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It wasn’t the closing moments of a New York State Class A Federation semifinal victory, but it almost felt like it on the bench before Jamesville-DeWitt closed out a 62-31 win Saturday afternoon at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The Mary Louis Academy had four players in double figures to defeat Baldwin, 59-49, in the New York State Federation Class AA girls basketball semifinals on Friday afternoon at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
South Shore took an important, and historic, step Friday afternoon by beating Long Island Lutheran, 58-53, in the New York State Federation Class AA semifinals at Glens Falls Civic Center.
Kelsey Quain stepped into a starring role to keep Ossining hopes for a fifth straight state championship alive with a huge second half in a state semifinal win over Our Lady of Mercy from Rochester.
The 5-foot-11 junior had a game-high 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a dominant performance, while Zhaneia Thybulle added 14 points and six assists, most on passes to Nwabudu.
The Lady Bruins relied on stifling defense to limit Central Islip to just one point the rest of the way to cruise to a 56-31 win to win the Long Island Class AA title at SUNY Old Westbury Saturday afternoon.
Central Islip meets Baldwin for the Long Island Class AA title Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from SUNY Old Westbury and live on News12Varsity.com.
Lauren Hackett helped lead St. Anthony's to a second straight NYCHSAA Class AA title. Find out where the Friars are in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings.
*Start time has been delayed to approximately 8:30pm* The NSCHSAA Class AA title will be decided when St. Mary’s faces defending champion St. Anthony’s Tuesday from St. Joseph College and live on News12Varsity.com.
The top-seeded Bruins ratcheted up the defensive intensity and beat second-seeded Massapequa, 37-29, at Hofstra’s Mack Sports Complex Saturday afternoon.
The Nassau Class A title is on the line when top-seeded Elmont faces No. 2 North Shore Saturday at 11 a.m. from Hofstra’s Mack Sports Complex live on News12Varsity.com.
The Suffolk Class AA title is up for grabs when top-seeded Commack faces No. 3 Central Islip in the Suffolk Class AA final Thursday at 5:30 p.m. from Stony Brook’s Island Federal Credit Union Arena live on News12Varsity.com.
Bonsu scored 22 of her game-high 26 points in the second half, helping the Musketeers rally from a 27-16 halftime deficit. She scored eight points after picking up her fourth foul with 4:54 left in the final quarter.
Central Islip has entered the Long Island girls basketball power rankings after reaching the Suffolk Class AA final. Find out who joins Musketeers now
Third-seeded Sewanhaka meets second-seeded North Shore with a berth in the Nassau Class A final on the line Saturday evening at LIU Post. Watch live on News 12 Varsity!
The Musketeers stepped up the defensive intensity on Harris in the second half en route to a 63-53 win in the Suffolk Class AA semifinals at Stony Brook’s Island Federal Credit Union Arena Saturday afternoon.
A berth in the Suffolk Class AA final is on the line when top-seeded Commack faces No. 5 Hauppauge in the semifinals Saturday at 10 a.m. from Stony Brook’s Island Federal Credit Union Arena live on News12Varsity.com.
A berth in the Suffolk Class AA final is on the line when third-seeded Central Islip faces No. 7 Hills West in the semifinals Saturday at noon from Stony Brook’s Island Federal Credit Union Arena live on News12Varsity.com.
As Baldwin continues to roll toward another county title, find out where the Lady Bruins are in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings
Jill Spagnuola's late layup ensured Commack remains undefeated. Find out where the Cougars are in this week's Long Island girls basketball power rankings.
Visiting Manasquan returned to the Jersey Shore with a scintillating 71-67 victory in a game that left those lucky enough to be at LuHi Sunday afternoon breathless and wishing there was a rematch on the horizon.
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. First up, we look back at the year that was in Long Island girls basketball.
El Gammal, a 6-2 senior center who spent five seasons on the Baldwin girls basketball team, made her intention to attend Brown University official on Friday during a ceremonial signing at Sportime in Lynbrook. It marked the culmination of an immensely successful high school tenure both on the court and in the classroom.
Hilaire, who led Long Island in scoring at 29.8 points per game last season while leading the Knights to a Long Island championship, said Seton Hall recruited her before she committed to Albany but never made an offer.
Instead of celebrating on the floor at the Times Union Center, the Long Island Lutheran players were slumped on their bench following a shocking 64-54 loss to Ossining in the ‘AA’ final Saturday night.
Check back and see what Dylan Butler, Elio Velez and Laura Amato said as they detail all the action from Day 2 of the NYS Federation basketball tournament.
Recap what Dylan Butler, Elio Velez, Laura Amato and Kevin Devaney Jr. said as they detail all the action from Day 1 of the NYS Federation basketball tournament.
Edmond drove, Mortensen raised her arms and the two crumpled to the court. The ball soon followed and Mortensen accomplished her goal as the Crusaders held on to beat the Friars, 41-40, in the New York State Federation Class AA girls basketball semifinal Friday at the Times Union Center.
Join Dylan Butler, Elio Velez, Laura Amato and Kevin Devaney Jr. as they detail all the action from Day 1 of the NYS Federation basketball tournament.
St. Anthony's had a chance to win at the buzzer in the New York State Class A Federation semis, but the Friars, and their five seniors, came up just short at the Times Union Center.
The New York State Federation Tournament, which starts on Friday morning, will crown champions in the final competitive weekend of the high school boys and girls basketball season.
At St. John Villa Academy (Staten Island) on Saturday, Goode and her St. Anthony’s teammates saw the sacrifice pay off. In a gritty contest in which the Friars stepped to the free-throw line 39 times, they defeated Monsignor Scanlan, 57-43, in the CHSAA Class AA championship to claim the team’s second state title in three years.
The Floral Park senior point guard led Long Island in scoring this season. She helped make those around her better. She put on dribbling and shooting displays that left defenders in shambles and crowds in amazement. She guided the Knights to their most successful season in school history.
Balletta was the perfect complement to Kaela Hilaire Friday as Floral Park defeated Rye, 61-55, in the state Class A semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College. The Knights advanced to the state championship game for the first time in the history of the girls basketball program.
Though Commack trailed throughout its 72-55 loss to Ossining on Friday night in the state Class AA semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College, the Cougars played as if a state title still was within reach until the very end.
St. Anthony's earned a trip to the CHSAA Class AA girls state final with a 59-51 semifinal win over Christ the King on Friday night in Staten Island. The Friars await Monsignor Scanlan in the championship game after the Crusaders won 59-51 over Cardinal O'Hara.
The Tuckers’ historic season concluded after an impressive shooting display by Marlboro. Missy Sadlor’s jumper gave Marlboro, which led 39-24 at the half, its largest lead at 49-28 with just under four minutes remaining in the third. Dwyer hit two free throws and Hoeg drained a three to pull Mattituck within 49-33.
Though East Rockaway fell to Pine Plains, 48-38, in a Class C girls basketball regional final at St. Joseph’s College, Drevnyak recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 20 rebounds and 14 blocks.
Kaela Hilaire packed her personal stat line, racking up a game-high 26 points, to lead Floral Park to a 62-53 victory over Islip in the Long Island 'A' Championship at St. Joseph's College on Saturday.
Commack is heading back to the New York State semifinals after defeating Baldwin 40-33 in the Long Island Champinoship Saturday at St. Joseph's College.
Baldwin and Commack have both won multiple county titles and come into today's tilt riding impressive win-streaks. The two teams will put it all on the line in the Long Island 'AA' Championship Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
While the Friars accomplished a goal by capturing the NSCHSAA title with a 79-51 win over St. Mary’s at Hofstra’s Mack Sports Complex Tuesday night, it wasn’t THE goal.
The NSCHSAA girls basketball title is on the line when St. Anthony’s takes on St. Mary’s at Hofstra’s Mack Sports Complex Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com.
But this time it was fans who had stormed the court to engulf her. This was just moments after Hilaire had 37 points and seven assists to lift No. 2 Floral Park to a 60-49 win over top-seeded Elmont on Saturday in the Nassau Class A girls basketball championship game at Adelphi University.
Baldwin (18-2), ranked No. 15 in MSG Varsity’s tri-state poll, lead wire-to-wire and played like the juggernaut team that steamrolled through the Nassau ‘AA’ playoffs. Baldwin’s average margin of victory has been by 37 points-per-game. (Calhoun, Syosset, Massapequa).
The boxscore showed Corso scored five points. Yet that hardly represented her contributions Friday in Commack’s 51-44 win over Islip in the Suffolk overall championship at Stony Brook University.
Massapequa and Baldwin face off on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for an chance to win the Nassau 'AA' crown and earn an chance to meet Commack in the Long Island championship.
The lessons Oberg learned showed Wednesday night in Islip’s 64-46 win over Mattituck in the Suffolk Small School championship at Suffolk CCC-Brentwood. Oberg — who at 6-2 is capable of breaking the press, establishing post position, hitting the three, and attacking the basket — had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.