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ALEXANDRA LEFTRIDGE Forward Whitman, Senior, 5-10 In a

ALEXANDRA LEFTRIDGE
Forward
Whitman, Senior, 5-10
In a competitive Suffolk Class AA, Leftridge is a difference-maker as a tough matchup for opponents. She can hit the midrange jumper, score inside, and is a good passer. She averaged 16 points and eight rebounds last season.
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Long Island girls basketball players to watch in 2010. Compiled by Newsday's Adam Ronis.

KAMALA THOMPSON Forward St. John the Baptist, Senior,
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KAMALA THOMPSON
Forward
St. John the Baptist, Senior, 5-10
Thompson is tough to guard because she can score inside and can light it up from the outside. She scored a season-high 24 points against Kellenberg in the NSCHSAA championship game last season. She averaged 10 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.3 steals, and 2.7 assists and will attend Dartmouth.

AMBER DAVIS Forward Center Moriches, Senior, 5-9 Averaged
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AMBER DAVIS
Forward
Center Moriches, Senior, 5-9
Averaged 17.6 points and eight rebounds in leading Center Moriches to the Suffolk Class B championship last season. Can score inside and hit the three-pointer. Davis has 1,148 career points.

ALEXIS SMITH Guard St. John the Baptist, Senior,
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ALEXIS SMITH
Guard
St. John the Baptist, Senior, 5-10
Smith averaged 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 3.9 steals last year. Smith gets to the basket with ease, draws fouls, and can hit the outside shot. She’s a tenacious defender and will attend the University of Illinois.

STEPHANIE LEON Center Northport, Senior, 6-4 Leon focused
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STEPHANIE LEON
Center
Northport, Senior, 6-4
Leon focused more on defense lasts season and spent the offseason working on her offensive game. She averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds last season. She runs the floor well and is adept at blocking shots. She will attend Delaware.

ALEXANDRA LEFTRIDGE Forward Whitman, Senior, 5-10 In a
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ALEXANDRA LEFTRIDGE
Forward
Whitman, Senior, 5-10
In a competitive Suffolk Class AA, Leftridge is a difference-maker as a tough matchup for opponents. She can hit the midrange jumper, score inside, and is a good passer. She averaged 16 points and eight rebounds last season.

KATIE POPPE Guard Holy Trinity, Junior, 5-9 Poppe
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KATIE POPPE
Guard
Holy Trinity, Junior, 5-9
Poppe is a step quicker and got stronger. She drives to the basket well and can shoot. She averaged 14.5 points despite missing one month with a concussion last season.

MICKI IMPELLIZERI Forward St. Anthony's, Senior, 6-3 Expect
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MICKI IMPELLIZERI
Forward
St. Anthony's, Senior, 6-3
Expect her to be more aggressive on offense. She averaged six points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 steals, 3.2 assists, and 2.1 blocks last season. She will play at Bucknell.

SYMONE KELLY Forward St. Anthony's, Junior, 6-2 Kelly
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SYMONE KELLY
Forward
St. Anthony's, Junior, 6-2
Kelly flashed her talent last season, but was slowed by a back injury she suffered in a car accident. Averaged eight points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 0.8 assists, and 0.7 blocks.

ALLYSIA ROHLEHR Guard St. John the Baptist, Senior,
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ALLYSIA ROHLEHR
Guard
St. John the Baptist, Senior, 5-10
Rohlehr transferred from St. Michael's Academy, which closed with most of the team now attending Nazareth. Rohlehr is an excellent shooter and will play collegiately at Albany.

ANASTASIA WILLIAMS Forward St. John the Baptist, Junior,
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ANASTASIA WILLIAMS
Forward
St. John the Baptist, Junior, 6-0
Williams plays much bigger than her size, as her prowess on the boards shows. She’s athletic and runs the floor well to go with an improved midrange jumper.

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