’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.