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Carey upsets top-seeded Lawrence

The quarterfinals have been cruel to Lawrence.

The Golden Tornado fell to Carey, 64-63, in overtime on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Nassau Class A playoffs, marking the third consecutive season Lawrence went into the round as the county's top-seed and left with a loss.

Adrian Denner scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds, and Kieran Murchie added 16 points to lead Carey.

Dwayne...

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'Instant Classic' sees Wheatley advance to Class B Final

Josh Hyon admitted he was more mentally exhausted than physically exhausted late in Wheatley’s Nassau Class B semifinal game.

Yet it didn’t prevent him from making the biggest basket in the second-seeded Wildcats’ 72-68 victory over No. 3 East Rockaway Saturday at LIU Post.

Hyon’s putback off his own miss was the winning field goal in the third overtime that gave Wheatley (11-7) a 70-68...

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Terry Harris scores 1,000th career point for Half Hollow Hills West

Half Hollow Hills West's Terry Harris waits for

(Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Terry Harris scored his 1,000 career point on a free throw with 7:18 left in the fourth quarter of No. 7 Half Hollow Hills West's 60-52 Class AA first-round victory over No. 10 Newfield on Friday night.

Harris, who has played on varsity since his sophomore year, finished with a game-high 22 points.

"He got off to a hot start, hitting two three-pointers to start off the game," coach Bill...

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Two grand at St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Tavon Ginyard goes up

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

It’s been a grand season of boys basketball for St. John the Baptist, as both of the Cougars’ top players – Tavon Ginyard and Kyle Williams -- crossed the 1,000-point barrier.

Ginyard, a 5-9 junior guard, achieved the milestone on Feb. 7 in a victory over Chaminade. Ginyard wears No. 3 and that’s appropriate as he is Long Island’s top three-point shooter this season with 74. He also leads...

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Bethpage's Greg Gerber shares 1,000-point moment with dad

Bethpage Eagles' Greg Gerber shoots over North Shore

(Credit: Brad Penner)

Greg Gerber needed to thank someone. And he didn't wait.

The Bethpage senior forward scored his 1,000th career point during the fourth quarter of a boys basketball game against Floral Park last Friday. A timeout was called three possessions later to acknowledge the milestone, and Gerber was handed a plaque and a commemorative ball. He didn't hold the ball for long, though.

During the...

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Mepham's Morris hits two clutch free throws to secure conference title

Alexa Morris didn’t just walk up to the free throw line, she ran to it.

That’s the kind of swagger Morris exuded late in Mepham’s Conference AA-III home game against Herricks last Friday.

“She’s an excellent free throw shooter and she’s confident,” Pirates coach Jim Mulvey said. “We love to have her on the line.”

Having Morris at the charity stripe paid off for Mepham in its 36-33...

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Robertson reaches 1,000 and didn't even know it

North Shore's Caroline Robertson drives to the basket.

(Credit: James Escher)

Teammates rushed onto the court with balloons. The home crowd made a commotion. Alex Cantwell, teary eyed, leaped into her arms.

Caroline Robertson had just drained a buzzer-beating three, creating a quick frenzy at North Shore on Tuesday.

And Robertson’s reaction, with a bemused expression, was “What’s going on?”

After all, it was only the first quarter. But the basket had given...

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Gymnastics state qualifier postponed (with bonus preview!)

Miranda Lund of Plainview JFK performs her floor

(Credit: James Escher)

The Nassau gymnastics state qualifier, slated to be held today in Hicksville at 5 p.m., has been moved to tomorrow, Tuesday, same flippy place, same flippy hour.

Now that we've gotten that bit of housekeeping out of the way, here's a quick primer of what to expect when (if) the snow makes the roads passable on Tuesday.

As always, Bethpage and Plainview will likely have their fair share...

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McKee’s jumper the key in Bonackers' non-league win

Danny McKee helped his East Hampton teammates move the ball with precision as the final seconds ticked away.

When it stopped moving, McKee stood at the top of the key with the ball in his hands waiting to make his move.

The score was tied at 57 and the Bonackers’ non-league game was on the line.

“We ran our normal offense and ran some time off the clock,” McKee said. “When it got...

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Williams scores milestone basket in Cougars’ CHSAA win

St. John the Baptist's Kyle Williams, left, and

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Kyle Williams missed his first dunk attempt, got it back, and went back up for the flush.

What a way for St. John the Baptist’s 6-9 center to score his 1,000th point. It came on the first play of the game in the Cougars’ CHSAA showdown with Holy Trinity.

But it wasn’t the best part for Williams in St. John the Baptist’s 69-64 home win. The best part was protecting the paint.

“I’ve...

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