MVP: Anthony Ballestero, Canyon, Sr.
First Team: Chandler Dignam, Canyon, Jr.; Kalem Rokosz, Canyon, Sr.; Nick Anderson, Canyon, Jr.; Eric Patton, Foothill, Jr.; Jaco... Full story
SACRAMENTO – His number is 41.
That would be 4 state championships. And maybe 1 national championship.
Stanley Johnson, No. 41 on the Mater Dei roster, and the Monarchs finished No. 1 again. The Monarchs beat Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland, 7... Full story
SANTA ANA — There have been more talented Mater Dei boys basketball teams. There have been more dominant ones. There surely have been deeper ones.
These Monarchs are unbeaten yet not unbeatable. They are also one win away from completing the m... Full story
ONTARIO – That was close.
Mater Dei trailed by six points with less than three minutes remaining, then scored 12 of the game’s final 13 points, mostly on free throws, to beat Westchester of Los Angeles, 59-54, in the CIF Southern Califor... Full story
ONTARIO – A trip to Sacramento was on the line. Chaminade of West Hills guard Michael Oguine’s shocking buzzer-beater seemed to come from about as far away.
Oguine banked in a 40-footer to beat the horn and beat Santa Margarita, 53-52, o... Full story
SANTA ANA – Isaiah Juarez played four minutes last season.
Juarez expected more minutes would be in store for him this season, his senior year on the Mater Dei basketball team.
Monarchs coach Gary McKnight projected Juarez to be the team&rsqu... Full story
Santa Margarita point guard Devonte Klines is the driver. Forward Joe Furstinger is the engine. Both are involved in nearly every offensive turn.
“It starts with those two,” Eagles coach Jeff Reinert said.
Things don’t always end ... Full story
COMPTON - Canyon’s boys basketball team didn’t take comfort Tuesday night that it pushed host Compton and its high-flying players to overtime before falling, 81-78, in the Division 2 semifinals of the CIF State Southern California Regiona... Full story
LOS ANGELES – It took Santa Margarita three quarters to paint a masterpiece on Tuesday night.
It took them one quarter to nearly ruin it. Then it took an overtime period for them to salvage it.
The Eagles kept their cool after blowing an 18-p... Full story
SANTA ANA – All this talk about Stanley Johnson being the best player in Orange County boys basketball history might be inaccurate.
The talk might be inaccurate because it might be incomplete.
Stanley Johnson also might be the most clutch pla... Full story
Nate Harrison told Canyon's bench early in Saturday's CIF State Southern California second-round game that visiting Hanford was playing harder than the Comanches.
The Canyon boys basketball coach soon called timeout and delivered a challenge with th... Full story