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Long Island Lutheran boys basketball moves atop the Big 10

Long Island Lutheran High School's Devonte Green poses

Long Island Lutheran High School's Devonte Green poses for a portrait after varsity boys' basketball team practice at the school on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Photo Credit: James Escher

1. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN BOYS BASKETBALL. Behind Devonte Green's 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Chris Atkinson's 20 points and eight assists, the Crusaders scored a big win over NYC powerhouse Thomas Jefferson High, 75-62, in the Nike Under Armour Challenge at Christ the King in Queens. They are our new No. 1.

2. WARD MELVILLE BOYS FENCING. The Patriots improved to 7-0 and extended Long Island's longest current winning streak to 116 with a 15-12 win against Half Hollow Hills. Danny Solomon went 3-0 in sabre and Michael Antipas went 3-0 in foil to lead the Patriots.

3. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN GIRLS BASKETBALL. The Crusaders have won six straight, including a 59-28 rout of The Academy of Holy Cross (Md.). Erin Storck (10 points) was among 11 players who scored and Boogie Brozoski had five assists as the defending state Federation Class AA champs have beaten the last three opponents by an average of 23.3 points.

4. SACHEM EAST WRESTLING. The Flaming Arrows won two League I dual meets this week including a 35-35 win by criteria (most bouts won, 8-7) over rival Brentwood in a meet that gives Sachem East the inside track in the League I dual-meet race. Sachem East has won 41 consecutive dual meets.

5. BRENTWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL. Michael Almonacy surpassed 1,000 career points when he scored 23 points in the Indians' 95-35 win over Sachem North. Ali Mableton continues to thrive in the four-guard system and is averaging 16 points per game.

6. EAST ISLIP GIRLS BOWLING. The good times keep on rolling for the Redmen, who remain the best in the county in team average (1,028.83). Junior Lyndsay Mavrich's 290 in Game 2 of a 724 series led East Islip in a win over Bellport.

7. GLENN WRESTLING. The Knights defeated Shoreham-Wading River and Amityville in dual meets this week to improve to 9-1. Edwin Rubio won the 285-pound title at the Eastern States Tournament, defeating the No. 13 ranked wrestler in the country.

8. BAY SHORE GIRLS TRACK. Aviana Goode's high jump of 5-6 at the Hispanic Games and her 17-91/2 long jump at the Art Mitchell Meet were both top marks on L.I., according to milesplit.com.

9. ST. ANTHONY'S BOYS TRACK. Pat Tucker ran a 4:17.93 in the 1,600 at the North Shore Invitational. The time was still the fastest in the state as of Thursday, according to milesplit.com. The 4 x 800-meter relay team, composed of Ryan Dearie, Joe Tucker, Christopher Langer, and Michael O'Leary, placed second in the CHSAA race in 8:00.80 at the Millrose Games Trials.

10. COMMACK GIRLS FENCING. The Cougars improved to 9-0 with a 15-12 win over Huntington. Erin O'Neill went 3-0 in epee to lead Commack.

On the cusp: St. Anthony's girls basketball, Baldwin boys basketball, Floyd boys bowling, Ward Melville girls fencing, Sachem East girls track, Hauppauge wrestling.

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