High School Girls Basketball

Newsday swishes and dishes on Long Island's girls basketball scene.

Longwood clinches playoff berth

Longwood had expectations of going to the postseason this year and the Lions achieved that goal tonight with a 51-41 win over Sachem North in a League I game. It's the first time they have reached the postseason since 2005-06, when they lost in the county championship to Northport.

The Lions started out 5-0 in league play before losing senior Aliyah Blake to a torn ACL in a win over Brentwood...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (1/30)

Elmont's #23 Bria Fisher drives the paint for

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The 3 Stars for Monday 1/30:

Bria Fisher (above) had 26 points and nine rebounds for Elmont in a 56-33 win over St. Dominic in non-league.

Elyse Zappia had 17 points and six assists in a 40-10 win for Valley Stream North over Roosevelt in Conference A-IV.

Candance Belvedere had 16 points for Kellenberg in a 52-41 win over St. Francis Prep....

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Nassau Top 10 girls hoops rankings

Massapequa's Danielle Doherty looks for an opening. (Jan.

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

1. Long Island Lutheran (14-3)

2. Holy Trinity (13-5)

3. Massapequa (12-1)

4. Sacred Heart (12-5)

5. Baldwin (10-1)

6. North Shore (12-1)

7. MacArthur (10-1)

8. Uniondale (8-5)

9. Floral Park (10-2)

10. Kellenberg (8-6)

Top 10 Public Schools:

1. Massapequa (12-1) the Chiefs showed why they are the team to beat, defeating Uniondale...

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Suffolk Top 10 girls hoops rankings

St. Anthony's Symone Kelly (24) drives the baseline

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

1. St. Anthony’s (13-4)

2. Sachem East (11-1)

3. St. John the Baptist (11-8)

4. Glenn (13-0)

5. Riverhead (13-1)

6. Lindenhurst (12-1)

7. Harborfields (12-1)

8. Hauppauge (13-0)

9. North Babylon (7-6)

10. Southampton (10-3)...

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Long Island Top 10 girls hoops rankings

St. Anthony's Chastity Taylor (1) drives the baseline

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

1.      St. Anthony’s (13-4): The Friars defeated a good Gill St. Bernard’s from N.J. in the Kennedy Classic in the Bronx, 71-62. Rebecca Musgrove scored 23 points and Chastity Taylor added 21. Then in a battle of the two best teams on Long Island, St. Anthony’s defeated Long Island Lutheran in overtime, 65-59, in the Kennedy Classic Sunday. Musgrove had 15 of her 22 points...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (1/29)

St. Anthony's Rebecca Musgrove (12) pulls up in

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The 3 Stars for Sunday 1/29:

Rebecca Musgrove had 15 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, including the game-tying free at the end of regulation and 7-for-8 from the line in overtime, of St.Anthony's 65-59 win over Long Island Lutheran at the JFK Challenge in the Bronx.

Boogie Brozoski had a career-high 28 points and added eight assists and five rebounds for Long Island...

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St. Anthony's-LuHi lives up to hype

St. Anthony's Rebecca Musgrove works her way inside

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

There was a lot of hype surrounding the St. Anthony's-Long Island Lutheran game Sunday night at the Kennedy Challenge in the Bronx, and both teams delivered in a big way. At times, both teams appeared on the precipice of victory, but St. Anthony’s pulled out a 65-59 overtime win.

St. Anthony’s guard Rebecca Musgrove (above) came through with a big performance. She was fouled at the end of...

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Postgame: Holy Trinity vs. Francis Lewis

Holy Trinity High School #23 Katherine Poppe, left,

(Credit: James Escher)

Here’s some more insight from Sunday’s game between Holy Trinity and Francis Lewis at the JFK Challenge, which Francis Lewis won 52-41.

It was a rough day from start to finish for the Titans, the team started off shooting 1-for-8 from the field and trailed 13-5 after the first quarter. Katie Poppe hit a three-quarter-court bomb well after the buzzer sounded, which sums up the day for Holy...

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Games to watch for week of Jan. 30

Monday Jan. 30

St. Francis Prep at Kellenberg, 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday Jan. 31

Hicksville at Baldwin, 7 p.m.

Manhasset at Floral Park, 4:45 p.m.

Freeport at Massapequa, 7 p.m.

Island Trees at North Shore, 4:30 p.m.

Division at Sewanhaka, 4:45 p.m.

Islip at Kings Park, 4:45 p.m.

Northport at Whitman, 6:15 p.m.

Southampton at Mattituck, 6:15 p.m.

Ward...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (1/28)

St. Anthony's High School junior #12 Rebecca Musgrove,

(Credit: James Escher)

The 3 Stars for Saturday 1/28:

Rebecca Musgrove (above) had 23 points and three assists to lead St. Anthony’s in a 71-62 win over Gill St. Bernard at the JFK Challenge.

Shanice Allen had 17 of her 23 points in the first half and added five rebounds, three assists and three steals for Riverhead in a 58-45 win over North Babylon in League III.

Boogie Brozoski had 17 points and seven...

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