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Nappi, Njoku rally West Hempstead past Bethpage

Lisa Nappi and Sarah Njoku totaled 13 of West Hempstead's 18 points in the fourth quarter to give West Hempstead a 46-39 win over Bethpage Saturday in Nassau Conference ABC-V girls basketball.

West Hempstead (3-10) trailed 31-28 after three quarters before outscoring Bethpage 18-7 in the fourth quarter. Katie Lynch had 15 points, five assists and three steals, Nappi 14 points and eight rebounds and Njoku 13 points and 12 rebounds. Bethpage is 5-8.


Islip 71, Huntington 51: David Powell had 14 points and five assists and Andrew Oberg 10 points and 12 rebounds for Islip (8-5) in Suffolk League V. Huntington is 4-9.


Bay Shore places fifth. Bay Shore took fifth in the 4 x 800-meter relay at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory with a time of 9:25.53. The team consisted of Sara Andrade, Darlene Eiermann, Regina Peattie and Danielle Rowe. Lipari wins. Roslyn's Emily Lipari won the mile in 4:46.77 at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games.


Pitre misses meet. Notably absent from Saturday's League V tournament at Eastport-South Manor was Sayville's Travis Pitre, top-ranked in the county at 135 pounds, a four-time League V finalist and two-time county runner-up. Because he did not compete in the county qualifier, his career at Sayville is over.

Sayville coach Gary Pesko said that Pitre was not kicked off the team, but rather left the squad because of a family issue. When contacted by phone Friday night, Pesko said: "He got in trouble and that's all there is to it. I haven't seen the kid in two weeks. I don't know the deal."

Pitre's last match was an 8-0 win over Huntington's John Mallouk on Jan. 20.

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