Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Bob Hurley’s St. Anthony Friars are now two wins from their fourth mythical national championship.
Junior guard Kyle Anderson scored 22 points and was named Most Valuable Player as St. Anthony won its 26th state title with a 75-28 victory over Cardinal McCarrick in the Non-Public B title game at the Poland Springs Arena in Toms River.
The Friars (31-0) — who knocked of previously unbeaten St. Patrick Wednesday in the North final — figure to be the top seed in the Tournament of Champions, which begins Tuesday.
Hurley’s teams have won 10 Tournament of Champions titles and 24 of St. Anthony’s 26 state crowns.
“Kevin [Boyle] and I talked about this,” Hurley said Wednesday. “It’s really the responsibility of the team team that wins the game [Wednesday] to continue to play well and not let this be the highest point of your season.”
(Photo courtesy Jersey Journal)
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.