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Gonzaga finishes off St. John’s to win its third WCAC boys’ basketball title in five seasons

By By Samantha Pell, Washington Post, 02/26/19, 9:15AM EST


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Gonzaga junior forward ­Terrance Williams collected his thoughts as he stood at the free throw line, taking a long pause as he eyed the basket in front of him.

The Eagles’ chance to ­secure their third Washington Catholic Athletic Conference boys’ basketball title over the past five seasons rested on his shoulders, and the St. John’s student section roared behind him, daring him to miss.

When the ball found the bottom of the net, pushing Gonzaga’s lead to four points with 2.1 seconds left, Williams, the Eagles’ leader, knew he had sealed the victory, propelling Gonzaga to a 60-56 win Monday night at American University’s Bender Arena.