Bishop Loughlin is a dangerous team that is prone to sudden and amazing offensive runs where they completely blow teams out of the water. The Lions just don’t usually do it against teams as good as St. Anthony’s (NJ).
That’s exactly what Bishop Loughlin did as they were tied with just more than five minutes to play before the Lions went on a 26-2 run that made St. Anthony’s look like a B Division team before they beat them 69-55 to win the SNY Invitational at City College on Saturday.
“This proves a lot,” Rutgers-bound Michael Williams told Brian Fitzsimmons of MSG Varsity. “We came in knowing they were one of the top teams in the nation. To beat St. Anthony, it was an honor.”
Khadeen Carrington, a Seton Hall commit, was named MVP of the tournament as he scored 20 points with 10 rebounds during the final. Williams had 20 points and six rebounds.
“It’s a big plus in my career,” Carrington told Mitchell Petit-Frere of the NY Daily News. “We played a great, legendary coach (in Bob Hurley). Now we know where we’re at and what we can do.”
This was a huge win for the Lions. St. Anthony’s is obviously not apart of the Brooklyn/Queens AA Division, but they had an 83-game winning streak going until Feb. 2013. Beating them sends a huge message to the city that they are not only primed to take a run at the city title, but could go even further than that as well.
Speaking of city title, Loughlin will face Christ the King at home this Friday night. That is a team that they will no doubt have to pass in the playoffs in order to win a championship and one that they have struggled against in recent years. The Brooklyn Eagle will be there as part of our Game of the Week coverage. So check it out and follow on Twitter @BkEagleSports for updates.