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Alonzo Carter resigns at Berkeley High, takes over at CCC

Alonzo Carter is graduating from high school.

The Berkeley High football coach and former McClymonds coach officially resigned his post with the Yellowjackets on Wednesday and said he has accepted a position as head coach and physical education instructor at Contra Costa College.

“It’s just a great opportunity to coach and teach at the next level,” said Carter, who went 25-8-1 in three seasons at Berkeley in which the Yellowjackets won three Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League titles.

Carter’s career record is 82-42-3 in 11 seasons as a head coach, including eight years at McClymonds in which his teams won four Oakland Athletic League titles and three Silver Bowl championships.

Carter met with Berkeley’s incoming seniors last week to inform them of his decision, then met with the entire team Tuesday and the players’ parents Wednesday.

“It was hard because I built what we were establishing,” Carter said. “My seniors-to-be were my ninth graders when I started (at Berkeley). I’m the only coach they had.

“Surprisingly the kids were very happy for me. They knew coaching at the next level was something I (wanted).”

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Updating the Jabari Brown situation — UPDATED 1/20

I’m sure a lot of people are wondering what’s going on with the Jabari Brown situation, so I figured I’d update as best I currently know. For those who don’t know, Brown is a former Salesian star who transferred in the summer to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., and then recently returned home to Oakland and enrolled at Oakland High, playing in two games before being forced to sit out the past two.

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East Bay Boys Basketball Poll — 1/19

Team Record Points Last year
1. Salesian (10) 15-1 150 1
2. Newark Memorial 15-3 139 2
3. Bishop O’Dowd 13-3 131 3
4t. St. Mary’s 12-4 114 4
4t. San Ramon Valley 15-1 114 5
6. De La Salle 14-2 102 6
7. Castro Valley 13-3 89 8
8. St. Joseph Notre Dame 14-4 74 7
9. Campolindo 14-4 52 14
10. Antioch 13-3 50 NR
11. Oakland 10-9 37 9
12. Fremont 14-7 29 12t
13. Washington 12-5 28 NR
14. Heritage 12-4 23 11
15. El Cerrito 16-2 22 NR

Others receiving votes: Deer Valley (12-4, 21 points), San Leandro (10-6, 18), Freedom (10-3, 5), McClymonds (8-11, 1). The East Bay Prep Boys Basketball poll is compiled from the votes of Bay Area News Group-East Bay staff writers.

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East Bay Girls Basketball Poll – 1/19

Here’s the latest edition of the East Bay Girls Basketball Poll. Games played through Monday were taken into consideration.

Team Record Points Last week
1. Bishop O’Dowd (10) 13-3 150 1
2. Berkeley 14-2 140 3
3. Carondelet 11-4 130 2
4. Miramonte 13-3 120 7
5. St. Mary’s 13-3 109 4
6. Dougherty Valley 15-2 96 9
7. Northgate 13-2 89 6
8. Dublin 14-3 84 5
9. Campolindo 12-5 66 8
10. Monte Vista 13-3 58 10
11. Piedmont 14-4 53 11
12. Deer Valley 11-5 32 t14
13. St. Joseph N.D. 14-2 25 t14
14. Logan 14-4 19 NR
15. Salesian 15-1 11 NR

Others receiving votes: . Heritage (13-3, 5 points), Alameda (10-6, 3), Castlemont (9-7, 1). The East Bay Prep Girls Basketball poll is compiled from the votes of Bay Area News Group-East Bay staff writers.