Bishop McNamara, chasing a WCAC title, holds off St. John’s

WASHINGTON POST: Late in the fourth quarter, when the scoring had dried up and St. John’s was carving into Bishop McNamara’s lead, the Mustangs needed a basket. They had relied on strong, pressing defense throughout Wednesday night, and it had been good enough to give them the time and space to build a lead. But now the Mustangs needed some offense.

It came from junior guard Madisen McDaniel, who had been the team’s best source of offense all night. With her team up five and two minutes on the clock, McDaniel brought the ball up the court, hit a quick crossover and pulled up from beyond the arc. The three-pointer, her seventh of the evening, sealed a 59-50 home win for the third-ranked Mustangs in a lively Washington Catholic Athletic Conference matchup in Forestville, Md.

“I just felt hot,” said McDaniel, who finished with 29 points. “When you have the hot hand, you have to take that. When I hit three [threes] in the first quarter, I knew I was on.”

The clash was a rematch of last season’s WCAC championship. It was the Cadets who won that final, capturing their 11th WCAC title and spoiling the Mustangs’ undefeated conference run.

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