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    Sorensen breaks South Side scoring record

    He nailed a three from the right wing in the opening minute, converted a steal into a layup in the second minute and then found the range from downtown to give him 1,298.

    No. 7 LuHi crushes No. 9 Cardozo, 96-60

    Crusaders shoot 72 percent in a nearly flawless first half en route to a blowout win over the Judges in the Apparel Challenge at Christ the King High School Saturday afternoon.

    Photos: Cardozo vs. Long Island Lutheran boys basketball

    Long Island Lutheran defeats Cardozo Boys Basketball

    Louissaint leads Deer Park to win

    Louissaint performed a masterful paint job with 29 points and 20 rebounds (seven offensive) to lead Deer Park to a 74-58 victory over host Bellport Thursday night in Suffolk IV. The Falcons improved to 11-2 and clinched second place behind Half Hollow Hills West in the league. Bellport, also playoff bound, is 9-4.

    Riverhead’s Dunn dominates on Senior Night

    The Riverhead senior had 21 points and 14 rebounds on her Senior Night in Thursday’s 74-32 win over visiting Centereach in Suffolk III. Dunn, who worked relentlessly under the basket, was physically and mentally drained after the game.

    Slicklein sisters lead Kings Park to win

    The girls showed off their chemistry yesterday as Tiffany had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Taylor added 11 points in Kings Park’s 61-44 win over Half Hollow Hills West. “We know where each other are at all times,” Tiffany said. “It’s like we have the same brain.”

    East Islip’s Mattera a class act from start

    Every day before her classes start, Alexa Mattera gets to the school early and goes straight to the gym. But she doesn’t go to work on her jumper. She goes to help special education students work on theirs.

    Livecast primer: No. 7 Long Island Lutheran vs. No. 9 Cardozo

    Two of the top boys basketball teams in the tri-state will square off in the Apparel Challenge at Christ the King Saturday at 5:45 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com.

    Full game: LI Lutheran 70, Manasquan 55

    Jan. 31, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Long Island Lutheran's 70-55 girls basketball victory over Manasquan in the Coach's Choice USA.

    Put A Face On It (2/4/2016)

    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. Roselle Catholic) (2/4/2016)

    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 (LI Lutheran vs. Cardozo) (2/4/2016)

    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. Christ the King) (2/4/2016)

    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 (Gill St. Bernard's vs. Seton Hall Prep) (2/4/2016)

    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 (2/3)

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

    Fast Break (2/3/2016)

    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.

    Phil Reed, late Southold coach, saluted

    Reed, the beloved boys basketball coach at Southold for the past four years, was 59 years old. The rose, a symbol of friendship, respect and class, saluted Reed on Tuesday night as Southold played at Port Jefferson.

    Full game: LI Lutheran 75, Nazareth 50

    Jan. 29, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Long Island Lutheran's 75-50 girls basketball victory over Nazareth.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/2/2016)

    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.

    Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (2/2)

    Where is Roselle Catholic and Patrick School in this week's Tri-State Top 20? Mike Quick lets us know.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (2/1/2016)

    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.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (2/2)

    Jared Rhoden helped lead Baldwin over Northport in the Long Island Lutheran Invitational. Find out where the Bruins are in this week's Long Island boys basketball power rankings.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (2/2)

    Mikaiya Moore erupted for 30 points in a win over Northport. Find out where Copiague lands in this week's LI girls basketball power rankings.

    Mortensen, Stone fuel Long Island Lutheran

    Senior Sarah Mortensen and sophomore Grace Stone pumped in 24 points apiece, each in their own unique style, to power Long Island Lutheran to a 70-55 victory over Manasquan at the Coaches Choice USA NY/NJ Challenge

    Photos: Long Island Lutheran vs. Manasquan girls basketball

    Long Island Lutheran defeats Manasquan 70-55 in girls hoops

    Livecast primer: Long Island Lutheran vs. Manasquan

    Two of the top girls basketball programs in the Tri-State matchup LIVE at 12:30 on Sunday on MSGVarsity.com in the Coaches Choice NY/NJ Challenge

    Baldwin takes down last unbeaten

    The Bruins’ boys basketball team used a blistering defense that wore down Northport in the second half Saturday and they cruised to a 70-48 victory in the Long Island Lutheran Invitational played in Brookville.

    No. 18 Brentwood rallies to defeat Knights

    Jamel Allen scored 21 points with 11 rebounds as Brentwood came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Mount Vernon, 72-67, in the SNY Invitational consolation game held Saturday afternoon at City College.

    Rivers, Alvarado sparks No. 13 Royals to SNY victory

    Christ the King received a game-high 20 points from Jared Rivers and Jose Alvarado added 16 points and 10 assists in a 78-62 victory over Brentwood in the SNY Invitational on Friday night at City College.

    No. 6 Long Island Lutheran gets physical in win over Nazareth

    Long Island Lutheran, ranked No. 6 in the Tri-State and No. 1 on Long Island by MSG Varsity, won the physical battle, and the game, in Friday's 75-50 victory over Nazareth.

    No. 18 Brentwood falls to No. 13 Christ the King

    Jamel Allen led Brentwood (12-2) with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Ryan Beckles scored 16 points and Rahmel Allen and Lester Quinones had 10 each.

    Sorensen does it all for South Side

    With Dominican College basketball coach Joe Clinton sitting in the bleachers at Roslyn Friday night, Sorenson registered a triple-double with 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Cyclones to a breezy 82-48 victory over Roslyn in Nassau A-II.

    Baldwin’s Hudson too explosive for Hicksville

    The Baldwin guard dazzled her way to 19 points and five steals, leading the Bruins to a 68-27 win over host Hicksville on Friday night in Nassau AA-II. She converted layups in traffic that left fans shaking their heads in disbelief.

    Photos: Nazareth vs. Long Island Lutheran girls basketball

    Nazareth vs Long Island Lutheran girls basketball

    Southold basketball coach Reed dies at 59

    Reed, 59, died suddenly on Tuesday night, leaving a huge void at the high school, Maryhaven and with his friends and family in Central Islip.

    Jarrett leads balanced attack for Northport

    Lukas Jarrett scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, four assists and four blocks as host Northport improved to 14-0 overall, 11-0 with a 67-47 Suffolk II victory.

    Smithtown West beats North Babylon in OT

    LaGuardia (18 points, nine rebounds) answered Okanlawon’s overtime layup with a short jumper to tie it at 55 and blocked Okanlawon’s layup attempt with 12 seconds left, after Grande (16 points, four assists and four steals) scored four straight points to give the Bulls a 59-57 lead.

    Moore’s 30 points lead Copiague to victory

    The senior forward had 30 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks Thursday to lead Copiague to a 59-52 win over Northport in League II.

    Livecast primer: Nazareth vs. Long Island Lutheran

    Long Island Lutheran and Nazareth face off in an out-of-league showdown between perennial powerhouses, Friday at 7 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Swish & Dish: Coaches Choice NY/NJ Challenge schedule

    Holmdel High School will host the annual showcase and MSG Varsity will livestream three of the marquee matchups

    Put A Face On It (1/28/2016)

    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 (Mount Vernon vs. Cardozo) (1/28/2016)

    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 (Brentwood vs. Christ the King) (1/28/2016)

    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 (Molloy vs. Christ the King) (1/28/2016)

    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 (Northport vs. Baldwin) (1/28/2016)

    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.

    Cosgrove, Aspuru give Sachem East big win

    Cosgrove, a 6-4 sophomore, was dominant on the low block with 27 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks. Aspuru, a 6-0 junior, helped get the ball inside to Cosgrove, and scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half.

    Dalyrimple leads Hills West with 27 in third

    Dalyrimple, a 6-5 senior guard, turned in a remarkable eight minutes, scoring 27 of his career-high 34 points, including six three-pointers, as host Hills West defeated Bellport, 73-54, Tuesday night in Suffolk IV.

    Frustrated Kupsas scores 15 in Lutheran’s win

    Kupsas, a 6-8 sophomore forward, scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished three assists. But he said he felt unsatisfied.

    Fast Break (1/27/2016)

    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 (1/27)

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

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (1/26/2016)

    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.

    Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (1/26)

    Bishop Loughlin rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat St. Raymond at home. Find out where the Lions are in this week's Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (1/26)

    Kaela Hilaire has Floral Park flying. Find out where the Knights are in this week's LI girls basketball power rankings now.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (1/25/2016)

    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.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (1/26)

    Steve Torre messed around and had a triple-double vs. St. Anthony's. Find out where Kellenberg lands in this week's LI boys basketball power rankings.

    Darius Young goes deep in Westbury’s win

    Young sank eight threes, scored 25 points and tossed a couple of slick alley-oop passes to his pal Jonathan Dean as host Westbury scorched Herricks, 75-51, Friday night in a battle for first place in Nassau AA-III boys basketball. The Green Dragons improved to 8-1 while the Highlanders fell to 6-3.

    North Shore’s Zaffiro is quite the sophomore

    That Zaffiro already finds her name at the top of North Shore’s scoring list with more than two full seasons remaining shows her offensive prowess. With her limitless range and ability to attack the basket, she is currently second in scoring in Nassau with 28.5 points per game.

    Kaela Hilaire a force for Floral Park in win

    Hilaire not only had 30 points and 10 assists, but helped contain Zaffiro as Floral Park defeated North Shore, 64-52, in a girls basketball game to move into a tie for first in Conference A-III.

    Kennedy-Gay’s 25 spark East Hampton

    East Hampton made 7 of 13 from beyond the arc after halftime to fend off tough-minded Bayport-Blue Point, 71-64, in a spirited Suffolk VI showdown. Kennedy-Gay scored 25 points with six assists, and McKee and sophomore Jack Reese added 13 points each.

    Full game: Uniondale 62, Brentwood 57

    Jan. 16, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Uniondale's 62-57 boys basketball victory over Brentwood in the Nassau/Suffolk Challenge.

    Full game: Harborfields 61, Elmont 60

    Jan. 16, 2016: Watch the complete broadcast of Harborfields' 61-60 boys basketball victory over Elmont in the Nassau/Suffolk Challenge.

    Put A Face On It (1/21/2016)

    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 (Christ the King vs.Cardozo) (1/21/2016)

    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 (Pope John vs. Hudson Catholic) (1/21/2016)

    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 (Seton Hall Prep vs. Teaneck) (1/21/2016)

    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 (Manasquan vs. Rumson) (1/21/2016)

    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.

    Zachary, Dinkins rally Glen Cove past North Shore

    Zachary had played a key role in shutting down North Shore’s Tyler Rieger, who scored just two of his 16 points after halftime, but the two free throws he had missed seconds earlier could have unraveled Glen Cove’s comeback. So as Bennett’s shot sailed through the air, Zachary held his breath.

    Jones-Pack scores 30 to lift St. Anthony’s

    Jones-Pack wasted no time Tuesday night showing off those post moves and the basketball genes that run in her family. She scored 17 of her season-high 30 points in the first quarter to propel St. Anthony’s to a 69-41 win over host St. Mary’s in CHSAA girls basketball.

    Siler twins lead Seaford past Friends

    Fraternal twins Jenna and Julia Siler led the host Vikings to a 48-37 win over Friends Academy in Nassau A-IV Tuesday night. Jenna scored a game-high 18 points (11 rebounds), while Julia had seven points and five assists.

    Sachem North clinches playoff spot

    First, Nakhari Nelson helped Sachem North chip away at an eight-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Then he chipped a tooth. But the chips fell just right for the Flaming Arrows, who held off visiting Ward Melville, 55-54, Tuesday night to clinch their first Suffolk Class AA playoff berth since 2011.

    Fast Break (1/20/2016)

    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 (1/20)

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

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (1/19/2016)

    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.

    Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (1/19)

    Fresh off wins over Patrick School and Bentonville (Ark.), St. Anthony remains atop the Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (1/19/2016)

    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.

    DeVerna, Torre power Kellenberg past Long Beach

    DeVerna scored 20 of his 30 points in the first half and Torre scored 14 of his 19 in the second half as Kellenberg improved to 10-3.

    Green’s 39 points, big assist lift LI Lutheran

    In the end, Green’s Long Island Lutheran squad defeated Heron and Sacred Heart (Waterbury, Connecticut), 73-72, on Charles Manning’s layup with 11 seconds left in the Big Apple Basketball H.S. Invitational on Monday night at Baruch College.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (1/19)

    Find out if Uniondale entered this week's Long Island boys basketball power rankings after an upset win over Brentwood.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (1/19)

    Does Elmont move up in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings? Find out now.

    Destime goes deep in Copiague’s win

    The guard continued his torrid stretch with 26 points and he shot 8-for-9 from beyond the three-point line in Copiague’s 75-64 win over South Side on Saturday in the boys basketball Nassau-Suffolk Challenge at Uniondale High School.

    Rhoden’s 28 points lead Baldwin to victory

    Rhoden displayed his ever-improving skill set with a flashy 28-point performance and Shane Gatling added 18 to lead Baldwin to a 78-54 victory over Central Islip Saturday in the third game of the Nassau-Suffolk Challenge played at Uniondale.

    Fox leads Floral Park to comeback victory

    Fox hit two foul shots to cut the gap to 47-46, setting the stage for a fast-break layup by Shadner Edouasie that gave Floral Park the lead.

    Hingher, Heimbauer stand tall for Massapequa

    Melanie Hingher and Gabriella Heimbauer are particularly imposing. Each stands 6-1 and is tough in the paint. The offense ran through them in Friday night’s 60-33 win over visiting Syosset in Nassau AA-I.

    Zaffiro sets scoring mark for North Shore

    The 5-9 sophomore — yes, a sophomore — eclipsed the previous school record set by Alex Cantwell (1,135) from 2011-2015 when she drilled a three-pointer with three minutes left in the second quarter of North Shore’s 75-43 win over host Lawrence on Thursday night.

    Fusco breaks East Rockaway scoring record

    Danny Fusco broke Mike West’s record of 1,039 points, set in 1987, with a 28-point effort in the Rocks’ 72-60 loss to Wheatley on Tuesday. After scoring 36 points against Malverne on Friday night, Fusco has 1,086 with six games remaining.

    Sanne van Poelgeest hits winner for Islip

    After stealing a pass, Hande pushed the ball downcourt and passed to van Poelgeest, who hit the winning shot with 4.3 seconds remaining to give Islip a 43-41 Suffolk V girls basketball victory over Harborfields on Thursday.

    Jarrett’s 23 points lead Northport

    The 6-7 senior scored 23 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and added three blocks and two steals in Northport’s tense 47-42 victory over host Central Islip on Thursday in competitive Suffolk II.

    Battaglia leads Island Trees past Seaford

    Vinny Battaglia scored 16 points, including three from downtown, grabbed 10 rebounds and made six steals to lead Island Trees (5-1).

    Peters' putback leads Uniondale past Brentwood

    Najee Peters' three-point play with 35.8 seconds left in regulations led Uniondale to a 62-57 victory over Brentwood

    Harborfields stays cool in win over Elmont

    Harborfields started off hot, lost a bit of that spark and held on for a final-second victory in a 61-60 win over Elmont on Saturday in the Nassau-Suffolk Challenge.

    Photos: Uniondale vs. Brentwood boys basketball

    Uniondale Vs. Brentwood Boys Basketball

    Photos: Elmont vs. Harborfields boys basksetball

    Elmont Vs. Harborfields H.S. Boys Basketball

    Uniondale’s Peters three-point play

    Uniondale’s Najee Peters rebounds the miss, scores the layup and completes the three-point play to put the Knights ahead, 59-57, with 35 seconds remaining.

    Brentwood takes the fourth quarter lead

    Brentwood goes on a 4-0 run to take a 51-48 lead against Uniondale with 4:30 left in the regulation. Michael Almonacy with the steal and assist to Lester Quinones.

    Uniondale’s Ronaldo Meyers-Turner drives to the basket

    Uniondale’s Ronaldo Meyers-Turner sinks the scoop shot to pull the Knights to within 56-52 with 1:45 left in the fourth quarter against Brentwood.

    Uniondale’s Peter low post move

    Uniondale’s Najee Peter scores through Jamel Allen for a three point Uniondale lead midway through the third quarter.

    Brentwood’s J. Allen makes a play on both ends

    Brentwood’s Jamel Allen pokes the ball away defensively and then dunks in transition against Uniondale in the second quarter.

    Brentwood’s Quinones layup

    Brentwood’s Lester Quinones scores in transition from Michael Almonacy for a personal 5-0 run and a 40-38 Indians lead over Uniondale.

    Brentwood’s Quinones beats the buzzer

    Brentwood’s Lester Quinones caps off a 12-point first half with a 3-pointer that beats the buzzer, giving the Indians a 31-29 halftime lead over Uniondale.

    Uniondale’s Harding slashes to the basket

    Uniondale’s Kyle Harding drives to the basket and score to put Uniondale back on top 19-18 with 3:10 remaining in the second quarter against Brentwood.

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