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MLK “I Have a Dream” Classic info

The Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” Classic showcases each of the Oakland Athletic League boys basketball teams. It’s on Monday, Jan. 21 and this year will be played at Oakland’s Merritt College. Here’s the slate of games:

Noon: Fremont vs. Kipp King

1:30 p.m.: Castlemont vs. Grant, Sacramento

3 p.m.: Skyline vs. University-San Francisco

4:30 p.m.: Oakland Tech vs. Pinole Valley

6 p.m.: Oakland vs. Castro Valley

7:30 p.m.: McClymonds vs. San Leandro

Admission is $10 for adults. Ages 6-17 are $5 and children 5-and-under are free.

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East Bay girls basketball poll – 1/14

Here’s this week’s East Bay high school girls basketball poll:

Team Record Points Last season
1. Bishop O’Dowd (5) 10-3 75 1
2. St. Mary’s 10-3 68 3
3. Carondelet 11-3 64 2
4. Miramonte 14-1 63 4
5. Heritage 11-4 52 5
6. Salesian 13-4 51 6
7. Monte Vista 13-3 45 8
8. Deer Valley 8-6 42 7
9. Berkeley 7-7 32 9
10. Clayton Valley 11-6 31 10
11. Dublin 14-3 24 12
12. Alameda 12-4 14 11
13. McClymonds 16-2 13 14
14. Piedmont 11-3 11 15
15. Campolindo 12-3 7 13

Also receiving votes: Amador Valley (10-5, 3 votes), Oakland Tech (12-3, 3), Moreau Catholic (11-4, 2). The East Bay Girls Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Saturday.

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East Bay boys basketball poll — 1/14

Team Record Points Last week
1. Salesian (5) 12-3 75 1
2. Bishop O’Dowd 11-3 70 2
3. Deer Valley 12-3 65 3
4. Monte Vista 12-3 54 8
5. De La Salle 12-2 51 4
6. El Cerrito 12-5 50 6
7. Newark Memorial 8-6 44 5
8. Campolindo 11-4 40 7
9. McClymonds 11-6 36 10
10. San Leandro 12-3 34 9
11. Dublin 12-4 31 11
12. Oakland Tech 13-4 20 13
13. St. Joseph Notre Dame 10-6 12 NR
14. Heritage 13-3 9 12
15. Mt. Eden 12-3 7 t15

Also receiving votes: Berkeley (7-8, 1 point), Freedom (10-6, 1). Records are through Saturday. The East Bay Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

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MLK Classic at Haas Pavilion

The MLK Classic, an all-day event put on by De La Salle, is back for another year. The Jan. 21 event will feature six boys basketball games at Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion. Here’s the lineup:

10:30 a.m. – Palo Alto vs. DeAnza

12:15 p.m. – Analy vs. Campolindo

2 p.m. – Palma-Salinas vs. St. Patrick-St. Vincent

3:45 p.m. – Sacramento vs. Bishop O’Dowd

5:45 p.m. – Salesian vs. De La Salle

7:30 p.m. – Newark Memorial vs. Deer Valley

TICKETS: You can save a little cash by buying presale tickets at the De La Salle bookstore from Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 18.  Bookstore hours are 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Presale general admission (bleacher) tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors. Reserved chair backs are $15 (includes all-day in and out access) and courtside seats are $20 (also includes in and out access). General admission tickets can also be bought online here: http://prepmo.com/tournaments/4

Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but prices are a little higher. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children/students/seniors. Chair backs are $20 and courtside seats are $25.

Gates open at 10 a.m.

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Michael Hutchings of De La Salle named Mr. Football

De La Salle linebacker Michael Hutchings was named Mr. Football by Cal-Hi Sports, an honor reserved for California’s top high school football player. The USC-bound senior joins Amani Toomer, D.J. Williams and Derek Landri as former Spartans to win the award.

Hutchings is the first East Bay player to earn the honor since Landri in 2001. He’s also the first linebacker to be named Mr. Football since Williams in 1999.

Hutchings, who led De La Salle to a fourth consecutive Open Division state title last month, recently participated at the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio.