High School Boys Basketball

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

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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Milestones for Seymour, Blackman

Half Hollow Hills West's Emile Blackman grabs a

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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 was...

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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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White goes Division I

Catching up on some basketball news ... Anthony White of Floyd, a Newsday All-Long Island first team selection last season, has committed to St. Francis of Brooklyn, a Division I school which plays in the Northeast Conference. White, a 6-3 swingman who is expected to play guard in college, achieved a double-double in every game last season. He averaged 18.9 points and a Suffolk-best 14.2 rebounds,...

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Boys of summer: LI wins hoops gold

Half Hollow Hills West's Emile Blackman pleads with

(Credit: Pat Orr)

It was a golden summer for some of the best high school boys basketball players on Long Island. Anthony White (Floyd), Emile Blackman (Half Hollow Hills West) and Lucas Woodhouse (Harborfields) led the Long Island Region team to a 60-43 victory over Southern Tier in the gold medal game on Sunday, Aug. 7, to conclude the BCANY Summer Games in Johnson City, N.Y., near Binghamton. “In the championship...

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New York state Class AA semifinal: Half Hollow Hills West vs. Mount Vernon

Half Hollow Hills West's Tavon Sledge, 3, reacts

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

**FINAL**: Hills West's season is over after losing a 69-65 decision to Mount Vernon. Khalid Samuels, who led the Knights with 16 points, knocked down two free throws with 1:04 remaining to give Mount Vernon a 65-57 lead. Blackman led Hills West with 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Sledge had 18 points and 10 assists. Hinds finished with 10 points for Mount Vernon. The Knights will...

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Glens Falls preview

Harborfields' Joseph Savaglio, 21, and Matt McLeod, 11,

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Three Long Island teams are headed to Glens Falls this weekend, each hoping to win a state championship for the first time. Friends Academy (Class C), Harborfields (Class A) and Half Hollow Hills West (Class AA) are representing Nassau and Suffolk at the annual hoops fest at the Glens Falls Civic Center.


Zog and Chris Mascaro will be covering the event, so look for our...

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Hills West-Elmont: The day after

Half Hollow Hills West's Tavon Sledge jumps and

(Credit: Photo by Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

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...

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Long Island Championship/Southeast regional final previews

Elmont's Anthony Elechi splits defenders during the Nassau

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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...

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Suffolk wins 1st Alzheimer's Classic

Longwood guard Paris Parks scored 18 points and was named MVP as Suffolk defeated Nassau, 103-80, on Saturday, Nov. 13 in the first annual Alzheimer’s of Long Island All-Star Basketball Classic. The event drew a nice crowd to the Danzi Athletic Center on the campus of St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue. Part of the festivities included an Alzheimer’s Awareness Night on Nov. 10 attended...

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