It’s a scary week as the Cathedral Phantoms of Los Angeles use their ghostly powers to break into the State Top 20 among the boys. For the girls, there’s a NorCal shakeup with St. Mary’s of Stockton now on top with McClatchy of Sacramento getting bumped up to No. 20.
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NEW BOYS BASKETBALL
TOP 20 OVERALL RANKINGS
The top 10 remains the same this week, but there is some movement in the second 10 after Long Beach Poly took control of the Moore League race despite a loss to Compton because of the Tarbabes’ loss to unranked Long Beach Millikan.
Another factor in the re-shuffling is Bishop Montgomery getting an avenging win over Serra of Gardena in the Del Rey League. Bishop Montgomery also has a win over Long Beach Poly and can now come back up in front of both Moore League teams.
This week’s lone newcomer is Cathedral of Los Angeles. The Phantoms knocked previous No. 18 Cantwell Sacred Heart of Montebello out of the State Top 20 with a decisive victory. It was their second win of the season over the Cardinals.
(Compiled by Ronnie Flores with assistance from Mark Tennis; updated through games played Saturday, Feb. 8; previous rating in parentheses)
1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 25-0
2. (2) Loyola (Los Angeles) 23-1
3. (3) Centennial (Corona) 22-2
4. (4) Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) 18-4
5. (5) Etiwanda 23-3
6. (6) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 23-2
7. (7) Redondo Union (Redondo Beach) 20-4
8. (8) Chino Hills 21-4
9. (9) Capital Christian (Sacramento) 21-3
10. (10) Westchester (Los Angeles) 22-5
11. (13) J.W. North (Riverside) 22-0*
12. (14) Monte Vista (Danville) 21-1
13. (17) Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) 21-4
14. (11) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 18-7
15. (12) Compton 20-5
16. (15) Chaminade (West Hills) 19-4
17. (16) Serra (Gardena) 18-7
18. (19) St. Augustine (San Diego) 22-2
19. (20) Folsom 22-2
20. (NR) Cathedral (Los Angeles) 19-3
*Forfeit loss not included
Dropped Out: Previous No. 18 Cantwell Sacred Heart (Montebello).
NEW GIRLS BASKETBALL
TOP 20 OVERALL RANKINGS
While it was a status quo week of results in Southern California, punctuated by No. 3 Long Beach Poly topping defending CIF D2 champ Lynwood on Saturday, changes had to be made in Northern California.
The two outcomes that caused those changes both were on Saturday as St. Mary’s of Stockton defeated Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland 81-77 while Salesian of Richmond beat St. Mary’s of Berkeley for the second time in two weeks with a 62-51 triumph.
O’Dowd entered that game No. 1 in the region, but now slips behind both St. Mary’s of Stockton and Salesian. The only NorCal loss for the Rams is to St. Mary’s of Berkeley, but they also have a win over Salesian and can now be in front of the Panthers. Salesian, likewise, can now be ahead of O’Dowd and Carondelet despite head-to-head losses due its recent wins over St. Mary’s of Berkeley (twice) plus previously unbeaten Miramonte.
(Compiled by Harold Abend with assistance from Mark Tennis; updated through games played Saturday, Feb. 8; previous rating in parentheses)
1. (1) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 21-1
2. (2) Windward (Los Angeles) 21-2
3. (3) Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 20-2
4. (6) St. Mary’s (Stockton) 19-4
5. (8) Salesian (Richmond) 20-5
6. (4) Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) 19-4
7. (5) St. Mary’s (Berkeley) 20-6
8. (7) Carondelet (Concord) 19-3
9. (9) Serra (Gardena) 21-2
10. (10) Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 21-2
11. (11) Etiwanda 17-5
12. (12) Miramonte (Orinda) 21-1
13. (13) Camarillo 21-3
14. (14) Chaminade (West Hills) 21-3
15. (15) Clovis West (Fresno) 19-3
16. (17) Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills) 20-5
17. (18) Bishop’s (La Jolla) 21-5
18. (16) Enterprise (Redding) 21-2
19. (19) Troy (Fullerton) 20-5
20. (NR) McClatchy (Sacramento) 22-1
Dropped Out: Previous No. 20 Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco).
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