Weekend Recap: Dublin Wins Don Nelson Classic Championship, Winning Streaks Extended

The Dublin High Varsity Boys Basketball team won the 18th annual Don Nelson Classic, defeating Las Lomas 81-55 in the championship game at the Sports Complex on Saturday night. This was the second weekend in a row where the Gaels won a tournament title, as five players finished in double figures to help lead the team’s 8th consecutive victory.

Jalen Stokes was the game’s top scorer with 28 points in the final game and was named the DNC’s Most Valuable Player. Isaiah Wong and Evan Bautista were also named to the All Tournament team for helping to pace the Gaels all weekend, finishing with 11 and 10 points respectively in the championship game. Cam Anderson scored 12 points and Jaiden Jones added 10 points.

Dublin will be back at home for two games this upcoming week, as the Gaels host Kennedy High School of Fremont on Tuesday, December 19th and Willow Glen on Friday, December 22nd. Both games will take place in the Sports Complex at 7:00.

The Boys Basketball team was not the only Varsity squad to extend its winning streak on Saturday, as both the Girls Basketball and Girls Soccer teams overcame deficits and posted hard-fought victories on the road to continue their own positive momentum.

In basketball, Sophia Ignacio led the Gaels with 16 points and Kenya Craven finished with 10 points as Dublin defeated San Marin 40-35. It was the 6th consecutive win for the Gaels, who have been powered during their win streak by a stingy defense that has not given up more than 43 points during that span. Dublin will be back in action in the Sports Complex on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00 hosting Vintage High School of Napa.

In soccer, Dublin trailed 1-0 early before Kadie Breining scored the equalizing goal off of a pass from Juliana “Cheeto” Costa. Later in the match, Breining had the assist to Hannah Allen and what proved to be the match’s winning goal, as Dublin defeated College Park 2-1. Dublin’s final goal came short-handed, as the Gaels finished the match with just 10 players on the pitch following a red card. Dublin’s Junior Varsity team also remained unbeaten after a 2-2 tie with the Falcons. The Gaels are off until the first week of January when they return home to host Castro Valley and James Logan.

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