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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
LA North: Girls' basketball top 10

By Tim Haddock

The Hart girls won the La Canada Tournament and cracked the top 10. The Canyon girls remain No. 1 and Bellarmine-Jefferson is No. 2 with impressive showings in the West Coast Holiday Classic. Buena represented Southern California well in the Junior Orange Bowl Classic in Florida.

1.       (1) Canyon (13-2) – Canyon has won five of its last six games and is coming off a 48-34 win over Mira Costa in the West Coast Holiday Classic.

2.       (2) Bellarmine-Jefferson (11-4) – Bell-Jeff won its last game in the West Coast Holiday Classic, 63-51, over La Costa Canyon. The Guards have won five of their past six games, losing to Troy from Fullerton, 38-33, in the West Coast Holiday Classic.

3.       (3) Buena (12-4) – Buena went 2-1 in the Junior Orange Bowl Classic tournament in Florida. The Bulldogs beat Lourdes Academy and Coral Reef from Florida but lost to Hollywood Christian on the first day of the tournament.

4.       (4) Agoura (9-5) – Agoura reached the semifinals of the Oaks Christian Holiday Classic before losing to Windward, 57-42. In the third-place game of the tournament, the Chargers lost to St. Joseph from Santa Maria, 51-43.

5.       (5) Harvard-Westlake (9-7) – Harvard-Westlake ended the West Coast Holiday Classic on a winning note by beating Monroe and Beverly Hills after losing its first two games.

6.       (6) Villanova Prep (9-1) – Villanova Prep hasn’t played since winning the Nordhoff Tournament on Dec. 18. The Wildcats have won seven games in a row.

7.       (7) Oaks Christian (10-4) – Oaks Christian lost to Antelope Valley, 44-42, in the fifth-place game of the Oaks Christian Holiday Classic. The Lions went  2-2 in their own tournament.

8.       (NR) Hart (9-4) – Hart has won four games in a row including the championship game, 57-55 over Montclair Prep, of the La Canada Tournament. Mariah Glasshoff won the MVP of the tournament. Christina Falcone led the Indians with 20 points in the title game.

9.       (8) Montclair Prep (10-3) – Montclair Prep lost to Hart, 57-55, in the championship game of the La Canada Tournament. The Mountiess had won seven games in a row before losing to Hart.

10.   (9) Burroughs (10-4) – Burroughs has won three games in a row, including 55-46 over the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Students in the ninth-place game of the West Coast Holiday Classic.