St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
, which has won 83 games in a row.
But Northland (Columbus, Ohio)
has put together a streak that rivals that of St. Anthony – 100 consecutive City League victories dating back to the 2006-07 season.
The Vikings reached the century mark last Friday following a 65-45 win over Centennial. They upped the number to 101 Tuesday night against Columbus East.
Northland is 17-0 this season and on the cusp of being nationally ranked once again. With Jared Sullinger and Michigan's soon-to-be first team All-American Trey Burke on the roster, the Vikings finished No. 16 in the final 2010 Xcellent 25 and No. 9 in 2009. Those squads were coached by Satch Sullinger (Jared's father), who retired following the 2010-11 campaign.
The program's last loss in league play came Feb. 3, 2006 against Mifflin. Their overall record since the start of the 2006-07 season is an incredible 160-8.
Sean Taylor replaced Satch Sullinger on the sideline two years ago and has gone 39-2. This year's Vikings feature a balanced scoring attack led by senior Armani Towns
(13.8 points per game) and juniors Derick McKeithen
(12.0), Ty Hairston
(11.8), Jalen Tucker
(11.1) and Shemar Waugh
(9.3). Highly-touted freshman Seth Towns
is also contributing 9.7 points per outing.
Looks like a streak that may live on for a while.
High school basketball's most visible winning streak belongs to two-time defending Xcellent 25 national champion