Boys basketball playoffs: Division 1A county breakdown

Aliso Niguel: The Wolverines (19-9) finished third in the South Coast League behind Mission Viejo and El Toro. They play at Orange League No. 2 Katella on Friday.

Capistrano Valley:The Cougars finished last in the South Coast, with a 0-8 league record. Capo Valley (8-18) plast at San Clemente in the first round.

Cypress: One of the county's better second-place teams, the Centurions (20-7) finished behind Tustin in the Empire League. Jalen Hall is averaging 16 points a game. Cypress plays home against Burroughs of Burbank, an at-large team, in the first round Friday.

Edison: The Chargers (16-11) lost plenty of good players to graduation last year, but came back to finishe tied for second, with Los Alamitos, in the Sunset League. Edison plays host to Walnut in the first round.

Dana Hills: The Dolphins (20-7) finished second in the very competitive Sea View League. Cory Blau is averaging 18 points a game for Dana Hills, which plays host to Glendale, an at-large team, in the first round Friday.

El Toro: The Chargers (23-5) tied with Mission Viejo for the championship of the South Coast League, and are the top-seeded team in this division. El Toro, which relies heavily upon 3-point shooting, plays Cabrillo of Long Beach in a first-round home game Friday. The Chargers beat Cabrillo in the playoffs last season.

Huntington Beach: The Oilers (16-10) finished fourth in the Sunset League. The Oilers play at Del Rio League champion El Rancho in the first round Friday. Harley Ruder and Andrew TenBrink lead Huntington Beach.

Katella: The Knights (13-14) play host to Aliso Niguel in the first round Friday. Katella finished second in the Orange League. Aliso Niguel, which finished third in the South Coast League, is No. 9 in the lastest Orange County rankings.

Loara: The Saxons (20-7) had one of their best seasons in several years. They finished second in the Golden West League, to Ocean View which was the only team to beat Loara in league. The Saxons play host to Burbank in the first round Friday.

San Clemente: The Tritons (17-10 won the Sea View League championship, the school's first league title in the sport since 1975. San Clemente has a balanced-scoring team led by Jimmy Bankson, Cody Bean and Sam Darnold. The Tritons play host to Capistrano Valley in the first round.

Troy: The Warriors (20-7) finished third, behind Sonora and Sunny Hills, in the Freeway League. They play at Schurr of Montebello in the first round Friday. Ben Stiver is averaging 17 points a game. Troy beat Sunny Hills in a league game.


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