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Schedule change for A and AA finals

The times for Saturday's Class A and Class AA Long Island championship games at Hofstra have been changed.

The Class AA game between Suffolk champion Floyd and Nassau champion Baldwin will be at 12:30 p.m. The Class A game between Suffolk champion Harborfields and Nassau champion South Side will be at 3:30 p.m.

The two winners of Saturday's games at Hofstra, which also serve as state...

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10 from LI among Top 50

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York named 10 Long Island players on its annual list of the state’s Top 50 players.

The selections, alphabetical, by classification:

Class AA

Emile Blackman, Half Hollow Hills West

Gene Garay, Oceanside

Evan Maxwell, East Islip

Tavon Sledge, Half Hollow Hills West

Anthony White, Floyd

Class A

James...

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

Harborfields' Matt McLeod brings the ball up the

(Credit: Pat Orr)

**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 AA semifinal: Half Hollow Hills West vs. Mount Vernon

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

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

Harborfields' Matt McLeod drives the ball downcourt against

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

**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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New York state Class C semifinals live blog: Friends Academy vs. I-Prep

Friends Academy's Kellan Sehring drives to the basket

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**FINAL**: Friends Academy is moving on to the Class C final after a 53-48 win over I-Prep.

Costa hit a three-pointer to open the scoring in overtime and then had a hoop off an inbounds to give Friends a 50-45 lead. He and Hefele finished with 13 points, while Godlis and Sehring each scored 10.

Friends will play Section IV's Syracuse Academy of Science (21-2) at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow...

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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 articles and blogs in...

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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 at 7:30...

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Nassau boys hoops top 10

Fans storm the court after Floral Park High

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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...

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Nassau boys hoops top 10

Malverne's Cory Alexander (13, left) goes to the

(Credit: Richard Slattery)

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...

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