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Long Island girls hoops Top 10 rankings

Long Island Lutheran girls basketball teammates celebrate after

Long Island Lutheran girls basketball teammates celebrate after their 49-44 win over St. Mary's. (Jan. 13, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)

1. Long Island Lutheran (19-4): Lutheran was idle this week as it prepares for the Class A Federation tournament, starting March 22.

2. St. Anthony's (22-5): Rebecca Musgrove had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Chastity Taylor scored 13 points to lead the Friars to their third straight CHSAA league championship, Sunday, 48-36 over St. Mary’s. St. Antony’s will be the fifth seed in the CHSAA state tournament, and play Archbishop Molloy in a quarterfinal, Wednesday.

3. St. Mary's (22-4): Mei-Lyn Bautista scored 14 points in the Gaels loss to St. Anthony’s in the CHSAA league championship game, Sunday. St. Mary’s still earned the second seed in the CHSAA state tournament, and plays Bishop Loughlin in a quarterfinal, Wednesday.

4. Massapequa (19-0): Danielle Doherty hit five three-pointers to lead the Chiefs in the Nassau AA title game, Saturday, a 52-35 win over Uniondale. Massapequa plays Sachem East, Friday at Hofstra, for a Long Island crown and a bid to the class AA state championships. 

5. Sachem East (20-2): After beating North Babylon for the Suffolk AA title, last Tuesday, Sachem East knocked off Southampton for the overall Suffolk championship, last Friday, as Kathleen Everson scored 25 points in a 54-42 win over Southampton. Sachem East will play Massapequa, Friday at Hofstra, for a Long Island crown and a bid to the class AA state championships.

6. Southampton (15-3): Paris Hodges scored 20 points as Southampton beat Harborfields for the Suffolk small school title. Southampton plays Cold Spring Harbor for the class B Long Island championship, Wednesday, at Hofstra.

7. Harborfields (19-2): Harborfields fell to Southampton in the Suffolk small school title game, last Wednesday, but prepares for the class A regional final against Garden City, Friday at Adelphi with a bid to the state championships on the line.

8. St. John the Baptist (14-11): Senior Aliyah Smith had a career-high 22 points and added five steals as the Cougars topped Holy Trinity 83-39 in a CHSAA quarterfinal game last Wednesday, but the team blew an 11-point halftime lead to St. Anthony’s in Friday’s semifinal game and lost to the Friars, 44-40.

9. North Shore (18-2): North Shore was upset by Floral Park in a Nassau class A semifinal, last Wednesday, 48-44, with two key players missing from its starting lineup.

10. North Babylon (20-2): Brianna Jones had 15 points but North Babylon lost to Sachem East in the Suffolk AA title game, last Wednesday.