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Alemany boys wins second CIF state title, takes down Santa Cruz: Live update recap

Michael Lindsay leads Warriors with 25 points and Jared Mims adds 14 as Southern California wins its first title of the day in the 2024 California Division 3 boys basketball state championship game

SACRAMENTO — Michael Lindsay had 25 points and five rebounds and Jared Mims added 14 points as Alemany won its second state title with a 63-53 Division 3 title win over Santa Cruz. on Friday at Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings.  

The Warriors (25-15) also used a stifling defense, giving up just six points in the first quarter while recording its first state crown since 2012. Lindsay is going to Idaho State to play football, but he's very good at basketball. 

Demarco Hunter had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Ben Dotten added 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and four blocks for Santa Cruz (27-7), after its second state crown and first since 2015.  

Alemany never trailed and led by as much as much of 16 in the third quater. The Warriors forced 21 turnovers and Santa Cruz into just 17 of 45 shooting (37.8 percent). 

Alemany's Bourgeois Tshilobo (4) and Demarco Hunter (14) go up for rebound.

Alemany's Bourgeois Tshilobo (4) and Demarco Hunter (14) go up for rebound.


The 2024 California (CIF) boys and girls high school basketball state championships have arrived. All 12 state championship games will be played at Golden 1 Center, the home of the Sacramento Kings.

The CIF State championship games continue Friday at 4 p.m. with the Division III boys basketball matchup between Alemany and Santa Cruz

You can follow live updates of Alemany vs. Santa Cruz on SBLive, including real-time score updates, game highlights and much more. You can also watch the game live on the NFHS Network.

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Alemany 59, Santa Cruz 51 (43.4): Another Liam Jones 3 should put this away. 

Aleman 50, Santa Cruz 39 (4:01): Liam Jones gives Alemany back momentum. 


Alemany 45, Santa Cruz 30 (end of 3): Alemany on brink of second state title, first since 2012. 

Alemany 37, Santa Cruz 25: A Lindsay 3-pointer and bucket puts Alemany up by 12. 


Alemany 30, Santa Cruz 20 (halftime) Santa Cruz up to 20 percent (5 of 24), but hanging around due to strong play of Demarco Hunter (10 points, 10 rebounds). Six different Warriors have scored led by nine from Michael Lindsay, who has made 4 of 6 shots. 


Alemany 10, Santa Cruz 6: Cold shooting by both teams, especially Santa Cruz, a paltry 12.5 percent (1-of-8). 

CIF 2024 box D3 boys Alemany 63, Santa Cruz 53


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