The girls basketball team at Troy High in Fullerton, Calif., won its 184th consecutive league game Friday night, setting a record for longest league winning streak in the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section.
The 56-32 victory against La Habra snapped the previous record set by Brea Olinda from 1987 to 2006. Current Troy coach Roger Anderson was on the coaching staff at Brea Olinda from 2000 to 2003.
Anderson told the Orange County Register that the record was worth celebrating after a difficult offseason that included him being hit by a hit-and-run driver while on his motorcycle and the passing of assistant coach Steve Yano. Yano, 62, a longtime fixture in Southern California girls basketball, died in September when he fell from a ladder doing work on his home and suffered a head injury.
“It is a blessing to be a part of what (former Troy coach and current Mater Dei coach) Kevin Kiernan built and maintain the consistency to strive to put your best effort out there every night,” Anderson told the Register. “The program and girls have been through so much this offseason … that the streak has survived is a time to rejoice.”