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Sports shorts

Monday December 17, 2001

’Jackets win Mel Goode Classic


The Berkeley High boys’basketball team won the Mel Goode Classic on Saturday, beating Vallejo, 56-45, in the final. 

Berkeley sophomore point guard Shawn Burl was named the tournament MVP after scoring 12 points against Vallejo. Forward Damien Burns also scored 12 in the game. 

Vallejo sophomore DeMarcus Nelson, who considered tranferring to St. Mary’s this summer, scored a game-high 25 points in the loss. 

Berkeley plays two tough games this week, with St. Joseph on Friday and Riordan on Saturday. Both games will be played at Berkeley’s Donahue Gymnasium and will start at 7:30 p.m. 


St. Mary’s girls fall to Northgate in tourney final


Northgate overcame a slow start to beat St. Mary’s, 44-29, in the final of the Walnut Creek Holiday Classic on Saturday. 

London McCurry scored 21points for Northgate, including 16 in the first half, while Nateanah Fripp led the Panthers with 10 points. 

Northgate trailed, 7-5, after one quarter but came back to take a nine-point lead at halftime, and St. Mary’s never led again.