No. 4 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) had its 15-game winning streak snapped and lost its first conference game of the season, 69-65, to Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) on Friday night.
The Mustangs 918-9, 11-7) trailed by three at halftime but rallied in the second half and sealed the victory on a crucial free throw by Brandon Fields that gave McNamara a four-point lead with four seconds remaining. Jamar “Boogie” Watston had 21 points and 11 rebounds.
For DeMatha (25-2, 16-1), Markelle Fultz had 20 points.
“They have good players in every position,” McNamara coach Marty Keithline told The Washington Post. “They’d make a run and then we’d make a mini run.”
The victory was capped with a court storming and many congratulatory tweets from McNamara supporters.