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Long Island girls hoops top 10 rankings

1. North Babylon (16-2): North Babylon had the week off after getting the top seed in the Suffolk AA playoffs and were on a bye. The Bulldogs will host No. 8 Brentwood in the quarterfinals Wednesday. The Bulldogs are aiming to win their third county championship in four seasons.

2. Sachem East (15-3): The Flaming Arrows also got a first-round bye in Suffolk Class AA and haven’t played since Feb. 5. The No. 2 Flaming Arrows get a first-round bye in the Suffolk Class AA playoffs and will host No. 7 Floyd in the quarterfinals Wednesday. The Flaming Arrows are trying to get to the championship game for the third consecutive season. They have lost in the last two finals.
 
3. Kellenberg (15-6): The Firebirds opened the week with a 62-60 loss to Sacred Heart in overtime. They bounced back with a 64-43 win over Bishop Kearney. Emma O’Connor had 27 points, 13 rebounds, six steals, five assists and six blocked shots. Point guard Katie Cunningham missed both games with a sprained ankle. Kellenberg is the top seed in the NSCHSAA playoffs and will play the winner of No. 4 St.Mary’s/No. 5 Holy Trinity in the semifinals Sunday.
 
4. St. Anthony’s (19-5): The Friars had one game and defeated Holy Trinity, 54-21. Mimi Lizza scored 14 points. The Friars will host No. 6 Sacred Heart Wednesday in the first round of the NSCHSAA playoffs.
 
5. St. John the Baptist (14-10): The Cougars closed the regular season with a 69-45 win over Sacred Heart. Alexis Smith had 16 points and six assists and Brianna Thomas had 11 points and eight rebounds. The No. 2 Cougars get a bye into the NSCHSAA semifinals and will play the winner of St. Anthony’s-Sacred Heart Sunday.
 
6. Long Island Lutheran (18-3): The Crusaders kicked off the week with a 55-50 loss to Mary Louis. They rebounded to beat Staten Island Academy, 65-45 and then defeated St. Mary’s in overtime, 60-59. Jessica DeNicola scored a season-high 28 points to go along with 14 rebounds. Sam Milhaven had 13 points, five rebounds and five assists. LIL will host St. Anthony (N.J.) Wednesday to cap the regular season.
 
7. St. Mary’s (15-7): The Gaels had one game and lost in overtime to Long Island Lutheran, 60-59. They hit 13 three-pointers as Shannon Flynn scored 25 and Maddie Jankowski scored 21. St. Mary’s, the fourth seed, will host No. 5 Holy Trinity in a CHSAA first-round game at 5:45 p.m.Wednesday. 
 
8. Division (17-1): Top-seeded Division defeated No. 8 Roosevelt in the Nassau Class A quarterfinals, 58-37. Kristen Costello had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Nicolette Parmese had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Division will play No. 4 South Side in the semifinals Tuesday at Freeport. 
 
9. Ward Melville (16-3): The No. 3 Patriots defeated No. 4 West Islip, 55-20 in the first round of the Suffolk Class AA playoffs. Kaitlyn Carballeira had 23 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. Ward Melville will host No. 6 Whitman in a quarterfinal Wednesday. Ward Melville defeated Whitman, 39-37, in the Northport Shootout final.
 
10. Garden City (16-3): Second-seeded Garden City defeated Roslyn, 70-42, in a Nassau Class A quarterfinal. Barbara Sullivan had 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and Diana Leondis had 27 points and six assists.

On the bubble: Kings Park (17-2), Northport (16-2), Whitman (15-3), Mattituck (14-3), Center Moriches (12-6), Uniondale (12-6), Mount Sinai (15-4), Smithtown West (15-4)
 
Players of the Week
Alexis Monserrate (Locust Valley): She scored 30 points to lead Locust Valley over Carle Place, 48-36, in the Nassau Class B championship game.
 
Amber Davis (Center Moriches): Davis scored 26 points, including the 1,000th of her career in a 66-47 win over Wyandanch in a Suffolk Class B semifinal.
 
 
Sara English (Smithtown West): English had 26 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocked shots in a 70-50 win over East Islip in the first round of the Suffolk Class AA playoffs.
 
Monique Walker (Floyd): Walker had 24 points and nine rebounds in a 50-41 win over Lindenhurst in the first round of the Suffolk Class AA playoffs.
 
Megan Foehl (Whitman): She scored five points of her 23 points in the final 1:27 for Whitman in a 55-51 first-round win over Copiague in Suffolk Class AA.
 
Jessica DeNicola (Long Island Lutheran): DeNicola had a season-high 28 points and 14 rebounds, including the winning putback with four seconds left in a 60-59 overtime win over St. Mary’s.

 

 

 

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