High School Girls Basketball

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/22)

Lindenhurst's Valerie Oyakhilome (15) drives the baseline against

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The 3 Stars for Wednesday 2/22:

Junior Val Oyakhilome (above) had a career-high 36 points to go with 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks as No. 2 Lindenhurst defeated No. 10 Northport 71-51 in a Suffolk Class AA quarterfinal. Allison McKenna had 27 points and 16 rebounds as No. 1 Glenn cruised past No. 4 Shoreham-Wading River, 65-25, in a Suffolk Class A semifinal. Jayda Hyatt had a...

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Postgame: Nassau Class A Quarterfinals

Lynbrook High School guard Brooke Gerstman, right, looks

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I attended three of the four Nassau Class A quarterfinal games today and have insight from each. First let me say the atmosphere at each of the games was great, particularly the in-district battle with Floral Park and Sewanhaka. The semifinals at Freeport should be even better. No. 1 North Shore defeats No. 8 Island Trees 83-49

In perhaps their most impressive performance of the season,...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/21)

Lynbrook's Brooke Gerstman drives the baseline. (Feb. 3,

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The 3 Stars for Tuesday 2/21:

Senior Brooke Gerstman tied a career-high with 33 points, including eight straight to give Lynbrook a 54-46 lead with 2 minutes to go, to lead the No. 3 Owls to a 57-50 win over No. 6 Wantagh in the Nassau Class A quarterfinals. Senior Amanda Johansen had 27 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists as she became the all-time leading scorer in North Shore history...

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Suffolk "AA" playoffs: Crossover Cohen sparks Patriots

Ward Melville G Caysea Cohen #11 goes through

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It takes little more than brief observation to tell that Caysea Cohen loves the razzle-dazzle. The Ward Melville star has a flair to her game – a few wild stunts short of Globetrotter status, but Cohen does seemingly get a kick out of flashing the slick handle. “I’ve gotta admit, I do,” she said. “I love the feeling I get from faking someone out with a fancy move.” Someone. Anyone. No one. Cohen...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/20)

Deer Park's Andrea Desvignes (2) puts up a

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The 3 Stars for Monday 2/20:

Senior Andrea Desvignes (above) had 10 of her career-high 30 points in a 22-7 first quarter to lead No. 12 Deer Park to a 64-34 upset of No. 5 North Babylon in the first round of the Suffolk Class AA playoffs. Junior Kelly Bilodeu had a career-high 27 points to go with 11 rebounds as No. 8 Whitman defeated No. 9 Longwood 52-36 in the first round of the Suffolk...

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Riverhead's Jalyn Brown nets career point 1,000

Riverhead guard Jalyn Brown controls the ball against

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Riverhead senior point guard Jalyn Brown had 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career on a free throw in the fourth quarter, as the Blue Wave defeated Patchogue-Medford 67-46 in the Suffolk Class AA first round. Brown, who now has 1,001 points, also had five steals....

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Nassau Top 10 Girls Hoops Rankings

Long Island Lutheran's Sade Gibbons shoots over Food

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1. Long Island Lutheran (16-5) 2. Holy Trinity (16-7) 3. Baldwin (16-1) 4. Massapequa (15-2) 5. North Shore (17-1) 6. Sacred Heart (15-9) 7. MacArthur (14-2) 8. Uniondale (12-5) 9. Kellenberg (11-8) 10. Lynbrook (14-4) Top 10 Public Schools:

1. Baldwin (16-1) the Bruins capped off an undefeated league championship and earned a first-round bye and the No. 1 seed for the second straight year....

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Suffolk Top 10 Girls Hoops Rankings

1. St. Anthony’s (18-4) 2. Sachem East (17-1) 3. Riverhead (17-1) 4. Lindenhurst (17-1) 5. Glenn (18-0) 6. Harborfields (17-1) 7. St. John the Baptist (14-9) 8. Hauppauge (18-0) 9. North Babylon (11-7) 10. Southampton (15-3)...

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Long Island Top 10 Girls Hoops Rankings

St. Anthony's Symone Kelly (24) drives hard in

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1. St. Anthony’s (18-4): The Friars pulled off a huge upset defeating Riverdale Baptist of Maryland, 49-48. Riverdale Baptist was ranked second in the country at the time. The win got St. Anthony’s into the national rankings. The Friars are ranked No. 25 by USA Today and No. 48 by HoopGurlz.  The Friars also extended their regular season league winning streak to 29 games with a 59-29 win over...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/18)

Port Washington - February 18, 2012: Locust Valley's

(Credit: Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy)

The 3 Stars for Saturday 2/18:

  Junior Brooke Spallino (above) had a career-high 23 points and made a game-saving block with 11 seconds to play as No. 3 Locust Valley upset No. 2 Carle Plce 45-42 in a Nassau Class B semifinal. Theresa Carey had 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as No. 2 Hampton Bays defeated No. 3 Mattituck 63-44 in a Suffolk Class B semifinal. Janiece...

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