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    Updated Tue, Jul 3, 2012 2:36 PM

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    Tori Harris blossoms from hoops family tree

    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.

    Livecast primer: Long Island Lutheran vs. Christ the King

    It's a top-10 Tri-State faceoff as Long Island Lutheran and Christ the King faceoff Friday night at 6 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (2/10)

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

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (2/9)

    Jenna Anneccharico and the Lady Bruins move up in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings. Find out where they land now.

    Slicklein sisters lead Kings Park to win

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

    Riverhead’s Dunn dominates on Senior Night

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

    East Islip’s Mattera a class act from start

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

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (2/3)

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

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (2/2)

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

    Mortensen, Stone fuel Long Island Lutheran

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

    Livecast primer: Long Island Lutheran vs. Manasquan

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

    Moore’s 30 points lead Copiague to victory

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

    Baldwin’s Hudson too explosive for Hicksville

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

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

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

    Cosgrove, Aspuru give Sachem East big win

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

    Livecast primer: Nazareth vs. Long Island Lutheran

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

    Swish & Dish: Coaches Choice NY/NJ Challenge schedule

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

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (1/27)

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

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (1/26)

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

    Kaela Hilaire a force for Floral Park in win

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

    North Shore’s Zaffiro is quite the sophomore

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

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

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

    Siler twins lead Seaford past Friends

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

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (1/20)

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

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (1/19)

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

    Zaffiro sets scoring mark for North Shore

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

    Hingher, Heimbauer stand tall for Massapequa

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

    Sanne van Poelgeest hits winner for Islip

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

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball poll (1/13)

    St. John Vianney strengthened its grip as the No. 1 team in the Tri-State after beating Manasquan and Christ the King over the weekend

    Elmont holds on for 47-46 win over Sewanhaka

    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.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (1/12)

    Will Commack move up after a big win over previously undefeated Ward Melville? Find out now

    Rutgers Prep topples Long Island Lutheran

    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

    Commack uses fourth quarter rally to beat Ward Melville

    Commack used a big fourth quarter to defeat Ward Melville on Friday evening.

    Livecast primer: Ward Melville vs. Commack

    Two of Long Island's top girls basketball teams meet on Friday evening as Ward Melville takes on Commack. Watch live on MSG Varsity!

    Thomas’ 19 points lead South Side to win

    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.

    Tri-State Top 20 girls basketball rankings (1/6)

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

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (1/5)

    Who joins Commack in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings? Find out now

    Olivia Mosca punctuates Deer Park’s finish

    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.

    Kate Tardo steps up for Harborfields

    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.

    Slam Dunk central: Complete coverage

    Follow all of MSG Varsity's coverage of the Slam Dunk Tournament from the Westchester County Center

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (12/22)

    Where is Jenna Annechiarico and the Baldwin Bruins in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings? Find out now.

    Kaela Hilaire fuels Floral Park hopes

    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 D-1 Fab Five

    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.

    Power rankings: LI girls basketball (12/15)

    Find out who makes the first Long Island girls basketball power rankings of the season.

    Gianna Gotti’s 26 points, ‘D’ lift Oyster Bay

    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 leads Oceanside over South Side

    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.

    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.

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