Clock runs out on hoops power St. An­thony’s in New Jersey

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | A na­tional bas­ket­ball pow­er­house in New Jersey is clos­ing.

St. An­thony’s, the school that bears the stamp of Hall of Fame coach Bob Hur­ley, will shut its doors in June. Hur­ley and other school of­fi­cials an­nounced the ex­pected de­ci­sion Wed­nes­day af­ter meet­ing with the Arch­dio­cese of Ne­wark and then in­form­ing staff and fac­ulty. The Ro­man Catholic school has been fight­ing de­clin­ing at­ten­dance and ris­ing costs for decades.

St. An­thony’s has won 28 New Jersey state ti­tles and four na­tional cham­pi­onships. The school has sent more than 150 play­ers to Di­vi­sion I bas­ket­ball pro­grams. Among them are Hur­ley’s two sons, who now coach Rhode Is­land and Ari­zona State.

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