After losing to Miami Country Day (Fla.) on Dec. 20, St. John’s dropped from the top spot in this poll and many national rankings. But the Cadets showed Tuesday they may be the area’s best team by claiming a two-point overtime victory over McNamara in front of a packed gym in Forestville.
St. John’s and McNamara meet again Feb. 9, a matchup that should provide an idea of which team will be the favorite entering the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference postseason.
There was another crucial game this week in Anne Arundel County, where South River beat Old Mill, 56-55, for its first victory over the Patriots since 2014.
D.C. State Athletic Association play also became more interesting with Sidwell Friends topping last year’s runner-up, Georgetown Visitation, 76-68.