PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In local Division II basketball, the Holy Family women’s squad is once again one of the nation’s dominant teams.
The Tigers home win over Philadelphia University on Tuesday, 76-61, improved their record to 10-2 on the season.
It also extended some incredible winning streaks. Holy Family has now won a Division II-record 110 consecutive regular season conference games. The Tigers play in the CACC. They have also won 71 regular season home games in a row.
As impressive as these streaks are, second-year Tigers head coach Mark Miller says they aren’t a focal point for his team but they do realize that everyone else would love nothing more than to end them.
“With this team we don’t even talk about the streaks — they just come in every night ready to play,” Miller (right) told KYW Newsradio. “We know we are everybody’s big game. Our kids know that. So it’s not really an adjustment for us — we just come in and do what we have to do,” he said.
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When you watch Holy Family, the first thing that sticks out is their defense, and Miller says that is no accident.
“My staff does a tremendous job of putting together scouting reports — we watch a ton of film. Our kids know what other teams are going to do. There is not much we don’t know about other teams,” he said. “A lot of that (defensive success) is preparation, but also a lot of that is our kids. There are certain times in games where you’ve either got to want it a little bit more and take it, or you kind of let it go. This group and this team, and I’m sure before I got here, they want it.”
The Tigers are also balanced at the offensive end, with six players averaging at least seven points per game.
Holy Family is ranked 14th in the country. They host Goldey Beacom on Thursday night.
Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060.