High School Boys Basketball

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St. Mary's Chavaughn Lewis Commits to Marist

St. Mary's senior Chavaughn Lewis, right, looks to

(Credit: James Escher)

Chavaughn Lewis, the highly-lauded shooting guard who helped lead St. Mary's to a CHSAA state title and a 29-1 record, has verbally committed to Marist College, according to coach Bill Harkins.

Lewis, who averaged 23.4 points per game, including a 30-point performance against Mount St. Michael in the state final, is expected to sign sometime in the next two weeks, sources said. He's expected...

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Long Island Championship/Southeast regional final previews

Elmont's Anthony Elechi splits defenders during the Nassau

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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...

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Genesis of a champ: St. Mary's beats Canisius

St. Mary's senior Chavaughn Lewis, right, looks to

(Credit: James Escher)

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord/And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life

(I'll wait for you to do the obligatory drum roll)

A little Phil Collins, and not just because he's retiring.

**UPDATE** Mount St. Michael defeats Cardinal Hayes, 63-56. St. Mary's will see them next week at Fordham*****

St. Mary's - populated as it is with Seniors of Ridiculous...

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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

(Credit: Photo by James Escher)

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

Week's top performances, CHSAA edition

Midterms are upon us, college decisions are around the corner and life is hard enough as it is. Which is why we here at Newsday are closing out the week with some good cheer, high school bball style.

This Week's Shoutouts:

Let's kick it off at the top with the always impressive Chavaughn Lewis from St. Mary's. Lewis notched 33 points for the still undefeated Gaels in a 81-57 drubbing...

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Nassau Sandler Award watch

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

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

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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