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Baldwin looking for two Class AA titles
It’s been quite a season for the Baldwin Bruins. Baldwin's boys and girls basketball squads took home Nassau County Class AA championships last week. It’s not the first time it has happened, but it’s the first time in a long time it has happened at the highest classification in Nassau.
The last school to win both the boys and girls Nassau County championship at the highest classification was in 1983 when Hempstead won the Class A championship.
The Baldwin boys (18-2) will take on Floyd for the Long Island Class AA title on Saturday at Hofstra at 12:30. The Bruin girls (19-1) will face Riverhead for the LI Class AA championship on Friday at 7:30 at Farmingdale State.
Brandon Williams scored seven of his 18 points in the fourth quarter in Baldwin’s 57-53 win over Uniondale in the county championship game last Saturday. Kirk Staine added 11 points and Mykeil Tzul chipped in 10 points.
The Baldwin girls beat Massapequa, 62-41, for its third straight county championship last weekend. Alex Hampton had 24 points and four assists and Amber Harrison added 15 points. Outside of a 35-34 loss to North Babylon, Baldwin had a flawless season.
The two teams hope to make more history later this week by winning the LIC AA titles in the same season.