High School Boys Basketball
Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.
Both of Long Island Lutheran’s basketball programs will be re-classified for the 2012-13 school year. The LuHi girls, who lost in this season’s state Class B Federation final to Irvington, will move up to Class A. The LuHi boys, who won the 2011-12 state Class A Federation final over Harborfields, will move up to Class AA....Read more »
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...Read more »
Video highlights from LI Lutheran's 59-57 win over Farmingdale....Read more »
Achraf Yacoubou, Newsday's Nassau player of the year, has been selected as an ESPN Rise second-team All American.
Yacoubou (pictured, second from the left) averaged 19.5 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game this season, and is the only Long Island player on either the first or second team.
The only other players from New York to garner honors were Yacoubou's...Read more »
Two key members of Long Island Lutheran’s state Class A Federation championship team will be teammates one more time on Sunday.
Achraf Yacoubou and Mike Florin will play in the prestigious 38th Capital Classic All-Star game at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.
The two senior Crusaders will play on the National All-Stars in the showcase game against the Capital All-Stars...Read more »
Of the 57 public school boys basketball teams in Nassau only 33 advanced to the second season.
Yes, the playoffs (at least among public schools) are finally upon us, with the first round in Class A commencing later today. To see the matchups in every classification, click here.
The Catholic League still has some of the regular season to play out — and that's where we must begin...Read more »
The playoffs are right around the corner, and the jockeying for seeding has made for some down-to-the-wire conference action.
Where do we stand in Nassau? Well, St. Mary's (still the only undefeated team on the Island) and Lutheran keep rolling. In the publics, Baldwin looks like the favorite, although the Bruins play in the weakest of the three Class AA conferences.
They'll step up...Read more »
More stagnation in the forecast has led to more stagnation in the top 10.
Postponements marred another week of would-be action, as the season crawls towards the playoffs at the end of the month.
There's no changes in this week's rankings, so let's get right to it.
In this week's MSG Varsity tri-state top 20 poll, the Gaels moved up one spot to No. 4, while Long Island...Read more »
Due to the inclement weather and testing, we haven't had much action among the top 10 squads this past week.
So guess what that means? Only one minor change in the top 10. Massapequa lost to the second time in three games last Thursday, a 50-47 decision at Farmingdale, and finds itself on the bubble this week. Elmont, winner of eight straight, joins the club at No. 9.
St. Mary's,...Read more »
Last week I posed a question about anyone wrestling the Sandler Award away from Long Island Lutheran star Achraf Yacoubou (who won the award last season), and later that night, St. Mary's Chavaughn Lewis outscored him (by two points) in the Gaels' 57-55 win at Lutheran.
So Lewis is certainly a candidate.
And he's not alone. How about Floral Park's Shamoy McIntosh, who scored...Read more »