High School Boys Basketball
Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.
Click the links below to see brackets for the New York State boys basketball tournament. You can also see brackets from the Nassau and Suffolk playoffs as well. Final conference standings can be viewed here.
NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Class AA - Class A - Class B - Class C - Class D
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Last night's Long Island Class AA championship game was certainly one for the ages, as Tavon Sledge scored a record 46 points for Half Hollow Hills West in a 79-75 double-overtime victory over Elmont at Stony Brook. Highlights of the instant classic can be seen here. A basketball game can't get much tighter. The score was tied after the first quarter and at halftime and was a two-point game heading...Read more »
**FINAL**: And one of the best Long Island high school basketball games ever has ended with Hills West winning a 79-75 double-overtime thriller over Elmont. Sledge finished with a championship-game record 46 points, as Hills won its second straight Long Island Class AA title. Hills West will play Mount Vernon of Section I at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday in the state semifinals at the Glens Falls...Read more »
**FINAL**: Harborfields has won the Long Island Class A title for the first time in program history with a 67-49 win over Manhasset.
McLeod led Harborfields with 24 points. Manhasset scored 18 second-half points, and Troia, who finished with 21 points, scored all but four of them. The Tornadoes will play Section I's Byram Hills at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday in the state semifinals...Read more »
Behind Zach Rufer's 21 points -- mostly from the outside -- and 6-7 Brendan Miller's 16 -- mostly from underneath -- Burke Catholic topped Mattituck, 75-59, in the Class B Southeast Regional at Farmingdale State. Steve Ascher scored 18 points, Tom Ascher added 14 points, and Connor Davis and Cody Huntley each scored eight for the Tuckers (16-7). Burke Catholic's size in the front court allowed them to...Read more »
**FINAL**: Friends Academy has punched a ticket to next weekend's state tournament with a 49-44 win over Tuckahoe. Godlis led the Quakers with a season-high 25 points. Hefele added nine and Costa seven. Friends will play the Prep School at Grover (Buffalo) at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Glen Falls Civic Center in the state semifinals. Next up here at Farmingdale is the Class B game...Read more »
Saturday at Farmingdale State College
Class C: Friends Academy (14-4) vs. Tuckahoe (20-3), 4:30 p.m. -- After a 22-day break, the Quakers shook off the rust to beat Port Jefferson, 54-47, for the Long Island title on Wednesday. Now comes a Tuckahoe team led by junior Sky Williams, the MVP of the Section I championship, who has scored 32 points in each of the last two...Read more »
Buzzer beaters. They put the madness – and the magic – in March. That was the case on Wednesday night at SUNY-Old Westbury, when there was a truly remarkable beat-the-clock victory by Mattituck over Malverne in the Long Island Class B championship. The Tuckers’ Steve Ascher (above), a lefthanded shooter, made a righthanded tip-in of a teammate’s missed foul shot to give his...Read more »
**FINAL**: Wow, what a game! Steve Ascher, who finished with 22 points, tipped in a shot at the buzzer to give Mattituck a 68-67 win over four-time defending champion Malverne in the Long Island Class B championship game at SUNY-Old Westbury. It is the Tuckers' first ever Long Island title. Ascher went to the line for a 1-and-1 with 4.2 seconds left. He made the first, but...Read more »
**FINAL**: Friends is the Long Island Class C champion for the first time since the 2007-08 season with a 54-47 win over Port Jeff. The Quakers outscored Port Jeff 34-14 in the second half. T.J. Hefele led Friends with 17 points, while Terell Rose scored 18 for Port Jeff. Friends Academy will play Tuckahoe (Sec. I) in the Southeast regional final at 4:30 p.m....Read more »