High School Girls Basketball

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

Postgame: Manhasset vs. Great Neck North

Halle Majorana looks for an open teammate in

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Not everything can make it into the game story. Here is some additional insight from Manhasset's 58-46 win over Great Neck North on Monday which gave Mansset third place in Conference A-III. Manhasset's stands were crowded with fans and opposing coaches from several Class A schools who came to scout potential playoff opponents.

Great Neck North (10-8, 7-5) had control in the early going thanks...

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Nassau Top 10 girls hoops rankings

Baldwin senior Alex Hampton, right, and teammate Janae

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1. Long Island Lutheran (15-5)

2. Holy Trinity (15-6)

3. Baldwin (15-1)

4. Massapequa (15-2)

5. North Shore (16-1)

6. Sacred Heart (14-8)

7. MacArthur (13-2)

8. Kellenberg (11-7)

9. Uniondale (11-5)

10. Lynbrook (12-4)

Top 10 Public Schools:

1. Baldwin (15-1) the Bruins eased past Plainview JFK, resting all of their starters and then...

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Suffolk Top 10 girls hoops rankings

1. St. Anthony’s (17-4)

2. Sachem East (16-1)

3. Riverhead (16-1)

4. Lindenhurst (16-1)

5. Glenn (17-0)

6. Harborfields (16-1)

7. St. John the Baptist (12-9)

8. Hauppauge (17-0)

9. North Babylon (10-7)

10. Southampton (13-3)...

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Long Island Top 10 girls hoops rankings

St. Anthony's Chastity Taylor #1 goes for a

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1. St. Anthony’s (17-4): The Friars pulled off a huge upset, defeating Riverdale Baptist 49-48 in the Mecca Challenge at the Gauchos Gym in the Bronx. Chastity Taylor had 19 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Riverdale Baptist (24-2) is ranked No. 2 in the country with its only other loss to No. 1 St. Mary’s of Arizona. The Friars also extended their regular season league winning...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/12)

Yuni Sher of Long Island Lutheran at the

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The 3 Stars for Sunday 2/12:

Yuni Sher had 13 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter and added 10 rebounds as Long Island Lutheran defeated Murry Bergtraum at The Mecca Challenge at the Gauchos Gym in the Bronx,

Christina Raiti had 17 points in LuHi’s win over Bergtraum.

Dana Campbell had 25 points, six rebounds and two assists for St. Dominic in a 64-41 non-league loss to Preston....

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/11)

St. Anthony's Chastity Taylor #1 goes for a

(Credit: George A. Faella)

The 3 Stars for Saturday 2/11:

Chastity Taylor (above) had 19 points, including the game-winning free throw with 2.3 seconds left, and added 13 rebounds as St. Anthony’s upset Riverdale Baptist (MD) 49-48 at The Mecca Challenge at the Gauchos Gym in the Bronx. Taylor made a pair of free throws to tie the game with 10.3 seconds left. Riverdale Baptist is ranked No. 2 nationally by USA Today.

Rebecca...

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St. Anthony's upsets No. 2 team in country

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

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Chastity Taylor admits free throw shooting has been a problem for her this season. In a big spot against Riverdale Baptist, which is the No. 2 team in the country, the St. Anthony’s sophomore guard was clutch.

Taylor went 3-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final 10.3 seconds and finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and four steals to lift St. Anthony’s to a 49-48 upset...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/10)

PARIS HODGES, GUARD, JUNIOR Southampton Hodges makes her

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The 3 Stars for Friday 2/10:

Eighth-grader Kaela Hilaire had a career-high 33 points and added six assists and four steals as Floral Park defeated Great Neck North 57-40 in Conference A-III.

Amanda Johansen scored 20 points, including the 1,000th of her career, and added 13 rebounds as North Shore cruised to a 85-55 win over Valley Stream North

Paris Hodges (above) had 19 points,...

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Amanda Johansen scores 1,000 points

North Shore's Amanda Johansen splits between Brianna Wilson

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Senior Amanda Johansen had 20 points and 13 rebounds and scored her 1,000th career point on a free throw with 40.5 seconds left in the first half to lead North Shore (12-0) to an 85-55 win over Valley Stream North in Conference A-IV. This is North Shore's second consecutive undefeated regular season, and they have won 29 regular season games in a row, according to coach Keith Freund.  ...

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Half Hollow Hills East clinches playoff berth

Half Hollow Hills East had a daunting task to try and clinch a playoff berth. The Thunderbirds had to defeat second-place Northport or first-place Lindenhurst. They secured the playoff berth with a 35-34 upset win over Northport tonight.

Ashley Walker made 3 of 4 free throws in the final minute to lead Half Hollow Hills East (7-6) in League II. Walker had six of her 18 points in the fourth...

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