High School Girls Basketball

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Janiece Jenkins cracks 1,000 points

Amityville senior Janiece Jenkins reached 1,000 career points in the first quarter and finished with 17 points as No. 3 Amityville defeated No. 6 Westhampton, 68-41, in a Suffolk Class A quarterfinal....

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Theresa Carey reaches 1,000 points

Hampton Bays senior Theresa Carey reached 1,000 career points today and she did it in a playoff game. Carey scored 16 points and reached the 1,000-point mark on a foul shot in the third quarter to lift No. 2 Hampton Bays (15-4) to a 63-44 win over No. 3 Mattituck in a Suffolk Class B semifinal....

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/17)

St. John's Brianna Thomas (14) looks to pass

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The 3 Stars for Friday 2/17:

Brianna Thomas (above) had 22 points and 10 rebounds for St. John the Baptist in a 53-46 win over Holy Trinity in CHSAA.

Samantha Giacolone had 21 points, including a 3-pointer with less than a minute to go as No. 18 Eastport-South Manor defeated No. 15 Bellport 59-56 in a Suffolk out-bracket game.

Symone Kelly had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/16)

North Shore's Amanda Johansen splits between Brianna Wilson

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

The 3 Stars for Thursday 2/16:

Amanda Johansen (above) had a career-high 30 points and added 13 rebounds and six assists as No. 1 North Shore cruised past No. 16 Plainedge 86-50 in the Nassau Class A first round.

Tamara Simpson had 29 points and 14 steals to lead Portledge to a 56-22 win over Waldorf in the IPPSAL championship.

Kaela Hilaire had 17 points, 11 assists and five rebounds...

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Suffolk Girls Hoops Bracketology

Sachem East's Meagan Doherty goes in for the

(Credit: George A. Faella)

Below are projected brackets for the Suffolk playoffs.The official Suffolk brackets will be released Thursday.

Projected Class AA bracket:

1 Sachem East

vs

16 Smithtown West/17 Hills East

8 Whitman

vs

9 Kings Park

5 North Babylon

vs

12 Deer Park

4 Hauppauge

vs

13 Commack

6 Ward Melville

vs

11 Northport

3...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/15)

Long Island Lutheran guard Staci Barrett drives the

(Credit: George A. Faella)

The 3 Stars for Wednesday 2/15:

Staci Barrett (above) had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Long Island Lutheran in a 83-37 win over Staten Island Academy.

Shannon Casey had 20 points for Smithtown Christian in a 45-37 win over Ross.

Lauren Guja had 14 points and 10 rebounds as Mattituck defeated Center Moriches 62-50 in League VII....

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/14)

Riverhead forward Melodee Riley moves in for a

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The 3 Stars for Tuesday 2/14:

Melodee Riley (above) had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals for Riverhead in a 82-35 win over Centereach in League III.

Raven Price had 30 points, 20 rebounds and five assists as Amityville defeated Bayport-Blue Point 58-47 in League VI.

Anastasia Williams had 24 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for St. John the Baptist in a 45-39 win over St....

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St. Anthony's enters into national rankings

St. Anthony's Johanna Impellizeri gets defended by Sacred

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

With a 49-48 win over then-No. 2 Riverdale Baptist on Saturday at the Mecca Challenge in the Bronx, St. Anthony's is ranked nationally by ESPN in the HoopGurlz Fab 50. The Friars are ranked No. 48 with a mark of 17-4. USA Today has the Friars ranked No. 25 in the country.

Nazareth (Brooklyn), a team the Friars could play in the CHSAA state playoffs, are ranked No. 6 by HoopGurlz. The Friars...

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Nassau Girls Hoops Bracketology

Baldwin High School #3 Amber Harrison, right, looks

(Credit: James Escher)

The Nassau brackets will be announced Tuesday night. Below are projected brackets based off this season’s standings, previous year’s brackets as well as conversations with those directly and indirectly involved in the seeding process. This is simply one man’s opinion as to how the brackets will be assembled based on how teams and conferences were seeded in the past, each team’s total body of work...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/13)

Halle Majorana dribbles upcourt in the first quarter.

(Credit: James Escher)

The 3 Stars for Monday 2/13:

Senior Halle Majorana (above) had 16 of her career-high 34 points in the third quarter and added five rebounds and five assists as Manhasset defeated Great Neck North in Conference A-III to earn third place in the conference.

Sophomore Jessica Rini had a career-high 32 points and added 18 rebounds for Seaford in a 56-40 win over Clarke in Conference A-IV.

Junior...

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