Congratulations to our Girl's Basketball team as they continue on their quest for that #1 spot!
Pass Tha Ball writer Bob Corwin: TALENT SHINES; BISHOP MCNAMARA MAKES ITS CASE FOR #1
"The 10th Annual DC Area She Got Game Classic once again saw a plethora of talent parade forth over the weekend of December 14-16. A total of 124 high school teams from 11 states, the District of Columbia, Australia and Canada played one to three pre-set games at one of five host sites. The recently renovated Athletic Republic facility in District Heights, Maryland, served as the primary site with four courts in use. Approximately 130 college coaches (mostly NCAA Division 1 from the eastern half of the country) observed at least one of the three days of the event. Approximately 15 scouting services/media outlets (mostly online) also were in attendance.
Big winners team-wise:
Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Maryland) helped advance its case for number 1 in the USA defeating a strong New Hope Academy (District Heights, Maryland) by a score of 77-61 where both teams were nationally ranked by MaxPreps in its most recent posting. McNamara beat ranked Hamilton Heights out of Tennessee last week and now sits only behind St. John's College High School (Chevy Chase, DC) in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 rankings.
The difference in the contest favoring McNamara was greater athleticm over the course of the game, which was more like a track meet with 32 minutes of heavy duty full length action, not for the faint of heart. Down 21-12 after one quarter, New Hope used a 6-0 run to close the half only down 39-33. However, Bishop McNamara pulled away 57-42 after three quarters with the lead never challenged in the final stanza. McNamara's big three of Jakia Brown Turner (20 points; game MVP), Aliyah Matharu (18 points) and Madison Scott (13 points) led the way for the victors. Jada Walker (featured in our report on the Allen (Texas) Hoopfest) led New Hope with 18 points."
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