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PAUL RODRIGUEZ , STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Orange Lutheran guard Jordan Hurst, left, taps the ball away from Santa Margarita guard Noah Rasheed's hands as Orange Lutheran guard Joseph Riley, right, moves in to help in Friday's game.

Boys basketball O.C. top 10 (1-25-16)

STAFF WRITER

A poll of Orange County media members (records through Sunday):

1. Mater Dei (18-3 record, 50 poll points)

Monarchs lost to nationally-ranked Oak Hill Academy, won a league game against St. John Bosco behind Spencer Freedman’s 17 fourth-quarter points.

2. Los Alamitos (17-3, 43)

Sunset League-leading Griffins beat No. 3 Orange Lutheran in December, thus the ranking over Orange Lutheran.

3. Orange Lutheran (16-4, 40)

Joseph Riley’s clutch 3-pointer gave Lancers got their most-important win of the season with a 62-61 win over Santa Margarita.

4. Santa Margarita (13-7, 37)

Eagles have three losses in January, but don’t discredit them for it; those losses are teams that are a combined 50-10.

5. Crean Lutheran (15-3, 22)

Saints are 5-0 in Academy League, with average margin of league victory 38 points.

(tie) Yorba Linda (16-5, 22)

Nonleague win over Villa Park extended Mustangs’ winning streak to six games.

7. Foothill (15-5, 19)

Knights beat Canyon in Crestview League game, defeated El Dorado in nonleague game

8. Villa Park (14-7, 17)

Since guard Myles Franklin went out because of ankle injury, Spartans have lost all three of their games last week.

9. Esperanza (15-6, 12)

Okpala is the star, sure, but Aztecs get plenty of rebounding and defensive contributions from others like Brendan Harrick and Travis Kettering.

10. Edison (17-4, 10)

Chargers get chance to avenge their one Sunset League loss when they play host to Los Alamitos on Friday.

Also receiving votes: JSerra (14-6, 2); Servite (12-9, 1)

Contact the writer: sfryer@ocregister.com


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