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 and St. Anthony captured their 50th straight game Tuesday when they won at Plainfield, 43-31.
The reigning mythical national champions, No. 5 in the Five Star Power Rankings, have not lost since the 2010 New Jersey state tournament against Trenton Catholic.
UCLA-bound point guard Kyle Anderson is now 50-0 since coming over to St. Anthony from Paterson Catholic.
Anderson led the Friars (17-0) with 14 points and Hallice Cook added 13. Uncommitted senior forward Jerome Frink had seven points and 13 rebounds.
Yale-bound Justin Sear of Plainfield scored 10 points.
“I liked the shots that we got,” Hurley told The Star-Ledger, “but it was baffling how many we missed, even from 15 (feet) and in. Our big concern was if they turned us over they would get some points and that would be the way they could score.
“But if it’s a half-court game, teams have a hard time scoring against us. I think our length bothered them today. We won by double (digits), but didn’t play the last two minutes very intelligently.”
After hosting Columbia Thursday, the Friars meet Huntington (West Va.) Prep Saturday — No. 5 in the Five Star Power Rankings — in the PrimeTime Shootout at Roselle Catholic.
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.