PONTIAC — Winning. It's just what they do.
The New Haven boys basketball team kept its undefeated season alive Friday, winning its 49th consecutive game with a hard-fought 82-71 victory over Pontiac Notre Dame Prep.
The win gave the program its fourth consecutive Class B district championship.
"It was a great victory on the road," New Haven coach Tedaro France II said. "Our boys stayed together and overcame adversity in a hostile environment on Notre Dame's home court. Notre Dame played really well and knocked down 15, 3-point shots.
"I am so proud of the grit and toughness we displayed while playing hard, smart and together for 32 minutes."
Tavaras Oliver led New Haven (23-0) with 33 points, five assists, four steals and four rebounds. Romeo Weems had 17 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks, and Ronald Jeffrey III had 11 points, five rebounds and four assists. Ashton Sherrell added 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks.
With the victory, New Haven advances to face St. Clair at 5:30 p.m. Monday in New Haven. St. Clair advanced with an impressive victory over Richmond on Friday night in Marysville.
"It is truly a blessing to be able to coach, and it is a great joy to see the young men mature right before your eyes," France said. "They displayed great leadership, poise, toughness and teamwork."
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