High School Boys Basketball

Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.

CHSAA final live on MSG Varsity

St. Mary's, Newsday's No. 1-ranked boys basketball team, tries to remain unbeaten when it faces Chaminade on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hofstra in the CHSAA championship game.

The contest will be televised live on MSG Varsity (Cablevision Ch. 14).

This will be MSG Varsity’s first live basketball game this season. Jimmy Cavallo and Rob Pavinelli will call the game with Tara Petrolino...

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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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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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Gaels blow Flyers away

Consider yourself spared. I was going to attempt an even more egregious "Flyers can't soar agaisnt the Gaels" headline. It would have been terrible.

Anyway, I hate to sound like a broken record here, but last night's battle for CHSAA supremacy was pretty decisive, with St. Mary's pushing aside Chaminade, 74-47 to remain the only undefeated team in the CHSAA. Chavaughn Lewis lit up...

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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 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 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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Quinn joins exclusive club

Oyster Bay, N.Y. - Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

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Congratulations to Jim Quinn of Chaminade. The 60-year-old Chaminade graduate became the 10th coach in Long Island history to win 400 games with his alma mater’s 72-48 victory over St. Dominic on Tuesday night. Quinn is one of four coaches in this exclusive club who is still active.

The 400 Club

Ed Petrie, East Hampton – 754*Ted Adams, Hempstead – 490Russ Bastin, Uniondale...

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Upstate-Downstate Challenge set for Saturday

Chaminade High School junior guard #12 Kevin Sheehy,

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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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