Meet the 2011 All-Long Island girls basketball team, as selected by Adam Ronis.
Long Island Player of the Year
Center Moriches, Guard/Forward, Sr.
Davis averaged 15.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals in leading the Red Devils to their second consecutive Suffolk Class B championship. She finished her five-year career with 1,510 points and 1,048 rebounds. She led the team in scoring every year.
Nassau Player of the Year
Garden City, Guard, Sr.
Sullivan averaged 18.6 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. She hit 32 three-pointers. She scored 19 points in a 43-41 state Class A semifinal loss to Averill Park. She had 17 points and seven rebounds in a 51-42 win over Glenn in the Long Island Class A championship and 15 points, nine rebounds, and four assists in a 46-40 win over Division in the Nassau Class A county championship.
Baldwin, Guard, Sr.
One of the best defenders on the Island who caused major disruption to the opposition. She’s lightning-quick and averaged 12 points and five steals in leading Baldwin to its first Long Island Class AA championship. She scored 15 points in the LIC against Deer Park. Corbin went from a reserve as a junior to the linchpin in her final season and played the final two weeks of the season with an injury.
St. Anthony’s, Forward, Sr.
The 6-3 Bucknell-bound Impellizeri averaged 9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocked shots and 2.5 steals. Impellizeri impacted games in many ways and especially on defense with her length making it difficult for opponents to get to the basket. She had 13 points, 7 rebounds, and six assists in the NSCHSAA final win against St. John the Baptist and averaged 11.5 points in the postseason.
St. Anthony’s, Center, Jr.
The 6-2 Kelly averaged 9 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1 block. She had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the NSCHSAA championship against St. John the Baptist as the Friars won their first title since 1988. She was a major force under the basket and averaged 10.8 points in the postseason.
St. Anthony’s, Guard, Sr.
The leading scorer for the Friars (25-3) with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. She missed half of her junior season with a fractured ankle and hip sustained in a car accident in January 2010. Often times when the Friars needed a big shot, Maurer was the one to produce. She averaged 10 points in the postseason and will play lacrosse at Duke.
Holy Trinity, Guard, Jr.
Averaged 16.5 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 steals to lead the Titans to the NSCHSAA semifinals. She surpassed 1,000 career points in the first round of the CHSAA state Class A tournament. She scored at least 20 points six times.
St. John the Baptist, Guard, Sr.
Smith averaged 12.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 3.8 steals. She was a part of two CHSAA state championship teams and won two NSCHSAA titles in her four-year career. She was a finalist for the Miss New York Basketball award and averaged 13.2 points in the postseason. She finished her career with 970 points, 453 rebounds, 349 assists, and 314 steals. Smith signed with Illinois.
St. John the Baptist, Forward, Sr.
Thompson averaged 12.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.9 steals, and 2.4 assists for the Cougars, who almost upset Christ the King in the CHSAA state Class AA semifinals. She tended to play best in the big games. She scored 15 points in the NSCHSAA championship game against St. Anthony’s and averaged 13.2 points in the postseason. Thompson scored 1,174 career points. She will attend Dartmouth.
Copiague, Guard, Sr.
Williams averaged 20.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.2 steals. She carried eighth-seeded Copiague to the Suffolk AA semifinals and played one of her best games in a 53-47 upset of previously undefeated and top-seeded Northport in the quarterfinals. She had 26 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals and hit a driving layup along the baseline to give the Eagles a 49-48 lead with 2:22 left, and added four free throws to seal the win. She scored 19 points in the semifinals against Deer Park and averaged 22.3 points in three playoff games.
Nassau Coach of the Year
Long Island Lutheran
The Crusaders won their first Class B Federation championship with a 59-57 win over favored Irvington, rallying from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit. They finished 21-5.
Suffolk Coach of the Year
Guided the Red Devils to their second consecutive Suffolk Class B championship and first Suffolk Overall championship. They finished 21-3.
Above: The 2011 Newsday All-Long Island girls basketball team.
ALL-LONG ISLAND SECOND TEAM (not pictured)
Boogie Brozoski (Long Island Lutheran, Guard, 8th grade)
Andrea Desvignes (Deer Park, Guard, Jr.)
Brooke Gerstman (Lynbrook, Guard, Jr.)
Alex Hampton (Baldwin, Guard, Jr.)
Taylor Higgins (Sacred Heart, Forward, Sr.)
Paige Kriftcher (Long Island Lutheran, Guard, Jr.)
Alexandra Leftridge (Whitman, Forward, Sr.)
Allison McKenna (Glenn, Forward, Sr.)
Kelly McPartland (Farmingdale, Guard, Sr.)
Anastasia Williams (St. John the Baptist, Center, Jr.)
Charise Wilson (North Babylon, Guard, Fr.)