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Nassau Top 10 teams

1. Long Island Lutheran (19-7): In their biggest game of the week, the Crusaders trailed powerhouse St. Anthony’s of Jersey City by nine at halftime before losing, 57-32, at home Wednesday. Achraf Yacoubou had 16 points. On Thursday, LuHi won 86-36 over Manhattan Village Academy in the opening round of the Collegiate Invitational. They beat Brooklyn College Academy, 86-46, in the semifinals on Sunday and will play in the final Monday.

2. Baldwin (17-2): The Bruins used their trademark defense and got 14 points from Ashanti DePass to beat Farmingdale, 47-31, Saturday in the Nassau Class AA semifinals at SUNY-Old Westbury. The win was Baldwin’s 15th straight and sets up a rematch with Uniondale in the county final Saturday back at SUNY-Old Westbury. The teams split the regular season series this year. Baldwin’s last loss was on the road at Uniondale Dec. 18. And of course, we remember last year’s final, won by Uniondale over Baldwin by one-point at the buzzer.

3. Uniondale (16-3): The top-seeded Knights beat No. 5 Hempstead, 52-45, in the Nassau AA quarterfinals and will try to defend their county title against Baldwin in a rematch of last year’s championship game. Sophomore point guard Shaq Mosley had 13 points and nine rebounds in the win over Hempstead.

4. St. Mary’s (19-7): The Gaels beat Chaminade, 54-46, in the NSCHSAA semifinals on Sunday at C.W. Post, led by Chauvaughn Lewis’ 20 points. St. Mary’s will play Holy Trinity, which upset top-seeded St. John the Baptist, in the CHSAA final on Tuesday.

5. Westbury (15-4): The Dragons take on South Side for the third time this season in the Nassau Class A semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Hofstra. The game was postponed from Friday because of the snow.

6. South Side (15-4): The Cyclones, led by Leon Taylor and Brett Cohen, play Westbury in the Nassau Class A semifinals Monday.

7. Elmont (17-2): Top-seeded Elmont plays No. 5 Hewlett in Monday’s first Nassau Class A semifinal at 6 p.m. at Hofstra.

8. Holy Trinity (11-9): The Titans upset top-seeded St. John the Baptist, 72-69, in the CHSAA semifinals Sunday night at C.W. Post. Nick Ferreiro had 22 points and Richard Bess had 20 for Holy Trinity, which held off a St. John’s comeback attempt led by Khaleev Ginyard, who had 40 points, including nine three-pointers.

9. Hewlett (9-10): The Bulldogs are one of the semifinalists in Class A. Senior center Michael Eckerle had 32 points in the quarterfinal win against Floral Park. Will he do the same to Elmont?

10. Hempstead (11-9): The Tigers’ run ended Saturday in the Nassau Class AA semifinals against top seed Uniondale in a 52-45 defeat. Hempstead will return a nice core of players next year with forward Jordan Parks and guards Ishmael Pierre and Marquis Posey, who will all be returning senior starters.

On the bubble:
Chaminade (15-9), Malverne (14-5), Lawrence Woodmere Academy (25-1)

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