The CIF state championships in basketball began Friday morning at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento with quite an individual performance in the Division V girls' championship game.
Sophomore Zion Gabriel of East Palo Alto Eastside College Prep made a state championship game record eight threes (even more than Klay Thompson did in 2008). She finished with 26 points in a 63-40 win over Rolling Hills Prep.
"It's amazing to break and I feel a little overwhelmed," she said.
Gabriel made eight threes in a game last January but to do so in an arena setting was impressive.
Rolling Hills Prep (32-4), which has six freshmen on its roster, received 12 points from Alyssa...