The St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
boys basketball team posted its fourth victory in the past five days on Tuesday by beating East Brunswick (N.J.) 46-37. It marked the 83rd-consecutive win for the Friars - who are 18-0 this season - and the first loss in 16 outings for East Brunswick.
Oregon State University recruit Hallice Cooke
led the way with 18 points on six 3-point baskets. He shot a perfect 4-for-4 over a 1-3-1 zone in the critical second quarter during which the Friars forged a 17-6 advantage for an 11-point halftime lead.
Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley told the Newark Star-Ledger, "I am so proud of this team. I told them that I never had a team play four games in five nights against such quality competition before and won them all ... I'm tired, the players, the managers, the bus drivers and Mrs. Hurley, we're all tired."
Now, all the Friars have to do is face unbeaten national power St. Benedict's (Newark, N.J.) on Friday at the Prudential Center in the Newark National Invitational Tournament.
* Jake Showalter
scored 16 points to lead Germantown (Wis.)
to a 79-35 rout of Cedarburg (Wis.) for its 45th-consecutive victory.
* In girls basketball, Duncanville (Texas)
notched its 61st-straight victory by routing Grand Prairie (Texas) 76-21. Kiara Perry
led a balanced attack with 18 points. Antoina Robinson
had 16 points, while Tasia Foman
had 15 points plus five steals. Shannon Franklin
grabbed nine rebounds to help the Panthers dominate the boards by a 31-12 margin. Ariel Atkins
sparked the defense with six steals.
* Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
won its 45th-consecutive game with a 52-16 rout of LaVergne (Tenn,). Shelbie Davenport
paced a balanced attack with 17 points, while Alexa Middleton
* The Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.)
winning streak reached 32 with a 51-45 victory over Aiken (S.C.) behind 23 points by Alaina Coates