Dominic Kaczor went undefeated in sabre and Jeremy Kramer won the deciding epee bout as host Great Neck South secured a 14-11 victory over Oyster Bay Sunday in the Nassau boys fencing championships.

Kramer won the clinching match, 5-3, and Matt Kipnis defeated Oyster Bay star Nick LaRosa, 5-4, in foil to help the Rebels earn their fourth county title in six seasons.

Kaczor was 3-0, and Brian Lee (sabre) and Kody Horuchi (foil) each went 2-1 for Great Neck South. They had won three championships in a row before suffering close defeats to the Baymen in the previous two finals.

"The last two years, it went to 13-13 and came down to the last bout, and Oyster Bay won," Rebels coach Joshua Baravarian said. "Those losses were absolutely painful and heart wrenching."

Kipnis, a senior captain, brought with him a copy of the score sheet from last year's final and showed it to his teammates Sunday as a reminder "of how it felt to have a championship slip from our fingers," Baravarian said. "We used that as motivation."

Great Neck South (14-0) will face Ward Melville (14-0) for the Long Island championship, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Centereach.

girls basketballLong Island Lutheran 61, Shabazz 50: Boogie Brozoski had 27 points, five assists and two steals to lead Long Island Lutheran over sixth-ranked Shabazz (Newark, N.J.) in the Mecca girls basketball tournament at Gauchos Gym in the Bronx.

Kaela Hilaire added nine points, six assists and two steals for the Crusaders (16-3), who pulled away with a 21-13 fourth quarter. Sade Gibbons added seven points and nine rebounds. Zaire O'Neil scored 17 points for Shabazz (20-1).

St. Mary's 44, South Shore 37: Mei-Lyn Bautista had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Jordan Augustus had eight points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks to lead St. Mary's (16-3) in non-league. Jasmine Bryant also scored 11 points for the Gaels.

boys basketballHalf Hollow Hills West 68, Monsignor Scanlan 56: Terry Harris had 28 points and eight rebounds to lead Hills West (14-4). Jamir Blackman added 14 points, Neneyo Mate-Kole had 13 points and 17 rebounds, and Marcus Solomon had nine points, eight rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks. John Dewey scored 20 points for Monsignor Scanlan of the Bronx.

Waldorf 45, Kimberton 40: William Strauss hit six three-pointers for 18 points to lead Waldorf on Saturday. Caleb Yuan added nine points and 12 rebounds.

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