High School Girls Basketball

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars fo the Night (2/4)

Portledge School sophomore #24 Tamara Simpson, a transfer

(Credit: James Escher)

The 3 Stars for Saturday 4/4:

Tamara Simpson (above) had 20 points, 15 rebounds, 13 steals, nine blocks and eight assists for Portledge in a 44-40 win over St. Dominic in non-league.

Amanda Johansen had 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for North Shore in a 69-39 win over Roosevelt in Conference A-IV.

Meagan Doherty had 21 points and three assists as Sachem East defeated...

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Harrison, Baldwin grit out win over MacArthur

Baldwin High School #3 Amber Harrison, right, looks

(Credit: James Escher)

Amber Harrison (above) had 14 points and Janae DeGraff had 20 rebounds for Baldwin as the Bruins gritted out a 39-30 win over MacArthur in Conference AA-II, all but clinching the conference title.

“Even though we won tonight we were still bummed out,” Baldwin coach Tom Catapano said. “We still have a lot of work to do. That’s what great about this group of kids – they’ve been around a while...

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

Lynbrook's Brooke Gerstman hits a two-pointer from the

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The 3 Stars for Friday 2/3:

Brooke Gerstman (above) had 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists as Lynbrook edged Floral Park 49-44 to take sole possession of first place in Conference A-III.

Tamara Simpson had 30 points, 10 steals, seven assists and five rebounds for Portledge in a 58-25 win over Waldorf in IPPSAL.

Senior Jackie Behar had a career-high 22 points and added seven...

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McGayhey reaches 1,000 points

Shelter Island guard Kelsey McGayhey puts in the

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Shelter Island senior Kelsey McGayhey became the first girls player in school history to score 1,000 career points, reaching the milestone just 33 seconds into last night's game at Ross. McGayhey entered the contest with 999 career points, and scored the game’s first basket on a 10-foot jumper off a give-and-go with Megan Mundy for points 1,000 and 1,001. She finished with a game-high 16 points...

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

Sachem East Meagan Doherty drives past Ward Melville's

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The 3 Stars for Thursday 2/2:

Freshman Heather Forster had career-highs with 26 points and 25 rebounds to lead Huntington over Comsewogue 48-42 in League IV.

Meagan Doherty (above) had nine of her 18 points in the fourth quarter as Sachem East knocked off Long Island Lutheran 54-49.

Bridgit Ryan had 23 points and 12 rebounds for Harborfields in a 62-24 win over Sayville in League...

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Cold Spring Harbor's Durand (mono) out indefinitely

Cold Spring Harbor's Katie Durand attempts a shot

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Cold Spring Harbor's Katie Durand is out indefinitely with mono, according to Seahawks coach Rory Malone. Durand has missed the last three games, last playing Jan. 17 against Friends Academy.

CSH, the defending Nassau Class B champions, is 10-0 in Conference B/C and travels to second place Carle Place on Tuesday.

The Nassau B semifinals are Feb. 18 and the finals are Feb. 25. The Class...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/1)

Portledge School sophomore #24 Tamara Simpson, a transfer

(Credit: James Escher)

The 3 Stars for Wednesday 2/1:

Julie Gneiser had 21 points and four assists for Hills East in a 58-44 win over Connetquot in League II.

Nikole Williams had 14 points in Valley Stream Central’s 49-37 win over East Meadow in Conference AA-II.

Tamara Simpson (above) had 20 points and six rebounds for Portledge in a 67-10 win over Our Savior New American in IPPSAL...

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Suffolk Girls Hoops Bracketology

Sachem East's Meagan Doherty goes in for the

(Credit: George A. Faella)

With only a few games left to play before the playoffs here is a projection of where teams would be seeded if the season ended today. This is not to say teams can't move up or down or even in or out of the playoffs entirely in the coming weeks, just one man's projection of how the seeding committee would seed the teams as of today based on how they have viewed teams and leagues in the past.

The...

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Nassau Girls Hoops Bracketology

Baldwin High School #3 Amber Harrison, right, looks

(Credit: James Escher)

With only a few games left to play before the playoffs here is a projection of where teams would be seeded if the season ended today. This is not to say how the brackets will ultimately end up, teams can and will move up or down or even in or out of the playoffs entirely in the coming weeks. This is just one man's projection of how the seeding committee would seed the teams as of today based on...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (1/31)

Wyandanch's Lorenza Birt drives to the net during

(Credit: Bob Mitchell)

The 3 Stars for Tuesday 1/31:

Kristen Polan scored 27 points, including a three to give Westhampton a 46-44 lead with one minute remaining in overtime, and Westhampton held on to upset Amityville 47-46 in League VI. Polan added 12 rebounds.

Senior Lorenza Birt (above) recorded a career-high 27 points and 23 rebounds for Wyandanch in a 71-64 win over Babylon in League VII.

Deasia...

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