No. 1 in nation, O’Dowd falls in Nike TOC

Playing without San Diego State-bound point guard Ariell Bostick, the Bishop O’Dowd High girls basketball team basketball team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, fell 57-46 to Riverdale Baptist (Md.) in Friday’s semifinals of the E Division of the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Dragons are ranked No. 1 in the maxpreps.com Xcellent 25, and Riverdale Baptist is ranked fifth.

O’Dowd, which won the California Interscholastic Federation Division III title last season, will face Phoenix-St. Mary’s in the third-place game on Saturday.