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All summer long, MSGVarsity.com will bring you a recap of the past year in Long Island’s top high school sports. We’ll publish a new “Year in Review” article every Tuesday through August 19. Next up, we look back at the year that was in Long Island girls basketball.
MSGVarsity.com's "Memorable Mondays" is a summer-long weekly series that reflects on the players, moments, matchups and storylines that made the 2013-14 high school season special.
Allison Schneider is a two-sport athlete and the star of the Roslyn High School lacrosse team. A straight-A student, she enjoys watching sitcoms in her spare time and attends about 10 pop music concerts each year.
For all of the championships and awards she has earned, perhaps the best compliment to be paid to Lauren "Boogie" Brozoski is this: In times of crisis, her team never panics because she is never flustered.
Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Girls Basketball First Team, honoring the best of the best high school girls basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. See who made the list.
Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Lerner unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Girls Basketball Second Team, honoring the best of the best high school girls basketball players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. See who made the list.
Boogie Brozoski and Katie Lavelle each scored 14 points as the Crusaders overcame a sub-par start and held off Francis Lewis, 53-42, in a Federation Class AA semifinal.
Every one of them was a Long Island champion: Brentwood boys and Baldwin girls in Class AA; Glenn boys and Harborfields girls in Class A; Friends Academy boys in Class C. Long Island champions. That really is something. In football, L-I-C spells ultimate team success because our teams don't participate in the state tournament.
Butler, along with fellow captain Tyra Harrison, played their final game for the Bruins Friday night as Baldwin fell to Cicero-North Syracuse, 61-50, in a state Class AA semifinal at Hudson Valley CC.
Friends Academy could not repeat its magical 2011 run when the Quakers won the state Class C boys basketball championship. This year's ride ended Friday with a 72-66 loss to Middle Early College of Buffalo in a state Class C semifinal.
Brisson, who became the head coach in the 2002-03 season, finished with a 218-48 record. He led Sachem East to two Long Island championships, most recently in 2013, and a state title in 2010. The record includes a 32-12 mark in the postseason.
Winning championships require a few things. One is talent. There is no doubt that the Kellenberg girls basketball team has plenty of that. After all, you don't get to play the second weekend of March without it. Another is passion and that element is evident as soon as the game starts and the group starts screaming encouragement toward everyone on the floor.
Lindsay O'Sullivan scored 17 points and Rose Mangiarotti had eight points, 17 rebounds and five blocks for Friends in a 46-38 loss to Haldane in the Class C final.
Watch MSG Varsity's live production of the CHSAA AA girls basketball championship between St. Anthony's and Nazareth on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Kellenberg topped Kennedy Catholic, 46-39, Friday night at St. John's Prep in Astoria and will face Buffalo Cardinal O'Hara in the CHSAA Class A state title game at 5 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity.
Kalifa Davy scored 17 points and Chastity Taylor had 16 to lead St. Anthony's to a 60-53 victory over St. Mary's in a state CHSAA Class AA semifinal at Holy Trinity.
The Long Island Class A championship is at stake when undefeated Harborfields takes on red-hot North Shore Friday at 5 p.m. at Farmingdale State College live on MSGVarsity.com.
The Long Island Class AA girls basketball title is on the line when Baldwin faces Sachem East Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Farmingdale State College live on MSGVarsity.com.
Rose Mangiarotti and Lindsay O'Sullivan helped lift Friends Academy to a 54-44 win over Pierson in the Long Island Class C final / southeast regional semifinal at St. Joseph's (L.I.).
Jordan Augustus had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Mei-Lyn Bautista added 10 points and nine assists as St. Mary's defeated Bishop Loughlin, 67-48, in the CHSAA state quarterfinals Wednesday night at St. Anthony's High School. The Gaels advance to the state semifinal against St. Anthony's at 8 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity.
Trish Liotta scored 12 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter as Hampton Bays held off Oyster Bay, 61-56, in the Long Island Class B final at St. Joseph's (L.I.).
Parham dished 10 assists, orchestrating an up-tempo offense, as host St. Anthony's rolled to a 61-47 victory over Archbishop Molloy in the CHSAA state quarterfinals.
Kim sank two free throws with 17.6 seconds remaining to give Friends Academy a 58-57 win over Oyster Bay Saturday in the Nassau Small School Championship at LIU Post.
Cantwell and the top-seeded North Shore Vikings ran their way straight to county supremacy Saturday with a 57-51 win over No. 6 Cold Spring Harbor in the Nassau Class A championship game at LIU Post.
The Tornadoes, perceived as the underdog, cruised to a 70-52 victory over Sachem East in the Suffolk overall title game at Whitman High School Friday.
Kyff plays right wing on the third line on the ice hockey team, a catcher on the softball team and as a combo guard coming off the bench plays a limited role on the Cougars' basketball team.
No. 1 seed Baldwin takes on No. 2 seed Massapequa in the Nassau Class AA championship Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., from LIU Post, and the contest will be shown live on MSGVarsity.com.
On Saturday, March 1, MSG Varsity will bring our tri-state area viewers live streaming coverage of seven championship high school events in one day.
Scott scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Harborfields capture its first Suffolk small school championship with a 59-34 win over Hampton Bays at Farmingdale State College.
In front of a packed house at Farmingdale State College, Sachem East rallied in the third quarter to defeat No. 1 seed North Babylon, 55-46, to win the Suffolk Class AA championship, for the second consecutive year.
Toni Deren and Donasja Scott guided the Tornadoes to safety, leading No. 1 Harborfields to a 53-51 win over No. 2 Glenn in the Suffolk Class A girls basketball final at St. Joseph's College.
Sachem East takes on North Babylon in the Suffolk Class AA Championship Monday night at 7:30 p.m., from Farmingdale State College, and the contest will be shown live on MSGVarstity.com.
Massapequa takes on Mepham in the Nassau Class AA girls basketball semifinals Saturday at 8:30 p.m. from LIU-Post live on MSGVarsity.com.
A berth in the Nassau Class AA final is at stake when No. 4 Freeport faces top-seeded Baldwin in the semifinals Saturday at 6:30 p.m. from LIU-Post and live on MSGVarsity.com.
With a balanced offensive attack and a swarming defense, top-seeded Baldwin defeated No. 4 Freeport, 55-38, in the Nassau Class AA semifinals Saturday night at LIU Post.
Undefeated Huntington takes on defending champion Sachem East in the Suffolk Class AA semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Smithtown East live on MSGVarsity.com.
A spot in the Suffolk Class AA final is at stake when fifth-seeded Brentwood takes on No. 1 North Babylon in the semifinals Friday at 3 p.m. from Smithtown East live on MSGVarsity.com.
The top two seeds will battle it out for the Nassau Class B girls basketball title when No. 2 Oyster Bay faces top-seeded Carle Place Friday at 11 a.m. at LIU-Post and live on MSGVarsity.com.
Fotopoulos scored 21 of her 33 points in the second half as top-seeded Hampton Bays beat Mattituck, 58-44, in the Suffolk Class B final. The Baymen captured their first championship since 2008.
Kasey Gilbride tied the score on a spectacular reverse layup with 2:09 remaining, and Isabel Peters' free throw 10 seconds later gave Pierson a 50-49 lead as it held on for its first title since 2000.
Eighth-grader's jumper with 3.1 seconds left propelled No. 3 Sachem East to a 60-58 win over No. 6 Copiague Tuesday night in the Suffolk Class AA quarterfinals.
In an anticipated battle between two of Long Island’s best, Division hosts Garden City in the Nassau Class A girls basketball quarterfinals. The tip will drop at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and the contest will be shown live on MSGVarsity.com.
All playoff girls and boys basketball games planned for Thursday were postponed and moved to the coming days as heavy snowfall and school closings again took their toll on local schedules.
In an anticipated battle of two of the top girls basketball teams on Long Island, St. Anthony’s hosts St. Mary’s Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. live on MSGVarsity.com.
Even with its Michigan-bound star guard sidelined because of foul trouble, Long Island Lutheran didn’t miss a beat, knocking off St. Mary’s, 56-45, at Island Garden Sunday afternoon.
The top two ranked girls basketball teams on Long Island square off in what should be a super showdown as Long Island Lutheran meets St. Mary’s Sunday at Noon live on MSGVarsity.com.
In a matchup between two teams tied for first place, McKenzie scored 21 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and made six blocks to lead host Half Hollow Hills East to a 48-35 win over Northport.