December 2, 2011
Jesuit to face Bishop O'Dowd in Father Barry semifinals tonight

The 38th Annual Father Barry Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament continues today and Saturday at Jesuit High School.

In first round results Thursday:

Jesuit beat Bishop Manogue of Nevada 98-46; Strake Jesuit of Houston downed Oakland Tech 80-52; Sheldon topped St. Ignatius of San Francisco 67-44; and Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland beat Eisenhower of Rialto 83-72.

Today's matchups are:
Oakland Tech vs. St. Ignatius at 3 p.m.; Bishop Manogue vs. Eisenhower at 4:30 p.m.; Strake Jesuit vs. Sheldon at 6 p.m.; and Jesuit vs. Bishop O'Dowd at 7:30 p.m.

Bishop O'Dowd is the two-time defending CIF Northern California Regional champion. Sheldon, Jesuit's Delta River League rival, is the two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champion.

Strake Jesuit has had three Duke commits in the last three years, including senior guard Rasheed Sulaimon, with 26 points last night.

The tournament concludes on Saturday with the championship game at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and children.

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