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    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.

    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.

    Preview: LuHi boys prep for Federation tourney

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Woodlands locks up return to Glens Falls

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

    Highlights: Elmont 69, Massapequa 62 (2/19/14)

    Highlights of elmont defeating Massapequa 69-62, in the Quarterfinal round of the Nassau 'AA' playoffs.

    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.

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

    Brentwood vs Baldwin boys basketball LIC “AA”

    Lamison, Manning Jr. lead Killer Bees to Final Four

    Josh Lamison, whose uncle played on the 1996 state championship team, had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and Charles Manning Jr., whose father played on the Killer Bees' 1998 state champion, added 21 points and 10 rebounds as Bridgehampton routed Livingston Manor, 60-39, to win the state Southeast Regional Class D championship game at Suffolk CC-Selden.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    Primer: Baldwin vs. Brentwood, Long Island Class AA boys basketball final

    The rematch Long Island has been waiting for is here as Brentwood takes on Baldwin for the Long Island Class AA championship Saturday at 5 p.m. from Farmingdale State College on #MSGV_Live.

    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.

    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.

    Highlights: Bridgehampton 60, Livingston Manor 39 (03/13/15)

    Highlights of Bridgehampton defeating Livingston Manor 60-39 in the NYS Class D Quarterfinal.

    Primer: Bayport-Blue Point vs. Valley Stream South, Long Island Class A boys basketball final

    The Long Island Class “A” Championship will be contested, as Bayport-Blue Point takes on Valley Stream South at Farmingdale State College on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Highlights: Haldane 39, Stony Brook 32 (03/13/15)

    Highlights of Haldane over Stony Brook in the NYS Class D Quarterfinal.

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 3

    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!

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/10/2015)

    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.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (3/10)

    Rawle Alkins throws down against Long Island Lutheran. Will his Royals move up the ladder in this week's Tri-State Top 20? Find out now

    Johnson leads Southampton to LI 'B' repeat

    Johnson scored 26 points, had six assists and made four steals in a 78-48 victory over Malverne Tuesday night in the Class B Long Island championship game at LIU Post. It was the Mariners' second consecutive Long Island title.

    For Southampton, LI title is promise realized

    After Southampton's 78-48 win against Malverne Tuesday night to capture the Long Island Class B title at LIU Post, Johnson's promise doesn't seem so odd after all.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (3/10)

    Paul Colson takes the ball to the hoop as Baldwin captured the Nassau Class AA final.

    Nosworthy drives Baldwin to Nassau 'AA' title

    The senior forawrd scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter to help lift top-seeded Baldwin to a 53-45 win over third-seeded Uniondale at Hofstra’s Mack Sports Complex.

    King, Elisias help VSS repeat as 'A' champs

    King scored 16 points including five in the fourth quarter and had six assists and Elisias added nine points, 19 rebounds and six blocks for the Falcons (17-4), who will face Bayport-Blue Point Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Farmingdale State for the Long Island Class A championship.

    Almonacy's big OT lifts Brentwood to title

    It was a quiet game for Mike Almonacy . . . until overtime, that is. Then Brentwood's skilled junior guard snapped out of his scoring slumber and made some noise.

    Floral Park's magical journey is over

    The Knights had gone where no 16 seed had ever gone in the history of Nassau County boys basketball, but their magical ride ended Saturday when they lost to No. 7 Valley Stream South, 49-43, in the Class A championship game at Hofstra.

    Uniondale's Talek Butler is unselfish

    The Knights' season ended Saturday with a 53-45 loss to Baldwin in the Nassau Class AA championship at Hofstra. Butler's performance stood out because he did all those things that don't show up in the box score, and also scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

    Full game: Baldwin 53, Uniondale 45

    Mar. 7, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Baldwin's 53-45 boys basketball victory over Uniondale in the Nassau County Class AA final.

    Primer: Uniondale vs. Baldwin, Nassau Class AA boys basketball final

    The Nassau Class AA boys basketball title in on the line when third-seeded Uniondale meets top-seeded Baldwin Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from Hofstra University on #MSGV_Live.

    Photos: Uniondale vs Baldwin boys basketball - Nassau Class AA final

    Uniondale vs Baldwin Nassau "AA" Final

    Chaminade flies past Firebirds for NSCHSAA 'A' crown

    The Chaminade players walked with the championship plaque held high into the screaming group of students and fans in front of the bleachers. The celebratory pile slowly jumped its way in unison back to midcourt in happiness.

    Put A Face On It (3/5/2015)

    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.

    Full game: Chaminade 57, Kellenberg 38

    Mar. 4, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Chaminade’s 57-38 boys basketball victory over Kellenberg in the NSCHSAA final.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (3/3)

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

    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-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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Uniondale vs Elmont boys basketball Nassau “AA” semifinals

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Freeport vs Baldwin boys basketball Nassau “AA” Semifinals

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/25/14)

    High school basketball expert Mike Quick presents his weekly Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll and breaks down the list with partner in crime Jimmy Cavallo. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch to find out!

    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 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'.

    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.

    Johnson leads Southampton to 'BCD' title

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Photos: Southampton vs Bridgehampton boys basketball final

    Suffolk County B,C,D boys basketball final.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Photos: Bayport-Blue Point vs Harborfields boys basketball

    Suffolk Class A Boys Basketball Final.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 ties the game

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

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

    Highlights of Brentwood defeating North Babylon 77-54.

    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 Cummings makes three-pointer

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

    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.

    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.

    Southampton's Johnson three-pointer

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

    Southampton celebrates Suffolk B title

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

    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 Johnson hits jumper

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

    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.

    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 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 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 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.

    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.

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

    Suffolk County Boys Basketball Class B Final.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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'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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Photos: Sayville vs Bayport-Blue Point boys basketball

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

    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 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.

    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.

    Sayville's Schenkel jumper

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 Niblock 3-pointer

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    Photos: East Hampton vs Harborfields boys basketball

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

    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.

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

    Highlights of Elmont defeating Massapequa 54-40.

    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.

    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.

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

    Floral Park vs Manhasset boys basketball – Nassau “A”

    Young, Malverne wins Nassau 'B' Title

    Senior forward Kevin Young powered Malverne with 19 points and three others players recorded in double figures to help the Mules defeat Carle Place, 69-46, in the Nassau Class 'B' boys basketball title game held at LIU-Post Thursday.

    Photos: Carle Place v. Malverne Boys Basketball

    Malverne defeats Carle Place Boys Basketball

    Highlights: Freeport 57, Long Beach 52 (2/14/14)

    Highlights of Freeport defeating Long Beach 57-52, in the first round of the Nassau Class AA playoffs.

    Schenkel helps Sayville hold off SWR

    A 13-point lead was down to five with two minutes left, and Sayville's Hunter Schenkel knew what to expect. He is an 88 percent free-throw shooter according to his coach, so Schenkel was going to have the ball in his hands in crunchtime and that meant he was going to get hammered.

    Primer: Carle Place vs. Malverne boys basketball

    Carle Place and Malverne will compete for the the Nassau Class 'B' final Thursday at 12 p.m. from LIU-Post on #MSGV_Live

    Put A Face On It (2/19/2015)

    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.

    Wynter leads Harborfields to playoff win

    Wynter scored a game-high 20 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and had seven assists, five rebounds and five steals to lead host and second-seeded Harborfields over No. 7 Amityville, 64-43, in a Suffolk Class A first-round playoff game.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/17/2015)

    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: Holy Trinity 74, Kellenberg 59

    Feb. 17, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Holy Trinity’s 74-59 boys basketball victory over Kellenberg.

    Higgins helps Holy Trinity win regular season title

    Senior forward scores career-high 18 points and grabs 12 rebounds in 74-59 win over Kellenberg.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (2/17)

    The Friars remain atop the Tri-State Top 20 after a thorough victory at Long Island Lutheran Friday.

    Primer: Kellenberg at Holy Trinity boys basketball

    It is a showdown of two of the top teams in the NSCHSAA as Holy Trinity hosts Kellenberg Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Manning Jr. leads Bridgehampton to Suffolk title

    Manning, who averages about 23.5 points, had 15 points in the first half, as well as a handful of assists, rebounds and a pair of blocks as the Killer Bees built a 38-16 lead that widened in a dominant performance. Tylik Furman added 15 points, Elijah Jackson scored 13 and Josh Lamison had 12.

    Colarusso points Stony Brook to Class C title

    The senior point guard scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half, and provided leadership and ballhandling down the stretch as the Bears rallied for a 44-39 victory over Pierson Monday in the Suffolk Class C championship game at William Floyd High School.

    LI boys basketball power rankings (2/17)

    Who do we think are the top 10 boys basketball teams on Long Island this week? Find out now.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (2/16/2015)

    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.

    Cluess' career-high 41 points lead Floral Park

    Cluess' layup gave the Knights a 78-75 lead with a minute left, and Nick Jounakos (11 points) added a free throw with 30 seconds left. Cluess blocked a shot with two seconds left as Floral Park held on. The Knights rallied from down 68-58 entering the fourth quarter.

    Highlights: MacArthur 58, Port Washington 56 (OT) (02/14/15)

    Highlights of MacArthur defeating Port Washington 58-56.

    No. 1 St. Anthony drops No. 11 LI Lutheran in battle of Tri-State powerhouses

    St. Anthony came to Long Island Lutheran HS and dominated the Crusaders 71-46 in a battle of Tri-State boys basketball powerhouses

    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: 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.

    Highlights: Valley Stream South 55, Hewlett 54 (02/13/15)

    Highlights of Valley Stream South defeating Hewlett 55-54.

    Diallo, Our Savior New American too much for Linden

    McDonald's All-American, Chieck Diallo, totals 23 points and 11 rebounds in a 67-55 victory over Linden

    2015 Nassau boys basketball playoff brackets

    Find out the schedule and results of the Nassau boys basketball playoffs here

    Primer: Linden vs. Our Savior New American boys basketball

    Check out the preview for Tri-State No. 4 Linden's big matchup with Our Savior New American from New York, which will be LIVE on MSGVarsity.com at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night.

    2015 Suffolk boys basketball playoff brackets

    Find out the schedule and results of the Suffolk boys basketball playoffs here

    Put A Face On It (St. Anthony vs. LI Lutheran) (2/12/2015)

    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 (2/12/2015)

    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 (Our Savior New American vs. Linden) (2/12/2015)

    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.

    Photos: St. Anthony vs LuHi boys basketball

    St. Anthony (NJ) vs LuHi boys basketball

    Primer: St. Anthony vs. Long Island Lutheran boys basketball

    It is a showdown of Tri-State boys basketball powerhouses as Long Island Lutheran hosts St. Anthony’s from Jersey City Friday at 7:45 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    McNoble, O'Connell lead Chaminade to wild win

    McNoble's layup with 42.8 seconds left gave Chaminade a 78-77 lead and Thomas O'Connell made a free throw with four seconds left for the final margin. O'Connell missed the second free throw and Kellenberg had a chance to win, but a half-court heave rimmed out at the buzzer.

    Syosset's Zimmerman gets his second

    Syosset's Jake Zimmerman gets the hat trick off an assist from Michael Crescimanni to make it 4-1 over Long Beach in the second period.

    Altenord helps Hills West clinch Suffolk III title

    Altenord scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and also sparked the Colts defensively with stellar play on the wing in a 1-3-1 zone as Hills West erased a 15-point third-quarter deficit to turn back Copiague, 65-50, and clinch the Suffolk III league title.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (2/10)

    Christ the King went on the road and edged Long Island Lutheran. How will that game affect the tri-state poll? Mike lets us know

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/10/2015)

    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 (2/9/15)

    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 (2/10)

    After clinching the division title with a 56-46 win over Freeport, will Kyle Harding's Knights move up in this week's power rankings? We have the answer now

    Highlights: Hills West 63, Smithtown West 45 (02/07/15)

    Highlights of Hills West defeating Smithtown West 63-45.

    Redd, Butler lead Uniondale to win over Freeport

    Behind its captains, host Uniondale used a 17-7 fourth quarter to defeat Freeport, 56-46, on Friday as the Knights captured the Nassau Conference AA-I title.

    Put A Face On It (2/5/2015)

    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.

    Riefenstahl gives BBP League VI title

    The 6-6 center did his part, contributing 27 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks, and his teammates' perimeter defense allowed an acceptable seven threes as host Bayport-Blue Point clinched the Suffolk League VI title Thursday with a 58-38 victory.

    Royal rebound: No. 8 Christ the King edges No. 11 LuHi

    In a terrific high school basketball game, Christ the King edged Long Island Lutheran, 69-66, in a battle of Tri-State powerhouses Wednesday night in Brookville.

    MSG Varsity's National Signing Day 2015 coverage

    Find out what MSG Varsity has in store for NSD 2015 coverage.

    Primer: Christ the King vs. Long Island Lutheran basketball doubleheader

    It’s a showdown of Tri-State powerhouses as Long Island Lutheran hosts Christ the King in a basketball doubleheader starting Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Full game: Christ the King 69, LI Lutheran 66

    Feb. 4, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Christ the King’s 69-66 boys basketball victory over Long Island Lutheran.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (2/3)

    Patrick School and Long Island Lutheran met at the LuHi Invitational. Where are both schools in this week's Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20? Find out now

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (2/3/2015)

    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.

    Photos: Christ the King vs LuHi boys basketball

    Christ the King vs LuHi boys basketball

    2014-15 Long Island college commitments list

    Find out where high school athletes in your area will be playing their college sports.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (2/3)

    Jose Martinez helped lead Long Island Lutheran to a big win over Patrick School (NJ) and the top spot in the power rankings again.

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

    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.

    Primer: Wings Academy vs. Brentwood boys basketball

    It’s a showdown of two of the top teams in the tri-state as Brentwood faces Wings Academy at the first annual LuHi Invitational from Long Island Lutheran Saturday at 2 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Wings finishes strong to beat Brentwood

    A week removed from surrendering a late nine-point lead in a loss to Cardozo in the SNY Invitational final, Wings finished strong in an 82-73 win over Brentwood at the LuHi Invitational.

    Full game: LI Lutheran 67, Patrick School 56

    Jan. 31, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Long Island Lutheran's 67-56 boys basketball victory over The Patrick School.

    Hewlett uses muscle, clutch FTs to top Floral Park

    The senior made two free throws with 14 seconds left for the final four-point margin in host Hewlett's 52-48 win over Floral Park Friday night in a Nassau Conference A-III game.

    Full game: Wings Academy 82, Brentwood 73

    Jan. 31, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Wings Academy's 82-73 boys basketball victory over Brentwood.

    Atkinson, Green lead LuHi over Patrick School

    As much as Long Island Lutheran pushed, the Patrick School pushed back. Any time LuHi gained momentum, the Patrick School would answer, but the Crusaders held on for a 67-58 win.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (3/11/14)

    High school basketball expert Mike Quick presents his weekly Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll and breaks down the list with partner in crime Jimmy Cavallo. Who will be No. 1 this week? Watch to find out!

    O'Connell lifts Chaminade over Holy Trinity

    Chaminade held on for a 66-64 win over Holy Trinity in a CHSSA league game on Friday night.

    Full game: Chaminade 66, Holy Trinity 64

    Jan. 30, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Chaminade's 66-64 boys basketball victory over Holy Trinity.

    Photos: Wings Academy vs Brentwood boys basketball

    Wings Academy defeated Brentwood in Basketball on 1/31/15

    Photos: Patrick School vs. LuHi boys basketball

    LuHi defeated Patrick School in boys basketball on 1/31/15

    Lawrence Basketball v VSS

    Pictures of Lawrence Basketball against VSS

    Put A Face On It (1/29/2015)

    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.

    Moore's block seals North Babylon win

    The win snapped a three-game losing streak for North Babylon (6-4) and dropped Copiague to 8-2.

    Photos: Holy Trinity vs. Chaminade boys basketball

    Holy Trinity vs Chaminade boys basketball

    Primer: Patrick School vs. LuHi boys basketball

    Two of the Tri-State's top teams will meet when Long Island Lutheran hosts the Partick School on Saturday at 4;00 p.m. on #MSGv_Live.

    Highlights: Northport 57, Bay Shore 42 (01/29/15)

    Highlights of Northport defeating Bay Shore 57-42.

    MSGV 360 (1/27/2015)

    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.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (1/27)

    After rallying to beat Camden, will St. Anthony jump atop the Tri-State Top 20? Mike Quick has your answer.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (1/26/2015)

    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.

    Power rankings: LI boys basketball (1/27)

    Steve Torre guided Kellenberg to a win at the Crotty Classic. Will the Firebirds move up in this week's power rankings?

    LuHi boys fall at SNY Invitational

    The Crusaders dropped their second straight game Saturday with a 54-52 loss to Cardinal Hayes in the SNY Invitational at City College in Manhattan.

    Cardinal Hayes earns big win over LI Lutheran

    Jeffrey Hayden scored a team high 21 points and Steven Arowbosegbe had a big block as time expired to secure a Cardinal Hayes 54-52 win over Long Island Lutheran in the consolation game at the SNY Invitational Saturday afternoon.

    Cardozo earns comeback win over Long Island Lutheran

    Aaron Walker and Tareq Coburn each powered a late comeback on friday night as Cardozo defeated Long Island Lutheran, 61-50, in overtime at the SNY Invitational held at City College.

    Hills West retires Tobias Harris' number

    His No. 12 Half Hollow Hills West jersey had just been retired -- a surprise wrinkle to a ceremony honoring the Colts' first basketball county championship team of 2007-08.

    Highlights: Freeport 53, Massapequa 45 (OT) (01/23/15)

    Highlights of Freeport defeating Massapequa 53-45 in overtime.

    Copiague tops North Babylon in rescheduled game

    So here they were 15 days later, and whatever momentum North Babylon had was lost by the fourth quarter. Copiague, led by Prince Hickson and Kevin Roberts, erased a two-point halftime deficit and beat the Bulldogs, 54-47, in a pivotal Suffolk III game Friday.

    Tri-State Top 20 Girls Basketball poll (1/21)

    Long Island Lutheran holds on to the No. 1 spot in the latest Tri-State Girls Basketball rankings

    Golaszewski, Scott key Holy Trinity's big win

    Golaszewski scored 22 points and impressive sophomore Thornton Scott added 17 as Holy Trinity dominated host Kellenberg, 71-50, Tuesday night in a CHSAA boys basketball game.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (1/20)

    Fresh off a win over Long Island Lutheran at the Dan Finn Classic, where does Linden land in this week's Tri-State Top 20 poll? Mike Quick has the answer

    King's 33 points lead VSS past VSN

    King had 33 points, seven assists and five rebounds as VSS defeated host Valley Stream North, 72-52, in a Nassau Conference A-IV game in front of a large and loud crowd.

    Green sparks big second half for LuHi in win

    Green scored 11 of his game-high 20 points and Long Island Lutheran made 50 percent of its second-half field-goal attempts in defeating Gill St. Bernard's, 57-46, Monday in the final game of the two-day 12th Big Apple Basketball High School Invitational played at Baruch College in Manhattan.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (1/20/2015)

    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 (1/20)

    Jamel Allen skies to the hoop against Baldwin. Will the Indians move up in this week's power rankings? Find out now.

    Highlights: Seaford 69, Westbury 62 (2/15/14)

    Highlights of Seaford defeating Westbury 69-62, in the first round of the Nassau Class A playoffs.

    Nwankwo goes inside, outside to lift Elmont

    Nwankwo, a 6-3 senior swing man, scored 29 points, including 10 free throws, as Elmont defeated Central Islip, 78-72, in a matchup of boys basketball teams that entered the Nassau-Suffolk Challenge at Uniondale High School with 9-1 records.

    Photos: Brentwood at Baldwin boys basketball

    Brentwood defeated Baldwin on 1/17/15

    Photos: Copiague at Uniondale boys basketball

    Uniondale defeated Copiague in Basketball on 1/17/15

    Redd, Turnbull powers Uniondale over Copiague

    Uniondale were able to hold on for a 77-74 win against Copiague, No. 8 ranked on Long Island by MSG Varsity, in the final game of the first annual Richard Brown Nassau-Suffolk Challenge on Saturday evening.

    Mableton's 28 points leads Brentwood over Baldwin

    The senior scored a game-high 28 points to help lead the undefeated Indians to a 73-61 win over Baldwin at the first annual Richard Brown Nassau-Suffolk Challenge at Uniondale Saturday afternoon.

    Full game: Brentwood 73, Baldwin 61

    Jan. 17, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Brentwood's 73-61 boys basketball victory over Baldwin.

    Full game: Uniondale 77, Copiague 74

    Jan. 17, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Uniondale’s 77-74 boys basketball victory over Copiague.

    Primer: Long Island Lutheran vs. Linden boys basketball

    Two of the Tri-State's best represent their regions in the nightcap of the Dan Finn Classic on Saturday night in Jersey City. Watch this game LIVE on MSGVarsity.com. Find out how and where to interact.

    Full game: Linden 63, LI Lutheran 51

    Jan. 17, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Linden's 63-51 boys basketball victory over Long Island Lutheran.

    Photos: LI Lutheran vs Linden boys basketball

    Linden defeated LuHi by the score of 63-51.

    Primer: Copiague vs. Uniondale boys basketball

    Uniondale hosts Copiague in the final game of the Nassau Suffolk Challenge Saturday at 6 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Altenord, Dalyrimple lead Hills West over Newfield

    Altenord bottled up, harassed and shut down Newfield playmaker Jarrell Cowell on Thursday night as Hills West beat the Wolverines, 57-38, in a Suffolk League III boys basketball game. The Colts improved to 6-0 in league play and Newfield dropped to 2-4.

    Kimmel's strong night leads Great Neck South

    Kimmel had 10 points (a career high for the junior and first-year starter), seven assists, five rebounds and four steals.

    Primer: Brentwood vs. Baldwin boys basketball

    In what could be a preview of the Long Island Class AA championship, Brentwood meets Baldwin in the Nassau-Suffolk Challenge Saturday at 2 p.m. from Uniondale High School on #MSG_Live.

    Put A Face On It (1/15/2015)

    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.

    Highlights: Brentwood 95, Sachem North 35 (01/15/15)

    Highlights of Brentwood defeating Sachem North 95-35.

    Put A Face On It (1/15/2015)

    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.

    Highlights: Bayport-BP 70, Shoreham-WR 60 (01/13/15)

    Highlights of Baypot-Blue Point defeating Shoreham-Wading River 70-60.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (1/13/2015)

    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 (1/13)

    Elmont picked up wins over Westbury and Calhoun. Will the Spartans move up in this week's power rankings? Find out now.

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 poll (1/13)

    Christ the King knocked off Cardozo at the Apparel Challenge. How far do the Royals move up? Find out now.

    O'Connell leads Chaminade over Kellenberg

    O'Connell had 18 points and seven assists. Kevin McNoble and Owen Prendergast each added 12 points for Chaminade.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (1/12/2015)

    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: LI Lutheran 75, Jefferson 62

    Jan. 11, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Long Island Lutheran's 75-62 boys basketball victory over Thomas Jefferson.

    Photos: Long Island Lutheran vs. Jefferson boys basketball

    LuHi defeats Jefferson by the score of 75 - 62.

    Green's 'D' keys No. 11 LuHi over No. 5 Jefferson

    Green, a 6-foot-2 junior who is being recruited at the highest level, scored a game-high 23 points. But its his work on the other end of the court, limiting explosive Jefferson guard Shamorie Ponds to a quiet 16 points that was most impressive.

    Highlights: South Side 62, Roosevelt 54

    Highlights from the High School Sportsdesk

    Primer: Long Island Lutheran vs. Jefferson boys basketball

    Two of the top boys basketball teams in the tri-state square off when Thomas Jefferson meets Long Island Lutheran at Christ the King Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    King scores 47 points as VSS wins in OT

    Dana King scored 24 of Valley Stream South's 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and finished with 47 in the Falcons' 78-74 win over visiting Lawrence Friday night.

    Wesbury's J. Dean transition layup

    Westbury's Jonathan Dean finishes the pretty layup to cut the Elmont lead to just 10 points in the third quarter.

    Elmont's Ndefo block

    Elmont's KC Ndefo blocks a shot to preserve a seven-point lead with less than a minutes to go in regulation against Westbury.

    Westbury turns defense into offense

    Westbury's Brandon Otley gets the steal and then assists on Malachi Dean's layup. Green Dragons trail 13-11 late in the first quarter.

    Full game: Elmont 66, Westbury 61

    Jan. 8, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Elmont's 66-61 boys basketball victory over Westbury.

    Westbury's J. Dean steal and dunk

    Westbury's Jonathan Dean with the steal and stuff to cap off an 8-0 run to pull within 55-44 against Elmont with 7:00 to go in regulation.

    Elmont's Robinson-Morgan 3-point play

    Elmont's Travis Robinson-Morgan converts the layup and then the free-throw for the 3-point play. Part of a 14-3 run, Elmont takes a 27-18 lead less than four minutes left in the second quarter.

    Primer: Elmont at Westbury boys basketball

    It’s a battle for first place in Nassau Conference AA-II as Westbury hosts Elmont in a boys basketball showdown Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Westbury's Cunningham baseline drive

    As part of a 15-2 run, Westbury's Jerome Cunningham scores on a baseline drive to make the score 57-51 in favor of Elmont in the fourth quarter with 4:29 to go.

    Elmont's Nwankwo hits another 3-pointer

    Elmont's Chiazam Nwankwo hits another 3-pointer to open up the largest lead of the game, 55-36 over Westbury with 2:00 remaining in the third quarter.

    Put A Face On It! (1/8/2015)

    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.

    Westbury's Spruill layup

    Westbury's Jerome Cunningham sets up Kyle Spruill for the layup, cutting the deficit to 21-18 against Elmont in the second quarter.

    Elmont's Graham scores again

    Elmont's Matthew Graham hits the layup for a 9-5 lead over Westbury with 3 minutes left in first quarter.

    Spinks finds shot as East Islip tops Deer Park

    When it mattered most, when the Redmen needed their leading scorer to provide a spark, Spinks drained the tying and go-ahead three-pointers on consecutive possessions in East Islip's 46-41 League IV victory over visiting Deer Park on Thursday.

    Defense leads to offense for Elmont

    Elmont's Pauly Paulicap blocks a shot leading to a Matthew Graham transition layup for the early 4-0 lead over Westbury.

    Elmont hangs on to knock off Westbury

    The Spartans saw a 19-point lead late in the third quarter sliced to just five midway through the fourth. But Elmont (6-1, 4-0), ranked No. 6 on Long Island by MSG Varsity, held on.

    Photos: Elmont vs Westbury boys basketball

    Elmont vs Westbury boys basketball

    Lawrence v North Shore, Second Half

    Pictures from Lawrence's game against North Shore

    Lawrence v North Shore, First Half

    Pictures from Lawrence's game against North Shore

    Tri-State Boys Basketball Top 20 (1/6/2015)

    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 (1/6)

    Brentwood picked up a big victory over South Shore at the Shooting Stars Showcase. Where are the Indians in this week's power rankings?

    Redd leads Uniondale to win over Syosset

    Redd had 20 points, eight rebounds and four steals. He was tenacious on the perimeter, especially when defending Albernas, who was held to 10 points and only two in the second half.

    Townsend, Junge power Sachem North to win

    The former student, athlete, teacher, coach and athletic director at Sachem watched as Darius Townsend and Ian Junge led host Sachem North to a 73-42 win over Sachem East in the Thomas J. Sabatelle Alumni Gymnasium.

    Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (1/6)

    Who starts the year atop the first Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll of the season? Find out now.

    Quick Hits - Long Island (1/5/2015)

    MSG Varsity's high school experts Mike Quick and Jimmy Cavallo 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.

    Brown, Wilson lead St. Ray's over St. Mary's

    St. Raymond lost its first game of 2015 at Mount St. Michael, but bounced back in a big way 24 hours later to beat St. Mary’s, 77-63, at the Shooting Stars Showcase at Long Island Lutheran Sunday afternoon.

    Green helps guide LuHi over Lincoln

    Green was benched for the start of Sunday’s clash with Lincoln for arriving late for practice a day earlier, but the junior showed up in a big way late.

    Full game: Brentwood 75, South Shore 68

    Jan. 4, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Brentwood’s 75-68 boys basketball victory over South Shore.

    Photos: Brentwood vs South Shore boys basketball

    Shooting Stars Showcase Brentwood vs South Shore Basketball

    Full game: LI Lutheran 61, Lincoln 53

    Jan. 4, 2015: Watch the complete broadcast of Long Island Lutheran's 61-53 boys basketball victory over Abraham Lincoln.

    Highlights: Far Rockaway 48, Harborfields 44 (01/04/15)

    Highlgihts of Far Rockaway defeating Harborfields 48-44.