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Nassau Top 10 girls hoops rankings

Long Island Lutheran High School's Boogie Brozoski drives

(Credit: James Escher)

1. Long Island Lutheran (17-5)

2. Baldwin (19-2)

3. Holy Trinity (19-9)

4. North Shore (20-2)

5. Massapequa (17-3)

6. Uniondale (13-6)

7. Garden City (18-3)

8. Sacred Heart (16-11)

9. Lynbrook (15-5)

10. Floral Park (16-4)

Top 10 Public Schools:

1. Baldwin (19-2)

2. North Shore (20-2)

3. Massapequa (17-3)

4. Uniondale...

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Nassau Top 10 Girls Hoops Rankings

Baldwin High School #4 Alex Hampton, left, drives

(Credit: James Escher)

1. Long Island Lutheran (17-5)

2. Baldwin (19-1)

3. Holy Trinity (19-8)

4. North Shore (20-1)

5. Massapequa (17-3)

6. Uniondale (13-6)

7. Garden City (18-3)

8. Sacred Heart (16-11)

9. Lynbrook (15-5)

10. Floral Park (16-4)

Top 10 Public Schools:

1. Baldwin (19-1) Alex Hampton scored a career-high 24 points and added four assists as...

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Postgame: Nassau Class A semfinals

North Shore's Alexandra Cantwell looks to shoot. (Feb.

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Here is some additional insight and analysis as well as quotes following Wednesday’s Nassau Class A semifinals at Freeport.

Starting with the game between No. 1 North Shore and No. 5 Floral Park. Floral Park implored everything in their arsenal, including an often overlooked substitution rule, in an effort to slow down North Shore and their pedal-to-the-metal ‘System’.

The Vikings led...

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Nassau Top 10 Girls Hoops Rankings

North Shore's Amanda Johansen splits between Brianna Wilson

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

1. Long Island Lutheran (17-5)

2. Holy Trinity (17-7)

3. Baldwin (17-1)

4. North Shore (18-1)

5. Massapequa (16-2)

6. Sacred Heart (16-9)

7. Lynbrook (15-4)

8. Uniondale (13-5)

9. MacArthur (15-2)

10. Garden City (17-2)

Top 10 Public Schools:

1. Baldwin (17-1) Alex Hampton had 21 points and Amber Harrison and Ayanna Hudson each had...

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Postgame: Nassau Class A Quarterfinals

Lynbrook High School guard Brooke Gerstman, right, looks

(Credit: James Escher)

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,

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

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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Nassau Top 10 Girls Hoops Rankings

Long Island Lutheran's Sade Gibbons shoots over Food

(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

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...

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Nassau Top 10 girls hoops rankings

Baldwin senior Alex Hampton, right, and teammate Janae

(Credit: James Escher)

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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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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Nassau Top 10 girls hoops rankings

Yuni Sher of Long Island Lutheran at the

(Credit: Errol Anderson)

1. Long Island Lutheran (14-4)

2. Holy Trinity (14-5)

3. Sacred Heart (13-7)

4. Baldwin (13-1)

5. Massapequa (13-2)

6. North Shore (14-1)

7. MacArthur (11-2)

8. Kellenberg (10-6)

9. Uniondale (9-5)

10. Lynbrook (11-3)

Top 10 Public Schools:

1. Baldwin (13-1) the Bruins are one win away from a Conference AA-II title after they defeated...

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