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Chat recap: Glenn girls lose in State Class A semis

North Shore's #2 Micaela Dussel, left, guards Elwood-John

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Class A champion Glenn (21-1) makes its third trip to the state final four and plays Rochester East in the semifinal at 1:30 p.m. today at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

James Crepea and Adam Ronis will be in Troy to cover the games and live chat during them. You can use the chat window below to sign up for an email reminder. You can also participate in the chat via Twitter using...

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Long Island Top 10 girls hoops rankings

ALLISON MCKENNA, CENTER, SENIOR Glenn The 6-2 McKenna

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1. St. Anthony’s (23-5): The Friars season came to an end with a 58-55 overtime loss to Molloy in the first round of the CHSAA state “AA” playoffs. Symone Kelly scored 16 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter and Rebecca Musgrove fouled out in the final minute of regulation.

 2. Long Island Lutheran (17-5): The Crusaders are off until the Class B Federation semifinals on...

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State semifinals matchups

Riverhead players Naysha Trent, center, and Melodee Riley,

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State Class AA semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy

Friday March 16

Riverhead (23-1) vs. Pensfield (23-0), 6:15 p.m.

State Class A semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy

Friday March 16

Glenn (21-1) vs. East Rochester (19-3), 1:30 p.m.

 

James Crepea and myself will provide live coverage on the blog and stories on the...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (3/9)

Allison McKenna of Glenn grabs a rebound against

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The 3 Stars for Friday 3/9:

Allison McKenna (above) had 30 points, 23 rebounds and 10 blocks to lead Glenn to a 76-65 win over North Shore in the Class A Long Island Championship.

Melodee Riley had 18 points and 17 rebounds to lead Riverhead to a 56-50 win over Baldwin in the Class AA Long Island Championship.

Alex Hampton had 10 of her 20 points for Baldwin in defeat to Riverhead....

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/25)

Riverhead's Melodee Riley (5) with the outside jumper

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The 3 Stars for Saturday 2/25:

Senior Melodee Riley (above) had a career-high 28 points to lead No. 3 Riverhead to a 66-51 win over No. 2 Lindenhurst in the Suffolk Class AA semifinals.

Lindsay Alfano had 14 points, including a 3-pointer with 43 seconds left to put No. 4 Hauppauge ahead by three and the Eagles held on to defeat No. 1 Sachem East 47-45 in the Suffolk Class AA semifinals.

Allison...

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

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

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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...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (1/27)

Lynbrook, NY - January 20, 2012: Great Neck

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The 3 Stars for Friday 1/27:

Jen Doppelt (above) had 18 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and nine assists for Great Neck North in a 51-42 win over West Hempstead in Conference A-III.

Allison McKenna had 27 points and 13 rebounds in Glenn’s 50-30 win over East Hampton in League VI.

Tamara Simpson had 23 of her 31 points in the second half of Portledge’s 54-51 comeback win over Holy...

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Glenn's McKenna out with ankle injury

Allison McKenna of Glenn grabs a rebound against

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Glenn’s Allison McKenna (above) has missed the last two games with an injury to her right ankle. McKenna, one of the best public school players in Suffolk, is a near certain double-double every game and her absence creates a huge void on the inside for the Knights.

Glenn coach Andy Athanas said McKenna rolled her ankle last week, has been unable to practice this week and he is not sure how...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (12/29)

Allison McKenna of Glenn grabs a rebound against

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The 3 Stars for Thursday 12/29:

Allison McKenna (above) had 25 points, including the 1,000th of her career, and added 13 rebounds for Glenn in a 59-27 rout of Deer Park.

Alexis Panariello had 23 points as Farmingdale edged Roslyn 51-45.

Monique Jones had 22 points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists to lead Freeport over Wantagh 50-35 in the Lady Devils Invitational...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (12/17)

The 3 Stars for Saturday 12/17:

Halle Majorana had 23 points, including a pair of free throws with nine seconds remaining, to give Manhasset a four-point lead and the Indians held on to defeat Garden City, 51-49, in the finals of the Barbara Hoffman Tournament at Manhasset.

Allison McKenna had 20 points and eight rebounds for Glenn in a 57-23 win over Southampton in non-league.

Alyssa...

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