The Berkeley High Women’s Basketball team played Southern California’s Mater Dei for the Division I state championship at the Power Balance Arena (formerly Arco Arena) Saturday night. Unfortunately, there was none of the jubilation we experienced last week when they won the NORCAL Div. I title in the same arena because this time they lost the game, 40 to 57.
Regardless, it was difficult to see these young women as anything but winners as they took to the center court with their heads held high. The crowning moment for me was when Berkeley #23 Elisha Davis stopped to applaud Mater Dei as they were announced. Arizona State, you signed one class act.