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Mount Notre Dame tied for third for most consecutive wins in Ohio girls hoops history

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Posted at 8:43 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 22:11:54-05

CINCINNATI — The Mount Notre Dame High School basketball program continues to climb the state girls basketball record list for most consecutive wins overall.

The Cougars won their 62nd consecutive game on Thursday night, tying for third place for most consecutive wins overall in Ohio high school girls basketball history.

MND defeated host Seton 84-31 in a Girls Greater Catholic League game.

Junior guard KK Bransford had a game-high 23 points. Senior guard Laila Phelia (Michigan signee) added 21 points for the Cougars (18-0).

"The best thing was our girls playing for each other," MND coach Dr. Scott Rogers said. "They were willing to make the extra pass and played with great focus on defense tonight."

MND has won four consecutive GGCL basketball titles.

"When everyone gets involved we play at a high level," Rogers said. "I am proud of how these young ladies approach each game. Tonight was one of those nights so hopefully we can do the same tomorrow. Get a little better each day."

MND, ranked No. 8 nationally by MaxPreps, tied Lima Bath (1972-76) for third.

Millersburg West Holmes holds the top spot in the OHSAA record book with 108 consecutive games from 1983-87.

Pickerington High School, which split into Pickerington Central and Pickerington North in the early 2000s, is second with 74 consecutive wins from 1991-94.

That state record list requires a minimum of 50 consecutive wins and the postseason is included for that particular category. (There is also a state record list for consecutive regular-season wins).

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MND is scheduled to next play at Purcell Marian at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Cougars are scheduled to conclude their regular season at Notre Dame Dame Academy (Ky.) Feb. 6. The OHSAA sectional tournament officially starts Feb. 8.

MND started its current win streak Jan. 17, 2019 when it defeated host Mercy McAuley 60-58. MND's most recent loss was to Centerville (70-56) Jan. 14, 2019.

MND completed its 2019-20 season with a 28-0 record and was a Division I state semifinalist after the state Final Four was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MND was the 2019 Division I state champion, the program's seventh state basketball title.

Rogers has led the Cougars to four state titles under his head coaching direction including 2004, 2006, 2017 and 2019.

Rogers has a 296-44 coaching record at MND and is 373-61 overall, according to MND assistant athletic director Keith Schenkel.

The Cougars also won state titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 under head coach Dante Harlan.