High-SchoolCalifornia: Steve Pezzola
March, 23, 2012
By Harold Abend & Ronnie Flores | ESPN.com
Mark Tennis/ESPNHSA pair and a Plum -- Malina Hood, Kelsey Plum and Maya Hood -- stand with CIF trophy.Mitty holds off J.W. North for fifth state title, while La Jolla Country Day rolls to early lead and wins first Division IV crown.
The CIF Division IV and Division II state title games in girls basketball were played at Power Balance Arena in Sacramento. The Division I, Division III and Division V titles will be decided on Saturday.
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 56, J.W. North (Riverside) 54
The NorCal representative came in steeped in championship tradition against an upstart SoCal representative looking to win its first state title.
J.W. North, the team with a new coach and a cast of new players looking to become the first Riverside County team to win a girls state title since all-time great Cheryl Miller led Riverside Poly to the Division I title in 1982, played a valiant game.