High School Girls Basketball
Newsday swishes and dishes on Long Island's girls basketball scene.
Stephen Haynes has worked at Newsday since 2007 when he started as a summer intern. He began working as a high school reporter in December of that year and has covered everything from fencing to football.
Garden City is back in the county final. Why? Because it’s late May and it’s about that time.
Competing for championships has long been part of this program’s annual routine, and the Trojans earned themselves another trip to the title game on Wednesday, beating Long Beach, 14-7, in the Nassau Class B girls lacrosse semifinals.
Haley O’Hanlon had three goals and four assists to lead top-seeded...Read more »
St. John the Baptist’s recent reputation as that “pretty good, but not on that level” team – it’s history. And they put an end to that on Tuesday by making history.
The second-seeded Cougars beat rival Sacred Heart, 14-9, in the CHSAA Class AA girls lacrosse semifinals, earning their first ever trip to the league title game.
“There was a sense of relief and accomplishment...Read more »
The mass migration to Delaware continues. This week, Longwood’s Kiersten West verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Delaware, making her the third Long Island girl to do so in recent weeks.
West, a junior, helped lead Longwood to a 9-4 record in Suffolk’s League I and a berth in the Class AA playoffs. The 5-9 do-it-all forward averaged 14 points, 12 rebounds, four assists,...Read more »
Kellenberg’s Candace Belvedere committed this week to play basketball at St. Joseph’s University.
The junior from Merrick led the Firebirds to the league semifinals and the CHSAA Class A state tournament. A 6-2 center, Belvedere averaged 11.1 points and 11.7 rebounds – including five offensive boards – to go with 2.9 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. She upped her scoring to 14.6 points per...Read more »
Before we start, I’ll slap this disclaimer in: Thought and objectivity went into these predictions, so if I picked against your team, it doesn’t mean that I dislike them or have any less respect for them. This is my third season covering lacrosse and I can say with complete honesty that there hasn’t been a team or person I’ve met whom I dislike or would root against in any way. (I’ve had this conversation...Read more »