High School Boys Basketball

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Recap: Baldwin falls in Class AA state semis

Baldwin's Jordan Williams, left, shields the ball from

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Class AA champion Baldwin (19-2) brings its 17-game winning streak to Glens Falls for the state final four. The Bruins will play Aquinas (20-2), the No. 2 team in the state, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Bob Herzog and Mike Gavin will be there to cover the games and live chat during them. You can use the chat window below to sign up for an email reminder. You can...

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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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Newsday's top 10 boys basketball teams

Half Hollow Hills West's Emile Blackman is guarded

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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...

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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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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

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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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More on Mosley, Uniondale

Uniondale's Shaq Mosley, (21, right), drives to the

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In Sunday's paper was the story of Shaquille Mosley and the Uniondale basketball team. 

Here are some quotes from the players and coach Tom Diana that didn't make the paper...

On the Knights losing two early conference games (52-45 to Freeport and 57-54 in overtime to Hempstead)...

Mosley: "We don't panic at all. We sometimes second guess ourselves and put our heads down,...

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Nassau boys hoops top 10

Manhasset, NY - January 21, 2011: Manhasset High

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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...

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Nassau boys hoops top 10

St. Mary's Charles McCann looks inside. (March 2,

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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,...

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Nassau Sandler Award watch

St. Mary's Chavaughn Lewis soars toward the hoop.

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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...

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