St. John's and Bishop McNamara entered the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game having played the entire season on the national stage, hovering around the top of local and national polls. Their two previous meetings, intense and raucous St. John's wins both, had served as a testament to the strength of the matchup and the level of girls' basketball in the D.C. area this winter.
But Monday night at American University's Bender Arena, the Cadets defiantly proved they were in a class all their own by beating the Mustangs, 66-51, for their third straight WCAC title and reasserting their dominance over both their conference and this region.
"This is the closest family of a team that I can ever remember, and we've had some great families here," Coach Jonathan Scribner said. "And when you have that, it carries you."
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