But the Windward Wildcats of Los Angeles came away with the 53-41 win over McClatchy, Sacramento’s second oldest high school. McClatchy had claimed the state title in 2015, and had taken down Oakridge High School of El Dorado Hills the week before to advance to the title game.
The McClatchy-Windward matchup was just one of the 12 Boys and Girls California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship games that took place Friday and Saturday at Golden 1 Center.
Other local area teams to play included Sacramento’s West Campus, who won the Division IV Girls title by beating Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga 63-55 Saturday morning, and Roseville’s Woodcreek, who dropped the Boys Open Division title game 74-67 to Torrance’s Bishop Montgomery.
Photos by Steve Martarano