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1987: LeRon Ellis (left), shown fighting for a rebound while playing for Syracuse, was the headliner on the '87 team that gave McKnight his first state title. Ellis got 28 points in an 18-point championship-game victory over Ygnacio Valley. Mater Dei had a tougher time in the regional, squeezing past Fairfax. A surprise hero in the final was Chris Patton, who made four of five shots from outside to keep Ygancio Valley honest.
BY MARK WHICKER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, FILE PHOTO

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Mater Dei boys: State championship heritage.
If you play for Mater Dei as a freshman and stay there four years, chances are you will win a Caifornia state championship. The Monarchs have won eight in the previous 29 seasons and go for No. 9 against Sheldon of Sacramento. Last year the Monarchs were occasional underdogs, defi. Read Mater Dei boys: State championship heritage...
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