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Washington Post's Girls’ basketball Top 20 (2.5.19): Rematch looms large for St. John’s and McNamara

By Washington Post Staff, 02/05/19, 9:15AM EST


#1 St. John's; #11 Georgetown Visitation; #16 Sidwell Friends; #19 Maret

While snow postponed a handful of games last week, two of the area’s top teams, Riverdale Baptist and National Christian, met Thursday night in Upper Marlboro. After a sloppy start, the Crusaders pulled away in the second half for a 70-56 win.

This week offers rematches of some of the area’s most exciting games of the season.

After St. John’s claimed a two-point overtime victory at McNamara on Jan. 22, the area’s top-ranked teams meet again Saturday in Northwest Washington. The winner is the probable favorite heading into the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference postseason, where St. John’s and McNamara could play a third time