High School Boys Basketball

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Woodhouse named 1st team All-State

Harborfields' Lucas Woodhouse looks for an opening at

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Add one more accomplishment to the impressive high school resume compiled by Lucas Woodhouse of Harborfields. The Longwood (Va.) University-bound point guard was Long Island’s only first-team selection on the New York State Sports Writers Association All-State basketball teams.

Woodhouse, a two-time Newsday All-Long Island choice, averaged 16 points and 13 assists in leading the Tornadoes...

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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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Boys of summer: LI wins hoops gold

Half Hollow Hills West's Emile Blackman pleads with

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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...

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Glens Falls review

Friends Academy celebrates their win over Syracuse Academy

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All three Long Island teams acquitted themselves well in last weekend’s state tournament, even though only one brought back a championship. As legendary UCLA coach John Wooden used to say, quoting an ancient poet, “The journey is better than the end.”

Friends Academy, of course, enjoyed the journey AND the end, winning the Class C championship for the first time in school...

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New York state Class A final live blog: Harborfields vs. Jamesville-Dewitt

Harborfields' Matt McLeod brings the ball up the

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**FINAL**: Harborfields fought valiantly in the second half, but couldn't overcome Jamesville-Dewitt, losing a 66-51 decision.

The Tornadoes cut it to a 13-point game with back-to-back baskets by McLeod and Fessenden to open the fourth quarter, but J-D went on a 14-0 run in a 2:54 stretch to extend the lead to 64-37.

Fessenden led Harborfields with 18 points, McLeod added 17, JoJo...

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New York state Class A semifinals live blog: Harborfields vs. Byram Hills

Harborfields' Matt McLeod drives the ball downcourt against

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**FINAL**: Harborfields is moving on to its first state final after a 55-48 win over Byram Hills. Fessenden led the way for the Tornadoes with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Back-to-back three-pointers by Savaglio and Woodhouse gave Harborfields a 50-40 lead with 3:02 to play after Byram Hills closed a 12-point lead to four.

McLeod finished with 11 points, Ringen had 10 and Woodhouse...

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Glens Falls preview

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

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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 articles and blogs in...

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Long Island Class A championship live blog: Harborfields vs. Manhasset

Manhasset, NY - January 21, 2011: Manhasset High

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**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...

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