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Basketball beat: Nassau stars beat Suffolk's

BASKETBALLNassau stars top Suffolk

Nassau defeated Suffolk, 98-96, last Sunday in a Long Island All-Star Game at C.W. Post.

Suffolk rallied from an 11-point deficit with two minutes left to within 95-93 on a three-pointer by Harborfields' Matt McLeod with 29 seconds remaining. Baldwin's Brandon Williams made a free throw, opening the door for Suffolk to tie the score with a trey. But Nassau forced a turnover and Elmont's Anthony Elechi converted it into a clinching breakaway dunk. Floral Park's Shamoy McIntosh led Nassau with 18 points and Elechi had 17. Amityville's Darien Croft led Suffolk with 16 and Greenport's Dantre Langhorne scored 13.

The other major preseason event is the Metro Classic, matching the Burbs, a team composed of Long Island and Westchester players, against the Boros, a New York City squad. That will be at 5 p.m. next Sunday at Molloy in Jamaica, Queens. Lutheran's Achraf Yacoubou (Villanova) and Half Hollow Hills West's Tavon Sledge (Iowa State) are expected to play for the Burbs.

Leon, Thompson, Rohlehr

make their college picks

Northport's Stephanie Leon committed to Delaware. The 6-4 senior averaged 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots as a junior. St. John the Baptist senior Kamala Thompson chose Dartmouth. The 5-9 forward averaged 10 points, 10.7 points, 3.3 steals and 2.7 assists last season and scored a season-high 24 points against Kellenberg in the NSCHSAA championship game. St. John the Baptist's Allysia Rohlehr, a transfer from St. Michael's Academy, will attend Albany. The 5-10 senior guard is considered one of the state's top shooters.

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