McClatchy High School outlasted Serra of Gardena 65-61 in a fantastic and frantic double-overtime affair to decide the CIF State Division I championship, the cozy confines holding in crowd noise to add to the energy.
Capital Christian has very few true gym rats, relying instead on multi-sport athletes. The Cougars have used that approach to advance to the CIF State Division IV championship. They will play Crespi of Encino on Saturday at Cal.
If Cal was a test run for any longtime consideration for the CIF State Basketball Championships, it passed with flying colors. Haas Pavilion provided a cozy, festive look and feel Friday and Saturday as the venue held in crowd and band noise, which coincided with a lot of games that went to the wire, including three to double overtime.
Get live updates and highlights from The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson and other expert sources reporting from the state high school Division IV boys basketball championship game between Capital Christian and Crespi-Encino. The live blog begins at 11:30 a.m., with tip-off scheduled for 12 p.m. at Haas Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus.
Get live updates and highlights from The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson and other expert sources reporting from the state high school Division I girls basketball game between McClatchy and Serra-Gardena. The live blog begins at 5:30 p.m., with tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m. at Haas Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus.
Sleep Train Arena is unavailable due to country and western concert. First CIF state basketball finals were held at Oakland Coliseum Arena. Cal earned the bid with impressive showing at showcase in January.