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25 girls basketball players to watch in 2018-19

Mt. Sinai guard Gabby Sartori is defended by

Mt. Sinai guard Gabby Sartori is defended by Hauppauge guard Guiliana Abruscata during the Suffolk Class A final on Feb. 23, 2018. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Taylor Abraham, Freeport, F, 6-0, Jr.: A do-it-all player who blends an array of post moves with the ability to score on the perimeter.

Alyssa Adomaites, Glenn, G, 5-7, Sr.: Bound for Adelphi, she’s an all-around contributor running the point.

Jamie Agostino, Ward Melville, G, 5-8, Jr.: A very good shooter and rebounder who can facilitate shots for the rest of the Patriots’ offense.

Jamie Behar, Oceanside, G, 6-2, Jr.: A shooter with limitless range who can guard any position, she has multiple Division I offers, according to coach Jared Stoler.

Carly Bolivar, Sewanhaka, G, 5-7, Sr.: The NYIT commit is a fearless slasher and lockdown defender for an Indians team with high aspirations.

Janelle Brown, Longwood, PG, 5-6, Jr.: A non-stop motor makes her a lockdown defender who has received Division I offers, according to coach James Castiglione.

Raiana Brown, North Babylon, PF, 6-0, Sr.: Brown, an inside presence, is the unquestioned leader for the Bulldogs, who look to dominate Suffolk League 3.

Gigi Faison, Elmont, G, 5-8, Sr.: An all-around player with nice shooting touch from the outside steps into a leadership role this season.

Maddie Gillis, Division, G, 5-9, Sr.: Nearing 1,000 points, she’s a play-making point guard on a Blue Dragons team looking to make a playoff run.

Emma Glezen, Long Island Lutheran, G/F, 6-1, Sr.: A gritty Loyola-Maryland commit who takes charges, fights for loose balls and can guard any position.

Lauren Hansen, Ward Melville, G, 5-7, Sr.: The Auburn commit is the top ball-handler on Long Island with a lightning quick release from deep.

Kaia Harrison, Baldwin, G, 5-7, Sr.: A Wake Forest commit, she’s now the leader of a Bruins team coming off a state Class AA Federation championship.

Danielle Hippner, East Meadow, F/C, 6-3, Jr.: A standout post player and shot blocker, she’s receiving interest from Division I and Division II schools, according to coach Peter Olenik.

Katie Kelly, Commack, G, 5-3, Sr.: The lights-out shooter who converted on 50 percent of her three-point attempts last season also contributes as a go-to defender.

Tamia Lawhorne, Long Island Lutheran, G/F, 6-0, Sr.: An improving perimeter jumper has the George Mason commit ready to make an impact in her first season with the Crusaders.

Nyia Longford, Longwood, F, 5-8, Sr.: The point-forward can do a little bit of everything and has received Division II interest, according to coach James Castiglione.

Rachel Mahler, Syosset, C/F, 6-1, Sr.: A stretch-5 who can block shots and shoot from the perimeter, she’ll play at Washington St. Louis.

Cara McCormack, St. John the Baptist, PG, 5-4, Jr.: A true point guard who can handle the ball and see the court, she also defends well and knocks down open jumpers.

Danielle Pavinelli, Northport, G, 5-10, Jr.: She averaged 12 points per game last season for the Tigers, which earned the No. 3 seed in the Suffolk Class AA playoffs.

Lauren Romito, Hauppauge, F, 6-3, Sr.: A post player who blocks shots and plays stellar defense for the defending Suffolk Class A champs.

Gabby Sartori, Mount Sinai, F, 5-9, Sr.: She averaged 21 points per game and recorded three triple-doubles during the Mustangs’ 22-1 season last winter.

Hannah Stockman, Northport, G, 5-10, Sr.: A talented shooter who averaged 17.2 points per game and scored in double digits in all but two of her team’s 21 games.

Celeste Taylor, Long Island Lutheran, G, 5-11, Sr.: The Texas-bound star has won two gold medals representing the USA in the FIBA World Championships.

Sydney Taylor, St. Anthony’s, G, 5-9, Sr.: Lethal from deep with the ability to handle the ball, she’s committed to UMass-Amherst.

Casey Travers, Eastport-South Manor, G/F, 5-7, Sr.: The Sharks’ on-court leader is a great scorer, tenacious defender and excellent passer.

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