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Bishop Montgomery girls wins seventh CIF State title, takes down Bishop O'Dowd

The Knights win their first state crown since 2003 by striking early and holding on for decisive 52-40 Division 1 title win at Golden 1 Center.

SACRAMENTO — With one quick Jordin Blackmon flurry, this one was essentially over. 

The junior shooting guard scored 11 points in the first 3 minutes, 30 seconds, lifting Bishop Montgomery to a 13-3 lead en route to a 52-40 CIF Division 1 girls basketball victory Friday at Golden 1 Center.  

Blackmon finished with a game-high 15 points and Cyria Coleman added 14 as the Knights (23-5) won their seventh state title (against one defeat), but their first since 2003. 

Jayla Stokes had 11 points for O'Dowd (24-7), which battled back all night but cold shooting (15 of 57) cost the Dragons. 


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 6 p.m. with the Division I girls basketball matchup between Bishop Montgomery and Bishop O'Dowd

You can follow live updates of Bishop Montgomery vs. Bishop O'Dowd 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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Bishop Montgomery 52, Bishop O'Dowd 40 (final)

Bishop Montgomery 48, BOD 38 (2:45): Jayla Stokes with a 3 for O'Dowd gives Dragons some hope. 

Bishop Montgomery 48, Bishop O'Dowd 35 (3:19): The Dragons got the deficit to nine, but Tiara Jones hit a pair of buckets for Bishop Montgomery. 


Bishop Montgomery 41, Bishop O'Dowd 28 (end of 3): The Knights caught the cold shooting bug, 1-for-11 in the corner. Tough defense by both teams. O'Dowd done nice job locking down on Blackmon who has 13 points, but just two since the first four minutes. 

Bishop Montgomery 39, Bishop O'Dowd 26 (1:26): Devin Cosgriff with tough inside hoop. O'Dowd showing some life. 


Bishop Montgomery 35, Bishop ODowd 14 (halftime): The football score continues as does the onslaught as the Dragons have made just 6 of 30 from field, while Knights are 14 of 25 (56%). Really not much more to dig into. 


Bishop Montgomery 24, Bishop O'Dowd 10 (end of 1): Little football score after one. Big gym shooting blues? Not So for the Knights, who made 10 of 15 shots. Besides Blackmon's early explosion, Cyriah Coleman went for a quick nine.  

Bishop Montgomery 13, Bishop O'Dowd 3 (4:31): We've heard a lot of good things about Jordin Blackmon, but wow. She comes out and hits five straight shots, including a 3-pointer. She already has 11 points. She's flailing a fist and definitely on a heat check. 

CIF 2024 box D1 girls Bishop Montgomery 52, Bishop O'Dowd 50

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