High School Boys Basketball

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

Nassau Top 10 teams

1. Long Island Lutheran (10-3): The Crusaders were held to their lowest point total of the season on Saturday in a 53-40 loss to Boys & Girls from Brooklyn at the Big Apple Classic at Baruch College. But they are still tops in Nassau are hold on to the top spot here.

2. St. Mary’s (9-5, 3-1 CHSAA): Defeated Stepinac, 55-45, and Chaminade, 70-62. Chaz Morrish led the Gaels with 24...

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Nassau Top 10

The Nassau Top 10 remains unchanged at the top. There is some movement after the top 3, though. Elmont jumped two spots to No. 4 with an overtime win over Westbury and Hempstead enters these rankings after three wins last week.

1. Long Island Lutheran (9-2): Achraf Yacoubou scored 37 points and had 10 rebounds in a 105-99 win in three overtimes against Thomas Edison (Queens) on Saturday....

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Westbury awaits rematch with Elmont

The story out of Westbury’s 72-50 win over South Side at home Friday night was the return of junior playmaker Sheldon Hagigal, who had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his first extended minutes since suffering a hairline fracture in his fibula in practice six weeks ago. The fact that senior leader Lamard Herron also had 16 points while playing sick with the flu was also impressive.

But...

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Nassau Top 10

Here's the first edition of the Nassau boys basketball Top 10. All schools located in Nassau are eligible, so private and Catholic schools will be mixed in with public schools in these rankings.

1. Long Island Lutheran (8-2): Achraf Yacoubou had 16 points and eight rebounds Sunday in a 67-41 win over Center Moriches. That victory followed an impressive 74-49 win against St. Anthony's on Wednesday.

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Baldwin: 0-2 but not panicking with point guard injured

Baldwin’s 0-2 conference start and losses to Uniondale and Hempstead would be cause for concern under normal circumstances.

But coach Darius Burton says this is no time for panic. Without injured starting point guard Donte Howell, the Bruins aren’t quite at their best right now and, “We want to be playing our best in February,” the coach said.

Howell, the...

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