LI Winter Big 10 - Week 4 (1/10/11)
1. ST. ANTHONY’S GIRLS BASKETBALL The Friars lost the season opener to Holy Cross of Maryland and then reeled off eight consecutive wins. The Friars are loaded with a ton of depth at all positions and will be bolstered even more with the addition of Chastity Taylor and Kimani Jackson, two transfer students.
2. ST. MARY’S BOYS BASKETBALL The Gaels beat Holy Trinity, 87-60, with Chavaughn Lewis and Justin Bailey scoring 28 points apiece. They have a huge non-league game coming up on Thursday at Long Island Lutheran, with the winner emerging as Newsday's No. 1 boys basketball team.
3. LONGWOOD WRESTLING The Lions upped their dual meet winning streak to 60 as they crushed No. 5 ranked Brentwood, 46-18. Longwood won the Smithtown East Tournament by outscoring Connetquot, 365.5-301. The Lions crowned nine individual champions. Longwood is 6-0 this season in dual meets and has won three tournaments.
4. EAST ISLIP GIRLS BOWLING With dominant performances in each match, the Redmen continue to reaffirm their status. East Islip improved to 12-0 with four wins last week and upped their Long Island-leading team average to 1001.67. Individually, Lena Sorrentino (207.7) and Tara Ernst (206.9) are second and third, respectively, amongst girls.
5. ST. ANTHONY’S WRESTLING The Friars beat Kellenberg in a CHSAA dual meet and won four straight wins in the prestigious Union-Endicott Duals at Binghamton, including a big win over Glenn. The Friars are now 10-0 heading into the final after defeating Fulton, Minisink Valley, and Sayville at the UE Duals.
6. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN BOYS BASKETBALL The Crusaders haven't played since they walloped Albany last Monday in the Hoops Mountain Tip-Off Classic at Skidmore College. Expect a big crowd in Old Brookville on Thursday night for the showdown with No. 1 St. Mary's, featuring two of Long Island’s best players in LuHi's Achraf Yacoubou and St. Mary's Chavaughn Lewis.
7. ST. ANTHONY’S BOYS ICE HOCKEY The Friars beat Iona Prep, 2-1, on Jan. 3 to get back on the winning track. The reining CHSHL champs have outscored their opponents 26-12 so far this season. Sean Keating has allowed just three goals in three games this season, making 42 saves in 135 minutes.
8. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS FENCING Abby Siskidis, Colleen Scriven and Kristen Fischbach combined to go undefeated in foil against Centereach and Whitman as Ward Melville ended the week with an overall record of 6-0. They have 130 consecutive dual meet wins.
9. WARD MELVILLE BOYS FENCING Ward Melville finished the week at 2-0 with wins against Centereach and Whitman to remain undefeated on the season.
10. HALF HOLLOW HILLS BOYS SWIMMING Matt DeBlasio won the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.44) and Ryan Savit scored a 291.40 to win the one-meter dive as Hills defeated Connetquot, 98-82, in its first meet of the season. Hills is aiming for its fifth perfect season after going undefeated in dual-meets, league championships and county finals the past four.
On the outside looking in - Portledge boys ice hockey, Half Hollow Hills West boys basketball.