The race for the No. 2 ranking, behind Half Hollow Hills West, tightens. I’m keeping Longwood there for now, even after two tough losses over the weekend at a tournament in Baltimore. The Lions still haven’t been derailed on Long Island. However, No. 3 St. John the Baptist continues to impress, winning their non-league games and staying on top of the CHSAA. I’ll be checking them out in a league game at pesky Chaminade on Tuesday. Floyd and Amityville are new to the Top 10 this week.

 

Zog's Top 10

1. Half Hollow Hills West (6-0): Impressive win over Sacred Heart (Conn.) in Hoop Hall Classic. Big test Monday night vs. city Catholic power Bishop Loughlin.


2. Longwood (9-2): Two losses in Maryland tournament, but no one on L.I. has been able to slow down Lions.


3. St. John the Baptist (13-1): Sunday’s 77-61 victory over Wyandanch continued Cougars’ impressive season and also raised funds for shelter in Wyandanch.


4. Harborfields (9-1): Rallied to beat Kings Park and rolled over Huntington to stay atop League V.


5. Lindenhurst (8-3): Clutch free throws allowed Bulldogs to hold off Bay Shore for first place in League II.


6. Floyd (9-3): Moves into Top 10 for first time with convincing 66-42 victory over Ward Melville.


7. Bayport-Blue Point (9-3): One-sided wins over Miller Place and Mount Sinai in tough League VI.

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8. Copiague (7-2): Deer Park, Smithtown West and Riverhead are latest victims in League IV.


9. Amityville (8-3): Two easy wins keep Warriors tied for first with Bayport-Blue Point in League VI.


10. Bay Shore (7-4): Lost tough one to Lindenhurst but remain in the thick of League II race.


On the bubble: Brentwood (7-4), East Islip (6-2), Kings Park (8-4), Miller Place (9-2), Newfield (8-3), Southold (11-0), Ward Melville (8-3), Wyandanch (7-3).