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Nassau boys hoops top 10

Floral Park's Shamoy McIntosh goes to the hoop

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Early in the season the question on boys hoops fans' minds was: Who is better, St. Mary's or Lutheran?

Well, we finally got our answer ... sort of. 

The Gaels hung on for a 57-55 victory at L.I.L. on Thursday to rightfully claim their spot as the top team on the Island. But the Crusaders aren't far behind, and they'd love a rematch with everything on the line later in...

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Nassau Sandler Award watch

Long Island Lutheran's Achraf Yacoubou, right, shoots a

(Credit: James Escher)

Can anyone wrestle the Sandler Award away from Long Island Lutheran or its star Achraf Yacoubou? The award, which is given annually to the top player in Nassau and Suffolk, has been given to a LuHi player the last three seasons, including Yacoubou in 2010. 

The Villanova-bound guard is off to a hot start for the 11-1 Crusaders, averaging 20.4 points per game. 

Tonight,...

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Nassau boys hoops top 10

Led by Chavaughn Lewis, St. Mary's is the

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy, 2009)

Howdy Nassau hoops fans! 

Welcome to the first installment of the Nassau top 10, where we'll rank the best programs in the county (public, CHSAA and private) every week.

With the holidays past and the new year's resolutions already made, it's time for these teams to get into the meat of their conference schedules.

The top two squads on this list will play at Long Island Lutheran...

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Upstate-Downstate Challenge set for Saturday

Chaminade High School junior guard #12 Kevin Sheehy,

(Credit: James A. Escher )

On Saturday at Uniondale High School is the Upstate-Downstate Challenge, pitting four of the best upstate teams against four top Long Island squads. The schedule is as follows...

Noon: Lincoln (Yonkers) vs. Chaminade

2 p.m.: Newburgh Free Academy vs. South Side

4 p.m.: New Rochelle vs. Baldwin

6 p.m.: White Plains vs. Uniondale

An all day pass is $5....

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Nassau Top 10 teams

1. Long Island Lutheran (20-7): The Crusaders ended the regular season by beating two-time defending Class B Federation champs Collegiate of Manhattan, 89-60, in the finals of the Collegiate tournament on Monday. Now Lutheran is in the middle of a long wait before its next game in the first round of the state Federation tournament on March 26. As the only NYSAIS Class A team, LuHi automatically...

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Nassau AA, A finals moved to Hofstra

The Nassau Class AA and A finals on Saturday have been moved to Hofstra from SUNY-Old Westbury to accommodate the ECAC college tournament that will be played at SUNY-Old Westbury on Saturday.

So the updated schedule is:

Class A: No. 1 Elmont vs. No. 2 Westbury, 3 p.m. Saturday at Hofstra

Class AA: No. 1 Uniondale vs. No. 2 Baldwin, 6 p.m. Saturday...

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Nassau Top 10 teams

1. Long Island Lutheran (19-7): In their biggest game of the week, the Crusaders trailed powerhouse St. Anthony’s of Jersey City by nine at halftime before losing, 57-32, at home Wednesday. Achraf Yacoubou had 16 points. On Thursday, LuHi won 86-36 over Manhattan Village Academy in the opening round of the Collegiate Invitational. They beat Brooklyn College Academy, 86-46, in the semifinals...

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Nassau Top 10 teams

We’re in the thick of the playoffs and a large group of teams that were on the bubble here in past weeks have been eliminated from postseason contention. In Nassau Class AA, only Uniondale, Baldwin, Hempstead and Farmingdale are alive. In Class A, it’s Elmont, Westbury, South Side and Hewlett in the semifinals. Lutheran continues to finish out its regular season and the CHSAA playoffs...

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Nassau Top 10 teams

Playoffs are underway for the public school teams. Class AA and A quarterfinals will be played this week along with the Class B final, which features Malverne and Locust Valley. The CHSAA regular season is winding down, too, and Chaminade knocked off St. Mary's this week to move up in the rankings.

1. Long Island Lutheran (14-6): Hart Gliedman had 15 points as the Crusaders beat St. Anthony’s,...

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Nassau Class AA quarterfinal matchups

All games Thursday, Feb. 18 at higher seeds

No. 9 Hicksville at No. 1 Uniondale, 1 p.m.

No. 5 Hempstead at No. 4 Valley Stream Central, 2 p.m.

No. 11 Massapequa at No. 3 Farmingdale, 2 p.m.

No. 10 Herricks at No. 2 Baldwin, 7 p.m....

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