SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Oakland High School has won the California state championship in girls basketball, the first state title in the school’s history.

The Oakland High Wildcats girls basketball team poses after winning the CIF Division III Girls Basketball Championship at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, March 8, 2019. (California Interscholastic Federation/Facebook)

The Wildcats defeated the McFarland (Kern County) Cougars 51-35 Friday at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento in the California Interscholastic Federation Division III championship game.

Oakland High is the first team from the Oakland Athletic League to win a state title since 2005 and is one of three Oakland schools playing in the CIF girls basketball championships.

A second OAL team, Oakland Tech, will play for the Division IV girls state basketball championship Saturday against Northview (Los Angeles County), while Bishop O’Dowd will play for the girls Division I state title Friday against Rosary Academy of Fullerton.

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