Monday night, she stole an inbounds pass and drove for the winning layup with 20 seconds left in overtime in the No. 3 Cadets’ 70-69 comeback triumph at previously unbeaten and top-ranked Paul VI Catholic.
Down 10 points with 3 minutes 24 seconds left in the third period, St. John’s tied the score by the end of the quarter and emerged victorious for the 13th consecutive time in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference series after a crackling overtime session that included four lead changes.
It was almost five. Paul VI freshman Jasmine Whitney’s contested shot on a drive to the basket bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
Allen’s game-altering steal came with the Panthers inbounding from beneath the St. John’s basket to the vicinity of the top of the key.