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VICTOR M. POSADAS , CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Los Alamitos's Pepe Garcia, right, takes a shot at the basket while under pressure from Canyon's Bryce Roczey during Friday's nonleague game at Canyon. Los Alamitos, who defeated Canyon, is No. 4 in this week's rankings.

Boys basketball O.C. top 10 (12-14-15)

STAFF WRITER

A poll of Orange County media members:

1. Mater Dei (5-0, 50 poll points)

Monarchs opened season by winning the Beach Bash tournament at Corona del Mar

2. Santa Margarita (4-1, 44)

Eagles won four of five games in Christian Cup tournament, only loss was to state No. 4 Bishop Montgomery of Torrance

3. Orange Lutheran (8-1, 41)

Lancers were No. 3 in preseason rankings, too; have beaten Yorba Linda and El Dorado

4. Los Alamitos (5-1, 34)

Pepe Garcia had huge game, scoring 37 points in nonleague win over Canyon

5. Villa Park (4-1, 27)

Spartans this week play in talent-loaded Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas

6. Foothill (4-1, 22)

Knights will rely on guard play more so this season than in recent seasons; so far, so good

7. Yorba Linda (6-1, 17)

Mustangs have beaten El Toro, Capistrano Valley; loss was by eight points to Orange Lutheran

8. Edison (5-1, 15)

Chargers trailed Mater Dei by only eight points in third quarter of Beach Bash tournament game

9. Servite (4-2, 13)

Two Friars losses are to two good teams – Los Alamitos and La Mirada

10. Corona del Mar (4-1, 5)

Sea Kings have wins over Trabuco Hills and Tustin; loss was to Mater Dei in Beach Bash

Also receiving votes: JSerra (5-0, 4); Capistrano Valley (4-1, 2); El Toro (5-2, 1)

Contact the writer: sfryer@ocregister.com


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