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Long Island Class B championship live blog

Mattituck celebrates its 68-67 victory over Malverne in

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

**FINAL**: Wow, what a game! Steve Ascher, who finished with 22 points, tipped in a shot at the buzzer to give Mattituck a 68-67 win over four-time defending champion Malverne in the Long Island Class B championship game at SUNY-Old Westbury.

It is the Tuckers' first ever Long Island title.

Ascher went to the line for a 1-and-1 with 4.2 seconds left. He made the first,...

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Long Island Class C championship live blog

Port Jefferson guard Terell Rose #4 moves into

(Credit: George A. Faella)

**FINAL**: Friends is the Long Island Class C champion for the first time since the 2007-08 season with a 54-47 win over Port Jeff. The Quakers outscored Port Jeff 34-14 in the second half.

T.J. Hefele led Friends with 17 points, while Terell Rose scored 18 for Port Jeff.

Friends Academy will play Tuckahoe (Sec. I) in the Southeast regional final at 4:30...

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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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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. 


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LIC Class AA scheduling note

Saturday's Long Island Class AA championship game between Half Hollow Hills West and Uniondale is now set for a 4:30 p.m. tip on Saturday at Hofstra. This is a small change from the 4 p.m. start time that was originally scheduled.

So if you want to grab a bite to eat after the day's first game -- the Long Island Class A championship between Westbury and Harborfields at 1 p.m....

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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 Class A semifinals postponed

Friday's Nassau Class A boys basketball semifinal games that were scheduled to be played at Hofstra have been postponed because of the snow.

The games have been moved to Monday night at Hofstra.

No. 1 Elmont will play No. 5 Hewlett at 6 p.m. Monday.

No. 2 Westbury plays No. 3 South Side at 8:30 p.m.


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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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