Ismael Pierre had 19 points to lead Hempstead to victory in a Nassau AA quarterfinal game.

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Valley Stream Central's Marc Augustin tries to pass over a Hempstead defender during a Nassau Class AA quarterfinal. (Feb. 18, 2010)

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Hempstead's Ismael Pierre scores two points in the paint in the second half of a Nassau Class AA quarterfinal against Valley Stream Central. Hempstead defeated Valley Stream Central, 70-66. (Feb. 18, 2010)

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Hempstead's Marquis Posey, right, drives past Valley Stream Central's Reggie Dennis in the second half of a Nassau Class AA quarterfinal. (Feb. 18, 2010)

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Hempstead's Marquis Posey, right, drives past Valley Stream Central's Reggie Dennis in the second half of a Nassau Class AA quarterfinal. No. 5 Hempstead defeated No. 4 seeded Valley Stream Central, 70-66. (Feb. 18, 2010)

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Hempstead's Jordan Parks drives to the basket in the second half of a Nassau Class AA playoff quarterfinal against Valley Stream Central. (Feb. 18, 2010)

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Hempstead's Jordan Parks, left, draws a foul as he drives past Valley Stream Central's Luis Becerra in the second half of a Nassau Class AA playoff quarterfinal. (Feb. 18, 2010)

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Hempstead's Jordan Parks dunks in the second half of a Nassau Class AA quarterfinal against Valley Stream Central. Hempstead won, 70-66. (Feb. 18, 2010)

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