Samantha Auricchio had 16 points, including the winning jumper with 4.9 seconds left, to lift No. 6 Garden City to a 44-43 win over third-seeded Division in a Nassau Class A girls basketball quarterfinal Wednesday night.
Taylor Carpentier added seven points and 20 rebounds and Kerry McCarraher had 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Garden City (15-4), which plays No. 7 Sewanhaka in a semifinal 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Freeport.
The win for Garden City also marked the 200th for coach Anthony Sparacia.
Sewanhaka 41, Wantagh 39: Rachel Wisniewski (6 points) hit a layup with 17 seconds left to put Sewanhaka up 40-39 and Jenny Pechacek hit the front end of a one-and-one to provide the final margin for No. 7 Sewanhaka (14-5) in a Class A quarterfinal. Shantell McCall had 11 points and three assists and Casey Hayes added eight points and 11 rebounds in the win.
North Shore 44, South Side 33: Erin Sheerin had eight points, 11 rebounds, nine steals and three assists for top-seeded North Shore (18-1) in a Class A quarterfinal. North Shore will face No. 4 Floral Park in a semifinal 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Freeport.North Babylon 79, Kings Park 56: Makeda Nicholas had her second triple-double of the season -- 31 points, 13 blocks and 12 rebounds -- and Brianna Jones had 23 points and 12 rebounds for No. 1 North Babylon (19-1) in a Suffolk Class AA quarterfinal. Jalen Powell added nine points and five rebounds for North Babylon, which will play No. 5 Commack in a semifinal at 5 p.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph's College.
Commack 53, Hauppauge 35: Erin Storck (eight points) and Melissa Lobaccaro totaled 14 points during a 17-6 fourth quarter for No. 5 Commack (16-2) in a Suffolk Class AA quarterfinal. Storck finished with 17 points and four rebounds and Lobaccaro had 12 points and eight rebounds. A combined defensive effort from Lobaccaro, Kerry Haller and Samantha Lane helped limit Hauppauge's Julie Williams to 14 points. Williams had scored 39 and 33 points in two previous playoff games. Whitman 57, Bellport 49: Essence Casey had 20 points and 20 rebounds and Kelly Bilodeau had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 3 Whitman (16-2) in a Class AA quarterfinal. Whitman moves on to face No. 2 Sachem East in a semifinal at 3 p.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph's College.St. Mary's 64, Our Lady of Mercy 26: Charlotte Renker had nine points and 12 rebounds, Mei-Lyn Bautista had 11 points and four assists and Elizabeth Limonta chipped in 11 rebounds to lead St. Mary's (13-0) in CHSAA.BOYS BASKETBALL
Baldwin 45, Freeport 39: Travais Hylton scored eight of his 13 points, including two three-pointers, during the fourth quarter to lift top-seeded Baldwin (15-2) in a Nassau Class AA quarterfinal. Eric Mack had his third triple-double of the season, 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks for the Bruins, who will face Hicksville in a semifinal at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at SUNY-Old Westbury. Uniondale 60, Elmont 57: Aaron Cust had 20 points and four assists and scored seven straight points in the final 27.7 seconds to give No. 6 Uniondale (11-7) a 60-53 lead in a Nassau Class AA quarterfinal. Jerel McGary added 15 points and three assists and Tyler Desire chipped in four points and 11 rebounds for the Knights, who will play No. 2 Farmingdale in a semifinal at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at SUNY-Old Westbury.
Farmingdale 72, Carey 59: Dalique Mingo had 21 points, Kevin Petit-Frere had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Curtis Jenkins had 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 2 Farmingdale (14-3) in a Class AA quarterfinal. Northport 63, Floyd 45: Luke Petrasek had 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for No. 1 Northport in a Suffolk Class AA quarterfinal on Tuesday night. Matt Smith added 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists and six steals for Northport, which takes on No. 12 Longwood in a semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity 73, St. Mary's 72: Jimmy Golasewski scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half and hit the winner with eight seconds remaining to lead Holy Trinity (8-4) in CHSAA on Tuesday night. Damon Coleman added 16 points and six assists and Isaiah Rowe had 17 points and eight rebounds in the win.