High School Boys Basketball

Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.

Genesis of a champ: St. Mary's beats Canisius

St. Mary's senior Chavaughn Lewis, right, looks to

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I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord/And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life

(I'll wait for you to do the obligatory drum roll) A little Phil Collins, and not just because he's retiring.

**UPDATE** Mount St. Michael defeats Cardinal Hayes, 63-56. St. Mary's will see them next week at Fordham*****

St. Mary's - populated as it is with Seniors of...

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Nassau Class A final at Hofstra

Manhasset forward Gary Tibbs #21 puts uo the

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Howdy y'all, Laura Albanese here with the Class A final, as No. 1 Manhasset takes on No. 6 Lawrence for a chance to play for the Long Island title on Sunday. The Indians won a heart-thumper against Floral Park last week, while Lawrence outright dominated over Great Neck North. Keep it here for all the action.

**FINAL** MANHASSET WINS, 73-59 - They go on to play Harborfields next...

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Nassau Class AA final live blog

T'ZIAH WOOD-SMITH Baldwin Forward, Senior, 6-4 Third-year starter

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**FINAL**: Elmont is the county champ for the first time in program history after its 32-29 (yes, 32-29) win over Baldwin. Senat hit two free throws to give Elmont a 30-29 lead with 43.4 seconds to play. Anthony Elechi hit 1 of 2 with 26.2 to play to make it 31-29 and then Dillon Williams got a strip and saved the ball from going out of bounds for the steal. Baldwin had a chance to tie...

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McLeod, Fessenden among hobbled Tornadoes

Matt McLeod gets inside the Amityville defense during

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Harborfields won the Suffolk Small School title with a 57-49 win over Port Jefferson earlier today at Stony Brook, but did it without two of its top three scorers — seniors Matt McLeod (pictured above) and Nick Fessenden. Some thought coach Chris Agostino held them out becuase it wasn't a do-or-die game, but he insisted that wasn't the case. Fessenden suffered a concussion after taking an...

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West Babylon upsets Longwood, moves on to final

West Babylon's Matt Sullivan brings the ball upcourt

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West Babylon 61, Longwood 52: Matt Sullivan (pictured, right) scored 13 of his 23 points in a 17-0 run in the first half for No. 3 West Babylon (18-3) in the Suffolk Class AA semifinals at Stony Brook. Taylor Frisch added 17 points, and Chris Doyle scored 10. Marshall Fairley had six points and nine rebounds. West Babylon will play the winner of No. 1 Half Hollow Hills West and No. 5 Floyd...

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CHSAA final live on MSG Varsity

St. Mary's, Newsday's No. 1-ranked boys basketball team, tries to remain unbeaten when it faces Chaminade on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hofstra in the CHSAA championship game. The contest will be televised live on MSG Varsity (Cablevision Ch. 14). This will be MSG Varsity’s first live basketball game this season. Jimmy Cavallo and Rob Pavinelli will call the game with Tara Petrolino on the sidelines....

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Updated Nassau playoff matchups

Elmont's Anthony Elechi splits defenders during the Nassau

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Class AA final -- Saturday at Hofstra

No. 1 Baldwin (16-3) vs. No. 2 Elmont (17-2), 1 p.m.

Class A final -- Saturday at Hofstra

No. 1 Manhasset (18-2) vs. No. 6 Lawrence (17-3), 3:30 p.m. 

Class B regional semifinal -- March 9 at SUNY-Old Westbury

Malverne (18-1) vs. Mattituck (15-5), 8 p.m.

Class C regional...

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Updated Nassau playoff matchups

Hempstead High School #45 Mical Boyd drives to

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Here are the semifinal round matchups for Friday/Saturday...

Class AA -- Saturday at SUNY-Old Westbury

No. 1 Baldwin (15-3) vs. No. 5 Great Neck South (15-4), 1 p.m. No. 2 Elmont (16-2) vs. No. 6 Hempstead (13-6), 4 p.m.

Class A -- Friday at SUNY-Old Westbury

No. 1 Manhasset (17-2) vs. No. 5 Floral Park (16-3), 5 p.m. No. 6 Lawrence (16-3) vs. No....

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Updated Nassau playoff matchups

(C) Uniondale #21 Shaq Mosley gets tripped up

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One round is in the books. Here are the quarterfinal round matchups for Monday/Tuesday...

Class AA -- Tuesday

No. 8 Bellmore JFK (12-6) at No. 1 Baldwin (14-3), 7 p.m. No. 5 Great Neck South (14-4) at No. 4 East Meadow (12-5), 2 p.m. No. 6 Hempstead (12-6) at No. 3 Freeport (14-3), 3 p.m. No. 7 Uniondale (12-6) at No. 2 Elmont (15-2), 1 p.m.

Class A -- Monday

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Suffolk Top 10

This will be the last Top 10 weekly ranking until after the playoffs. Can Harborfields, a Class A team, hold on to our mythical top spot? The Tornadoes might have to earn the school’s first trip to Glens Falls to do that. But what if Hills West makes a return trip? And what about Longwood, once again the No. 2 seed in Class A? Or Amityville, the No. 2 seed in Class A. Or another team,...

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