On March 11, the Jersey City (New Jersey) St. Anthony High School boys basketball team defeated Gladstone Gill St. Bernard High School, 67-39, to win the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Non-Public B state championship.
In the process, the Friars won their 27th state title as well as their 63rd consecutive game. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations’ National High School Sports Record Book, St. Anthony holds the record for most boys basketball state titles.
In the title game, the Friars exhibited great offensive balance as Jerome Fink, Kyle Anderson and Halice Cooke all scored 15 points. St. Anthony is coached by Bob Hurley, who is a member of the NFHS’ National High School Hall of Fame.