Top 5 remain the same in updated SoCal Top 20

February 2, 2016

1. Chino Hills (22-0 / No. 1)

Observation: The Huskies overcame a poor shooting performance from Lonzo Ball to beat No. 2 Bishop Montgomery at the Fairfax State Preview. Junior small forward Elizjah Scott and freshman center Onyeka Okongwu came up big for Chino Hills in the win.

Next up: Two Baseline League games before taking on Las Vegas Bishop Gorman Saturday at the Nike Extravaganza.

2. Torrance Bishop Montgomery (21-1 / No. 2)

Observation: The Knights played No. 1 Chino Hills down to the wire. Better clock management and shot selection down the stretch might have been the difference between a win and a loss. Sophomore David Singleton had 22 points and juniors Jordan Schakel and Ethan Thompson, 19 and 17, respectively.

Next up: Bishop Montgomery hosts St. Bernard Wednesday in a Del Rey League game.

3. Chatsworth Sierra Canyon (19-3 / No. 3)

Observation: The Trailblazers handily beat Pasadena Maranatha at the Fairfax State Preview without two starters in Remy Martin and Adam Seiko.

Next up: Sierra Canyon hosts Viewpoint Tuesday in a Gold Coast League game.

4. El Cajon Foothills Christian (16-3 / No. 4)

Observation: The Knights continue to feast upon San Diego Section competition.

Next up: Foothills has a Coastal League game against Santa Fe Christian before heading up the 5 Freeway to take on Santa Ana Mater Dei at the Nike Extravaganza Saturday.

5. Santa Ana Mater Dei (19-3 / No. 5)

Observation: The Monarchs continue to roll along in Trinity League play.

Next up: Mater Dei is at Santa Margarita Wednesday, then host Phoenix (AZ) Shadow Mountain in a Friday night Nike Extravaganza match-up, followed by the showdown with No. 4 Foothills Christian Saturday.

6. La Verne Damien (21-2 / No. 8)

Observation: The Spartans’ two losses this season were to No. 1 Chino Hills and a one-point decision against a 20-3 La Canada team.

Next up: Damien has Upland and Etiwanda this week.

7. Redondo Union (17-4 / No. 6)

Observation: The Sea Hawks drop one spot after falling to a good Inglewood team at home.

Next up: Redondo is on the road at Inglewood Morningside Tuesday.

8. Encino Crespi (21-2 / No. 7)

Observation: Harvard-Westlake ended the Celts’ 21-game winning streak last Wednesday.

Next up: Crespi hosts L.A. Loyola Wednesday and is at West Hills Chaminade Friday.

9. Corona Centennial (16-6 / No. 9)

Observation: The Huskies have won five straight since a Jan. 15 loss to Eastvale Roosevelt. They’ll have the opportunity to avenge that defeat Tuesday night.

Next up: An important Big VIII League rematch with Eastvale Roosevelt.

10. Santa Monica (20-2 / No. 10)
Observation: The Vikings beat Gardena Serra, 73-60, at the Fairfax State Preview.

Next up: SaMo is at Lawndale Wednesday.

11. Chino Hills Ayala (20-2 / No. 11)
Observation: The Bulldogs dominated La Verne Bonita and Diamond Bar last week.

Next up: Ayala hosts Claremont Wednesday, are at Glendora Friday and play Anaheim Servite Saturday at the Nike Extravaganza.

12. Los Angeles Westchester (19-5 / No. 12)

Observation: The Comets rolled Palisades and L.A. Hamilton last week.

Next up: Westchester is at LACES, then at L.A. University before taking on No. 16 Orange Lutheran at the Nike Extravaganza Saturday.

13. Los Angeles Fairfax (22-3 / No. 13)

Observation: The Lions crushed L.A. Windward at the Fairfax State Preview

Next up: Fairfax is at L.A. University in a Western League game Wednesday before playing No. 15 Los Alamitos Saturday at the Nike Extravaganza.

14. San Diego St. Augustine (17-4 / No. 14)

Observation: The Saints beat Mission Bay and Lincoln last week.

Next up: A big rematch against Cathedral Catholic looms Friday.
15. Los Alamitos (19-3 / No. 15)

Observation: Pepe Garcia’s game-winning 3-pointer helped the Griffins remain unbeaten in Sunset League play.

Next up: Los Al has two league contests before a potential CIF-SS Open Division make or break match-up vs. No. 13 Fairfax Saturday at the Nike Extravaganza.
16. Orange Lutheran (19-4 / No. 16)

Observation: The Lancers picked up a solid win over Carlsbad Army-Navy Academy at the Fairfax State Preview.

Next up: OLu is at San Juan Capistrano JSerra Wednesday before taking on No. 12 Westchester at the Nike Extravaganza Saturday.

17. Inglewood (16-6 / No. 21)

Observation: The Sentinels jumped into the top 20 after beating then-No. 6 Redondo Union last week.

Next up: Inglewood is at Palos Verdes Tuesday.

18. San Diego Cathedral Catholic (14-4 / No. 18)

Observation: The Dons beat Narbonne by 16 on Saturday.

Next up: Cathedral Catholic is at La Jolla Tuesday before the rematch with St. Augustine Friday.

19. Harbor City Narbonne (16-6 / No. 17)

Observation: Inglewood’s rise and a big loss to Cathedral Catholic dropped the Gauchos two spots.

Next up: Narbonne is on the road at San Pedro and Gardena this week.
20. Eastvale Roosevelt (18-5 / No. 19)

Observation: The Mustangs beat Sun Valley Village Christian, Corona Santiago and Norco last week.

Next up: A Tuesday night showdown with Corona Centennial.

21-25: 21. Santa Margarita (15-7); 22. Long Beach Poly (15-8); 23. Woodland Hills Taft (21-5); 24. Mission Hills Alemany (18-6); 25. Etiwanda (16-6)

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