AJ Nixon’s buzzer-beating 3-point basket, assisted by his younger brother, Damari, lifted the Friars to a 61-58 win at Brother Rice on Friday in Chicago. Senior forward Michael O’Laughlin led Fenwick in scoring with 16 points.

The Friars, who have won four straight games and 30 straight in the Chicago Catholic League over the last three years, improved to 7-3 and 3-0 in the CCL.

The Friars’ next game will be at home against Mount Carmel on Friday, December 22. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. During Christmas break, Fenwick will compete in the prestigious Proviso West Holiday Tournament.

On the girls’ side, The Friars’ six-game winning streak was snapped by Montini on Saturday in the finals of the Marian Catholic Invite. In the semifinals, Fenwick upset Marian Catholic 52-43 as seniors McKenzie Blaze (23 points) and Kate Moore (17 points) led the way. Blaze and Moore each earned All-Tournament recognition.

Fenwick (8-6) will compete in the Dundee-Crown Tournament (Dec. 26-30).

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