Junior Ja’Quan Newton scored 27 points to lead Neumann-Goretti to a 60-42 Catholic League championship victory over St. Joseph’s Preparatory School Monday night at the Palestra.
The Saints, who also received 11 points and 11 rebounds from senior man-child John Davis, have now captured five straight league titles. The record for consecutive championships is six, a feat pulled off by Roman Catholic from 1989 through 1994.
“They have a nice team and are well coached,” said N-G coach Carl Arrigale, who won his ninth championship. “We started strong and then they did a nice job of coming back. We made some big shots and had a strong fourth quarter.”
For the Prep, senior Steve Vasturia scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds while sophomore Chris Clover netted 11 points in 5-of-6 shooting.
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