By Mark Giannotto; WASHINGTON POST
Last year at this time, when St. John’s point guard Niya Beverley stepped onto the Verizon Center floor for the D.C. State Athletic Association semifinals, she didn’t play like herself. Beverley had only recently returned from a knee injury, one of several injuries that hurt the Cadets that season, and her comeback was in its infancy.
The ju nior got some redemption Thursday in another DCSAA semifinal. No. 10 St. John’s cruised to a 66-38 win over Anacostia and advanced to Sunday’s championship game, where it will face No. 7 Georgetown Visitation, which beat Friendship Collegiate. The Cadets lost to Visitation in last year’s final.
“What we went through last year has a lot to do with it. We grew so much last year,” Beverley (15 points) said. “I just think we’re a team now and we look good. We want to finish on a good note.”