South 61, Bayport-BP 58

    Mar. 14, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Valley Stream South's 61-58 boys basketball victory over Bayport-Blue Point in the Long Island Class A Championship.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (3/17)

    Aaryn Abrams helped lead Paterson Eastside to a win over Cherry Hill East for their second Group 4 state title in five years. Where are the Ghosts in this week's Tri-State Top 20? Find out now.

    Full game: Commack 51, Baldwin 50

    Mar. 13, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Commack’s 51-50 girls basketball victory over Baldwin in the Long Island Class AA Championship.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (3/18)

    Jackie DelliSanti helped lead Commack to a first-ever Long Island Class AA title with a thrilling win over Baldwin.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (3/17)

    Brentwood captured a second straight Long Island Class AA final and move atop our Long Island power rankings.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (3/16/2015)

    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.

    Full game: North Shore 49, Harborfields 47

    Mar.13, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of North Shore’s 49-47 girls basketball victory over Harborfields in the Long Island Class A Championship.

    Woodlands locks up return to Glens Falls

    The Falcons blew past Southampton in the Class B regional final on Saturday at Farmingdale State

    Work ethic the key for Baldwin's Rodwell

    It was that kind of work ethic that enabled Rodwell to lead Long Island in three-pointers this season with 75, according to stats compiled by Newsday.

    Loss doesn't diminish BBP's strong season

    In his final game for the Phantoms, Darby connected on three three-pointers and scored 13 points. He bemoaned the fact that it was the last "real game" he would play with his brother Mike, a sophomore. Doug Niblock also had 13 points with three three-pointers, and Jack Alliegro added 12 as Bayport-Blue Point completed one of the greatest seasons in school history.

    Royals Crowned: Christ the King tops Molloy in 'AA' finals

    Christ the King defeated Molloy 62-55 at Archbishop Molloy H.S. on Saturday to win the CHSAA 'AA' state title.

    Kellenberg comes up short in Class A final

    After Kellenberg fell to Nazareth 68-59 in the CHSAA Class A state championship game Saturday night at Archbishop Molloy, she is most proud of helping make the name on the front of her jersey more familiar.

    Southampton falls in Class B basketball regional

    Not only were Johnson's 23 points not enough to earn Southampton a trip to Glens Falls for the state Class B Final Four, but it was the final basketball game the rugged 6-3 senior would play with his brother Israel, a 6-1 junior who scored 15 points in the Mariners' 68-58 loss to Woodlands in the state Southeast Regional Class B final played at Farmingdale State.

    Brentwood beats Baldwin for second straight LIC

    The Indians beat Baldwin, 72-51, with gritty defense and flashy offense, sharing the ball and wowing a near capacity crowd at Farmingdale State Saturday to win a second consecutive Long Island Class AA title.

    Photos: Brentwood vs. Baldwin boys basketball - LI Class AA final

    Brentwood vs Baldwin boys basketball LIC “AA”

    Josh Robinson's block seals first Valley Stream South Class "A" Long Island Championship

    Valley Stream South won their first Long Island Championship, 61-58, over Bayport-Blue Point

    Photos: Bayport-Blue Point vs. Valley Stream South boys basketball - LI Class A final

    Bayport-BP vs Valley Stream South boys basketball LIC “A”

    Zaffiro helps North Shore earn first LI title

    Gabrielle Zaffiro + her North Shore teammates = Long Island champions.

    Friars show heart in state semifinal loss

    There are at least 11 reasons why Taylor Goode said she believes the St. Anthony's girls basketball team's loss in Friday night's CHSAA Class AA state semifinal could benefit the group next season.

    Stony Brook makes it a game, but falls short

    Facing a big team and a big deficit, and with its long-range shooting off-target, the Stony Brook School had only one option: Keep shooting.

    St. Mary's falls just short of state final

    Though its comeback fell short, St. Mary's showed the toughness that had been present throughout its two-year reign as league champion.

    Carle Place stays positive after Class B loss

    Carle Place coach Michael Bello needed only three words to describe his team's season: "A total success."

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