High School Girls Basketball

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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 March...

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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 games, too.  ...

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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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Long Island Girls Hoops Top 10 rankings

St. Anthony's teammates, from left, #12 Rebecca Musgrove,

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1. St. Anthony’s (23-4): The Friars defeated St. Dominic and Sacred Heart to advance to the NSCHSAA championship game against No. 3 St. John the Baptist and won their second consecutive NSCHSAA championship with a 51-48 win. Symone Kelly had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Johanna Impellizeri had six points, 12 rebounds, and three blocked shots and had a steal with four seconds left leading to two...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/28)

Riverhead guard Shanice Allen drives along the baseline

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The 3 Stars for Tuesday 2/28:

Junior Shanice Allen (above) had 24 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as No. 3 Riverhead defeated No. 4 Hauppauge 60-52 in the Suffolk Class AA championship. Katie Poppe had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as Holy Trinity defeated Our Lady of Mercy 57-35 in the CHSAA quarterfinals. Brianna Thomas had 14 points, 13 rebounds and four assists to...

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Riverhead wins Suffolk Class AA championship

Riverhead guard Shanice Allen controls the ball against

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After losing the first game of the season, Riverhead hasn’t lost since. The Blue Waves had a goal of winning a county championship with a core that has been together for a few seasons and their aspirations came to fruition tonight in a 60-52 win over Hauppauge in the Suffolk Class AA finals. As usual, it was the trio of Jalyn Brown, Shanice Allen and Melodee Riley that came though along with key...

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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....

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/20)

Deer Park's Andrea Desvignes (2) puts up a

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The 3 Stars for Monday 2/20:

Senior Andrea Desvignes (above) had 10 of her career-high 30 points in a 22-7 first quarter to lead No. 12 Deer Park to a 64-34 upset of No. 5 North Babylon in the first round of the Suffolk Class AA playoffs. Junior Kelly Bilodeu had a career-high 27 points to go with 11 rebounds as No. 8 Whitman defeated No. 9 Longwood 52-36 in the first round of the Suffolk...

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Riverhead's Jalyn Brown nets career point 1,000

Riverhead guard Jalyn Brown controls the ball against

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Riverhead senior point guard Jalyn Brown had 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career on a free throw in the fourth quarter, as the Blue Wave defeated Patchogue-Medford 67-46 in the Suffolk Class AA first round. Brown, who now has 1,001 points, also had five steals....

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

Riverhead forward Melodee Riley moves in for a

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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. Mary’s...

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