Marquis Posey had 21 points, including a running bank shot in the lane with 40 seconds left for host Hempstead in a 68-66 win over Syosset in a Nassau Class AA first-round game Saturday.
Posey forced a steal on Syosset's ensuing possession to seal the win for the No. 5 Tigers.
Skyler Moore led Hempstead (9-8) with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three steals and Ismael Pierre chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds. Syosset (14-4), led by Spencer Hazan and Matt Quinn with 16 points, had an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull within one with about a minute left. Hempstead will play at No. 4 Valley Stream Central in a quarterfinal at 2 p.m. Thursday.Hicksville 54, Oceanside 51: Uche Ogbonna hit a layup with 30 seconds left to give No. 9 Hicksville (14-4) a 52-48 lead in a Nassau Class AA first-round playoff game. Ogbonna had 25 points and eight rebounds and John Petrucelli had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Hicksville visits No. 1 Uniondale in a quarterfinal at 1 p.m. on Thursday.Massapequa 53, Carey 44: Patrick Meehan had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 11 Massapequa (10-8) in the first round of the Nassau Class AA playoffs. Kevin Flecker added 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and John Cerulli had 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Joe Champey scored 17 points for No. 6 Carey. Massapequa will visit Farmingdale at 2 p.m. Thursday.Malverne 68, Cold Spring Harbor 37: DaShawn Moorer had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Cory Alexander added 11 points and eight assists and Xavier Bernard had all of his 11 points in the first quarter for No. 1 Malverne (13-5) against No. 4 Cold Spring Harbor in a Nassau Class B semifinal at SUNY-Old Westbury. Malverne will play No. 3 Oyster Bay in the Nassau Class B final at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday at C.W. Post.
Friends Academy 53, East Rockaway 52: Josh Feshbach's three-point play with 13 seconds left in overtime gave Friends Academy the Nassau Class C title. T.J. Hefele (17 points) sank a putback as time expired to send the game into overtime for Friends (12-6). Dylan Giliberti's putback with seven seconds left in regulation gave East Rockaway (16-2) a 43-41 lead. Friends will play the winner of the Southold-Stony Brook game for the Long Island championship March 9 at a site in Suffolk to be announced. Joe Todero led East Rockaway with 20 points.
Long Island Lutheran 78, East Longmeadow (Ma.) 60: Terry Brutus scored 21 points and Achraf Yacoubou had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Lutheran (15-6) in a non-league game at Fordham University. Mike Florin, in his first game back from an ankle injury, added 14 points and had four assists for the Crusaders, who overcame a 31-17 first quarter deficit. Hart Gliedman had 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists. East Longmeadow is 15-3.TRACK CHSAA INTERSECTIONAL
St. Anthony's Patrick Farmer continued his surge as he set a meet record in the 300 meters, winning in 34.28 seconds at the CHSAA Intersectional championships at the Armory Saturday.
Farmer later ran the anchor leg on St. Anthony's winning 4 x 400-meter relay team with a 46.5 split, and the team took first in 3:26.75. Payton Hazzard joined Farmer in the winner's circle with a first-place finish in the 600 in 1:22.79. Hazzard also ran the anchor leg on St. Anthony's winning 4 x 800.
The Friars, which took second to Fordham Prep overall, also won the 4 x 800 in 8:03.26.
St. John the Baptist takes 3rd. Matt Perrelli took first in the high jump (6-4), Seitu Solomon was second in the triple jump and Elijah Pardo was second in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.8 as St. John the Baptist finished third overall at the CHSAA Intersectional. The Cougars' 4 x 200-relay team of Pardo, Michael DuPlessis, Azeem Boyce and Darius Samples won in 1:30.9.
St. Anthony's girls win. Olivia Abbate took first in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.4 as the St. Anthony's girls team won its first CHSAA Intersectional title. Karen Henning won the weight throw (48-9), Victoria Profit won the high jump (5-3) and the Friars' 4 x 200 team of Emily Taussig, Gabrielle Barbour, Chyna-mo Chung and Lauren Kilkenny took first (1:44.93).
Kim MacKay took second in the 1,000 meters in 3:04.56 for Kellenberg, which finished second to the Friars. Kellenberg's 4 x 400 team of Amanda Barroca, Juliane Galante, Rebecca Fuboter and Lauren Wheatley also took first in 4:06.71.
Schmidt wins twice. Holy Trinity's Colleen Schmidt continued her winning ways, taking first in the 1,500 in 4:44.20 and the 3,000 in a personal-best time of 10:05.51 for the Titans.