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    Put A Face On It (2/26/2015)

    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.

    Almonacy helps Brentwood cruise into 'AA' final

    Almonacy scored 31 points, including 21 in the second half, as Brentwood coasted to a 73-52 victory over Northport last night in a Suffolk AA semifinal played before a crowd estimated at nearly 2,500 fans at Farmingdale State College.

    Jordan takes over for Hills West in semifinal win

    Jordan brought the look with him onto the court and the Colts responded to secure a thrilling, come-from-behind 64-57 win over Copiague in a Suffolk Class AA semifinal Wednesday night at Farmingdale State College.

    Fast Break (2/25/2015)

    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.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (2/25)

    Baldwin has booked a berth in the Nassau Class AA final. Where are the Bruins in this week's power rankings? Find out now.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (2/25)

    St. Rose maintained the No. 1 spot in the latest Tri-State Girls Basketball rankings

    Photos: Bayport-Blue Point vs Harborfields boys basketball

    Suffolk Class A Boys Basketball Final.

    Worth the wait: Watlington guides BBP to 'A' title

    In first game of the season, junior guard sparks Phantoms to stunning 50-49 come-from-behind win over Harborfields.

    Johnson leads Southampton to 'BCD' title

    Senior forward scores game-high 21 points to guide Mariners to 59-34 win over Bridgehampton

    Photos: Southampton vs Bridgehampton boys basketball final

    Suffolk County B,C,D boys basketball final.

    Full game: Hampton Bays 47, Babylon 42

    Feb. 21, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Hampton Bays' 47-42 girls basketball victory over Babylon in the Suffolk 'B' final.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (2/24)

    Where is Linden in this week's Tri-State Top 20? Mike Quick lets us know.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (2/24)

    Northport knocked off Huntington in an epic six-overtime game. Will the Tigers move up in this week's power rankings? Find out now.

    Scott leads Harborfields into Suffolk 'A' final

    he Tornadoes, who advanced to the county final for the sixth straight season, will try to capture a third consecutive county championship when they take on Glenn at 6 p.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph's College.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/24/2015)

    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.

    Full game: Southampton 80, Babylon 74 (2OT)

    Feb. 21, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Southampton’s 80-74 (2OT) boys basketball victory over Babylon in the Suffolk ‘B’ final.

    Primer: Harborfields vs. Bayport-Blue Point, Suffolk Class A boys basketball final

    The Suffolk Class A boys basketball final is on the line as top-seeded Bayport-Blue Point takes on No. 2 Harborfields Tuesday at 8 p.m. from Walt Whitman HS on #MSGV_Live.

    Primer: Bridgehampton vs. Southampton, Suffolk BCD boys basketball final

    It’s a Hamptons battle in the Suffolk BCD championship game as Southampton faces Bridgehampton Tuesday at 5 p.m. from Walt Whitman HS on #MSGV_Live.

    Full game: Bayport-BP 63, Sayville 62

    Feb. 20, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Bayport-Blue Point's 63-62 boys basketball victory over Sayville in the Suffolk 'A' semifinals.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (2/23/2015)

    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.

    Batista runs the show as Massapequa advances

    With the Chiefs (16-1) leading by a healthy margin, Batista was granted a breather. As soon as a timeout was called, she was the first one off the bench, ready to give high-fives and words of encouragement to her teammates.

    Full game: St. Anthony 71, LI Lutheran 46

    Feb. 13, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of St. Anthony's 71-46 boys basketball victory over Long Island Lutheran.

    Full game: Harborfields 73, East Hampton 58

    Feb. 20, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Harborfields' 73-58 boys basketball victory over East Hampton in the Suffolk 'A' semifinals.

    Full game: Our Savior New American 67, Linden 55

    Feb. 13, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Our Savior New American's 67-55 boys basketball victory over Linden in the Metro Classic.

    Full game: Malverne 69, Carle Place 46

    Feb. 19, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Malverne's 69-46 boys basketball victory over Carle Place in the Nassau 'B' final.

    Full game: Floral Park 79, Manhasset 68

    Feb. 20, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Floral Park’s 79-68 boys basketball victory over Manhasset in the Nassau ‘A’ quarterfinals.

    Lamison scores 17 points to lead Bridgehampton

    Yes, the buzz is back in Bridgehampton, which defeated the Stony Brook School, 54-36, in the Suffolk CD game, led by Josh Lamison, who scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half.

    Golon expects team to keep winning

    Painful as it was from his perspective, Lucas Golon got used to losing during his first three years on Carle Place's varsity basketball team. He became accustomed to the result, but the feeling never sat well with him.

    Aponte's 12 points helps Baldwin advance

    Come the second quarter, Aponte scored all of her 12 points on 5 of 7 shooting, including two three-pointers. That was a big part of No. 1 Baldwin's separation in its 83-44 win over No. 4 Mepham (14-5) in Saturday night's Nassau Class AA basketball semifinal.

    Almonacy's 20 points help Brentwood advance

    Almonacy scored 20 points, including a buzzer-beating trey in the first, as top-seeded Brentwood earned a 77-54 win over visiting North Babylon in a Suffolk Class AA quarterfinal.

    Hampton Bays tops Babylon for second straight Suffolk 'B' title

    Hampton Bays topped Babylon 47-42 to win its second Suffolk 'B'girls basketball title in as many years Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph's College.

    Northport tops Huntington in 6OT

    The fifth-seeded Tigers outlasted No. 4 Huntington, 96-89, in six overtimes in a Suffolk Class AA boys quarterfinal. It was the longest boys basketball playoff game in Long Island history, according to historian Jack White.

    Highlights: Brentwood 77, North Babylon 54 (02/21/15)

    Highlights of Brentwood defeating North Babylon 77-54.

    Highlights: Northport 96, Huntington 89 (6OT) (02/21/15)

    Highlights of Northport defeating Huntingotn 96-89 in the 6th overtime.

    Photos: Babylon vs Hampton Bays, Suffolk Class B girls basketball final

    Babylon vs Hampton Bays Girls Basketball Suffolk "B" Finals

    Hampton Bays tops Babylon for second straight Suffolk 'B' title

    Hampton Bays topped Babylon 47-42 to win its second Suffolk 'B'girls basketball title in as many years Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph's College.

    Photos: Southampton vs Babylon boys basketball Suffolk Class "B" final

    Suffolk County Boys Basketball Class B Final.

    Southampton outlasts Babylon in double overtime in Suffolk Class "B" final

    Southampton needed double-overtime, but they defeated Babylon in the Suffolk Class "B" boys basketball final.

    Parlato's huge night helps Wantagh beat GC

    When Alex Parlato stepped to the free-throw line with 6.2 seconds left in overtime and the score tied, the 300 screaming fans weren't even the loudest noise in her head.

    Southampton celebrates Suffolk B title

    Southampton celebrates after wining the Suffolk B boys basketball championship 80-74 over Babylon.

    Southampton's Isaiah Johnson 3-pointer in 2OT

    Southampton's Isaiah Johnson connects on a three-pointer of an assist from Zach Cummings to make it 72-69 over Babylon in the second overtime.

    Cantwell leads North Shore to Nassau A final

    Right before halftime in North Shore's quarterfinal matchup against Division on Tuesday, the Vikings held their breath when Alexandra Cantwell dropped to the floor after a hard foul, clutching her right knee.

    Babylon's Laing three-point play 2OT

    Babylon's Brendan Laing hits a three-point play to make it 69-69 with Southampton in the second overtime.

    Southampton's Pike three-pointer 1st OT

    Southampton's Chad Pike makes a three-pointer off an assist from Israel Johnson to make it 69-66 over Babylon in the first overtime.

    Grady's late FTs lift Copiague over Kings Park

    Some members of the Copiague girls basketball team have nicknames printed on the back of their shooting shirts. Ihnacinse Grady's says "Shift Team General."

    Babylon's Laing three-point play 1st OT

    Babylon's Brendan Laing makes a three-point play to make it 62-61 over Southampton in the first overtime.

    Babylon's Woodhull rebound and bucket

    Babylon's Ron Woodhull gets the rebound and putback to tie the game at 66-66 with Southampton in the first overtime.

    Southampton's Israel Johnson bucket 1st OT

    Southampton's Israel Johnson layup makes the score 66-64 over Babylon in the first overtime.

    Babylon's Laing bucket takes the lead

    Babylon's Brendan Laing gets the backet off an assist from Dillon Kelly to make it 59-57 over Southampton in the fourth quarter.

    Southampton's Isaiah Johnson ties game

    Southampton's Isaiah Johnson hits a three-pointer off an assist from Israel Johnson to tie the game at 57-57 in the fourth quarter.

    Southampton's Israel Johnson ties the game

    Southampton's Israel Johnson ties the game with a running layup at 59-59 with Babylon in the fourth quarter.

    Babylon's Laing rebound and bucket

    Babylon's Brendan Laing gets the rebound and putback to make it 54-47 over Southampton in the fourth quarter.

    Babylon's Laing makes three-point play

    Babylon's Brendan Laing hits a three-point play off an assist from Dillon Kelly to make it 50-41 over Southampton in the fourth quarter.

    Southampton's Cummings hits layup

    Southampton's Zach Cummings makes a layup off an assist from Chad Pike to cut the Babylon lead to 45-41 in the fourth quarter.

    Babylon's Kelly connects on three-pointer

    Babylon's Dillon Kelly hits a three-pointer off an assist from Brendan Laing to make it 39-31 over Southampton in the third quarter.

    Babylon's Antolini's hits layup

    Babylon's Nick Antolini makes a layup to make it 34-33 over Southampton in the third quarter.

    Babylon's Schweitzer makes three-point play

    Babylon's Stephen Schweitzer hits a three-point play off an assist from Brendan Laing to make it 29-29 in the third quarter.

    Babylon's Kelly connects on three-pointer

    Babylon's Dillon Kelly hits a three-pointer off an assist from Stephen Schweitzer to make it 29-26 over Babylon in the second quarter.

    Babylon's Woodhull makes layup

    Babylon's Ron Woodhull hits a layup to cut the Southampton lead to 22-18 in the second quarter.

    Southampton's Fulford layup in the lane

    Southampton's Nasies Fulford hits a layup to make it 24-18 over Babylon in the second quarter.

    Southampton's Cummings makes three-pointer

    Southampton's Zach Cummings hits a three-pointer off an assist from Nick Fulford to make it 27-18 over Babylon in the second quarter.

    Babylon's Antolini hits three-pointer

    Babylon's Nick Antolini makes a three-pointer off an assist from Stephen Schweitzer to make it 11-9 over Southampton in the first quarter.

    Southampton's Johnson hits jumper

    Southampton's Isaiah Johnson hits arunning jumper to make it 19-14 over Babylon in the second quarter.

    Southampton's Johnson three-pointer

    Southampton's Isaiah Johnson hits a three-pointer to make it 12-11 over Babylon in the first quarter.

    Southampton's Cummings makes three-pointer

    Southampton's Zach Cummings hits a three-pointer to make it 15-11 over Babylon in the first quarter.

    Highlights: Copiague 83, Kings Park 81 (02/20/15)

    Highlights of Copiague defeating Kings Park 83-81.

    Primer: Babylon vs. Hampton Bays - Suffolk 'B' Final

    Top-seeded Hampton Bays (17-2) battles No. 2 Babylon (14-7) in the Suffolk Class B girl's basketball final live from St. Joseph's College Saturday at 5 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Wynter, Harborfields weathers storm in semis

    A year after a heartbreaking home loss to John Glenn in the semis, the Tornadoes beat East Hampton, 73-58, Friday night to book a spot in the Suffolk ‘A’ finals. Second-seeded Harborfields will face top-seeded Bayport-Blue Point in the final Tuesday night at Walt Whitman HS.

    Darby duo guide Bayport-Blue Point in Suffolk 'A' semis

    Tim and Michael Darby combined to help seal the Phantoms 63-62 win over Sayville in the Suffolk Class A semifinals Friday afternoon at St. Joseph College.

    Photos: East Hampton vs Harborfields boys basketball

    Harborfields defeated East Hampton in basketball on 2/20/15

    Primer: Southampton vs. Babylon, Suffolk Class "B" boys basketball final

    The Suffolk Class "B" title is on the line when two top teams collide, as Babylon takes on No.2 Southampton at William Floyd High School on Saturday at 3 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Photos: Floral Park vs Manhasset boys basketball – Nassau “A” semis

    Floral Park vs Manhasset boys basketball – Nassau “A”

    Road Warriors: Edouasie, Floral Park top Manhasset In Nassau 'A' quarterfinals

    No. 16 Floral Park defeated No. 9 Manhasset in the Nassau Class A quarterfinal playoffs Friday night at Manhasset HS.

    Photos: Sayville vs Bayport-Blue Point boys basketball

    Bayport-BP defeated Sayville in Basketball on 2/20/15

    Bayport-BP Michael Darby three-pointer

    Bayport- Blue Point Michael Darby makes a three-pointer of an assist from Tim Darby to make it 63-57 over Sayville in the fourth quarter.

    Sayville's Gaffney makes 3-pointer

    Sayville's Connor Gaffney makes a three-pointer off an assist from Chris Matson to cut the Bayport-Blue Point lead to 63-62 in the fourth quarter.

    Bayport-BP Niblock 3-pointer

    Bayport-Blue Point Doug Niblock hits a 3-pointer to make it 52-41 over Sayville in the fourth quarter.

    Bayport-BP Niblock layup

    BPP D. Niblock makes a layup off an assist from Tim Darby to make it 54-41 over Sayville in the fourth quarter.

    Sayville's Schenkel three-pointer

    Sayville's Hunter Schenkel makes a 3-pointer off an assist from Kevin O'Halloran to cut the Bayport- Blue Point lead to 58-54 in the fourth quarter.

    Bayport-BP Niblock three-pointer

    Bayport-Blue Point Doug Niblock hits a three-pointer off an assist from Tim Darby to make it 43-39 over Sayville in the third quarter.

    Sayville's O'Halloran 3-pointer

    Sayville's Kevin O'Halloran makes a 3-pointer off an assist from Austin Read to cut the Bayport-Blue Point lead to 30-26 in the second quarter.

    Sayville's Schenkel jumper

    Sayville's Hunter Schenkel hits a jumper to make it 32-30 over BBP in the third quarter.

    Bayport-BP Darby hits third straight three-pointer

    Bayport-Blue Point's Tim Darby hits a three-pointer off an assist from George Riefenstahl to make it 27-18 over Sayville in the second quarter.

    Bayport-BP T. Darby three-pointer

    Bayport- Blue Point's Tim Darby three-pointer off an assist from Doug Niblock to make it 24-18 over Sayville in the second quarter.

    Bayport-BP Darby three-pointer

    Bayport-Blue Point's Tim Darby hits a three-pointer off an assist from Evan Harenberg to make it 21-18 over Sayville in the second quarter.

    Sayville's Gaffney three-pointer

    Sayville's Connor Gaffney hits a three-pointer to make it 18-14 over Bayport-Blue Point in the second quarter

    Bayport-BP's Darby layup

    Bayport-Blue Point's Tim Darby hits a layup off an assist from Doug Niblock to make it 14-10 over Sayville in the first quarter.

    Sayville's Gaffney 3-pointer

    Sayville's Connor Gaffney hits a 3-pointer off an assist from Kevin O'Halloran as Bayport-Blue Point leads 14-13 over Sayville in the first quarter.

    Bayport-BP's Darby 3-point play

    Bayport-BP's Tim Darby hits a 3-point play to tie the game at 3 with Sayville in the first quarter.

    Sayville's Gaffney three-pointer

    Sayville's Connor Gaffney hits a three-pointer off an assist from Austin Read to make it 8-6 over Bayport-BP in the first quarter.

    Burden takes over late to help Carle Place in final

    Burden's layup with 16.4 seconds left gave No. 2 Carle Place a thrilling 47-45 win over top-seeded Cold Spring Harbor Thursday in the Nassau Class B final at LIU Post.

    Curtis spurs Freeport's lockdown D in OT win

    Curtis had 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, and junior point guard Willie Tenzie had eight points and six assists. Senior guards Stafford Nicholas and Marcel Smiley each added 12 points.

    Primer: East Hampton vs. Harborfields, Suffolk Class A boys basketball semifinals

    The final ticket to the Suffolk Class A boys basketball final will be punched when second-seeded Harborfields hosts No. 6 East Hampton Friday at 6 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Primer: Sayville vs. Bayport-Blue Point, Suffolk Class A boys basketball semifinals

    A berth in the Suffolk Class A final is at stake when top-seeded Bayport-Blue Point takes on No. 5 Sayville in the semifinals from St. Joseph College Friday at noon on #MSGV_Live.

    Photos: Carle Place v. Malverne Boys Basketball

    Malverne defeats Carle Place Boys Basketball

    Primer: Floral Park vs Manhasset - Nassau 'A' Quarterfinal

    It's a Nassau Class A playoffs quarterfinal clash when No. 16 Floral Park visits No. 9 Manhasset Friday night on #MSGV_Live.

    Highlights: Elmont 54, Massapequa 40 (02/19/15)

    Highlights of Elmont defeating Massapequa 54-40.

    No. 1 Baldwin cruises in quarterfinal win

    The top-seeded Bruins beat visiting No. 8 Port Washington, 80-41, Wednesday night in a Nassau Class AA quarterfinal. But despite the high offensive output, it was Baldwin's suffocating full-court press that dominated the game.

    Moore, Tyree, Forbes lead North Babylon

    Focus and seriousness are a big part of No. 9 North Babylon's demeanor these days, and it showed early in its 74-52 win against eighth-seeded Floyd in the first round of the Suffolk Class AA playoffs Wednesday. Senior point guard Zach Moore (21), junior forward Tyree Grimsley (20) and Forbes (19) all eclipsed double-figure point totals.

    Cosgrove's double-double leads Sachem East

    Flashback to Feb. 18 of last year. Cosgrove, then an eighth- grader, hit a jumper from the free-throw line with 3.1 seconds left to lift Sachem East to a two-point win in the quarterfinals.

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