Basketball preview: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference girls


St. John's Lindsay Allen (15) drives past Riverdale Baptist's Tyonna Williams (23) for a first half basket. The Cadets and Crusaders are again atop The Post’s Top 20. (Doug Kapustin/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
Top teams

St. John’s (33-2), Good Counsel (29-5), Holy Cross (26-7)

Top players

G Lindsay Allen, St. John’s, 5-7, Jr.

G Katie McCormick, St. Mary’s Ryken, 5-9, Sr.

F Lanay Montgomery, Holy Cross, 6-5, Sr.

G Faith Randolph, Good Counsel, 5-10, Sr.

G Mooriah Rowser, St. John’s, 5-9, Sr.

Skinny

Allen, Randolph (Virginia) and Rowser (Memphis) are returning first-team All-Mets. Montgomery (West Virginia) was a second-teamer and McCormick (Georgetown) a fourth. Eleven WCAC seniors have signed with Division I schools. . . .

St. John’s last season won its first league title since 2004, topping Good Counsel in the final in becoming the fifth school to win the crown in five years. . . . Four of Good Counsel’s five losses were to St. John’s; Falcons junior forward Amanda Fioravanti is one of the top post players in the league. . . . Holy Cross’s Montgomery and forward Pandora Wilson, a Drexel signee, combined for 28 points and 16 rebounds per game last season. . . .

Elizabeth Seton (14-17) returns its top scorer from last year, junior guard Janelle Hubbard (10.7 ppg). . . . Paul VI Catholic (21-12) won its fifth straight Virginia independent school title last year, beating Flint Hill in the final, and returns all but two players from that team, including junior guard Marlena Tremba. . . . Kris Sandberg is the new coach at St. Mary’s Ryken (12-14). . . . Bishop Ireton (5-22) has lost 63 consecutive games against WCAC teams. . . . O’Connell (10-21) has made 675 three-pointers the past three seasons. . . . Carroll (13-17) has only one senior, guard Alliyah Berger.

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