The boys’ and girls’ basketball teams achieved an unprecedented milestone over the weekend, both winning state championships – the boys an Open Division title and the girls a Division III title – at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. Each championship was significant, but for different reasons. Read more…
After winning the North Coast Section D3 title on Saturday, the boys’ basketball team was given the No. 1 seed in the open division of the CIF NorCal playoffs and will face No. 8 seed St. Francis on Friday, March 13, at Laney College at 7 p.m. See bracket »
The girls’ basketball team is the No. 2 seed in the D3 CIF NorCal playoffs and will host the winner of the No. 7 Branham vs. No. 10 Patterson game (being played Wednesday, March 11) on Saturday, March 14, at O’Dowd beginning at 6 p.m. See bracket »
10th Women’s Basketball Player in School History to Reach Milestone
Aisia Robertson ’15 scored her 1,000th career point in O’Dowd’s win over Castro Valley on Jan. 14. She is only the 10th women’s basketball player in school history to reach this milestone.*
Robertson wasn’t aware at the time that she had joined the school’s elite group of scorers, and was surprised when assistant varsity coach Shannon Donahue made an announcement to the team following the Berkeley High game on Jan. 16. Read more…
The Bishop O’Dowd High School Athletic Department celebrated and honored six student-athletes from the Class of 2015 who signed National Letters of Intent on Nov. 12, 2014. They included (from left to right in photo):
Asha Tyler-Thomas, basketball, UC Berkeley
Aisia Robertson, basketball, University of Kansas
Paris Austin, basketball, Boise State University
David Kyriacou, baseball, University of Kansas
Brianna Karsseboom, volleyball, UC Davis
Gray Strandberg, crew, UCLA
Members of O’Dowd’s women’s basketball team are sporting a new piece of jewelry these days – state championship rings. For some, it’s the second such ring in their jewelry box.
Team members were presented the rings during a ring blessing ceremony held in the Chapel on Sept. 9, with O’Dowd Chaplain Fr. Gerald Pedrera officiating.
The women’s team captured the program’s second consecutive state title in March, defeating Windward-Los Angeles, 65-50, to capture the first CIF Open Division state championship. In 2012, the Dragons were the Division III state champion.
LeBron James was one. Candace Parker was one. And now Oderah Chidom ’13 is one.
It was announced on ESPNU on Feb. 14 that Chidom has been selected to participate in the McDonald’s All American Games, featuring the best high school boys and girls basketball players in the country. The games are set for Wednesday, April 3, at Chicago’s United Center. The girl’s game begins at 6 p.m. (central time), while the boys tip off at 8:30 p.m. (central time).
Chidom is the first Dragon – male or female – to have been selected as a McDonald’s All American. More than 800 players from 39 states and the District of Columbia were nominated for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games.
“I feel extremely honored. To be the first player to represent O’Dowd’s nationally known high school athletic program is amazing,” Chidom said.