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Nassau girls A-III girls basketball team-by-team outlook

Emily Kluth of Lynbrook can not stop the

Emily Kluth of Lynbrook can not stop the shot of Plainedge's Ashley Lindsay. Plainedge won 49-46 in a Conference A-III game on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Credit: Peter Frutkoff

NASSAU A-III

BETHPAGE GOLDEN EAGLES

Last season: 9-8

Coach: Joseph Inghilterra

KEY PLAYERS

Anna Hughes G 5-8 Jr.; Amanda O’Neill F 5-9 Sr.; Isabella Sierra G 5-5 Soph.; Sara Sholander F 5-9 Fr.; Victoria Vera G 5-9 Soph.

ABOUT THE GOLDEN EAGLES: An aggressive team with three returning starters looking to score in transition.

DIVISION BLUE DRAGONS

Last season: 17-4

Coach: Steve Kissane

KEY PLAYERS

Jen Bonsignore G 5-5 Jr.; Kate Cronin F 5-8 Sr.; Emily Gillis F 6-0 Jr.; Maddie Gillis G 5-9 Sr.; Hailey Thomas G 5-5 Jr.

ABOUT THE BLUE DRAGONS: A group of veterans, led by star guard Maddie Gillis, has Division vying for a playoff spot.

GLEN COVE BIG RED

Last season: 8-11

Coach: Jessica Butera

KEY PLAYERS

Lucy Costello G 5-4 Sr.; Micaela Costello G 5-4 Sr.; Jaynise Espinal G 5-5 Sr.; Trinity Hudson G 6-0 Sr.

ABOUT THE BIG RED: Hudson, a Mercy commit, leads a team with 10 seniors on their fourth varsity coach in four years.

HEWLETT BULLDOGS

Last season: 3-9

Coach: Anthony Scro

KEY PLAYERS

Kayla Mack F 5-4 Soph.; Mia Morgan F 5-4 Soph.; Samantha Panzerella G 5-0 Sr. Sr.; Maria Pia Sapienza C 5-8; Riley Weiss G 5-4 8th

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: An unselfish team looks to improve under Scro, the new coach.

PLAINEDGE RED DEVILS

Last season: 18-4

Coach: Sarah Tansey

KEY PLAYERS

Charlotte Cavaliere F 5-10 Soph.; Lauren Krystall G 5-6 Sr.; Ashley Lindsay G 5-9 Sr.; Kerry Syraka G 5-6 Fr.; Emily Tierney G/F 5-7 Soph.

ABOUT THE RED DEVILS: A potential contender in Nassau Class A behind seniors Krystall and Lindsay.

ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS

Last season: 1-17

Coach: Don Crummell

KEY PLAYERS

Indya Ford G 5-6 Sr.; Seonah Innocent G 5-4 Jr.; Halleyah Yisreal G 5-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE ROUGH RIDERS: Yisreal averaged 5.5 points per game last season and will look to lead.

ROSLYN BULLDOGS

Last season: 6-13

Coach: Noreen Naughton

KEY PLAYERS

Amanda Bruck G 5-7 Jr.; Laura Cardillo G 5-2 Sr.; Emily Cohen C 5-11 Sr.; Liana Drenis G 5-6 Jr.; Ariana Matarangas G 5-6 Soph.

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Returning five seniors.

SOUTH SIDE CYCLONES

Last season: 16-5

Coach: Dan Ferrick

KEY PLAYERS

Kelsey Barrett F 5-9 Sr.; Adrianna McClain F 5-10 Jr.; Katie McMahon G 5-6 Jr.; Olivia Medford G 5-10 Soph.; Sydney Rathjen F 6-1 Soph.

ABOUT THE CYCLONES: Ferrick hopes to earn a top three seed in the playoffs behind talented returnees.

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