MORE PHOTOS Despite the final score, the Jordan High boys basketball team pushed Poly to the limit on Thursday night and perhaps that's the best thing that could have happened to them. Roschon Prince scored 10 of his 20 points in the decisive third quarter and Chris Croom also had 14 points as the Jackrabbits ended the regular season by beating the Panthers 75 62 in a Moore League game at Poly High. The Jackrabbits (23 1, 12 0), who are second in the CIF Southern Section Division I AA rankings, end the regular season on a 20 game winning streak and they also stretched their Moore League winning streak to 38 games dating to the 2008 09 season. They will now wait until Sunday when the CIF Southern Section pairings are announced to find out their next opponent. Poly almost certainly will be seeded second behind top ranked Mater Dei. "Winning the CIF championship is one of our goals and I think our regular season has prepared us to do that," Jackrabbits coach Sharrief Metoyer said. "You have to win five games in the playoffs to accomplish that goal and we know those games are going to be grueling just like tonight. "Tonight was a very close game, and in the playoffs they're all going to be close games. Luckily for us, we made just enough plays to win. You have to give Jordan a lot of credit, they're tough." The Panthers (17 9, 8 4), who entered the night ranked 14th in I AA, led 17 15 after the first quarter but Poly came back to take a 34 33 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, the Jackrabbits took over. Prince gave Poly a 45 39 lead after he scored a basket and Jordan Bell followed with another hoop to go up by eight points. Moments later, Joshua Munzon made a 3 pointer, Prince followed with a three point play and Munzon made another 3 pointer and suddenly the Jackrabbits were up 56 43 with three minutes left in the third quarter. Jordan however wouldn't go down without a fight. The Panthers made a furious rally in the fourth quarter, shaving the lead to just five points at 62 57 with 4:49 left in the game after Deontae North scored a basket. They then cut the lead to 63 59 after Roderick Shannon made a free throw with exactly four minutes left, but Bell answered with a dunk and Reuben Strickland made a running jumper in the lane to push their lead back to 67 59 with two minutes left in the game. "They're way bigger than us," Jordan coach Joel Rosborough said. "Our tallest guy is 6 foot 1 and their length took over the game at the end. I'm proud of the way we fought back but we still have a long way to go. "Next up for us is the playoffs and we're going to have fun. This time of the year is a bonus for us and we're going to go out there next week, work hard and give it everything we got, and we'll see how far we can go."
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images News/Getty Images I wonder how many people have already tuned out to leave a comment about how you also can't pump your own gas in New Jersey. I hope it's a lot. I like to give people a lot of outs when reading my stuff. It's so long! Anyway, it's true: In the states of New Jersey and Oregon, you are not allowed to pump your own gas. Why this is the case is a question people have been asking for quite some time, as evidenced by the mountains of answers to the question already available on the Internet. As a result, gas station attendants have to go through a safety training course designed with nothing else in mind than seeing to it that the arthritic 75 year old who's currently entering his sixth decade in the gas pumping game doesn't accidentally set you ablaze while you wait in your vehicle. Because that always makes for the worst gas station trip ever, am I right? The one where you're just trying to enjoy your day when some lug nut accidentally sets himself on fire? Actually, the safety argument did probably hold some water back before measures were put in place that made pumping gas a less explosion laden experience. Of course, those measures started showing up as early as the 1940s, and self service stations started becoming the law of the land shortly thereafter . No reading necessary! It's hard to imagine that this boils down to anything other than money. Obviously, a lot of jobs would be lost if the bans were lifted, but I doubt it's the gas pumping jobs people are worried about. Especially not gas station owners. Additional training probably means paying more and all sorts of other hassles they'd prefer to eliminate if they could. No, I imagine the answer lies somewhere in the framework needed at the state level to keep a stupid law like this in place. That red tape and hassle probably keeps food on a lot of tables in those states, and somehow, they've managed to successfully argue for their existence for decades now. Of course, state law means state agencies. In Oregon, things apparently run through the Cardlock Program, which is funded through license and customer fees. In other words, repealing these laws would result in gas stations no longer having to pay money to the state. While it's definitely a bullshit law, the real victims here appear to be the gas and oil companies. If that's the case, I care a lot less. 1. New Jersey's Premier Shopping Destination Bans Shopping on SundaysMost everyone is familiar with the concept of blue laws. Basically, they're measures enacted to restrict the sale of certain items at certain times. Like how you can't buy liquor on Sundays in some states. These tend to be laws enacted back when people took their religion seriously. Like Puritans and shit. That party rocking group gets the blame for Minnesota's blue laws, which used to ban everything from working to making loud noises on Sunday. In most cases, common sense prevailed, and these measures were overturned at various points throughout history. Several states in the Northeast, including Maine, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, still observe shopping restrictions from the Puritan days, but no one in that region puts blue laws to more insane use than New Jersey. Specifically, Paramus, New Jersey, which was once ranked the 21st best place to live . That seems like a fairly low showing, considering it's in the heart of Bergen County, which happens to be the most visited shopping destination in the state. Even better, Paramus itself is home to the biggest malls in the county. So, within that retail kingdom, Paramus is king. And they fucking act like it. As you've probably gathered, blue laws are the problem. Bergen County has lots of them, but none are as restrictive as what Paramus makes people deal with. Essentially, on Sundays in Paramus, New Jersey, you can't buy anything. The words used are "worldly employment," if that gives you any idea of what kind of things you can't do. There are a few exceptions. You can still buy food and medications. Just because it's a law intended to serve one specific religion doesn't mean it's not flexible. They don't keep their blue laws on the books to respect the Lord; they keep them on the books so you stay the fuck out of Paramus, New Jersey, for at least one day each week.Cheap Nfl Jerseys China Nike