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