High School Girls Basketball

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

Long Island Girls Hoops Top 10 rankings

St. Anthony's teammates, from left, #12 Rebecca Musgrove,

(Credit: James Escher)

1. St. Anthony’s (23-4): The Friars defeated St. Dominic and Sacred Heart to advance to the NSCHSAA championship game against No. 3 St. John the Baptist and won their second consecutive NSCHSAA championship with a 51-48 win. Symone Kelly had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Johanna Impellizeri had six points, 12 rebounds, and three blocked shots and had a steal with four seconds left leading to two...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (3/4)

St. Anthony's Symone Kelly, left, shoots a jumper

(Credit: James Escher)

The 3 Stars for Sunday 3/4:

Symone Kelly had 20 points and 11 rebounds for St. Anthony’s in a 51-48 win over St. John the Baptist in the NSCHSAA finals at LIU Post. Brianna Thomas had 16 points for St. John the Baptist in the loss to St. Anthony’s Kelly Carey had five of her 10 points in overtime for Holy Trinity as the Titans defeated Sacred Heart 54-46 to qualify in the CHSAA state tournament....

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CHSAA Class AA state schedule

Wednesday March 7 at St. Francis Prep

No. 1 Christ the King gets a bye Christ the Kings plays winner of Nazareth vs. St. John the Baptist at 5:45 p.m. Bishop Ford vs. Moore Catholic, 4 p.m. Molloy vs. St. Anthony's, 7:30 p.m. Friday March 9 at Molloy High School

Semifinals 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday March 10 at Christ the King

Finals at 7 p.m....

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

Baldwin High School #4 Alex Hampton, left, drives

(Credit: James Escher)

The 3 Stars for Saturday 3/3:

Senior Alex Hampton scored a career-high 24 points and had four assists to lead No. 1 Baldwin to its third straight Nassau Class AA title in a 62-41 win over No. 2 Massapequa. Amanda Johansen had 21 points, 11 rebounds and two assists to lead No. 1 North Shore to its first county title in a 74-64 win over No. 2 Garden City in the Nassau Class A championship....

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Nassau girls basketball playoff brackets

Baldwin High School #4 Alex Hampton, left, looks

(Credit: James Escher)

Here are the links to the Nassau girls basketball playoff brackets, which you can use to choose the winners. Below that are the brackets written out, if you prefer that format. Keep this page bookmarked to follow the updated brackets as the tournaments continue.

Class AA

Class A

Class B

Class C

Class AA Champion:...

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Suffolk girls basketball playoff brackets

Riverhead forward Melodee Riley moves in for a

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Here are the brackets for the Suffolk girls basketball playoffs, first with links to them in traditional bracket form where you can also pick the winners for each game, then below that in text form. Class AA || Class A || Class B || Class C

Class AA & Overall

Champion

: Riverhead (22-1)

Riverhead plays Baldwin in the Class...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (3/2)

St. John the Baptist's Brianna Thomas drives around

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The 3 Stars for Friday 3/2:

Brianna Thomas (above) had 19 points and made a game-changing steal and took it back for a basket to give No. 3 St. John the Baptist a 5-point lead with 53 seconds lead, as the Cougars defeated No. 2 Holy Trinity 49-42 in the NSCHSAA semifinals at St. Dominic. Tamara Simpson had 31 points and eight rebounds for No. 2 Portledge which fell to No. 6 Poly Prep 53-46...

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CHSAA state playoff schedule

Class AA state tournament Wednesday March 7 Quarterfinals at St. Francis Prep Loser of NSCHSAA finals vs. Nazareth, 5:45 p.m. Winner of NSCHSAA finals vs. Molloy, 7:30 p.m....

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Postgame: Nassau Class A semfinals

North Shore's Alexandra Cantwell looks to shoot. (Feb.

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Here is some additional insight and analysis as well as quotes following Wednesday’s Nassau Class A semifinals at Freeport. Starting with the game between No. 1 North Shore and No. 5 Floral Park. Floral Park implored everything in their arsenal, including an often overlooked substitution rule, in an effort to slow down North Shore and their pedal-to-the-metal ‘System’. The Vikings led early on...

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Postgame: Nassau Class AA semifinals

Baldwin High School #4 Alex Hampton, left, drives

(Credit: James Escher)

Game stories can't contain all of the finer details or all of what was said after the game. Here is some additional insight from Tuesday's Nassau Class AA semifinals held at Oyster Bay. Starting off with the first semifinal between No. 1 Baldwin and No. 4 Uniondale. This matchup was compelling because of Uniondale size advantage on the inside and talented young guards up against Baldwin’s veteran...

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