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    St. Mary's celebrates NSCHSAA championship

    St. Mary's celebrates after winning the NSCHSAA girls basketball championship 54-45 over St. Anthony's.

    St. Mary's Agustus bucket

    St. Mary's Jordan Agustus makes an important basket to increase the lead to 52-45 over St. Anthony's in the fourth quarter.

    St. Anthony's Vogt three-pointer

    St. Anthony's Etalyia Vogt hits a three-pointer off an assist from Sarah Edmond to cut the St. Mary's lead to 50-45 in the fourth quarter.

    St. Mary's LiMonta hits basket

    St. Mary's Elizabeth LiMonta makes the layup off an assist from Mei-Lyn Bautista to make it 50-40 over St. Anthony's in the fourth quarter.

    St. Anthony's Vogt basket

    St. Anthony's Etalyia Vogt makes the basket off an assist from Tiana Goode to cut the St. Mary's lead to 48-38 in the fourth quarter.

    St. Mary's Hernandez 3-pointer

    St. Mary's McKayla Hernandez hits a 3-pointer off an assist from Mei-Lyn Bautista to make it 39-28 over St. Anthony's in the third quarter.

    SM LiMonta basket and rebound

    St. Mary's Elizabeth Limonta gets the rebound and makes the basket to increase the lead to 41-29 over St. Anthony's in the third quarter.

    St. Mary's Renker makes basket

    St. Mary's Charlotte Renker makes the basket off an assist from Mei-Lyn Bautista to increase the lead to 45-29 over St. Anthony's in the fourth quarter.

    St. Anthony's White three-point play

    St. Anthony's Jasmine White makes a three-point play off an assist from Ally Murphy to cut the St. Mary's lead to 36-28 in the third quarter.

    St. Mary's Agustus basket

    St. Mary's Jordan Agustus hits a basket to make it 30-21 over St. Anthony's in the third quarter.

    St. Mary's Bautista basket

    SM M. Bautista makes a basket to increase the lead to 28-21 over St. Anthony's in the third quarter.

    St. Mary's Renker makes basket

    SM's Renker makes a layup off an assist from McKayla Hernandez to make it 26-21 over St. Anthony's in the third quarter.

    St. Mary's Hernandez rebound and basket

    St. Mary's Hernandez gets the rebound and makes the basket to make it 20-19 over St. Anthony's in the first quarter.

    St. Mary's Cutignola layup

    St. Mary's Tamia Cutignola hits a basket off a steal and assist from Mei-Lyn Bautista to cut St. Anthony's lead to 15-14 in the second quarter.

    St. Mary's Bautista bucket

    St. Mary's Mei-Lyn Bautista makes the basket to cut the St. Anthony's lead to 18-16 in the second quarter.

    St. Anthony's Goode basket

    St. Anthony's Tiana Goode hits a layup to make it 15-12 over St. Mary's in the second quarter.

    St. Anthony's Edmond makes three-pointer

    St. Anthony's Sarah Edmond hits a three-pointer off an assist from Etalyia Vogt to make it 11-6 over St. Mary's in the first quarter.

    St. Anthony's Baker hits layup

    St. Anthony's Tiana Baker makes a layup to make it 13-10 over St. Mary's in the first quarter.

    St. Anthony' Edmond hits three-pointer

    St. Anthony's Sarah Edmond hits a three-pointer off an assist to make it 8-5 over St. Mary's in the first quarter.

    St. Mary's Hernandez three-pointer

    St. Mary's McKayla Hernandez hits a three-pointer to tie the game at 5 with St. Anthony's in the first quarter.

    Staab's shot: Kellenberg wins 'A' championship

    Caitlyn Staab's bucket with 25 seconds left pushed Kellenberg to a dramatic 68-67 win over St. John the Baptist to capture the NSCHSAA Class A girls basketball title

    Fast Break (3/4/2015)

    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 (3/4)

    Manasquan retakes the No. 1 spot in the Tri-State Girls Basketball poll

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (3/4)

    Aziah Hudson helped Baldwin rally to win a second straight Nassau Class AA title.

    BBP falls, but Phantoms alive for big prize

    The safety net for the Phantoms, and the reason they weren't overly dejected, is that they remain alive for the big prize: They will play the Nassau Class A champion, either Valley Stream South or Floral Park, for the Long Island championship at 2:30 p.m. on March 14 at Farmingdale State. The winner earns a trip to Glens Falls, and Darby knows just how special that can be.

    Hills West looks to bright future

    Altenord is a junior forward. Kian Dalyrimple is a junior guard. Deven Williams also is a junior guard. Cameron Jordan is a sophomore forward. These four returning starters are big reasons, along with a young bench, why coach Bill Mitaritonna won't argue with Altenord's assessment.

    Johnson leads Southampton to title

    Johnson dominated in the paint, using his body and an elusive spin move to score 28 points as Southampton beat Bayport-Blue Point, 67-53, on Monday in the Suffolk small schools championship game at Farmingdale State.

    Brentwood wins Suffolk Class AA title

    Allen set an early tone with 11 of his 17 points in the first quarter and Mableton scored 18 as Brentwood defeated Half Hollow Hills West, 80-60, Monday night before more than 2,000 fans at Farmingdale State for the Suffolk Class AA (large schools) championship.

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

    Khalief Crawford and Linden knocked off Roselle Catholic, 60-56, for the Union County Tournament championship.

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

    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.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (3/3)

    Mike Almonacy helped lead Brentwood to a second consecutive Suffolk Class AA title.

    Championship basketball games moved to Wednesday

    All five high school basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night have been postponed. The Nassau-Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association postponed its championship championship games at Farmingdale State College, citing deteriorating weather and the safety of its players and fans.

    Full game: Baldwin 64, Freeport 44

    Feb. 27, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Baldwin's 64-44 boys basketball victory over Freeport in the Nassau County Class AA semifinals.

    Primer: Commack vs. Huntington, Suffolk Class AA girls basketball final

    It’s a battle for county supremacy as top-seeded Huntington faces second-seeded Commack in the Suffolk Class AA girls basketball final Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. from Ward Melville on #MSGV_Live.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (3/2/2015)

    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: Uniondale 55, Elmont 41

    Feb. 27, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Uniondale's 55-41 boys basketball victory over Elmont in the Nassau 'AA' semifinals.

    Primer: Kellenberg vs. Chaminade, NSCHSAA boys basketball final

    The NSCHSAA boys basketball title is on the line as Chaminade takes on Kellenberg from Farmingdale State College Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Primer: St. John the Baptist vs. Kellenberg, NSCHSAA Class A girls basketball final

    The NSCHSAA Class A girls basketball title is on the line as defending champion Kellenberg takes on St. John the Baptist from Farmingdale State College Wednesday at 4 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Primer: St. Mary's vs. St. Anthony's, NSCHSAA Class AA girls basketball final

    It’s Round 3 between the top two CHSAA girls basketball programs on Long Island as St. Mary’s meets St. Anthony’s for the NSCHSAA Class AA title from Farmingdale State College Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Full-court D helps Chaminade rally into final

    A trapping, full-court defense that disturbed, disrupted and ultimately dismantled St. Mary's as Chaminade rallied for a 62-55 win Sunday in a CHSAA boys basketball semifinal at Farmingdale State.

    Torre brothers lead Kellenberg into final

    Mike Torre scored 29 points and his brother added 21 in No. 4 Kellenberg's 75-65 victory over No. 1 Holy Trinity in a CHSAA basketball semifinal at Farmingdale State.

    Baldwin rallies to win Nassau 'AA' final

    With the championship on the line, top-seeded Baldwin erased a 17-point deficit en route to a 58-49 win over No. 2 Massapequa in the Nassau Class AA county final Saturday night at LIU Post.

    Werbitsky feasts as Harborfields wins 'A' crown

    Werbitsky's play in the Suffolk Class A girls basketball final was as sweet as her favorite dessert Saturday at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. The senior forward pulled down 12 rebounds, most on putbacks, in the Tornadoes' 45-29 win over Glenn.

    Elisias helps VSS return to county title game

    It's far from an insult and Elisias said he certainly isn't offended. Many who have seen Elisias play this season have marveled at his size and ability to rebound and block shots. Monster, they say without hesitation, is the best way to describe him. Giant, colossal and imposing also apply.

    Floral Park follows Kevin Cluess to victory

    Kevin Cluess, a versatile 6-6 senior, left his fingerprints all over the game with 17 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and three assists as No. 16 Floral Park overcame an early nine-point deficit to defeat No. 12 Carey, 47-42, at Hofstra.

    Full game: Southampton 59, Bridgehampton 34

    Feb. 24, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Southampton's 59-34 boys basketball victory over Bridgehampton in the Suffolk 'B' vs. 'C/D'.

    Full game: Bayport-BP 50, Harborfields 49

    Feb. 24, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Bayport-Blue Point's 50-49 boys basketball victory over Harborfields in the Suffolk 'A' final.

    Cantwell carries North Shore to Nassau 'A' title

    Alexandra Cantwell put up 25 points as top-seeded North Shore (18-2) defeated No. 3 Wantagh (18-3) in the Nassau 'A' finals at LIU-Post on Saturday.

    Photos: North Shore vs Wantagh Girls Basketball 2/28/15

    North Shore defeated Wantagh in girls basketball on 2/28/15

    Primer: Wantagh vs North Shore 'A' final

    It's a Nassau Class A final when No. 1 North Shore (17-2) and No. 3 Wantagh (18-2) clash at 5 p.m. ET at LIU-Post on #MSGV_Live.

    DelliSanti leads Commack into Suffolk AA final

    DelliSanti scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Jillian Spagnuola scored 16 points, and Leanne Corso had 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 2 Commack over No. 3 Copiague, 70-48, Friday night in a Suffolk Class AA girls basketball semifinal at Longwood.

    Forster, Huntington look bigger than life-size

    She had 12 points and 22 rebounds Friday, leading top-seeded Huntington to a 58-35 win over No. 5 Brentwood in the Suffolk Class AA semifinals at Longwood High School.

    Turnbull leads the charge for Uniondale in Nassau "AA" semifinals win over Elmont

    Uniondale defeated Elmont, 55-41, for the second-straight season to advance to the Nassau “AA” final at Hofstra on Friday.

    Photos: Freeport vs Baldwin boys basketball Nassau 'AA' semifinals

    Freeport vs Baldwin boys basketball Nassau “AA” Semifinals

    Baldwin barrels Freeport in Nassau 'AA' semifinals

    No. 1 Baldwin (18-1) defeated No. 4 Freeport (16-3) 64-44 in the Nassau 'AA' semifinals at Hofstra University Friday night.

    Photos: Uniondale vs Elmont boys basketball Nassau “AA” semifinals

    Uniondale vs Elmont boys basketball Nassau “AA” semifinals

    Primer: Freeport vs. Baldwin Nassau 'AA' semifinal

    It's a Nassau Class AA semifinal boys basketball matchup when Freeport and Baldwin go head-to-head Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Hofstra University on #MSGV_Live.

    Suffolk HS hoops star is top 10 recruit in nation

    With grace and speed that seemed surprising given his 6-9, 225-pound frame, Cheick Diallo quickly filled the lane on a fast break. He fielded a bounce pass on the run and dunked it with one hand, never breaking stride. He pivoted, raced back on defense and blocked a shot.

    Primer: Uniondale vs. Elmont Nassau Class AA boys basketball semifinal

    A chance to compete for a Nassau Class “AA” final is on the line when Uniondale and Elmont meet at Hofstra University on Friday at 5 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    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.

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