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Garden City's Taylor Carpentier moves to box out (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke )

Garden City's Taylor Carpentier moves to box out Floral Park's Lindsey Tanalski in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Nassau Class A championship: Garden City 40, Floral Park 36

Garden City defeated Floral Park, 40-36, Saturday to win the Nassau Class A girls basketball championship at LIU Post.

Garden City's Samantha Auricchio attempts a three-point shot
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Garden City's Samantha Auricchio attempts a three-point shot against Floral Park in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Samantha Auricchio shoots from outside while
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Garden City's Samantha Auricchio shoots from outside while guarded by Floral Park's Erica Bowe, left, and Valerie Fox. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Michaela Bruno controls the ball against
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Garden City's Michaela Bruno controls the ball against Floral Park. (Mar. 2, 2013)

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Garden City's Taylor Carpentier drives the ball against
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Garden City's Taylor Carpentier drives the ball against Floral Park. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Samantha Auricchio protects the ball from
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Garden City's Samantha Auricchio protects the ball from Floral Park's Valerie Fox. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Floral Park's Erica Bowe protects her rebound from
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Floral Park's Erica Bowe protects her rebound from Garden City's Samantha Auricchio. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Samantha Auricchio tries to drive past
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Garden City's Samantha Auricchio tries to drive past Floral Park's Valerie Fox. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Tara DeAngelo drives in for a
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Garden City's Tara DeAngelo drives in for a layup ahead of Floral Park's Alex Baldini. (Mar. 2, 2013)

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Garden City's Kerry McCarraher shoots a free throw
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Garden City's Kerry McCarraher shoots a free throw against Floral Park in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Taylor Carpentier shoots against Floral Park.
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Garden City's Taylor Carpentier shoots against Floral Park. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Tara DeAngelo, left, and Taylor Carpentier
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Garden City's Tara DeAngelo, left, and Taylor Carpentier celebrate their win over Floral Park in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Kerry McCarraher boxes out Floral Park's
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Garden City's Kerry McCarraher boxes out Floral Park's Lindsey Tanalski. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City head coach Anthony Sparacia speaks with
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Garden City head coach Anthony Sparacia speaks with his players during a timeout against Floral Park. (Mar. 2, 2013)

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Floral Park's Lorraine Hickman looks to shoot past
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Floral Park's Lorraine Hickman looks to shoot past Garden City's Taylor Carpentier. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City players and coaches pose with their
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Garden City players and coaches pose with their championship plaque after their win over Floral Park in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City players and Floral Park's Valerie Fox
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Garden City players and Floral Park's Valerie Fox react as time runs out in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Floral Park head coach Michael Spina directs his
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Floral Park head coach Michael Spina directs his players during a timeout against Garden City. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Kerry McCarraher holds on to her
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Garden City's Kerry McCarraher holds on to her rebound in front of Floral Park's Lindsey Tanalski with 45 seconds left in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

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Garden City's Tara DeAngelo looks to pass while
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Garden City's Tara DeAngelo looks to pass while defended by Floral Park's Jeanna Orfanos in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City and Floral Park players react as
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Garden City and Floral Park players react as time runs out in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. Garden City won 40-36. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Taylor Carpentier moves to box out
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Garden City's Taylor Carpentier moves to box out Floral Park's Lindsey Tanalski in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Samantha Auricchio drives the ball ahead
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Garden City's Samantha Auricchio drives the ball ahead of Floral Park's Erica Bowe in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Taylor Carpentier drives the ball around
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Garden City's Taylor Carpentier drives the ball around Floral Park's Alex Baldini in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

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Garden City's Samantha Auricchio draws a foul from
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Garden City's Samantha Auricchio draws a foul from Floral Park's Valerie Fox, right, in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

Garden City's Michaela Bruno drives the ball defended
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Garden City's Michaela Bruno drives the ball defended by Floral Park's Jeanna Orfanos in the Nassau Class A Large School girls basketball final. (Mar. 2, 2013)

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