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2013 CIF State Basketball Chamionships

Open Division boys: Mater Dei def. Archbishop Mitty, 50-45

Stanley Johnson scored 26 points as Mater Dei of Santa Ana won the first-ever California Boys’ Open Division Championship Saturday at Sleep Train Arena by defeating Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, 50-45.

Elijah Brown added 11 points for Mater Dei (34-2), which extended its record with its 10th State title, all under coach Gary McKnight. Mater Dei shot just 25 percent from the field but made 13 of 16 free throws.

Aaron Gordon, the top unsigned senior in the country, had 22 points and 20 rebounds for Mitty (29-5), but the Northern California champions had 22 turnovers.

Open Division girls: Bishop O’Dowd def. Windward, 60-45

Ariell Bostick, the smallest of the quartet of Bishop O’Dowd seniors, scored 17 points to lead Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland past Windward of Los Angeles, 60-45, and win the first-ever California girls’ Open Division Championship Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.

K.C. Waters, a 6-2 senior post who will play for Cal next year, finished with 12 points and 20 rebounds for Bishop O’Dowd (30-3), and Breanna Brown, a 6-4 senior post who will play for Virginia Tech, added 10 points and 14 rebounds. The Dragons had 61 rebounds, including 12 from 6-3 Oderah Chidom, who also scored nine points.

Division I boys: Pleasant Grove def. Santa Monica, 73-57

Matthew Hayes scored 19 points to lead Pleasant Grove past Santa Monica, 73-57, to win the California Division I Boys’ Championship at Sleep Train Arena Friday.

Malik Thames added 16 for Pleasant Grove (28-6), which took a 9-8 lead midway through the first quarter and never trailed again. Colfax Nordquist was also in double figures with 13.

Division I girls: Long Beach Poly def. Berkeley, 46-28

Jada Matthews had 14 points and eight rebounds as Long Beach Poly defeated Berkeley, 46-28, to win the California girls’ Division I title game Friday at Sleep Train Arena.

Arica Carter had 11 for Long Beach Poly (30-5), which won its fifth State Championship.

Division II boys: Redondo Union def. College Park 54-47

Jeremiah Headley came off the bench to score 19 points and grab 13 rebounds as Redondo Union knocked off College Park of Pleasant Hill, 54-47, to win the California Boys’ Division II Championship Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.

Ian Fox (11 points) and Derek Biale (10) were also in double figures for Redondo Union (28-8), which outrebounded College Park 48-31, including a 19-3 edge on the offensive boards.

Division II girls: Lynwood def. St. Francis, 39-26

Jazmine Johnson scored 11 points as Lynwood ground out a 39-26 win over St. Francis of Mountain View to take the California girls’ Division II Championship at Sleep Train Arena Saturday.

Division III boys: St. Augustine def. Sacred Heart Cathedral, 59-52 OT

Trey Kell scored 30 points – including three straight free throws with 2.9 seconds left to force overtime – and St. Augustine of San Diego held off Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco, 59-52, in the California Boys’ Division III State Championship at Sleep Train Arena Friday.

Kell also had 11 rebounds for St. Augustine (29-4), which won its first State Championship.

Division III girls: Alemany def. Sacred Heart Cathedral, 46-40

Leslie Lopez Wood scored 16 points – including a key three-pointer with 2:32 left – to lead Alemany of Mission Hills to a 46-40 victory over Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco in the Girls’ Division III State Championship Friday at Sleep Train Arena.

Division IV boys: Pacific Hills def. Cardinal Newman 58-52

Namon Wright had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Pacific Hills of West Hollywood past Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa, 58-52, in the Boys’ Division IV California Championships at Sleep Train Arena Saturday.

Division IV girls: Serra def. Salesian, 62-60

Siera Thompson scored 26 points as Serra of Gardena held off Salesian of Richmond, 62-60, to win the California Girls’ Division IV title at Sleep Train Arena Saturday.

Deandrea Toler added 20 points and eight rebounds for Serra (30-5), which won its first State title. The Cavaliers made 23 of 39 free throws, and forced five late turnovers to hang on to what had been a 15-point third quarter lead.

Division V boys: Horizon Christian def. St. Joseph Notre Dame, 47-46

Ethan Underwood hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Horizon Christian of San Diego a 47-46 win over St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda and take the California Boys’ Division V title game Friday at Sleep Train Arena. 

Division V girls: Sierra Canyon def. Pinewood, 47-33

Kennedy Burke had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth past Pinewood of Los Altos Hills, 47-33, in the Division V Girls’ Championship game at Sleep Train Arena Friday.

Burke, a 6-0 sophomore, also blocked six shots, as the Trailblazers (24-9) won their first-ever State title. Sierra Canyon has only senior in its rotation.


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