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Sat Jan 19
Final
50 St. Mary's Ryken
48 at Bishop Loughlin (NY)
New York
Sat Jan 19
Final
26 St. John Paul the Great
76 at Bishop Ireton
Godley Gym (Ireton)
Sun Jan 20
Final
55 Bishop Ireton
47 at Elizabeth Seton
Elizabeth Seton
Sun Jan 20
Final
40 Paul VI Catholic
60 at St. John's College
Gallagher Gym (St. John's)
Sun Jan 20
Final
49 Capitol Christian Academy
57 at Bishop O'Connell
Bishop O'Connell
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Behind a trio of stars, Bishop McNamara girls’ basketball is ready to upset the WCAC

#2- Aliyah Matharu,#11- Jakia Brown-Turner, #24- Madison Scott have led McNamara into the National Spotlight. (Photo credit: Erica Calhoun photography)
#2- Aliyah Matharu,#11- Jakia Brown-Turner, #24- Madison Scott have led McNamara into the National Spotlight. (Photo credit: Erica Calhoun photography)

Madison Scott approached the baseline, her long arms dangling at her sides. Behind her was Aliyah Matharu, her teammate on the Bishop McNamara girls' basketball team and another key piece of a fearsome full-court press.

It was December 1, just a few days into the season, and McNamara was five seconds away from earning a victory over Hamilton Heights Academy, the Tennessee powerhouse ranked fourth in the country by USA Today. The Mustangs were up by three points and all they needed was a stop.

Scott was assigned to the in-bounder and Matharu shadowed a guard. Both of them took their spots and then stood completely still, waiting for the whistle and their chance to win. When it came, they burst into motion and harassed the Hawks, helping to force a bad shot and secure a statement victory.

 

Click HERE to read the rest of the story from The Washington Post.

 

Click HERE to read a story about McNamara's success from The USA Today.