St. John’s wins third straight girls’ basketball championship after holding off Bishop McNamara’s late comeback

Third-seeded St. John’s turned back top-seeded Bishop McNamara 45-41 to claim the ‘23/’24 Girls Washington Catholic Athletic Conference basketball title – before a near-capacity crowd at American University’s Bender Arena on Feb. 26.

The Cadets from St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., improved to 29-5 and the Mustangs from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland, dropped to 24-5. McNamara had won the lone meeting between the two teams in the regular season.

Jaidyn Harper of St. John’s knocked down a trey to commence the scoring in the game, and the red-clad Lady Cadets never looked back.

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