BIG 10 rankings: St. Mary's on top

St. Mary's players celebrate their win over Mt. St. Mary's players celebrate their win over Mt. St. Michael in the CHSAA Class A state championship. (Mar. 12, 2011) Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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WINTER BIG 10

1. ST. MARY'S BOYS BASKETBALL

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Can the Gaels, led by Chavaughn Lewis and Charles McCann keep their perfect record alive this weekend at the state Federation tournament, being played for the first time in Albany? Here's an intriguing possibility: If St. Mary's and Lutheran win their semifinal games on Friday night, they'll play a rematch of their regular-season meeting in the Federation Class A title game on Saturday night.

2. LONGWOOD WRESTLING

The Lions had three wrestlers earn All-state. Sophomore Nicky Hall finished fourth at 145 pounds, senior Patrick Jennings was fourth at 160 and freshman Corey Rasheed placed fifth at 112. The Lions finished the season winning 58 straight dual meets.

3. EAST ISLIP BOYS BOWLING

After a season of complete dominance, East Islip fell short in states, finishing fourth - 213 pins behind champion South Colonie. The Redmen completed an undefeated league season and won the Suffolk title. All five East Islip starters, led by Bobby Martin's 223, finished in the top 12 for high average in Suffolk.

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4. EAST ISLIP GIRLS BOWLING

The Redmen came up short in their quest for another state title but rallied to take third. East Islip had captured its first Suffolk title since 2008 with a record 6,428 pinfall in counties. The team was led by Lena Sorrentino (209.7), Tara Ernst (204.4), Nancy Baione (200.2) and Kelsey Fryer (194), each of whom was among the top 10 averages in Suffolk.

5. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN BOYS BASKETBALL

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It was another great season behind senior Achraf Yacoubou, who shared the Mr. Basketball in New York award with Mount Vernon's Jabarie Hinds. The IPPSAL champs are looking to win the state Federation title.

6. ST. ANTHONY'S GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Friars' great season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion in the state CHSAA AA semifinals. They led Nazareth, ranked No. 10 in the country by USA Today, 44-42 with nine seconds left and lost 46-44. Symone Kelly had 15 points, nine rebounds, and four steals, and Micki Impellizeri had nine points, 10 rebounds, and four steals. The Friars won their first CHSAA championship since 1988 and finished undefeated in the league.

7. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS FENCING

Ward Melville won the Suffolk title for the 10th straight undefeated season. Laura Barger and Alexa Rohan each went 3-0 in sabre to lead Ward Melville (15-0) over Great Neck South for their 10th straight Long Island title.

8. WARD MELVILLE BOYS FENCING

Ward Melville won the Suffolk title for the fifth straight undefeated season. The Patriots beat Oyster Bay for the Long Island Championship as Scott Vaeth went 3-0 in sabre. It was their fifth straight Long Island crown.

9. LONG BEACH ICE HOCKEY

In its first year in the Suffolk league, Long Beach emerged as a champion defeating Connetquot/Sayville, 7-3 and 4-2, in the finals. Goalie Harris Pittinsky was named MVP. This is Long Beach's first title since 2008 when it was in the Nassau league.

10. ST. ANTHONY'S SWIMMING

The Friars placed fifth at the Federation championships, the highest rank of any Long Island school at the meet. Christian Yeager swam the lead leg on the third-place 200-medley relay (1:34.92) at the Federation and came in fourth in the 200-IM in (1:54.49).

On the outside looking in: St. John the Baptist girls basketball, Baldwin boys basketball, Plainview JFK girls gymnastics, Harborfields boys basketball.

BOYS BASKETBALL

1. St. Mary's 28-0

2. Long Island Lutheran 21-4

3. Harborfields 21-3

4. Half Hollow Hills West 18-6

5. Elmont 18-3

6. Baldwin 16-4

7. West Babylon 18-4

8. Manhasset 19-3

9. Longwood 18-3

10. Friends Academy 17-4

WRESTLING DUAL MEET

1. Longwood 11-0

2. St. Anthony's 15-1

3. Glenn 20-2

4. Brentwood 26-3

5. Massapequa 19-2

6. Wantagh 21-3

7. Hauppauge 22-3

8. Connetquot 15-2

9. Long Beach 15-5

10.Huntington 10-2

WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

1. Longwood

2. St. Anthony's

3. Wantagh

4. John Glenn

5. Huntington

6. Long Beach

7. Hauppauge

8. Massapequa

9. Connetquot

10. MacArthur

BOYS FENCING

1. Ward Melville 15-0

2. Oyster Bay 13-2

3. Great Neck South 14-1

4. Commack 10-4

5. Wheatley 9-5

GIRLS FENCING

1. Ward Melville 15-0

2. Great Neck South 15-2

3. Garden City 9-4

4. Half Hollow Hills 10-2

5. Huntington 11-4

GIRLS BASKETBALL

1. St. Anthony's 25-3

2. St. John the Baptist 20-7

3. Long Island Lutheran 19-5

4. Holy Trinity 20-9

5. Baldwin 20-2

6. Center Moriches 20-3

7. Deer Park 20-4

8. Sachem East 18-4

9. Farmingdale 18-2

10. North Babylon 20-1

BOYS BOWLING

1. East Islip 14-0

2. Sewanhaka District 11-1

3. St. John the Baptist 13-2

4. Middle Country 7-1

5. Sachem East 9-3

GIRLS BOWLING

1. East Islip 18-0

2. Middle Country 15-2

3. Division 13-0

4. Patchogue-Medford 11-5

5. Sewanhaka District 12-1

BOYS SWIMMING

1. St. Anthony's 7-1

2. Half Hollow Hills 9-0

3. Great Neck South 9-0

4. Sayville/Bayport-Blue Point 9-1

5. Bellmore-Merrick 7-2

ICE HOCKEY

1. Long Beach 22-2

2. St. Anthony's 16-4

3. Massapequa 21-2

4. Bellmore-Merrick 19-4

5. Connetquot/Sayville 17-7

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

1. Plainview JFK 9-0

2. Bethpage 8-2

3. Massapequa 8-1

4. Oceanside 7-3

5. Sewanhaka District 6-3

BOYS INDOOR TRACK

1. Uniondale

2. Longwood

3. Half Hollow Hills West

4. Chaminade

5. St.Anthony's

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK

1.Garden City

2. Bay Shore

3. St. Anthony's

4. Northport

5. Kellenberg

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Barbara Sullivan, Garden City, girls basketball: She had 19 points, six rebounds, two steals, and two assists and shot 9-for-14. She scored on a drive to tie the score at 41 with 12 seconds left before Garden City lost to Averill Park in a state Class A semifinal, 43-41.

Tommy Costa, Friends Academy, boys basketball: The senior guard hit big shots all weekend in leading the Quakers to their first state Class C title. His three-pointer with 1:26 left in the title game provided the winning points. He also had five points in an overtime win over Iona-Prep Grover Cleveland.

Nick Fessenden, Harborfields, boys basketball: The senior center had double-doubles in both of the Torandoes' state tournament games. He scored 19 points with 13 rebounds in the victory over Byram Hills and had 18 points with 19 rebounds in Sunday's championship loss to Jamesville-Dewitt.