St John's senior guard and Rhode Island commit Jeffrey Dowtin Jr (middle) scored 18 of his game high 22 points in the second half to lead the Cadets to a come from behind 72-66 win
Bishop McNamara looked to end the season on a high note, as they hosted St John's who came in the game tied with DeMatha for first place in the conference. If the Cadet's won, they would secure the top seed in the WCAC Boy's Basketball Championship Tourney. St John's senior guard Jeffrey Dowtin jr made sure that the Cadet's would not be denied. Dowtin went on a offensive rampage that saw him score 18 of his game high 22 points in the second half to lead St John's to a 72-66 win over McNamara and secure the top seed in the WCAC Championships. In the first half, it appeared that the Mustangs would prove to be rude host, riding senior forward Sam Green's 10 first half points to a 35-27 halftime lead. Then, things changed dramatically in the second half. St John's came out on fire thanks in large part to the hot shooting of Dowtin Jr, senior guard Dejuan Clayton (15 points, 9 in the second half) and Maryland commit Anthony Cowans (19 points, 10 in the second half). Despite the efforts of junior guard Jamir Moultrie (19 points, 14 in the second half), St John's outscored the Mustangs 45-32 to close the game out.
Bishop McNamara will travel to take on Bishop O'Connell Friday at 7pm in the first round of the WCAC Championships while St John's will host St Mary's Ryken Friday at 7pm.