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McClatchy-Sacramento girls win double-OT thriller

In one of the more dramatic games in state finals history, the McClatchy-Sacramento girls pulled out a 65-61, double-overtime victory over Serra-Gardena at Haas Pavilion on Friday to win the Division I [Read entire story]

Bishop O’Dowd’s Ivan Rabb has unfinished business

At long last, Ivan Rabb is sure where he wants to attend college. At least that’s what his mother Tami Rabb said Thursday. “He’s just not ready to tell anyone yet,” Tami said. Whenever he does, it will be a [Read entire story]

Some state high school title contenders had a special boost

Shooting, defense, cohesion and strategy helped maneuver eight Bay Area basketball teams all the way to this weekend’s CIF State Championships at Haas Pavilion. “Team French Forever,” in honor of Todd French, a [Read entire story]

Girls basketball: Miramonte falls in Open Division final

St. Mary’s-Stockton’s Kat Tudor made five of her team’s eight first-half three-pointers on her way to 16 points to propel the Rams to their 10th Northern California title Saturday with a 67-52 win over [Read entire story]

O’Dowd boys win NorCal Open Division title

Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland boys basketball coach Lou Richie took a big sigh, then a sip of water and asked who was winning the Southern California Open Division final. Modesto Christian, the Bay Area beaters from the [Read entire story]

O’Dowd High advances to NorCal Open basketball final

Isaiah Thomas and Ivan Rabb powered home dunks on the first two possessions for the Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland boys basketball team Tuesday. The inside work of Rabb (22 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks) and Thomas (eight [Read entire story]

High school basketball playoff results, March 14

Campolindo-Moraga boys coach Matt Watson calls it simply “team basketball” but it’s really more of a game of “poison.” Opponents need to figure out what to take away: the three-point shooting of 6-foot-6 wing [Read entire story]

Modesto Christian holds off Monte Vista-Danville 47-44

Monte Vista-Danville’s propensity to pull out games late ended at an inopportune time as visiting Modesto Christian made all the plays in the final 90 seconds to gain a hard-fought 47-44 Northern California Open [Read entire story]

High school basketball playoff results, March 11

What looked like a runaway turned into a competitive game, but perennial Oakland Section power McClymonds had enough defense to pull out a 57-50 wire-to-wire win over Washington in the first round of the Northern [Read entire story]

Sacred Heart Cathedral girls have made habit of payback

A 17-10 record heading into the CIF Northern California Open Division tournament isn’t going to scare anyone. The 10 losses were all good, meaningful learning experiences. The 10 foes SHC lost to have a combined [Read entire story]

High schools: NorCal tourney’s Open division loaded with Bay Area teams

Of the 16 spots filled for Northern California’s elite basketball tournaments by California Interscholastic Federation commissioners Sunday, 12 went to teams from the Bay Area — six each in the boys and girls Open [Read entire story]

Bishop O’Dowd boys win another NCS Division III title

Despite dribbling at full tilt with two defenders in his path, the Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland senior guard knew exactly what he was doing and where he was going. The crowd at the packed gym at St. Mary’s College [Read entire story]

Miramonte holds off Bishop O’Dowd for NCS girls title

The Chronicle’s top-ranked team built a 20-point halftime edge against Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland, then held on for a 70-66 victory in the North Coast Section Division III championship game at St. Mary’s [Read entire story]

High school basketball results, March 6

Mission coach Arnold Zelaya repeated what he’s been saying all season after his team’s wild 92-88 San Francisco Section/AAA championship win over Washington on Friday night at Kezar Pavilion. Harris, a 6-foot-2 [Read entire story]

High school basketball playoff results, March 4

The two monster matchups will take place this weekend after the North Coast Section Division I and III semifinals transpired without an upset Wednesday night. A pair of East Bay Athletic League rivals will meet for a [Read entire story]

High school basketball results, March 3

A classic seesaw game pitting classic crosstown rivals, the girls basketball teams from Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius, ended classically — in controversy. Sacred Heart Cathedral used a 27-4 run to fight back [Read entire story]

High school playoff results, Feb. 28

[...] his sixth-seeded Wildcats are the only team this season to defeat California’s top-ranked team, Bishop Montgomery-Torrance (28-1). Thanks to sophomore Joey Calcaterra’s 28-point effort, Sepehr Agnese’s big [Read entire story]

High school basketball: Sacred Heart Prep tops Riordan

Sacred Heart Prep can play with the big boys in basketball, too. The fourth-seeded Gators won their 17th consecutive game, opening the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs with a 51-46 victory over fifth-seeded [Read entire story]

High school basketball playoff results, Feb. 25

What Bay Area boys basketball program has played at the highest level and most consistently over the last 15 years? Any of the West Catholic Athletic League powers? A good case could be made for Salesian-Richmond, [Read entire story]

High school basketball results, Feb. 24

With five Bay Valley Athletic League teams in the North Coast Section Division I tournament, Freedom-Oakley coach Drew Torres had a feeling he’d see a familiar face or two in the first round. Freedom, which lost four [Read entire story]