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Mater Dei girls are denied by St. Mary's in state final
Mater Dei girls are denied by St. Mary's in state final

BERKELEY -- For a program that measures itself by championships, Santa Ana Mater Dei had the season end in heartbreak in the CIF Open Division state final Saturday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. With Connecticut-bound forward Katie Lou Samuelson in foul trouble throughout the second half, the Monarchs turned to Andee Velasco and Ally Rosenblum. Each scored 20 points, but Stockton St. Mary's dominated the fourth quarter to win, 76-69, and claim its eighth state title. "The word I use to describe St. Mary's is relentless," Mater Dei Coach Kevin Kiernan said. "After every miss or make they pushed the ball on us, they kept coming. We shot 50% and still...

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