Rolling Hills Prep boys win first CIF State title

Rolling Hills Prep basketball

SACRAMENTO >> Rolling Hills Prep’s Harvey Kitani has the winning formula. The secret is bagels.

Kitani won his third CIF State title Friday, coaching Rolling Hills Prep to a 47-46 win over Watsonville’s St. Francis in the Division V championship in Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center.

Kitani added Friday’s championship to his two he won with Fairfax. The coach followed the same pregame routine he used in 2004 and 2007, eating dinner with the team at Buca di Beppo, taking a 15-minute trip to Noah’s Bagels on game day and ordering the same turkey-sausage bagel sandwiches.