Berkeley High’s stellar girls’ basketball team (29-2) trounced Kennedy of Sacramento 56-38 Saturday night to secure its 11th appearance in the Division 1 state championship game.
Arizona State-bound Elisha Davis made four three-pointers and scored 17 points, and Desire Finnie and Rachel Howard added 13 points each.
The title is Berkeley’s record 11th in 15 regional title game appearances. The last time the Yellowjackets won a state title was in 1997.
This, on the same weekend that Berkeley High graduate Brittany Boyd, now a freshman point guard for Cal, showed everyone how it’s done by helping Cal secure a 84-74 victory over Iowa in her first NCAA tournament appearance.
Berkeley High plays the Division I SoCal winner Mater Dei in the State Championship game this Saturday, March 24.
If you would like to come out and support the Lady Jackets, the stadium is located at One Sports Parkway, Sacramento, near the intersection of Interstate 5 and Del Paso Road. Advance tickets may be purchased at Power Balance Pavilion Box Office or at Ticketmaster. Tickets are $16 general admission, $10 seniors, students, and children. There is a parking fee of $12.
View a gallery of photos taken on Saturday by BUSD’s Mark Coplan.