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Nassau boys hoops top 10

St. Mary's Charles McCann looks inside. (March 2,

St. Mary's Charles McCann looks inside. (March 2, 2010) Credit: Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy

Due to the inclement weather and testing, we haven't had much action among the top 10 squads this past week.

So guess what that means? Only one minor change in the top 10. Massapequa lost to the second time in three games last Thursday, a 50-47 decision at Farmingdale, and finds itself on the bubble this week. Elmont, winner of eight straight, joins the club at No. 9.

St. Mary's, led by Chavaughn Lewis and Charles McCann (pictured), remains the top team.

In the latest MSG Varsity tri-state top 20 poll, the Gaels moved up three spots to No. 5, while idle Long Island Lutheran moved up two spots to No. 7. Baldwin is "on the bubble."

The Bruins also are "on the outside looking in" of Gregg Sarra's Big 10, along with Lutheran. 

St. Mary's, the lone undefeated team left on Long Island, is on the "East Region bubble" of the latest ESPN Rise regional rankings.

With that said, let's get to this week's Nassau top 10...

1. St. Mary's (14-0, 3-0 CHSAA) — Chavaughn Lewis led the Gaels with 33 points in an 81-57 win over visiting St. Mary's on Friday to remain perfect on the season. It was Lewis' second 30-point game of the season. Wilson Molina added 19 points, Dante Agnew had 12 points and eight assists, and McCann chipped in with nine points and 12 rebounds.

Up next: The Gaels have two CHSAA home games on the horizon — against Chaminade, No. 4 on this list, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and against St. John the Baptist at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

2. Long Island Lutheran (13-2)  Achraf Yacoubou and the Crusaders were scheduled to play at St. Anthony's on Wednesday night, but the weather cancelled those plans. No makeup date has been set.

Up next: On Saturday, the Crusaders will travel down to Philadelphia for the Primetime Shootout where they will take on St. Peter's Prep (N.J.), the No. 12 team in the tri-state, at 1 p.m. It will be their first game in nearly two weeks.

3. Baldwin (9-1, 7-0 Conference AA-II) — The visiting Bruins dismantled Port Washington 64-29 on Friday behind Aaron Greene's 13 points, five assists and five rebounds. Brandon Williams added 12 points, 10 assists and five rebounds, and T'Ziah Wood-Smith had 10 points and 10 boards for his second straight double-double.

Up next: The Bruins will play host to Conference AA-II rival East Meadow at 7 p.m. on Friday and then travel to Gauchos Gym in the city on Saturday to play Brooklyn Collegiate.

4. Chaminade (12-2, 5-0 CHSAA)  The Flyers had an excellent past week. James McCaffrey scored 21 points and Richard Zoller added 11 points and 13 rebounds in a 60-44 win at St. John the Baptist last Thursday, and then Chaminade took down Floral Park, the No. 6 team on this list, 54-43 on Tuesday behind 14 points from McCaffrey and 12 from Kevin Sheehy.

Up next: The Flyers will visit St. Mary's, the top team on this list, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Both teams are undefeated in the CHSAA.

5. Manhasset (11-1, 7-0 Conference A-III)  The Indians won a pair of Conference A-III games last week, a 71-56 decision at Glen Cove and a 82-66 victory over visiting Valley Stream South, and remain the top threat to take the Nassau Class A title. Alessandro Troia scored 24 points with seven rebounds and Gary Tibbs added 14 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double in the Glen Cove win. Against Valley Stream South, Dan Merola led the way with a season-high 26 points, including 7-of-9 from three-point range.

Up next: The Indians will travel to winless North Shore tomorrow for a 6:15 p.m. contest.

6. Floral Park (9-2, 6-1 Conference A-III)  The Knights took down visiting Great Neck North 58-51 without Shamoy McIntosh on Friday. Justin Wilson scored 18 points and Pete Alloca added 11 points and 10 rebounds. McIntosh was back on Tuesday but couldn't push Floral Park past Chaminade in a 54-43 road loss. Wilson scored 17 points, and McIntosh added 16.

Up next: The Knights were scheduled to play at Holy Trinity today, but since school was cancelled, so was the game. They'll play at Glen Cove at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

7. South Side (9-3, 7-0 Conference A-II) — The visiting Cyclones cruised past Bethpage 75-44 on Friday behind 17 points from Kevin Coyle and 16 from Ryan Spadaford. They are the lone undefeated team in Conference A-II.

Up next: The Cyclones will play host to conference rival Plainedge at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

8. Holy Trinity (8-7, 3-2 CHSAA) — Tyler Seidman and the Titans were idle this week because their game against Poly Prep (Brooklyn) was postponed. They will remain so after the cancellation of tonight's game against Floral Park.

Up next: The Titans will resume CHSAA play on Saturday when they play host to St. John the Baptist at 3:30 p.m.

9. Elmont (9-2, 7-1 Conference AA-III) — The Spartans earned a 63-44 win at Bellmore JFK on Friday. Bellmore JFK was the last team to beat Elmont back on Dec. 17. Anthony Elechi scored 15 points with 10 rebounds for his third straight double-double. Michael Dugue added 12 points.

Up next: The Spartans will play at last place Carey at 6:15 p.m. on Friday.

10. Malverne (10-1, 8-0 Conference BC) — Anthony Moultre had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Mules' 58-34 win at Wheatley on Friday to remain undefeated in Conference BC.

Up next: The Mules will play at conference rival Cold Spring Harbor at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

On the bubble: Freeport (10-2, 5-2 Conference AA-I)Hempstead (7-4, 4-2 Conference AA-I)Lawrence Woodmere Academy (10-2, 5-0 PSAA)Massapequa (9-3, 5-3 Conference AA-I)Uniondale (8-4, 5-2 Conference AA-I).

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