A more athletic and poised Archbishop Mitty of San Jose easily defeated Woodcreek 67-44 in the CIF Northern California Regional Division II boys basketball championship game today at Power Balance Pavilion.
The loss was the last hope for an area team to advance to Friday's and Saturday's CIF state championships at Power Balance. The Sacramento and Del Oro girls were beaten in earlier games.
Woodcreek never got started against the top-seeded Monarchs.
The Timberwolves trailed from the start (the game was briefly tied 2-2) and could never gain momentum against a Mitty team that is now 31-2 and will move on to Friday's CIF State final against Summit of Fontana. Summit upset top-seeded Lincoln of San Diego 74-69 in today's Southern Regional final.
It was the second year in a row that Woodcreek lost in the NorCal championship game.
Last year, the Timberwolves (29-6) were beaten at the buzzer by St. Francis of Mountain View, a team that hails from the same tough West Catholic Athletic League as Mitty.