Another streak ends: On Dec. 5 the girls at Las Animas
( Colo.) High handed McClave ( Colo.) High its first loss since 2003. The
Trojans' 51--43 win ended the Cardinals' state-record string of 78 consecutive
girls' basketball victories.... With their dad, Michael Jordan, in attendance,
6'2" senior Jeff (right) and 6'3" sophomore Marcus Jordan combined for
24 points, leading Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.) over Hales Franciscan
( Chicago) 74--66 last Friday.... Oak Hill Academy ( Mouth of Wilson, Va.) beat
Norcross (Ga.) 65--57 in a nationally televised showdown of powerhouse boys'
basketball teams last Thursday. Oak Hill guard Nolan Smith (Duke) had 25
points.... At the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships in San Diego
last Saturday, Independence High (Thompson Station, Tenn.) sophomore Kathy
Kroeger took the girls' 5K (17:29), while senior Chad Hall of Big Bear (Calif.)
High won the boys' race (15:20).