’s Josh Gershon’s CIF-SS Top 10 Power Rankings

Mater Dei, Long Beach Poly, Etiwanda and Alemany all had very

good weeks, and those four schools make up the top of this week’s CIF-SS Top


1. Mater Dei (19-2): The Monarchs had one of their biggest wins of the

season, defeating St. John Bosco on the road, 86-71 on Friday. Behind Katin

Reinhardt’s five three-pointers and 17 total points in the first quarter, the

game was never in question. Mater Dei has three challenging games in a row,

with contests at Orange Lutheran and at home against St. John Bosco and La

Verne Lutheran all this week.

2. Long Beach Poly (18-1): Poly rolled at Compton on Friday, with star

Roschon Prince scoring 33 points in the 66-56 road victory. Poly faces Lakewood

and Woodrow Wilson this week before a showdown with Orange Lutheran on Saturday

at Mater Dei.

3. Etiwanda (22-1): Star point guard Jordan McLaughlin put his team on

his back again, scoring 27 points in a big 64-45 victory over La Verne Damien

on Saturday. Etiwanda hits the road this week with games at Upland and Los


4. Alemany (20-3): A 95-81 victory at Loyola, an impressive 80-69 win

over Santa Monica and first place in the loaded Mission League move Alemany up

to No. 4. Against Santa Monica, senior Marqueze Coleman was terrific, knocking

down seven three-pointers in the victory. Alemany has a tough week ahead, with

games at Crespi and against Price.

5. Loyola (18-3): It was a busy week for the Cubs, who easily defeated

Crespi at home, lost at home to Alemany, won at Chaminade and defeated Orange

Lutheran on neutral ground. Loyola takes Notre Dame, Harvard-Westlake and Taft

this week.

6. Gardena Serra (21-2): The Cavaliers keep winning and move up a spot

because of it. There were no problems in a 30-point victory at Cathedral, and the

50-40 win at Fairfax was impressive. This week Serra will host Bishop

Montgomery and Bishop Amat.

7. Bishop Montgomery (18-3): Two blowout wins over Bishop Amat and La

Salle by a combined 88 points help the Knights move up a spot. This is a big

week for the Torrance-based squad as it goes to Serra before hosting Cathedral

and traveling to Redondo Union.

8. Crespi (19-4): Losses at Loyola and St. Francis by a combined 36

points drop the Celts a couple of spots. London Perrantes, scoring 27 points in

the two games combined, tried to battle through an injury suffered against

Harvard-Westlake but the team had a rough week. It will look to bounce back

against Alemany and at Chaminade this week.

9. Price (17-5): Wins against Renaissance Academy and Windward continue

the momentum for the Knights, who are playing their best basketball of the

season. This week the Skylar Spencer and Chance Murray-led group will be

challenged with games against Ribet Academy and Alemany.

10. La Verne Lutheran (16-5): It was another up and down week for

Lutheran, which defeated Hope Centre 100-27 on Thursday but suffered a bad 67-62

loss at Westchester two days later. Lutheran will try to hold on to its spot in

the rankings with games against Ribet Academy, Renaissance Academy and Mater

Dei this week.