BERKELEY (AP) — Gigi Garcia scored two straight baskets and Alex Washington added a late layup and two free throws to lead McClatchy (Sacramento) to a 65-61 double-overtime win over Serra of Gardena in the Division I girls state basketball championship on Friday.
McClatchy (27-7) blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:11 of regulation and let a 55-51 advantage slip away in the first overtime before outscoring Serra 8-6 in the second extra period.
Garcia finished with 19 points, 20 rebounds and six blocked shots while leading the Lions to the title in their first finals appearance. Lauren Nubla had 15 points and five assists while Destiney Lee had 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench.
Briana Johnson, whose 27-foot 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in regulation tied it, scored 21 points for Serra (23-11). Brijaye Brackett added 14 points and 15 rebounds.
Girls Division III
Bishop O’Dowd 55, Brea Olinda 40
Aisia Robertson had 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists, and Bishop O’Dowd pulled away in the second half to beat Brea Olinda 55-40 in the Division III girls state basketball championship on Friday.
Robertson missed three of her first four shots and had only five points in the first two quarters before warming up in the second half to lead the Dragons (25-9) to their third state championship. They won the Open Division in 2014 and the Division III title in 2012.
Asha Thomas added 12 points and five assists while Myah Pace had nine points and 15 rebounds for the Dragons.
Thomas, who was sidelined much of the season with a knee injury, provided a boost with two assists late in the third quarter to put Bishop O’Dowd ahead 40-31.
Reili Richardson had 19 points and five rebounds to lead Brea Olinda (26-5).
La Jolla Country Day 40,
College Prep 36
Alaysia Styles had 10 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocked shots to lead La Jolla Country Day to a 40-36 win over Eastside College Prep in the Division V girls state basketball championship Friday.
Styles, who scored four points in the final 2:15, also helped lead the Torreys’ stifling defense, which gave up only five points in the fourth quarter.
Mariana Ecija added 14 points while Mai-Loni Henson had six assists and eight rebounds for La Jolla (18-11). The Torreys, who won the Division IV championship in 2012, have four state titles overall.
Kayla Tahaafe scored 12 points with seven rebounds while Chacitty Cunningham had 11 points for Eastside College Prep (25-6). Destiny Graham added nine points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers, who made their first state finals appearance.