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Bishop ODowd are state champs
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BERKELEY  (AP) — Ivan Rabb made one free throw with eight-tenths of a second left in overtime, lifting Bishop O’Dowd to a 65-64 win over Mater Dei in the Open Division boys’ state basketball championship on Saturday.

Rabb missed a short jumper with time running down but was fouled as the buzzer sounded. After officials put time back on the clock, Rabb’s first free throw attempt didn’t even hit the rim. The Dragons’ highly recruited senior made good on his second try, sending Bishop O’Dowd (28-4) to its first state title since 1981.

Rabb finished with 19 points, 21 rebounds and two blocks in his final high school game. Paris Austin added 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while Alex Zhao scored 10 points off the bench.

Mater Dei (29-5) was seeking its fifth consecutive state title but managed only one point over the final 2:56.

Division II Boys

La Mirada 71

Archbishop Mitty 70

Kai Labasan made a tiebreaking free throw with 9.1 seconds left and La Mirada held on to beat Archbishop Mitty 71-70 in double overtime of the Division II boys state basketball championship on Saturday.

Kendall Lauderdale and Dezmon Murphy scored 18 points apiece for the Matadors (31-5).

La Mirada trailed by 12 in the third quarter then let late leads slip away in the fourth quarter and first overtime. The Matadors also led by five in the second overtime before Mitty’s Sebastian Much made a short jumper and followed it with a tying 3-pointer.

Labasan missed his first foul shot but sank the second to lift Mirada to the win.

Boys Division IV

Crespi 47,
Capital Christian 44

De’Anthony Melton made three free throws in the final minute and blocked a potential tying layup with two seconds left, preserving Crespi’s 47-44 win over Capital Christian in the Division IV boys state basketball championship on Saturday.

Melton finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Mike Krkeyan had eight points and four assists to help the Celts (29-7) to their first-ever state title.