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March 29, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday Division I boys: Danville Monte Vista 66, Corona Centennial 55 Division III boys: Chaminade 71, San Anselmo Drake 51 Division V boys: Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame 57, Renaissance Academy 32 Division I girls: Canyon Springs 56, Elk Grove Pleasant Grove 30 Division III girls: Modesto Christian 64, Santa Barbara 55 Division V girls: Los Altos Hills Pinewood 60, La Jolla Country Day 42   ...
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March 29, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Thomas Welsh, the 7-foot center from Los Angeles Loyola, has been selected the MVP of the Mission League. He has signed with UCLA. First-team all-league: Jack Williams, Chaminade, Sr.; Kyle Leufroy, St. Francis, Jr.; Max Hazzard, Loyola, Jr.; DJ Ursery, Crespi, Sr.; Brandon Boyd, Alemany, Sr.; Alex Copeland, Harvard-Westlake, Jr.; Derick Newton, Harvard-Westlake, Sr.; Michael Oguine, Chaminade, Jr.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com ...
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March 29, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
Kaylie Fandino's jumper at the buzzer punctuated a dominant first half fo Chaminade, which leads five-time champion Archbishop Mitty, 46-21, in the Division II state final at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. The Eagles have shown no signs of nerves in their first finals appearance. They are shooting 19-of-27 from the field, led by Devin Stanback (13 points) and Valerie Higgins (11 points, three steals). Fandino has nine points and Chaminade is 4-of-7 from three-point range. Chaminade scored the first eight points of the game and led 26-9 after the first quarter.
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March 29, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
The first of today's six state final games has begun at Sleep Train Arena and Sierra Canyon is 16 minutes away from its second straight state title, leading Justin-Siena 32-15 at halftime.  Cheyanne Wallace has 11 points and seven rebounds and Kennedy Burke, Zoe Goss and Alexis Griggsby all have seven points for Sierra Canyon, which held the Braves to four points in the second quarter. Northern California teams won four of the six state final games Friday, but the Trailblazers are trying to reverse that trend by winning the first of the three girls games today.
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March 29, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
There's no time like the present for Long Beach Poly, but the future could be even brighter. Freshman forward Ayanna Clark scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half as the Jackrabbits dominated down the stretch to win their sixth state championship and first in the Open Division with a 70-52 triumph over Richmond Salesian on Saturday night at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. It looked as if Poly might run away with the victory when it jumped ahead, 17-4, in the first four minutes and took a 36-23 lead into halftime.
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March 29, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
Daniel Hamilton had 22 points, Tyler Dorsey had 21 and Vance Jackson added 16 for St. John Bosco, which held off Folsom, 63-54, to claim the Division II state championship at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. The Braves (23-11) made seven out of eight free throws in the final minute to clinch the victory, including four without a miss by Hamilton.  St. John Bosco trailed 28-24 at halftime but rallied to take the lead in the third quarter. Hamilton's layup gave the Braves a 46-39 lead with 5:53 left.
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March 29, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
Chaminade may have been playing in its first state final, but the Eagles made it look old hat Saturday afternoon at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.  Devin Stanback had 27 points and 10 rebounds as Chaminade set a state Division II record for points scored in an 80-51 blowout of five-time state winner Archbishop Mitty.  Natalie Valenzuela and Valerie Higgins each added 15 points and Kaylie Fandino had 12 points, six rebounds and two blocks...
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March 29, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
Long Beach Poly is two quarters away from winning its sixth state championship. The Jackrabbits have jumped to a 36-23 halftime lead over Salesian in the state Open Division final at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Tania Lamb is the high scorer with nine points and Lajahna Drummer has eight points and six rebounds for Poly, which took an early 17-4 advantage and out-rebounded Salesian 24-10 in the first half. Poly is 8 of 10 from the free throw line and has made four three-point baskets.
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