No job too big or small for Mater Dei's Pflueger
SANTA ANA – To understand what Rex Pflueger means to Mater Dei basketball, don’t look at the stat sheet. Look at his knees. Splotches of skin are missing from diving for loose balls. Exa... Full story

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Mater Dei refuses to let drive for five be stopped
LONG BEACH – The drive for five is very much alive. Mater Dei will get a chance at a fifth consecutive CIF State boys basketball championship next week, having defeated Fairfax of Los Angeles, 51-40, Saturday in the CIF Southern California Reg... Full story
Fairfax's turn to threaten Mater Dei's title streak
Mater Dei has done it before. Can the Monarchs do it again? Mater Dei’s boys basketball team has won a CIF State championship in a season in which it did not win a CIF-Southern Section championship in four of the past eight seasons. Mater De... Full story
Mater Dei keeps alive its drive for five
REDONDO BEACH – MJ Cage was the star, but every Monarch who played contributed to Mater Dei’s 65-59 win over Bishop Montgomery of Torrance on Wednesday in the CIF Southern California Regionals Open Division semifinals for boys basketball.... Full story
Canyon's memorable playoff run comes to end
ANAHEIM – There would be no comeback this time. Canyon could not overcome a big fourth-quarter deficit and lost to La Mirada, 93-73, Saturday in a CIF Division II Southern California Regionals second-round game at Canyon. A season of memories... Full story
Orange Lutheran can't keep up with Fairfax
LOS ANGELES – Nothing was going to be easy for Orange Lutheran’s boys basketball team in the Open Division of the CIF Southern California Regionals. A matchup with Fairfax of Los Angeles, the L.A. City Section champions, would be tough en... Full story
Mater Dei gets the job done with Parker, press
SANTA ANA - The press gave Mater Dei a push. Mater Dei used a fullcourt press and the scoring of La’vette Parker to beat Westchester, 67-44, Friday in a CIF Southern California Regionals Open Division first-round game at Mater Dei. The Monarc... Full story
Canyon shows it's still hungry
Tales of Canyon’s epic comeback in the CIF-SS boys basketball final swirled through the gym Wednesday night as the Comanches played host to Kearny of San Diego in the opening round of the CIF Southern California Regionals. There were stories a... Full story
Fryer: Canyon's comeback leaves a few marks
Canyon broke or tied 28 CIF-Southern Section records Saturday. The Comanches’ 103-98 double-overtime win over Lawndale in the Division 2AA championship game at Honda Center set a bunch of marks for 2AA finals, which were first played in 1989. ... Full story
Foothill finishes on top in 1A
ANAHEIM – It was just another Foothill game. If winning a CIF championship can be just another game. Foothill got contributions from a variety of players Saturday to beat Edison, 65-58, in the CIF-SS Division 1A boys basketball championship g... Full story
Canyon comeback almost too amazing to believe
ANAHEIM – Canyon trailed by 22 points going into the fourth quarter. Yet the Canyon student section still did the “I believe that we can win” chant. Yeah, right. Right they were. Canyon put together the comeback of all comebacks... Full story
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