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NEW YORK — Playing back-to-back days against elite competition was a big ask for Bryan Antoine, Scottie Lewis and the Ranney School, the No. 1 team in New Jersey and No. 4 nationally according to USA Today.
As it turned out, Ranney won the first game of the big weekend on Saturday against Bergen Catholic, the No. 3 team in New Jersey, but couldn’t complete the sweep on Sunday against the MacDuffie School (MA).
Despite a combined 54 points from the Villanova-bound Antoine and the Florida-bound Lewis, Ranney fell to MacDuffie, 79-75, at the Empire Invitational at Mount Saint Michael Academy, dropping them to 10-1 on the season.