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Orange County: Boys' basketball top 10

1. Mater Dei,18-2 (2) — The Monarchs continued to roll easily toward the Friday showdown with Orange Lutheran …

2. Orange Lutheran, 16-5 (1) — … But the Lancers (still undefeated against OC opponents) got KO’d by St. John Bosco in an upset, meaning game against Monarchs will probably be for outright Trinity League title instead of a share.

3. Canyon, 19-2, (3) — Chris Anderson & Co. were headed for a big Century League game against Villa Park on Tuesday.

4. Mission Viejo, 22-0 (4) — Living dangerously, the Diablos scored three five-point wins last week, including 54-51 over Capo Valley. They have won four in a row by five points or fewer.

5. Aliso Niguel, 20-1 (5) — It’s not a league game, but the contest Friday at Mission Viejo is big for the Wolverines; they’ll try to avenge their only loss.

6. Edison, 20-1, (6) — Dylan Garrity just needs to lead Chargers past Fountain Valley this week to set up showdown with Huntington Beach.

7. Corona del Mar, 14-7 (7) —Tough nonleague schedule continues to pay dividends in league, and the Sea Kings avenged an earlier nonleague loss to Upland as well.

8. Capistrano Valley, 17-5 (8) — The Cougars led Mission Viejo heading into the fourth quarter by two points but couldn’t seal the deal.

9. Huntington Beach, 16-6 (10) — The Oilers have an important date against Los Alamitos on Friday if they hope to win the Sunset League title in their Feb. 2 game against Edison.

10. Villa Park, 16-6 (NR) — The Spartans played Canyon tough in the first round and three other losses are by three points or fewer.