High School Girls Basketball

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Rebecca Musgrove picks Brown

St. Anthony's Rebecca Musgrove (12) pulls up in

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Rebecca Musgrove has committed to attend Brown University. The St. Anthony's senior guard has received interest from Brown since her freshman season and Musgrove was leaning towards going to an Ivy League school.

Musgrove was an integral part of helping the Friars becomes nationally ranked last season. She played through injuries as a junior and averaged 11.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists...

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (3/7)

Southampton's Kesi Goree controls the ball along the

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The 3 Stars for Wednesday 3/7:

Kesi Goree (above) had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead Southampton to a 35-34 win over Cold Spring Harbor in the Class B Long Island Championship.

Symone Kelly had 16 points as St. Anthony’s fell to Archbishop Molley 58-55 in OT in the CHSAA state quarterfinals.

Sydney Campbell had five of her nine points in overtime as Southold defeated Friends...

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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 (3/4)

St. Anthony's Symone Kelly, left, shoots a jumper

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The 3 Stars for Sunday 3/4:

Symone Kelly had 20 points and 11 rebounds for St. Anthony’s in a 51-48 win over St. John the Baptist in the NSCHSAA finals at LIU Post.

Brianna Thomas had 16 points for St. John the Baptist in the loss to St. Anthony’s

Kelly Carey had five of her 10 points in overtime for Holy Trinity as the Titans defeated Sacred Heart 54-46 to qualify in the CHSAA...

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CHSAA Class AA state schedule

Wednesday March 7 at St. Francis Prep

No. 1 Christ the King gets a bye

Christ the Kings plays winner of Nazareth vs. St. John the Baptist at 5:45 p.m.

Bishop Ford vs. Moore Catholic, 4 p.m.

Molloy vs. St. Anthony's, 7:30 p.m.

Friday March 9 at Molloy High School

Semifinals 5 and 7 p.m.

Saturday March 10 at Christ the King

Finals at 7 p.m....

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (2/17)

St. John's Brianna Thomas (14) looks to pass

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The 3 Stars for Friday 2/17:

Brianna Thomas (above) had 22 points and 10 rebounds for St. John the Baptist in a 53-46 win over Holy Trinity in CHSAA.

Samantha Giacolone had 21 points, including a 3-pointer with less than a minute to go as No. 18 Eastport-South Manor defeated No. 15 Bellport 59-56 in a Suffolk out-bracket game.

Symone Kelly had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead...

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St. Anthony's enters into national rankings

St. Anthony's Johanna Impellizeri gets defended by Sacred

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With a 49-48 win over then-No. 2 Riverdale Baptist on Saturday at the Mecca Challenge in the Bronx, St. Anthony's is ranked nationally by ESPN in the HoopGurlz Fab 50. The Friars are ranked No. 48 with a mark of 17-4. USA Today has the Friars ranked No. 25 in the country.

Nazareth (Brooklyn), a team the Friars could play in the CHSAA state playoffs, are ranked No. 6 by HoopGurlz. The Friars...

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

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

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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.


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

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

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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 (1/29)

St. Anthony's Rebecca Musgrove (12) pulls up in

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The 3 Stars for Sunday 1/29:

Rebecca Musgrove had 15 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, including the game-tying free at the end of regulation and 7-for-8 from the line in overtime, of St.Anthony's 65-59 win over Long Island Lutheran at the JFK Challenge in the Bronx.

Boogie Brozoski had a career-high 28 points and added eight assists and five rebounds for Long Island...

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