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The first Winter Big 10 of 2014-15

Glenn's Derek O'Brien, top, wrestles Shoreham-Wading River's Paul

Glenn's Derek O'Brien, top, wrestles Shoreham-Wading River's Paul Merzbacher in the 145-pound weight class on Jan. 15, 2014 Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

1. GLENN WRESTLING: The Knights (7-1) took third place in the prestigious UE duals at Endicott last weekend. The Knights routed Rocky Point, 51-26 in the third/fourth place match. Derek O'Brien won all four of bouts in the tournament.

2. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN BOYS BASKETBALL: Devonte Green is averaging 21.4 points and point guard Chris Atkinson is racking up assists, a similar system that made them so successful last season. Rojaye Campbell has emerged as a capable rebounder for the 9-1 Crusaders.

3. LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN GIRLS BASKETBALL: The defending state Federation Class AA champs appear poised for another run. The Crusaders have won four straight games, including a 56-53 victory over Miami Country Day in the final of the Naples Holiday Shootout in Florida. Taylor Byrne, a center, hit the winning three with a second remaining.

4. WARD MELVILLE BOYS FENCING: Ward Melville improved to 6-0 and extended its winning streak to 115 with a 16-11 win against Commack. Danny Solomon went 3-0 in sabre and Mike Jaklitsch was 3-0 in epee in the win over the Cougars.

5. SACHEM EAST WRESTLING: The Flaming Arrows are the two-time defending Suffolk Tournament team champions and have a winning streak of 39 straight dual meets. Jakob Restrepo (152 pounds) was a state runner-up last year.

6. BRENTWOOD BOYS BASKETBALL: Jamel Allen, Michael Almonacy and Tavon Ginyard lead an unselfish unit that's 6-0 and enjoys scoring in transition. Senior Ali Mableton is having his best season, averaging 15 points per game.

7. EAST ISLIP GIRLS BOWLING: Olivia Lopera is off to a great start for the defending state champs. The junior currently leads the county with a 229.5 average, and if she stays on pace, would break the Long Island single-season record set by Middle Country's Kelly Skalacki (223.52) last season.

8. BAY SHORE GIRLS TRACK: Patrice Baston, Sarah Trupp, and Aviana Goode won the shuttle hurdle relay at the League II Jim Zeitler Relays Tuesday in 27.26 seconds, breaking the previous Suffolk record of 27.7, set by Bay Shore in 2006, coach Steve Borbet said.

9. ST. ANTHONY'S BOYS TRACK: The Friars have shown no signs of slowing down after an impressive cross country season. St. Anthony's took the top six places in the 3,200 meters at the CHSAA Christmas Classic. Pat Tucker won in 9:44.53.

10. COMMACK GIRLS FENCING: Commack improved to 6-0 with a 14-13 win over Ward Melville, snapping the Patriots' 195-match winning streak. Chantel Yang went 3-0 and won the match-clinching bout, and led an epee unit that went 8-1.

On the cusp: St. Anthony's girls basketball, Baldwin boys basketball, Half Hollow Hills West boys track, Baldwin girls basketball, East Islip boys bowling, Ward Melville girls fencing, Sachem East girls track.

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