St. Anthony's opens the doors 1 last time before closing

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) For one last time, St. Anthony's High School opened its doors to Jersey City and offered a final farewell to its friends and family.

The basketball powerhouse in New Jersey that Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley led to 28 state titles and four national crowns held its last official function Wednesday night, a reunion of sorts for alumni, players, coaches, teachers and friends of the little Roman Catholic school that is closing after losing the decades-long fight against declining attendance and rising costs.

The school in the shadow of the magnificent New York City skyline sent more than 150 players to Division I basketball programs, including Hurley's sons Bobby and Danny who are now Division I coaches.

Even more importantly the school offered low tuition that afforded the children of the poor a chance for an education with a mission to build character in students.

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