Bishop O'Dowd High was pushed to the limit by visiting Berkeley, but Ivan Rabb and the Dragons gutted out a 76-73 win in West Alameda County Conference Foothill League boys basketball action Friday.
Rabb had 25 points, 24 rebounds and four blocks for the Dragons (11-3, 3-0 WACC-Foothill).
Henry Cornelious scored 30 points and kept the Yellowjackets (7-8, 1-2) in the game to the final seconds.
Cornelious hit a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to get Berkeley within one point. O'Dowd's Juwan Anderson, who scored 21 points, made two free throws with 11.1 seconds left. Berkeley's Justyce Key had a good look at a 3-pointer in the closing seconds but missed, and Rabb secured the rebound.
"They had a great game plan," O'Dowd coach Lou Richie said of the Yellowjackets. "We're very fortunate to get out of here with a win."
The teams were meeting in a league game for the first time since 1995 when both were members of the now-defunct Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League.
The first half was fast-paced with Rabb and Cornelious doing battle. Rabb nearly had a double-double after the first quarter -- nine points and 10 rebounds -- to help the Dragons to a 21-17 lead.
Cornelious and Key both had 15 points in the first half as Berkeley led on three separate occasions. Rabb also had 15 first-half points and as well as 15 rebounds to give O'Dowd a 43-38 cushion after two quarters.
Key finished with 22 points.
Campolindo (11-4, 2-0 DFAL) trailed for most of the first half and went into intermission down 30-26. But the Cougars opened the third period in a full-court zone press that caused havoc for Miramonte.
The Matadors (8-8, 1-2) provided several turnovers to fuel the Campolindo run and struggled to get into the half-court offense that favored them in the first half. Miramonte didn't score its first points of the second half until the 4:23 mark of the third quarter. It would go another minute before getting its first field goal.
Campolindo outscored Miramonte 21-9 in the third period to lead 47-39 heading into the fourth. The Matadors, who mustered just one fourth-quarter field goal, would get no closer than four the rest of the way.
Matt O'Reilly paced the Cougars with 18 points. Kiran Shastri led the Matadors with 21 points.
-- Chace Bryson, correspondent
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