High School Boys Basketball
Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.
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...Read more »
**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...Read more »
Saturday at Farmingdale State College
Class C: Friends Academy (14-4) vs. Tuckahoe (20-3), 4:30 p.m. -- After a 22-day break, the Quakers shook off the rust to beat Port Jefferson, 54-47, for the Long Island title on Wednesday. Now comes a Tuckahoe team led by junior Sky Williams, the MVP of the Section I championship, who has scored 32 points in each of the last two games. Shyheim...Read more »
Harborfields won the Suffolk Small School title with a 57-49 win over Port Jefferson earlier today at Stony Brook, but did it without two of its top three scorers — seniors Matt McLeod (pictured above) and Nick Fessenden.
Some thought coach Chris Agostino held them out becuase it wasn't a do-or-die game, but he insisted that wasn't the case.
Fessenden suffered a concussion after...Read more »
This will be the last Top 10 weekly ranking until after the playoffs.
Can Harborfields, a Class A team, hold on to our mythical top spot? The Tornadoes might have to earn the school’s first trip to Glens Falls to do that. But what if Hills West makes a return trip? And what about Longwood, once again the No. 2 seed in Class A? Or Amityville, the No. 2 seed in Class A. Or another...Read more »
It was pretty clear-cut last season at this time regarding the top team in Suffolk: It was clearly going to be the winner of the much-anticipated Longwood-Hills West AA final. It would have been a great surprise if either team did not reach the championship game. Both did and produced a terrific title game before a crowd of more than 4,000 at Farmingdale State. The Colts won and are hitting their...Read more »
Snow postponed a slew of games last week and there were no significant upsets, so our Top 10 remains unchanged, though I’ve moved a couple of new teams onto the bubble.
Some very intriguing matchups this week, highlighted by the West Babylon at Half Hollow Hills West rematch on Thursday that could determine the League IV regular-season title. The Eagles, led by Matt Sullivan (No. 1 at...Read more »
Another new No.1 team this week, after Longwood knocked off previous No. 1 and unbeaten Floyd 67-64, last Thursday. That moves Harborfields, a Class A team with the best-balanced starting five in Suffolk, into my top spot. The Tornadoes, led by Matt McLeod (left) might get a chance to test themselves against the Class AA champion because of Suffolk’s playoff system that matches the best...Read more »
Big shakeup in Suffolk this week as previously unbeaten Longwood was beaten by Sachem East and defending county and Long Island AA champion Half Hollow Hills West was defeated by West Babylon and Lincoln.
Those losses, plus the continued solid play of undefeated Floyd, put the Colonials on top of our latest weekly Suffolk rankings. How legit is Floyd? Anthony White & Company will find...Read more »
Now that the league season is underway, it’s time for Zog to check in with his weekly rankings of Suffolk’s boys basketball teams, incorporating the public and private schools. I’ll try to post my top 10 teams on Monday and my top 10 players on Wednesday. Chris Mascaro, our Nassau boys basketball beat writer, plans to post on the same days as well. Chris and I also contribute to...Read more »