ANTIOCH -- Desire Finnie scored off a dish inside from Jaiamone Welch-Coleman with 9.6 seconds left, and the fourth-seeded Berkeley High girls basketball team upset top-seed Deer Valley 63-61 on Tuesday to advance to the CIF Division I Northern regional championship game.

"I was really confident that we were gonna make the shot," Finnie said of her winning effort. "I had a bad shooting night, but I just kept shooting and helping out."

The Yellowjackets (24-8) avenged a 57-47 loss to Deer Valley (26-6) in the North Coast Section Division I final earlier this month.

Finnie said the main difference this time was Berkeley "wanted the game more."

Berkeley, which has won 12 NorCal titles, will face No. 11 seed Pleasant Grove-Elk Grove in the regional championship game at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.

"Berkeley outplayed us. Give Berkeley credit," Deer Valley coach Mark Hurtado said. "It wasn't anything we did. They just played better than us tonight."

In the back-and-forth contest, Berkeley captains Finnie and Welch-Coleman made the difference. Finnie scored the Yellowjackets' final six points, and had 19 total. Welch-Coleman had a game-high 24 points.

Berkeley seemingly had the answer to every Deer Valley charge. With 1:28 left in the fourth quarter, Deer Valley's Sierra Dixon made her only basket of the game to put the Wolverines ahead, 59-58. After the lead was three points on a Maranne Johnson scoop shot, the Yellowjackets pulled even on Finnie's three-point play on a layup and free throw.

Johnson led the Wolverines, who enjoyed the program's best season, with 21 points, and Brandy Williams added 16 points.

Deer Valley inside force Alejandra Cephas was saddled her third foul with 3:20 left in the half. Then, with Cephas on the bench, the Yellowjackets went on a 15-5 run to lead 33-27 at the intermission.

After Johnson's 3-pointer tied the game at 45 with 18 seconds left in the third quarter, Berkeley freshman Maya Jacobs made a layup with six seconds left.

Division I Berkeley 63, Deer Valley 61

Berkeley (24-8)

Finnie 7 5-6 19, Bruce 1 1-2 3, Franklin 0 1-2 1, Forman 4 0-0 8, Welch-Coleman 9 3-5 24, Bordenave 1 0-0 2, Jacobs 3 0-0 6, Brandon 0 0-2 0. Totals 25 10-17 63.

Deer Valley (26-6)

Dixon 1 0-0 2, Carter 4 2-6 10, Cardenas 1 1-2 4, Johnson 8 2-2 21, Cephas 3 2-2 8, Williams 6 4-6 16. Totals 23 11-18 61.

Berkeley 12 21 14 16-- 63

Deer Valley 13 14 18 16-- 61

3-point goals: Welch-Coleman 3, Johnson 3, Cardenas.