BERKELEY -- The Salesian High boys basketball team went on a Mario Dunn-inspired 13-0 run in the fourth quarter to rally to beat De La Salle 47-43 on Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at Haas Pavilion.
Dunn scored 12 of his 15 points during the final period, including the Pride's first eight points, as Salesian (16-3) overcame a nine-point De La Salle (14-3) lead.
"I thought it was probably over at that point," Pride coach Bill Mellis said of his team's 41-32 deficit. "I didn't think we'd give up, but I thought we might run out of time."
It was the first meeting between the two powerhouses in more than 20 years and could help secure the No. 1 seed in the California Interscholastic Federation Open Division state playoffs for Salesian.
"We're really honored for him to play us," Mellis said of De La Salle coach Frank Allocco. "We have the utmost respect for them."
Dunn, a Montana-bound senior guard, jump-started the 13-0 run with his second 3-pointer of the fourth quarter. A steal and layup by Dante Robinson further cut the lead.
After another De La Salle turnover, Dunn got going on the break and converted a three-point play to pull Salesian within a point with 2:02 to play.
The Pride tied the game on a free throw by Robinson with 1:30 to play. Jabari Bird, Salesian's Cal-bound star who had struggled most of the night, connected on a go-ahead 3-pointer with 58 seconds remaining to make it 44-41.
Deer Valley 55, Newark Memorial 54: Wahied Emran banked in a bucket with about three seconds to go to allow the Wolverines to gut out a win in the final game of the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at Haas Pavilion.
Deer Valley (15-4) used a 17-0 run in the first quarter to build a 19-6 advantage, but Newark (9-7) climbed back in it and trailed 31-27 at halftime.
The Wolverines led 43-36 early in the fourth quarter, but the Cougars responded with a 9-0 run and took a two-point lead with about five minutes left on a bucket by Mathew Thomas.
Newark took a 52-48 lead into the final minute, but Deer Valley scored five straight, taking the lead on a putback with 18 seconds left by Kentucky-bound Marcus Lee.
The Cougars pulled back ahead with 11.5 left on two free throws by Jo Jo Zomora. Deer Valley called a timeout to set up the final play. The Wolverines nearly turned it over, but Emran got his hands on the loose ball and flipped in a shot from inside the key for the game-winner.
Lee had 20 points for Deer Valley. Zamora paced Newark with 22.
Bishop O'Dowd 80, Sacramento 71: Ivan Rabb had 24 points and 13 rebounds but the sophomore forward had plenty of help from his teammates as Bishop O'Dowd (15-3) defeated Sacramento (13-7) at the MLK Jr. Classic at Haas Pavilion. Rabb scored 20 of his points in the first half.
Juwan Anderson scored all of his 11 points in the second half, helping O'Dowd pull away from a 39-39 tie at halftime.
-- Stephanie Hammon