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Lady Yellowjackets fall in final to Long Beach Poly, 46-28

Berkeley High’s girls’ basketball powerhouse, the Lady Yellowjackets, played — and lost — their third consecutive state final on Friday night, falling to Long Beach Poly, 46-28. The game was Berkeley’s record-setting 12th state final appearance. Senior standout Rachel Howard led the Yellowjackets with 11 points and five rebounds. Berkeley was held to 23% shooting […]

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BHS women’s basketball team continues Cinderella story

By David A. Gerber Update, March 13: The team made it to the Division I Northern California regional championship game for a fourth consecutive year after topping host Gunn-Palo Alto 54-46 in Tuesday’s semifinals. Read more on BUSD site. Original story: Berkeley High School women’s basketball team continued its Cinderella story last Saturday night as […]

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Lady Jackets scrap hard, fall at the last, 57-40

Berkeley High’s girls basketball team, the Lady Yellowjackets, started strongly against Mater Dei in Saturday night’s state championship game in Sacramento, leading 16-15 at the end of the first quarter. But the Southern California team, ranked fifth in the country, used a swarming, tenacious defense and solid offensive play to beat the Jackets, 57-40, in […]

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BHS girls basketball team to state championships

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 […]

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Jackets girls continue drive to championship

Berkeley High’s top-ranked girls basketball team took another step toward a NorCal championship last night, winning its quarterfinal against McClatchy-Sacramento 69-56. The Yellowjackets clinched the North Coast Section championship last Saturday by crushing Deer Valley 62-42. In the semifinals BHS will play fourth-ranked Kennedy-Sacramento who beat Lowell last night, 54-39. Update The Oakland Tribune has […]