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Harris, a junior guard, returned to Hills West this year after spending one year at Upper Room Academy. Despite facing regular double-teams and face-guarding defenders, she entered the regular-season finale on Tuesday leading Suffolk County in scoring at 26 points per game. She transformed the Colts from a 3-15 team to a 13-6 team headed to the postseason for the first time since 2008.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The freshman scored all nine of her points in the final 10 minutes Tuesday to lead Elmont to a 47-46 win over host Sewanhaka after a second half that saw Sewanhaka overcome a nine-point deficit.
With denying defense, relentless presence on the glass and even-handed offense, Rutgers Prep pulled away in the second half to down Long Island Lutheran, 42-27, at the New Year's Resolution
It was a physical, well-contested affair from the opening tip to the final whistle, with South Side getting the better of their Nassau A-II counterparts, 52-42.
A quick pass from point guard Jayda Brown led to a strong finish by Mosca and a two-point lead in favor of Deer Park (4-3). Mosca then hit another layup after Tasia Chambers led a fast break off a steal, taking a four-point lead in what would be a 52-49 victory.
The junior scored most of her points in transition, as the up-tempo Tornadoes continually pressured the Indians and forced turnovers. She also credited teammates Falyn Dwyer (three points), Erin Tucker (12) and Grace Zagaja (nine) for making important contributions.
The Floral Park standout currently has 1,533 points in her career, needing 467 points to reach 2,000. But she said her goal this year is to average close to a double-double in points and assists.
St. Anthony’s has five seniors — Jones-Pack, Sarah Edmond, Taylor Goode, Ally Murphy, and Etalyia Vogt — who will play D-I college basketball. With five players simultaneously being recruited, coach Ken Parham’s phone was usually high in minutes used and low in battery life. College coaches just kept on calling.
Gotti showed tenacity on the defensive end, swiping seven of her team’s 16 steals, and creativity on the offensive end, scoring 26 points, to lead Oyster Bay to a 63-53 win over Plainedge in the final of the Lady Baymen Holiday Tournament.
Zucker scored eight of her 12 points in the fourth quarter to earn MVP of the South Side Holiday Tournament. But when the announcer called her up to receive the award, Zucker was sitting on the gym floor, putting her sweatpants on. Everyone waited. Her teammates laughed. A fan in the crowd shouted that the video was going on YouTube.
Brentwood teammates and returning Newsday All-Long Island first-team selections Mike Almonacy and Jamel Allen headline the Suffolk County boys team that will face Nassau County in the 6th Alzheimer's All-Star Basketball Classic on Saturday at Brentwood High School.
All summer long, MSG Varsity brings you a recap of the past year in Long Island’s top high school sports. We’ll publish a new “Year in Review” article every Thursday through August 13. First up, we look back at the year that was in Long Island girls basketball.
Redford declined several Division I basketball scholarships and passed on offers from other Ivy League schools including Yale and Columbia, the family said. She chose Harvard, which had a record low 5.3 percent acceptance rate for its incoming class, according to a recent Boston Globe report.
Goode, a 5-7 guard, helped lead St. Anthony's to the state CHSAA Class AA semifinals and scored 23 points in a loss to Christ the King. She was the Friars' leading scorer at 10.2 points per game and also averaged four assists and three steals.
Murphy, a Bellmore resident who transferred from Mepham after her freshman year, helped lead St. Anthony's to the CHSAA Class AA state semifinals in March. The previous season, she helped them reach the state Federation semifinals.
These Crusaders walked off the court for the last time the only way they knew how – as New York State Federation champions after beating Christ the King, 66-52, to win a second consecutive Class AA title.
The consensus New York State Player of the Year put in another sterling Federation performance, lifting the defending champions to a 67-55 win over Ossining in the ‘AA’ semifinals at the University of Albany’s SEFCU Arena.
The Crusaders begin their quest for a second consecutive Class AA title and third Federation title in a row after capturing the Class A crown in 2013. LuHi also won the ‘B’ Federation championship in 2011.
That final timeout during the Cougars' 60-46 loss to Rush-Henrietta in a state Class AA semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College was spent applauding a team that rewrote Commack's history book.
Alex Cantwell had 26 points, Gabrielle Zaffiro had 19 and Ashleigh Sheerin added 15 for the Vikings, who were making their first appearance in the state tournament.
After Kellenberg fell to Nazareth 68-59 in the CHSAA Class A state championship game Saturday night at Archbishop Molloy, she is most proud of helping make the name on the front of her jersey more familiar.
And even though the Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team could not complete its climb out of a 21-point second-half hole, a 45-35 loss to Pine Plains on Friday in the state Southeast Regional Class C championship game encouraged a team that started one junior and four sophomores.
There are at least 11 reasons why Taylor Goode said she believes the St. Anthony's girls basketball team's loss in Friday night's CHSAA Class AA state semifinal could benefit the group next season.
In a rematch of last year’s Long Island Class A championship game, defending champion Harborfields takes on North Shore in the Long Island Class A girls basketball final Friday at 5 p.m. from LIU-Post on #MSGV_Live.
The Long Island Class AA title is on the line as defending champion Baldwin faces Commack Friday at 7:30 p.m. from LIU-Post on #MSGV_Live.
The Friars graduated five key seniors from its state title team. In fact, those five players accounted for all but one point in the state final. Those who spent most of that game sitting on the bench are now the ones defending the title. And Tuesday night, they took another step toward doing just that.
Jordan Agustus helped guide St. Mary's over St. Anthony's in the NSCHSAA final. Check out where the Gaels are in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings.
Pisani's "regular layup" with 21.4 seconds remaining helped seal the Frogs' 36-32 win over Hampton Bays in the Long Island Class B championship game at LIU Post. Pisani had 12 points and five assists while guiding Carle Place to its first Long Island girls basketball championship since 1992.
Ehrhardt's intuition propelled Kellenberg to a 47-46 win over St. Joseph Sea at St. John Villa Academy in Staten Island. The victory sends the squad to a semifinal matchup with Buffalo Cardinal O'Hara, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx.
See, she is an actual gamer, as in someone who spends a lot of time playing video games. When she puts down the controller and picks up a basketball, she tries to replicate the moves she made while playing NBA 2K15 on Xbox.
The senior stumbles before landing hard on her back. Gampero quickly hops up to the cheers of teammates. Those plays, she insisted, are her favorite part of the game and she jogs up court with a smile.
St. John the Baptist guard Kayla Hill played her final varsity game Friday, capping a career in which her playing ability perhaps was matched only by the leadership she provided for her young team.
Mei-Lyn Bautista’s season has been disjointed and out of sorts to say the least because of injuries. The George Washington-bound point guard knew she couldn’t personally be that way after an uncharacteristic first half if her St. Mary’s team was going to going to bring home as second straight diocesan title.
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
The recipe for success for the Cougars was hard-nosed man-to-man defense and against the county’s stingiest defense statistically – Huntington only conceded 35.6 points per game – there was terrific ball movement and balanced scoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.