High School Girls Basketball

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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 (3/2)

St. John the Baptist's Brianna Thomas drives around

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The 3 Stars for Friday 3/2:

Brianna Thomas (above) had 19 points and made a game-changing steal and took it back for a basket to give No. 3 St. John the Baptist a 5-point lead with 53 seconds lead, as the Cougars defeated No. 2 Holy Trinity 49-42 in the NSCHSAA semifinals at St. Dominic.

Tamara Simpson had 31 points and eight rebounds for No. 2 Portledge which fell to No. 6 Poly Prep...

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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...

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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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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....

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (1/11)

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

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The 3 Stars for Wednesday 1/12

Brianna Thomas (above) had 22 points, 13 rebounds and four assists for St. John the Baptist in a 63-47 win over Our Lady of Mercy in CHSAA.

Tamara Simpson had 26 points and six rebounds for Portledge in a 50-33 win over State Island Academy in non-league.

Ceci Mulry had 14 points, 12 rebounds and three assists for Portledge....

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Girls Hoops 3 Stars of the Night (12/28)

Sachem East's Meagan Doherty (22) drives the ball

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The 3 Stars for Wednesday 12/28:

Meagan Doherty (above) had a career-high 27 points to lead Sachem East over St. Mary’s 58-32 in the Shanae Brown Classic at Baldwin.

Katie Poppe had 25 points to lead Holy Trinity over Rawlan Park (MD) in the Maryland Holiday Classic.

Brianna Thomas had 16 points and 14 rebounds for St. John the Baptist in a 55-26 win over Sanford (DE) in the Diamond...

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Postgame: LuHi vs. St. John the Baptist

Long Island Lutheran's Lauren Brozoski brings the ball

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Long Island Lutheran crusied to a 55-38 victory over St. John the Baptist at the Under Armour Classic on Sunday. Staci Barrett led the Crusaders with 15 points, Yuni Sher had 12 and Boogie Brozoski had 10. Aliyah Smith was the only member of the Cougars in double-figures with 14.

After a slow first quarter in which both teams appeared a bit disorganized with LuHi leading 5-2, the Crusaders...

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