Sunday was a great day for streaking. (No, not that kind of streaking. Well, actually, she’s not half-bad.)
Um, anyway, both Tiger Woods and the Houston Rockets saw their winning streaks stay alive over the weekend.
The golf-artist-formerly-known-as-Eldrick notched his fifth-straight PGA Tour victory with a dramatic one-stroke win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando. Woods has yet to lose a PGA tournament in 2008, and the talk of a possible perfect season is turning a little more serious.
Meanwhile, Rafer Alston knocked down 31 points, and Shane Battier stuck to Kobe Bryant like glue, as the Rockets shot down the Lakers, 104-92. It was Houston’s 22nd-straight win in a row, and now they’re 2/3 of the way toward tying the all-time NBA record of 33 set by the ‘71-’72 version of the Lake Show.
But it wasn’t just Tiger & the Rockets who were poised for perfection on Sunday.
The Old Dominion women’s basketball team came back from 18 points down to win their 17th straight Colonial Athletic Association title with a 71-64 victory over Virginia Commonwealth. The Lady Monarchs are now 50-0 in conference tourney play.
Meanwhile, Grand Valley State kept its undefeated basketball season in tact with a 62-58 win over Northern Kentucky. The Lakers now stand at 35-0 on the year, and are one win away from advancing to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. GVSU’s elite record is no real shock, considering they started the season with a spanking of the Michigan State Spartans.
However, the Michigan edition of the Lake Show will have their hands full on Tuesday, when they face Findlay University. And the Oilers are no slouches - just ask Ohio State.