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Gregg Sarra picks Long Island's Top 10 Winter Sports

GREGG SARRA PICKS TOP 10 WINTER SPORTS ON LONG ISLAND

1. GLENN WRESTLING Nick Meinsen (130 pounds) and Nick Terdick (152), the Knights two Suffolk champions, will represent the county title winners in the state tournament this weekend in Albany. Both are looking to become Glenn's first state champion.

2. HALF HOLLOW HILLS WEST BOYS BASKETBALL Tobias Harris scored 25 points to lead the top-seeded Colts to a 64-43 opening-round Suffolk Class AA playoff victory over Sachem North on Friday. The League IV champion Colts host No. 8 Copiague on Tuesday. Harris needs just 19 points in that game to become the 11th Long Island boy to score 2,000 career points.

3. HAUPPAUGE WRESTLING The Eagles will be represented by Mark West (96 pounds) and Kevin Panebianco (135) at the state championships this weekend. The two have had two weeks to prepare for the tournament.

4. LONGWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL The No. 2 seeded Lions breezed past Smithtown East, 80-58, in their Class AA playoff opener on Tuesday. Guards Darien Davis and Tajric Boggs scored 27 points each and Paris Parks contributed 10 assists. Longwood, the League I champ, hosts No. 10 Whitman on Tuesday.

5. HALF HOLLOW HILLS BOYS SWIMMING It's now four straight perfect years for Half Hollow Hills, which has not been beaten in regular season meets, league championships and county championships during the span. The team is sending its 200 Medley Relay (1:39.86) and 400 freestyle relay (3:16.30) to the state championships on Feb. 26 and 27, two of 10 state qualifiers for the team. Among others, Matt DeBlasio qualified in the 200 IM (1:55.90), 100-butterfly (54.23) and 100-backstroke (53.99).

6. NORTH BABYLON GIRLS BASKETBALL North Babylon (16-2) 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 tomorrow. The Bulldogs are aiming to win their third county championship in four seasons.

7. WARD MELVILLE GIRLS FENCING The undefeated Patriots finished the season with a 12-0 record and earned the school's ninth straight Suffolk championship.

8. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST BOYS BASKETBALL The Cougars beat Colts Neck, 75-67, in a non-league game on Saturday and completed the first undefeated CHSAA season in school history with a 77-63 victory over Holy Trinity on Friday. SJB earned a bye in the first round of the CHSAA playoffs.

9. GREAT NECK SOUTH BOYS SWIMMING After the team won its second-consecutive Nassau title, finishing the year undefeated in dual meets and league championships for the second year also, Great Neck South now awaits states. Standout Sam Mo has qualified for six solo events and also helped his team to qualify two relays (200-medley relay, 400 freestyle relay).

10. MIDDLE COUNTRY GIRLS BOWLING The Cougarines finished the season with an undefeated league record and beat East Islip in the county championship by 21 pins.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN Sachem East girls basketball, Longwood wrestling, Sachem East boys bowling, Bay Shore girls track, St. Anthony's boys track, and St. Anthony's boys swimming.

RANKINGS

WRESTLING - TOURNAMENT

1. Glenn (21-0)

2. Hauppauge (23-0)

3. Longwood (24-0)

4. Rocky Point (18-2)

5. St. Anthony's (22-6)

6. Wantagh (23-6)

7. Long Beach (16-5)

8. Huntington (4-4)

9. Sachem East (26-3)

10. Massapequa (17-2)

BOYS BASKETBALL

1. Half Hollow Hills West (19-0)

2. Longwood (17-2)

3. St. John the Baptist (20-2)

4. Long Island Lutheran (17-6)

5. Baldwin (16-2)

6. Uniondale (15-3)

7. Chaminade (14-8)

8. St. Mary's (17-7)

9. Westbury (15-4)

10. Harborfields (17-2)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

1. North Babylon (16-2)

2. Sachem East (15-3)

3. Kellenberg (15-6)

4. St. Anthony's (19-5)

5. St. John the Baptist (14-10)

6. Long Island Lutheran (18-3)

7. St. Mary's (15-7)

8. Division (17-1)

9. Ward Melville (16-3)

10. Garden City (16-3)

BOYS SWIMMING

1. Half Hollow Hills (10-0)

2. Great Neck South (9-0)

3. St. Anthony's (9-0)

4. Long Beach (7-2)

5. Ward Melville (6-3)

BOYS TRACK

1. St. Anthony's

2. Half Hollow Hills West

3. Longwood

4. East Meadow

5. Calhoun

GIRLS TRACK

1. Bay Shore

2. St. Anthony's

3. Garden City

4. Northport

5. Kellenberg

BOYS BOWLING

1. Sachem East

2. East Islip

3. Smithtown

4. Sewanhaka

5. Holy Trinity

GIRLS BOWLING

1. Middle Country

2. East Islip

3. Division

4. Islip

5. Longwood

ATHLETES 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Matt Curry, Harborfields: He scored 26 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and added 3 blocked shots in the Tornadoes' 77-37 victory over Glenn in a Suffolk Class A playoff.

Brandon Mincher, Bayport-Blue Point. The senior had 11 of his 20 points in the first quarter of the Phantoms' Suffolk Class A playoff victory over Kings Park. He also had 10 assists.

Sheldon Hagigal, Westbury: He scored 24 points to lead the Dragons to a difficult 67-65 Nassau Class A playoff victory over Manhasset.

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