Basketball

Fryer: CIF State Championships, where everybody (suddenly) knows your name

Notre Dame forward Marsilio Rubini #3, Notre Dame forward Anthony Holland #23 and guard Dondre Bausley #24 celebrate their 69-56 victory over Bishop Amat in the CIF State Division III boys basketball regional championship game at Wheelock Gymnasium Saturday in Riverside, CA. March 17, 2018. 
(TERRY PIERSON,THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG)
Notre Dame forward Marsilio Rubini #3, Notre Dame forward Anthony Holland #23 and guard Dondre Bausley #24 celebrate their 69-56 victory over Bishop Amat in the CIF State Division III boys basketball regional championship game at Wheelock Gymnasium Saturday in Riverside, CA. March 17, 2018. (TERRY PIERSON,THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG)

Notre Dame High in Riverside has an enrollment of 450.

Everybody pretty much knows everybody else at a school that size.

Or so you’d think …

“People at school I’ve never talked to are saying ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Great job,’ ” said Notre Dame junior Anthony Holland.

Holland is a starter on Notre Dame’s boys basketball team. That team is on a heck of a run. The Titans have won 25 games in a row, including a CIF Southern Section championship game.

Notre Dame (33-3) will play in a CIF State boys basketball championship game for the first time. The Titans face Pleasant Valley of Chico (31-2) in the Division III final at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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