Rosario produced 16 points, 14 in the first half, to lead the Friars of New Jersey to a 65-48 road win over Long Island Lutheran.
Before a packed gym, Rosario's nine points in the first eight minutes helped St. Anthony's gain an 18-11 lead. Jeriel Henriquez had all 11 LuHi points, including three three-pointers.
When Dominic Cheek hit a right-side three-pointer with 4:48 remaining in the second quarter, the Friars had gained a 27-13 lead. However, guard Rich Harkins hit for three straight three-pointers to help LuHi closed the gap at 37-28 after 16 minutes of play.
In the third, the balance of the St. Anthony's team showed. Jio Fontan three-point play and then perimeter shot moved the lead to 42-28 with 7:12 left in the third. Alberto Estwick's consecutive three-pointers ballooned the advantage to 52-32, with three minutes left in the third.
LuHi could never close the gap to a threatening margin. Harkins led LuHi with 21 points while Henriquez added 13 points.
Travon Woodall had a solid game for St. Anthony's too. The senior guard chalked up 14 points Estwick added 10. Fontan helped out with nine points while teammate Cheek had eight.