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    Baldwin's Annecchiarico sisters help in different ways

    Baldwin soccer players Julie and Jenna Annecchiarico always have known they belong on opposite ends of the pitch.

    Brentwood to host Alzheimer's All-Star Classic

    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.

    Year in Review: Long Island girls basketball

    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.

    Memorable Mondays: Top LI teams of 2014-15

    In Week 1 of Memorable Mondays, we look back at the top five teams from 2014-15 on Long Island.

    Redford fired up over going to Harvard

    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.

    St. Anthony's Goode commits to CCSU

    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.

    Friars' Murphy commits to Sacred Heart

    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.

    All-Long Island girls basketball teams 2015

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    Meet the athletes who made it onto the MSG Varsity/Newsday All-Long Island girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 winter season.

    LuHi seniors celebrate three-peat, friendship

    In the final minute of their final high school game, the basketball lives of three longtime friends and teammates flashed before their eyes.

    2015 All-Metro Girls Basketball Teams

    Marina Mabrey of Manasquan and Boogie Brozoski of LuHi share Player of the Year honors for the 2014-15 season in the Tri-State

    Final LI girls basketball power rankings (4/1)

    Long Island Lutheran celebrates a second straight NYS Federation Class AA title and a third Fed crown in a row.

    Final Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (4/1)

    Manasquan finishes atop the final Tri-State Girls Basketball Rankings for the 2014-15 season

    Dynasty: LuHi wins second straight 'AA' Fed title

    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.

    Live chat recap: NYS Federation basketball, Day 2

    Join Dylan Butler and Elio Velez now for a live chat from the New York State Federation basketball tournament

    NYS Federation girls basketball schedule

    Find out when your favorite team plays in the NYS Federation tournament.

    Brozoski's 30 points leads LuHi over Ossining

    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.

    Brozoski, Crusaders vying for another Fed title

    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.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (3/25)

    Commack's magical season ended in the New York State Federation semifinals.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (3/25)

    Manasquan maintained the No. 1 spot in the Tri-State after defeating St. Rose in the NJ state TOC

    Commack's historic run ends in state semis

    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.

    North Shore falls in state basketball semifinals

    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.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (3/18)

    Manasquan and Ossining are on the cusp of state championships and sit atop the Tri-State Girls Basketball rankings

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (3/18)

    Jackie DelliSanti helped lead Commack to a first-ever Long Island Class AA title with a thrilling win over Baldwin.

    North Shore edges Harborfields to win LI 'A' title

    North Shore advances to the state semifinals to face either Bishop Kearney or Williamsville Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley CC.

    Kellenberg comes up short in Class A final

    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.

    Commack stuns Baldwin to win first LIC

    The Cougars captured the Long Island Class AA title, beating defending champion Baldwin, 51-50.

    Royals Crowned: Christ the King tops Molloy in 'AA' finals

    Christ the King defeated Molloy 62-55 at Archbishop Molloy H.S. on Saturday to win the CHSAA 'AA' state title.

    Pierson-BH rally falls short in regional final

    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.

    St. Mary's falls just short of state final

    Though its comeback fell short, St. Mary's showed the toughness that had been present throughout its two-year reign as league champion.

    Carle Place stays positive after Class B loss

    Carle Place coach Michael Bello needed only three words to describe his team's season: "A total success."

    Friars show heart in state semifinal loss

    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.

    Zaffiro helps North Shore earn first LI title

    Gabrielle Zaffiro + her North Shore teammates = Long Island champions.

    Kellenberg reaches CHSAA Class A final

    The Firebirds beat O'Hara, 60-49, Friday to advance to the 5 p.m. title game against Nazareth Saturday at Cardinal Spellman High in the Bronx.

    Irvington tops Carle Place to return to Final Four

    Irvington returned to the New York State Final Four after a one-year hiatus, defeating Section 8's Carle Place 42-34.

    Primer: North Shore vs. Harborfields, Long Island Class A girls basketball final

    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.

    Primer: Commack vs. Baldwin, Long Island Class AA girls basketball final

    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.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (3/11)

    Manasquan holds on to the No. 1 ranking after surviving an upset scare from Rumson-Fair Haven on Tuesday night

    Vogt, Goode lead St. Anthony's into state semis

    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.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (3/11)

    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 big game leads Carle Place to LI 'B' title

    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 helps Kellenberg steal quarterfinal win

    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.

    Scott leads Harborfields to Suffolk overall title

    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.

    Massapequa's Gampero takes on foes, and pain

    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.

    SJB's Hill plays final game in Class A loss

    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.

    Tunick leads Harborfields' small schools repeat

    Tunick helped lead Harborfields to a 60-36 win over Hampton Bays in the Suffolk small schools championship game at Ward Melville.

    Gael Force: St. Mary's hold off St. Anthony's for second straight NSCHSAA 'AA' crown

    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.

    Staab's shot: Kellenberg wins 'A' championship

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

    Commack captures first-ever Suffolk 'AA' 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.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (3/4)

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

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (3/4)

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

    Championship basketball games moved to Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Baldwin rallies to win Nassau 'AA' final

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

    Werbitsky feasts as Harborfields wins 'A' crown

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

    Primer: Wantagh vs North Shore 'A' final

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

    DelliSanti leads Commack into Suffolk AA final

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

    Cantwell carries North Shore to Nassau 'A' title

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

    Forster, Huntington look bigger than life-size

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

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (2/25)

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

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (2/25)

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

    Scott leads Harborfields into Suffolk 'A' final

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

    Batista runs the show as Massapequa advances

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

    Aponte's 12 points helps Baldwin advance

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

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

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

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

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

    Grady's late FTs lift Copiague over Kings Park

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

    Cantwell leads North Shore to Nassau A final

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

    Parlato's huge night helps Wantagh beat GC

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

    Burden takes over late to help Carle Place in final

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

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

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

    No. 1 Baldwin cruises in quarterfinal win

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

    Cosgrove's double-double leads Sachem East

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

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (2/18)

    Who are the top teams in this week's LI girls basketball power rankings? Find out now.

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (2/18)

    St. Rose takes over the No. 1 spot in the latest MSG Varsity Tri-State Girls Basketball poll

    Hansen pushes Ward Melville into 'AA' quarters

    Hansen is the youngest player on a young team. She starts with Briana Brady, the only senior, and three sophomores: Kiera Ramaliu, Taylor Tripptree and Brooke Pikiell, the daughter of Stony Brook men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell.

    Siler sisters having a grand time for Seaford

    That's what the play-by-play of a Seaford girls basketball game often sounds like. Reason being, 60 percent of the Vikings' starting lineup is composed of Silers. And each has a different skill set.

    2015 Suffolk girls basketball playoff brackets

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

    2015 Nassau girls basketball playoff brackets

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

    Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll (2/11)

    Manasquan takes over as the No. 1 team in the Tri-State after defeating previous No. 1 St. John Vianney

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (2/11)

    Fresh off a big win over perennial powerhouse Christ the King, Long Island Lutheran sits atop the LI girls basketball power rankings again.

    Torres can control Connetquot's fate next season

    Connetquot (7-11) didn't qualify for the playoffs, but made progress after winning just three games last season. Led by Torres, who is averaging 18 points a game, and Jenna Phillips, who can score from the outside or the post, the Thunderbirds hope to take another step next season.

    Guirantes scores 58 points in Bellport's win

    Arella Guirantes, who scored her 2,000th career point last Friday, poured in a career-high 58 points Thursday night as Bellport defeated Kings Park, 72-48, in Suffolk League IV girls basketball.

    Agustus stays close to home, picks St. John's

    Jordan Agustus was drawing looks from schools from Louisville to South Carolina, but ultimately, the allure of playing close to home at St. John's was too strong.

    Glen Cove's Hudson to attend Texas Southern

    Taylah Hudson dreamed of playing women's basketball for a Division I school. Everything else Texas Southern offered her was icing on the cake.

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    Brozoski has super-sized night in LuHi win over CTK

    Brozoski scored a season-high 30 points and added five assists in Long Island Lutheran's 58-45 win over Christ the King.

    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.

    Tri-State Top 20 Girls Basketball Poll (2/3)

    The top 11 teams remained in tact in the latest Tri-State Girls Basketball Rankings

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (2/4)

    Boogie Brozoski led Long Island Lutheran to a 20-point win over St. Mary's and the Crusaders remain No. 1 in the Long Island girls basketball power rankings.

    Cantwell eclipses 1,000 points for North Shore in win

    The senior needed only four points for 1,000 and she reached the milestone on a three-pointer with 3:16 left in the first quarter. She had seven points, eight rebounds and five assists and sat in the second half as host North Shore beat Valley Stream North, 59-10, in Nassau Conference A-IV.

    2014-15 Long Island college commitments list

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

    Brozoski, Byrne lead Lutheran past St. Mary's

    Brozoski had a game-high 19 points and nine assists, and Byrne scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half and had eight rebounds. Erin Storck and Jenna Siletti each scored 10 points.

    Bellport's Guirantes scores 2,000th career point

    The senior had 31 points, 16 rebounds and five assists as the Clippers defeated host Eastport-South Manor, 51-36, in a Suffolk League IV game.

    Wise Hill leads SJB over Sacred Heart

    She set the tone early, scoring 10 of her 14 points in the second quarter as SJB took a 35-17 lead into the half. She also had 10 rebounds.

    Bellport's Guirantes closing in on 2,000 points

    Guirantes has scored at least 40 points in a game nine times in her career, the latest being a 47-point, 23-rebound performance in a 67-47 win over visiting Hauppauge on Thursday. It was one point shy of her career high of 48, which she has done twice.

    Tri-State Top 20 Girls Basketball Poll (1/28)

    There's a new No. 1 in the Tri-State Girls Basketball Poll after St. John Vianney knocked off Christ the King

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (1/28)

    Off a huge overtime win over St. Anthony's, will St. Mary's move up in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings? Find out now.

    Still Perfect: St. Rose downs No. 1 LuHi

    Unbeaten St. Rose (NJ), 10th in the MSG Varsity Tri-State Top 20, rallied from a 12-point deficit to topple No. 1 Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.), 46-45, spurred by Jess Louro

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