BERKELEY (AP) — Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Damien went on a big run in the fourth quarter to beat Campolindo 70-57 in the CIF Division III boys state basketball championship on Friday.
The Spartans (29-5) led 39-35 after three quarters but scored six straight points to open the fourth. Malik Fitts made a three-point play off an offensive rebound to extend Damien’s lead to double digits. Bryce Peters later made a 3-pointer and a 16-foot jumper to push the lead to 55-41.
Hemsley finished with 10 rebounds and six assists to help the Spartans to their first state title. Peters added 12 points while Fitts had nine points and 12 rebounds.
Chris Hansen had 25 points and 14 rebounds for Campolindo (29-4). The Cougars, who trailed nearly the entire game, had won seven of eight. It was Campolindo of Moraga that eliminated local powerhouse Sierra (30-3) in the NorCal semifinals, 73-61
San Ramon Valley 79,
Chino Hills 71 (2OT)
BERKELEY (AP) — Christian Fuca made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:45 left and San Ramon Valley held on to beat Chino Hills 79-71 in double overtime of the Division I boys state basketball championship Friday.
Kyle Speckman and Drew Kunde also scored in the second overtime while Keith Smith added four free throws in the final 44 seconds to lift the Wolves (27-6) to their first state title in three tries. San Ramon Valley was runner-up in 1991 and 1992.
Fuca, who made two free throws to force the first overtime, finished with 18 points, Smith had 20 while Speckman added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolves. San Ramon Valley closed the season by winning seven of eight.
Lonzo Ball scored 30 points — two shy of the Division I finals record — but the Chino Hills leading scorer fouled out with 3:18 left in regulation.
Boys Division V
Sierra Canyon 80, University 55
Cody Riley scored 18 points and set a finals record with 22 rebounds to lead Sierra Canyon to an 80-55 win over University. Remy Martin added 19 points and seven steals while Terrance McBride and Devearl Ramsey scored 13 points apiece for the Trailblazers (26-4) in their first finals appearance.
Sierra Canyon opened the game with a 14-0 run and never trailed.
Riley, a 6-foot-8-inch sophomore, dominated inside and helped the Trailblazers control the paint. The 22 rebounds are the most ever in a California finals and broke the Division V record of 19 held by Isaiah Fox of Crossroads in 2013.
Brandon Lew scored 15 points and Sean Gilmore had 10 points and seven rebounds for University (28-8). It’s the fourth runner-up finish in the state finals for the Red Devils.