DeMatha Catholic High School's boys basketball team squeaked by Gonzaga, 45-42 to advance to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title game tonight against Paul VI Catholic High School.
Gonzaga missed two late three-point shots which could have sent the game into overtime.
Tonight's game starts at 8:30 p.m. at Bender Arena at American University.
The Stags narrowly lost to Paul VI in the two times they met this season, dropping a 58-55 decision at DeMatha to close out the regular season and also dropping a 64-62 heart-stopping decision earlier in the season.
DeMatha enters the title game with a 27-4 record. Paul VI enters the game with a 28-2 record, and a top rank in the Washington Post basketball rankings.