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Live from Arco Arena: CIF state championship basketball games — Day 2

The road ends here for the only 12 teams still playing high school basketball in California. Here’s the rundown of the action to watch today. We’ll bring you all the action live from Arco Arena.

Division IV girls: Mater Dei Catholic-Chula Vista 54, Modesto Christian 51
Division IV boys: Salesian 65, Bishop Montgomery-Torrence 64
Division III girls: St. Mary’s-Stockton 71, Inglewood 62
Division III boys: Sacred Heart Cathedral 62, Ocean View-Huntington Beach 55
Division I girls: Long Beach Poly 57, Monte Vista 33
Division I boys: Westchester-Los Angeles 49, McClymonds 31

Here’s a look at Friday’s scores:
Division V boys: Windward-Los Angeles 69, St. Joseph Notre Dame 53
Division V girls: Bellarmine-Jefferson-Burbank 55, Pinewood-Los Altos Hills 47
Division II girls: Brea Olinda 68, Carondelet 45
Division II boys: Eisenhower-Rialto 73, Rocklin 61

Jimmy Durkin

I cover mostly San Jose State football for the San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group, but also fill in from time to time with the 49ers, Warriors, A's and Giants.

  • Kenny Edwards OAL FANATIC

    As I was walking to my car at Arco Arena, I overheard the Maloof brothers planning to fire the equipment manager b/c he forgot to take the lid off the basket for McClymonds.

  • dez

    Tht game is what you get when you have major div 1 prospects and a bench in westchester playin 2 D1 players and no bench in Mack….You just can’t match up with tht when your not makin shots,maintain a steady flow in your offense and stop second chance opportunities…Great Season Mack I expect to see Mack back in Sac for State not next season but the following season with all tht young talent tht is there …..and does anybody have anyword on D.Powell and where he is goin to skool

  • http://ibabuzz.com/prepcorner Jimmy Durkin

    I’m told Powell is deciding between still possibly going to prep school and maybe Fresno State.

  • Jeanette M.

    I was watching from home.I do feel that westchester had lockdown defense..mack couldnt get pass them..i feel that mack shouldve stopped shooting all the three pointers and aimed at some lay-ups.people were getting hurt left and right and i was very disappointed.Mack wasnt playing lik mack

  • Kenny Edwards OAL FANATIC

    Dez, I agree with you. But I didnt think Mack played that bad defensively. They only gave up 49 points to a team that averaged close to 70ppg… Mack just couldn’t get a shot to drop. I think Jimmy’s article on the game said they shot 20%, thats aweful! Polee controlled the middle defensively and once WHS saw that Mack couldn’t shoot, they packed the zone and clogged the key. Powell was unable to get quality touches down low, and when he did touch the rock, WHS had athletes to match. WHS is a good team. Mack had a great run the past 3yrs. Congrats to Coach Boozie and let’s get back next year!

  • http://ibabuzz.com/prepcorner Jimmy Durkin

    Yeah, they shot 20.4 percent and that was after they “heated up” from the 10.7 percent they shot in the first half. Tough, tough game for them.

  • dez

    Mack had a ton of talent on tht bench….I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Big Man Strickland become a stud in the years to come

  • BigGreen

    Hey Kenny I agree with you they did not play that bad, but they were not able to match the intensity of westchester, and they would not give the ball to Dam to even try to let him work. they settled for outside shot,a dn they were not falling, at the same time westchester play some good defense and felt comfortable letting Mack shoot from the outside, but they stayed active even when Mack got open shots. They were a pretty good team in my opinion. and they played with more confidence. After Mack missed a few shot, you could tell they styarted to lose confidence a bit and the refs called the game a little different then ther were used to also. they did not allow makc to play to nasty in your face defense they usually play, because of the fould calls. Still great season, and they have what it takes to get back one day.