No. 3 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) has 53-game girls basketball win streak snapped

No. 3 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) has 53-game girls basketball win streak snapped

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No. 3 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) has 53-game girls basketball win streak snapped

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Defending Super 25 girls basketball national champion Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) had its 53-game winning streak snapped Monday night by arch-rival Archbishop Wood in the Philadelphia Catholic League title game at the iconic Palestra.

The Vikings posted a 40-36 victory to win the school’s second Catholic League championship.

Neumann-Goretti, ranked No. 3 in the Super 25 this season entering the week, had not lost since March 2014 and had not lose to a league opponent since February 2013. The Saints entered the game at 23-0.

Neumann-Goretti’s 36 points were a season low.

Bailey Greenberg had 16 points and Cassie Sebold had 10 for Archbishop Wood.

“They are a team that you can get up by 20 and they will come back,” Sebold told Philly.com.. “We just knew we had to keep possessions and get good shots, we couldn’t rush. The more time we had with the ball, the less time they had to score.”

The season is not over for the Saints, as both will take part in the district playoffs that feed into the PIAA state tournament.

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