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GAMES OF 2/25/21
#15 Uniondale 47 Hicksville 35
Hall of Fame Coach Tom Diana wins game #400! Nine Nassau County Championships, including two of the last three. BOX SCORE

#5 Elmont 63 Carey 42
Elmont is a buzz saw, slicing through one opponent after another to the tune of a 20 ppg average margin of victory. It was Carey’s first loss of the season. 
BOX SCORE

#13 Northport 34 Commack 29
Was the shot clock broken? An old school grind it out, down to the wire battle between two big rivals and a possible playoff elimination game! BOX SCORE

Bellport 71 Comsewogue 65
This was a playoff elimination game, and Comsewogue is out despite having a terrific team - the best at the school in many years! COVID injustice! BOX SCORE

Bay Shore 67 Connetquot 55
That old Agostino magic has the Marauders in a three way tie for first, and only two will advance to the playoffs! Its in the hands of the seeding committee now! BOX SCORE
EDITORS NOTE: THE SEEDING COMMITEE DECIDED ON A 1 GAME PLAYOFF FOR THE LAST SPOT. 
Bay Shore @ Commack
6 PM tonight! 

NEW SWEET 16 POSTED!

GAMES OF 2/21/21
Brentwood 73 Ward Melville 49
Long Island’s #2 team made short work of previously unbeaten Ward Melville.
BOX SCORE

Hills East 48 Smithtown West 44
Hills East just keeps winning, and this game showed they can win ugly too. 
BOX SCORE

C. Moriches 71  Deer Park 59
Tough to match up with the big boys at CM. BOX SCORE

GAMES OF 2/18/21
A SNOW DAY!

GAMES OF 2/17/21
Bay Shore 46 Northport 44
We said it would take time for Hall Of Fame Coach Jack Agostino to transform the Bay Shore program, but it's happening a little sooner than we expected! Easily the biggest upset of the season so far. BOX SCORE

Massapequa 65 Westbury 60
Westbury’s quarantine is finally over, but they invited the wrong team to the celebration! BOX SCORE

GAMES OF 2/13/21
Plainview 59 Herricks 28
Plainview seems to have the pieces for a good run this season! BOX SCORE 
EDITORS NOTE: Plainview has just been put on PAUSE for COVID related reasons. They may not be able to play again this season.

Uniondale 64 Freeport 31
The home opener of a very sad season for the Knights and for all of us. 
BOX SCORE NEWSDAY 

Hauppauge 59 Harborfilds 54
Hauppauge? It’s been a while since they had a contender, but this year’s squad just might change that. BOX SCORE

SWR 61 John Glenn 52
Watch out for at SWR this season! 
BOX SCORE

NSCHSAA
LI Catholic League
FEBRUARY 2021
GAMES OF 2/26/21
St. Anthony's 45 Holy Trinity 36
It looked like a rebuilding year for the Friars, but that all changed with an impressive win over the 7th ranked Titans.

Chaminade 78 #11 St. Mary's 57
It was tight early on, but the Fyers led pretty much wire to wire and pulled away down the stretch for the very impressive win.

East Meadow 71 Herricks 37
The very good Jets only got to play 4 games this season (Herricks only 2!), but they will be one of the favorites next season. BOX SCORE

ESM 62 Smithtown East 61
Eastport-South Manor is another team that didn’t get a chance to show what it could do. Once they came out of quarantine, the undefeated Sharks (3-0) couldn’t schedule enough games against strong teams to earn a high enough playoff seed. BOX SCORE

GAMES OF 2/23/21
#6 Elmont 70 Sewanhaka 49
Future Hall Of Fame coach George Holub has retired, but new coach Ryan Straub is picking up right where he left off, with the Spartans improving to 6-0 after a dominating win over their rivals. 
BOX SCORE

Holy Trinity 71 St. Mary's 61
At this point, it looks like theses two teams are headed for a championship game showdown, but there are still games to be played and fresh out of quarantine Chaminade may have something to say about that. BOX SCORE

Chaminade 62 St. Dominic 47
First game back and very impressive! 
BOX SCORE 

Deer Park 74 Comsewogue 68
It should be noted that Comsewogue has its best team in years, and given a full season to come together, would have been a serious contender in Class A this season. BOX SCORE

Carey 62 Jericho 26
Cary cannot be ignored! Now 6-0 after pounding the Jayhawks. BOX SCORE

GAMES OF 2/19/21
Hills West 69 Kings Park 62
Possibly Suffolk’s two best Class A teams, the Colts looked pretty tough, leading most of the way and holding off the Kingsmen. BOX SCORE

Wyandanch 71 Southampton 63
The Warriors can play! They gave CM a good fight, and now hand Southampton their first loss. BOX SCORE

Locust Valley 56 Wantagh 50
Both teams look tough, but Locust Valley hands the Warriors their first loss. 
BOX SCORE

LWA 62 Knox 58
The private schools are having a tough time finding opponents, so LWA has filled its schedule with PSAA teams, and they got off to a good start against a solid Knox team. BOX SCORE

GAMES OF 2/15/21
Northport 55 Central Islip 40
Northport is one of the teams to beat this season, and we’ve seen nothing to dispute that so far. But can they beat Brentwood? Robby Kennedy looks like he's ready for prime time, and he joins All-New York State guard Pat Healy and All-Long Island Sophomore forward Nick Watts. CI's Isiah Sween is finding out what its like to have the whole defense focusing on you and he'll have to make some adjustments. BOX SCORE

Amityville 50 Copiague 45
An old fashioned border war between two programs that have fought over players many times over the years, but Amityville’s Myles Goddard was the best player on the floor today, and he was the difference. Rising star Malachi Moore had 21 points for Copiague. BOX SCORE

C. Moriches 88 Malverne 60
A stunning result! These two team had an outstanding Long Island Championship Game last season, but it was CM that had the heavy graduation losses! BOX SCORE

GAMES OF 2/11/21
Uniondale 78 Hempstead 36
Newsday posted a great story on this game, and my hats off to them. Jo Jo played in some of my travel team tournaments starting when he was 8 or 9, and was unforgettable even then.
BOX SCORE NEWSDAY STORY

Plainview 68 Baldwin 58
You can probably count the number of league games Baldwin has lost over the years on one hand, so hats off to a talented group at Plainview for doing something few teams have done. Make sure you anticipate that Baldwin will get better with every game, because they will. BOX SCORE

Hills West 79 Harborfields 59
The Colts were already one of the favorites in Suffolk Class A coming into the season, and they added an All-Long Island freshman to the roster, so watch out! BOX SCORE

Center Moriches 67 SWR 60
Interesting. Is SWR better than we anticipated, or CM not as good? Right now, I’m going with SWR. They were a .500 team last season and have important pieces back. BOX SCORE

East Meadow 65 Hicksville 34
East Meadow looks like it might be a contender. BOX SCORE


GAMES OF 2/24/21
Hills West 65 Hauppauge 57
Unfortunately, due to this season’s format, this loss to the 4th ranked Colts could knock Hauppauge’s best team in many years out of the playoffs. They gave #16 Kings Park everything they could handle too. A classic playoff dark-horse in normal times. BOX SCORE

Plainview 54 Port Washington 39
We kind of forgot about the team that handed Baldwin an early season loss, but the still unbeaten Hawks came out of quarantine firing on all cylinders, holding a good Port Washington team to 1 point in the second quarter. BOX SCORE

Locust Valley 46 North Shore 34
Two undefeated teams went at it, and both struggled to score, but the Falcons slowly pulled away in the 4th quarter to improve to 7-0. BOX SCORE

SWR 67 Wyandanch 62
SWR is a team to look out for in the playoffs. A deserving Wyandanch team will probably miss them. BOX SCORE

Friends Acad 65 Malverne 59
A good Quakers team that would be a serious playoff threat in normal times knocks off the Mules. BOX SCORE

SECTION 11 PLAYOFFS
Section 8/Nassau County will not have season ending playoffs of any kind. Section 11/Suffolk County will, but in a completely different format. Suffolk County/Section 11’s eight leagues will be divided up into four conferences. League’s 1 and 2 will form one Conference, as will League’s 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 8. The games will take place over two days  - Saturday 2/27 and Sunday 2/28, and the champions of the four conferences will be crowned. The participants will be the top four teams in each conference, determined by W-L records and head to head matchups, with a seeding committee breaking any ties. There will be no individual class champions, no  county champions, no Long Island champions, and no state tournament.

GAMES OF 2/22/21
Kings Park 56 Hauppauge 48
The best Hauppauge team in some time, who came into the game 6-0, made a second half run but fell short. BOX SCORE

Amityville 49 Sayville 45
The three point shot kept Sayville in the game, but the Warriors had too much in the end. BOX SCORE

Uniondale 45 Port Washington 44
The Port Washington program has been one of Nassau’s best in recent years, and battled the Knights right down to the wire in their fist game back from quarantine, losing on a floater at the buzzer. 
BOX SCORE

SWR 75 Southampton 55
This game might have been for a playoff spot, so big win for the Wildcats.
BOX SCORE

North Shore 53 Wantagh 46
Another big win for 6-0 North Shore, who kept pace with 6-0 Locust Valley in Nassau Conference 7.
BOX SCORE

Friends Acad 61 Oyster Bay 43
Friends improved to 4-0. Good team
BOX SCORE

GAMES OF 2/14/21
Hills East 69 C Moriches 66
Two strong programs in rebuilding mode that are both looking good so far, and the Class AA school got the best of the Class B school. Apologies to the Thunderbirds, but it's hard not to think about how good they would be if the two young starters from last season had stayed put, because this is a very good team without them. Credit to both the kids and the coach for picking up where they left off. Although this CM team might not be quite as good as the super teams that preceded them the past few years, they are still good and will be heard from. BOX SCORE

St Mary's 56 St Anthony's 38
Gaels the team to beat in the Catholics? They started the season with a win over Holy Trinity and now the Friars!

Mattituck 57 Mt. Sinai 54 OT
Yes, the season is young, but two unbeaten teams went to OT in one of the best games so far. Mattituck lost perhaps the best player in program history to graduation, but they look like they can still be a contender in Class B this season. BOX SCORE

SUFFOLK PLAYOFFS
Commack rallied from a double digit second half deficit to defeat Bay Shore 47-44 and advance to the Conference 1 Semifinals against top seeded Brentwood. Game time 12 PM today  NEWS 12 HIGHLIGHTS FULL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

QUARANTINE TEAMS
The following teams have been or are currently in quarantine:
Baldwin, Carle Place, Division, Eastport-South Manor, Greenport, Herricks, Manhasset, Mattituck, Pierson, Plainview, Port Washington, Roslyn, Southampton, Syosset, Valley Stream North, Valley Stream South, Wantagh, Walt Whitman, Westbury, Wheatley. 
More will be added to the list.

GAMES OF 2/20/21
Syosset 53 East Meadow 39
A quality Sweet 16 showdown win for the 5-0 Braves, who are one of only two undefeated Class AA teams in Nassau. The other, Plainview, is in quarantine. BOX SCORE

Commack 51 Walt Whitman 44
The Wildcats finally played their first game of the season and gave a good Commack team everything they could handle. BOX SCORE

VS Central 50 Mepham 45
The last Valley Stream team standing, with North and South both in quarantine, and they won a Conference A1 first place showdown. BOX SCORE

GAMES OF 2/16/21
Massapequa 52 Uniondale 39
Needless to say, big win for the Chiefs! BOX SCORE

Holy Trinity 71 St. Dominic 63
Still sorting things out in the Catholic league but Holy Trinity looking like a solid contender. BOX SCORE

Smithtown West 50 Smithtown East 43
Always a can't miss game, both of these cross-town rivals are good this season, so the match-up could have playoff implications as well. BOX SCORE

E Meadow 64 Oceanside 50
East Meadow is one of those changing of the guard teams that was solid last season and has young talent, so they are looking to be serious contenders this season. BOX SCORE

St Mary's 63 SJB 53
Early test of possible NSCHSAA contenders this season.

GAMES OF 2/12/21
Commack 59 Bay Shore 44
The Jack Agostino era at Bay Shore has begun. It will take time. BOX SCORE

NSCHSAA Inversion!
St. Mary's 68 Holy Trinity 66
St. Dominic 66 Chaminade 50
SJB 47 St. Anthony's 45
Heavy graduation losses at the top of the standings and young talent at the bottom, and this is what happens! There are  new names to keep an eye on and we'll fill you in as the season progresses.

Deer Park 100 Centereach 60
There is great young talent at Deer Park and we’ll see how they handle upcoming tests, but looking good so far! 
BOX SCORE

Wheatley 55 CS Harbor 38
Wheatley is off to an impressive start. Definitely a team to watch. BOX SCORE