The Washington Post
GIRLS’ TOP 20
The game looked out of hand for Georgetown Visitation on Sunday, as games often feel against Sidwell Friends. And then, slowly but surely, it wasn’t.
Thanks to a second-half push and the exploits of their impressive senior class, the Cubs upended Sidwell in the Independent School League championship game, ending a local winning streak — and spot atop the rankings — that Sidwell had held since the start of the 2021-22 season.
On Monday at American University, St. John’s grabbed its second consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title over Paul VI, similarly taking hold of the game in the third quarter and never looking back. As a result, the Cadets occupy the No. 2 spot. With Sidwell at No. 3, the top three teams will vie for the end-of-season top spot in the D.C. State Athletic Association tournament.
In Northern Virginia, Osbourn Park and Robinson repeated as champions in their regional tournaments.
1. Georgetown Visitation (22- 4) Last ranked: 3
The Cubs became the first local team to defeat Sidwell Friends since March 2020 when they won the ISL AA final, 60-57.
2. St. John’s (25-6) LR: 4
The Cadets repeated as WCAC champions Monday by defeating No. 5 Paul VI, 48-36.
3. Sidwell Friends (26-3) LR: 1
After a nearly two-year run atop the rankings, the Quakers drop out of the top spot with their loss in the ISL title game.
4. Bishop Mcnamara (21-6) LR: 2
The Mustangs lost for the first time since December, falling to Paul VI in the WCAC semifinals.
5. Paul VI (20-10) LR: 7
The Panthers avenged earlier losses to No. 4 Bishop Mcnamara in a WCAC semifinal but fell to No. 2 St. John’s in the title game.
6. Shabach Christian (22-9) LR: 5
The Eagles went 2-1 at the National Association of Christian Athletes tournament in Tennessee.
7. Howard (22-1) LR: 6
The Lions hope to return to the Maryland 3A state title game.
8. St. Mary’s (Annapolis) (27-0) LR: 9
The Saints captured their first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland title since 2013 and completed an undefeated season.
9. Glen Burnie (20-2) LR: 8
The Gophers began their quest for a Maryland 4A title with a win over Reservoir on Monday.
10. Osbourn Park (23- 4) LR: 12 The Yellow Jackets won their third consecutive Virginia Class 6 Region B title with a shellacking of Gainesville.
11. Virginia Academy (21- 8) LR: 11
The Patriots performed well at the NACA tournament and will begin the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association playoffs Wednesday.
12. Bullis (18-10) LR: 10
The Bulldogs fell to No. 1 Georgetown Visitation in an ISL semifinal.
13. Robinson (26-3) LR: 14
The Rams have won back-to-back Virginia 6 Region C titles and will play Oakton in the first round of the state tournament Friday.
14. Mount Zion Prep (21-11) LR: 13
The Warriors impressed against nationally ranked programs.
15. C.H. Flowers (19-3) LR: 17 The Jaguars hope to have another deep postseason run after last year’s trip to the state semifinals.
16. Tuscarora (24-2) LR: 20
The Huskies, led by senior Grace Middleton and junior Alysa Carrigan, won the first region championship in program history.
17. Maret (18-9) LR: 15
The Frogs lost to No. 3 Sidwell by 24 points in an ISL semifinal.
18. Dunbar (16- 4) LR: 19
The Crimson Tide opened the DCSAA tournament against Maret.
19. Churchill (20-2) LR: Not ranked
The Bulldogs avenged a regular season loss against Clarksburg to win the Montgomery County title.
20. Wise (20-3) LR: NR
The Pumas defeated Oxon Hill, 5240, in the Prince George’s County title game.
No. 16 Pallotti, No. 18 Oxon Hill
On the bubble: Briar Woods, Flint Hill, Madison, Meridian, Oxon Hill