BERKELEY . (AP) — Aquira DeCosta scored eight points in the final five minutes, Kat Tudor made a critical 3-pointer down the stretch and St. Mary’s of Stockton held on to beat Mater Dei 76-69 in the Open Division girls state basketball championship on Saturday.
Mi’Cole Cayton led with 21 points while DeCosta scored 15 points to help the Rams (34-1) win their fourth state title in seven years and ninth overall.
Katie Lou Samuelson, the Gatorade national player of the year who has already committed to Connecticut, scored 19 points while Andee Velasco and Allison Rosenblum added 20 points apiece for the Monarchs.
Girls Division II
Archbishop Mitty 53
Mark Keppel 31
Daniella Guglielmo made back-to-back 3-pointers as part of a big run in the third quarter to lead Archbishop Mitty to a 53-31 win over Mark Keppel in the Division II girls’ state basketball championship on Saturday.
Guglielmo finished with 13 points, Heleyna Hill added another 13 points and Lauren Mewes scored 11 points for the Monarchs (25-6).
Girls Division IV
Sierra 69, Brookside, 56
Cheyanne Wallace scored 24 points and Sierra Canyon pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Brookside Christian 69-56 in the Division IV girls state basketball championship on Saturday.
It’s the third consecutive state title for the Trailblazers (25-5) — they won the Division V title in 2013 — under coach Alicia Komaki.