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St. Anthony's 54, St. John the Baptist 51

St. Anthony's High School freshman Lauren Williams (11)

St. Anthony's High School freshman Lauren Williams (11) gets pressured by St. John the Baptist's Alexis Smith (23) in the first quarter of the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA varsity girls basketball championship. (March 6, 2011) Photo Credit: James Escher

Top-seeded St. Anthony's went through the regular season undefeated in league play this year and climbed another rung on the ladder by winning its first CHSAA girls basketball championship since 1988 with a 54-51 win over No. 2 St. John the Baptist.

St. Anthony's High School freshman Lauren Williams (11)
Photo Credit: James Escher

St. Anthony's High School freshman Lauren Williams (11) gets pressured by St. John the Baptist's Alexis Smith (23) in the first quarter of the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA varsity girls basketball championship. (March 6, 2011)

St. Anthony's High School senior #31 Michele Impellizeri
Photo Credit: James Escher

St. Anthony's High School senior #31 Michele Impellizeri drives to the basket in the first quarter of the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA varsity girls basketball championship. (March 6, 2011)

St. Anthony's High School sophomore #12 Rebecca Musgrove,
Photo Credit: James Escher

St. Anthony's High School sophomore #12 Rebecca Musgrove, right, looks to pass around St. John the Baptist #21 Alexis Smith in the second quarter of the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA varsity girls basketball championship. (March 6, 2011)

St. John the Baptist High School senior #21
Photo Credit: James Escher

St. John the Baptist High School senior #21 Alexis Smith, right, looks to get past St. Anthony's #1 Chastity Taylor in the fourth quarter of the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA varsity girls basketball championship. (March 6, 2011)

St. John the Baptist High School senior #21
Photo Credit: James Escher

St. John the Baptist High School senior #21 Alexis Smith tries to drive past St. Anthony's #24 Symone Kelly in the third quarter of the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA varsity girls basketball championship. (March 6, 2011)

Hempstead, NY - March 6, 2011: St. Anthony's
Photo Credit: James Escher / Freelance/Photo by James Escher

Hempstead, NY - March 6, 2011: St. Anthony's High School #12 sophomore Rebecca Musgrove tries to drive past St. John the Baptist #12 Kristen McMahon in the first quarter of the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA varsity girls basketball championship at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. St. Anthony's won by a score of 54-51. (Photo by James Escher)

St. Anthony's High School senior Kerrin Maurer (23)
Photo Credit: James Escher

St. Anthony's High School senior Kerrin Maurer (23) looks to pass around St. John the Baptist Anastasia Williams (3) in the fourth quarter of the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA varsity girls basketball championship at Mack Sports Complex. (March 6, 2011)

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