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Boys' basketball: Bishop Montgomery sets state record

Boys' basketball: Bishop Montgomery sets state record
Bishop Montgomery players and coaches pose for photos after routing Moreau Catholic, 85-44, in the Division IV state final at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. (Darryl Washburn /)

Bishop Montgomery didn't just defeat Moreau Catholic, 85-44, to capture the Division IV state championship at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, it set a record in the process.

The Knights' 41-point blowout is the largest margin of victory in state finals history, eclipsing the previous mark of 36, which was reached twice -- both times in Division IV.

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Stephen Thompson led the way with 20 points, four assists, three steals and two blocks for Bishop Montgomery (28-6), which built a 17-point halftime lead.

Bishop Montgomery out-rebounded the Mariners, 50-35, didn't allow a three-point basket, made 13 of 15 free throws and forced 22 turnovers.

Ethan Thompson had 14 points, Justin Bibbins had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists and Christian Oshita added nine points for the Knights, who won their third state title in four finals appearances.

Oscar Frayer had 10 points, six rebounds and three blocks for Moreau Catholic (27-7), which was playing in its first state final.

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