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Nassau boys hoops playoff brackets

Farmingdale's Dalique Mingo controls the ball against Hicksville

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Here are the Nassau boys basketball playoff bracket, updated with the first set of games. You can click the links below to see the brackets and to also play along with other readers by picking the winners of each game. No prizes, of course, but it creates some February fun for you nonetheless.

Keep this page bookmarked to follow the updated brackets as the tournaments continue.

The Class...

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Suffolk boys hoops playoff brackets

Central Islip's Timothy McKenzie goes baseline for two

(Credit: George A. Faella)

Here are the links to the Suffolk boys basketball playoff brackets, and you can predict your own bracket and compete against other readers. No prizes, of course.

In the Class AA bracket, Hills West earned the No. 1 seed.

In the Class A bracket, it's Harborfields with the top seed.

In the Class B bracket, Southampton took the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.

In the Class...

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Suffolk Slant: The Top 10

With one more regular-season game left, most of the playoff spots have been decided. But the top seeds remain up for grabs in Class AA, where Central Islip, Half Hollow Hills West, Deer Park and Floyd are all legitimate contenders with Brentwood, Longwood and East Islip not far behind. In Class A, Harborfields will likely be the No. 1 seed with Amityville No. 2. After that, it’s pretty wide open....

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Blackman is top Colt

When Emile Blackman of Half Hollow Hills West started last Tuesday’s game at West Babylon, he set the school record for most varsity boys basketball games played. Blackman, a senior who began his varsity career as a freshman, has now played 86 games, with one remaining regular-season contest left, plus the playoffs. Blackman surpassed Tobias Harris, who played in 84 games. The Colts are 64-22 in...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

No. 1 Harborfields is playing so well the Tornadoes almost had three players put up triple-doubles in an 86-59 victory over Eastport-South Manor last week. Lucas Woodhouse had 24 points and 16 assists. John Patron scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Justin Ringen scored 13 points and snared nine rebounds. I see Harborfields cruising into the playoffs on a collision course for a Class A...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

Brentwood’s gritty 78-73 victory over Floyd on Tuesday, sparked by Eric Perdomo’s 32 points, shook up League I and moved the Indians up to No. 4 in our latest rankings. In fact, Brentwood coach Anthony Jimenez told me afterwards he believed that eight or nine teams could win the Suffolk AA title this year.

One of them, of course, is two-time defending Long Island champion Hills West, which...

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Milestones for Seymour, Blackman

Half Hollow Hills West's Emile Blackman grabs a

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A couple of recent noteworthy accomplishments:

Quite a quarter

In Amityville’s 60-35 victory over Glenn on Tuesday, David Seymour scored 17 points in the third quarter. Seymour’s outburst tied the Warriors’ school record for points in a period, set by A.J. Price, who scored 17 points in the second quarter in a victory over Rocky Point on Feb. 10, 2004. Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

Some familiar names are emerging as the top boys basketball teams in Suffolk, led by defending Long Island champions Harborfields (Class A) and Half Hollow Hills West (Class B). The Colts get a stiff test on Tuesday night against Deer Park. I’ll be covering that game.

Some other key games this week include:

Tuesday – Kings Park at Rocky Point (League V); Babylon at Center Moriches...

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Blackman's grand moment

How's this for a nice story line? Emile Blackman of Half Hollow Hills West scored his 1,000 point on a dunk off a feed from his brother Jamir in the second quarter of the Colts' victory over Comsewogue on Friday. The senior Blackman, who is being recruited by LIU Brooklyn, Quinnipiac, Hofstra and Marist, will be honored at Hills West's next home game, Tuesday night against League IV contender Deer...

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Newsday's top 10 boys basketball teams

Half Hollow Hills West's Emile Blackman is guarded

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

1. HALF HOLLOW HILLS WEST Blackman chases elusive state title.

2. L.I. LUTHERAN It’s all about the Federation tourney.

3. HARBORFIELDS Woodhouse makes Tornadoes go.

4. UNIONDALE Mosley has all the Knight moves.

5. DEER PARK Falcons will challenge Hills West.

6. KELLENBERG Best of bunch in tough CHSAA?

7. BALDWIN Richardson has plenty of help.

8. FLOYD White...

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