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Nassau boys basketball notes and quotes

Farmingdale's Curtis Jenkins scores on a layup during

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Here are some thoughts about the past week in Nassau boys basketball:

- Curtis Jenkins could dominate a basketball game, too. The Newsday All-Long Island football star has routinely recorded a double-double in points and rebounds and has led Farmingdale to a 5-0 start in AA-I. Jenkins took over a conference game against Uniondale Saturday. He scored 10 of his 15 points during the fourth quarter,...

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Garden City girls fencing looks to defend county title in 2014

Caitlin Gallant of Garden City, left, battles Oyster

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Garden City girls fencing has a little bit of everything, from a former county champion to a sophomore duo that evokes memories of Mariano Rivera and John Wetteland.

The defending Nassau champions are led by senior Caitlin Gallant, who won the county individual sabre championship during the 2011-12 season. Gallant, a four-year starter, also made the county semifinals last season.

Gallant...

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Hausmann's three-point play gives Dalers their first league win

Farmingdale needed a big play and Amanda Hausmann delivered one in the clutch.

Hausmann’s three-point play with 22 seconds left was the big basket in the Dalers’ 38-35 home win over Hempstead in a Nassau Conference AA-I girls basketball game.

Hausmann had good positioning in the low post when she took the feed from Lauren Hill, before converting the tough layup as she was being fouled.

The...

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Durney's MVP performance highlights Kellenberg's tourney win

When the South Side Holiday Tournament rolls around, Ryan Durney can’t wait to step on the hardwood because he gets a chance to return to his hometown and play against his former teammates.

That’s what makes the annual high school basketball classic a memorable one for Durney, Kellenberg’s senior guard, who was named MVP of this year’s event.

“I know how they all play because I grew...

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Steven Schneider, other LIers have big day at LI Challenge

MacArthur's Steven Schneider won his match against Jericho's

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Though Sachem East walked away victorious yesterday at the Long Island Challenge there were wrestlers from the other teams that had very successful days.

Chief among them was MacArthur’s Steven Schneider. A senior, Schneider is the defending Nassau County champion at 160 pounds and finished second in New York State last season.

“I knew the Long Island Challenge was going to be a tough...

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Lady Blue Devils 'Diamond' press shines bright in title game win

Huntington forward Heather Forster passes the ball out

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When Heather Forster hears Lady Blue Devils coach Mike Kaplan holler the play call from the sideline, Huntington’s forward knows it’s time to get going.

In the Lady Devils Basketball Invitational championship game Saturday at Freeport High School, Kaplan more often than not called out ‘Diamond’—Forster’s favorite formation.

“I was at the top of that,” said Forster, who at 6-1, is asked...

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Anthony Parlato leads Center Moriches in father's memorial tournament

Center Moriches High School junior Anthony Parlato Jr.

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Anthony Parlato recorded eight assists, eight steals, four points and four rebounds to lead Center Moriches over Mattituck, 74-56, at a tournament honoring his late father on Friday night.

Clarence Trent scored a career-high 17 points and added four rebounds and four steals in the first Anthony Parlato HST Memorial Classic. Tyrik Rountree recorded 15 points, six rebounds and five steals. Tyrell...

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Division keeps everything under control in tourney win

Division's Laura Stuart drives past Cold Spring Harbor's

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Taylor Calabrese can sense when Taylor Miller is going for a steal.

“I know how she plays,” said Calabrese, who is teammates with Miller on the Long Island Lightning in Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) girls’ basketball. “She’s hard to compete against.”

That was the sentiment shared by Calabrese and her Division teammates during the semifinals of the Lady Devils Basketball Invitational...

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Noteworthy performances highlight early start to boys hoops season

St. Dominic's Mark Flynn controls the ball against

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It's early in the Private, Independent and Catholic boys basketball season, but it's always good to keep an eye on who's off to a really good start.

St. Anthony’s, St. Dominic, Kellenberg, Holy Trinity, Our Savior New American, Long Island Lutheran and Lawrence Woodmere Academy are several standout teams.

All last played this past weekend and came away victorious. Lawrence Woodmere Academy...

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St. Anthony's girls hoops earns national ranking

St. Anthony's senior forward Chastity Taylor

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When St. Anthony’s faced Paul VI Catholic on Sunday, coach Ken Parham hadn’t told his team much about its opponent. The Friars, going in, weren’t made aware that they were facing a team ranked fifth in the country; a Virginia girls basketball powerhouse that boasts players committed to Division I colleges.

“We were down 16-11 after the first quarter, and then down 12 at the half,” Parham said....

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