High School Boys Basketball
Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.
**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 »
Laura Albanese here with the Class A final, as No. 1 Manhasset takes on No. 6 Lawrence for a chance to play for the Long Island title on Sunday.
The Indians won a heart-thumper against Floral Park last week, while Lawrence outright dominated over Great Neck North. Keep it here for all the action.
**FINAL** MANHASSET WINS, 73-59 - They go on to play Harborfields...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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,...Read more »
If lacrosse is king at Manhasset, might basketball be the new prince?
Nobody will confuse the two programs. Since the boys basketball team’s last county championship in the 1996-97 season, the lacrosse team has won six Nassau titles and three state championships, including the last two.
But the basketball team’s 11-1 start has made the community take notice. The Indians,...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »