Los Angeles Preps: Jimmy Jackson

1. Mater Dei (15-2) — Trailed early against Orange Lutheran before Johnson and Johnson -- Xavier and Stanley -- took over. Next: vs. Middle Village (NY) Christ the King, Monday.

2. Capistrano Valley (17-2)Aleks Lipovic hangs 19 on Aliso Niguel and 22 on Dana Hills as Cougars’ win fifth in a row to set up huge South Coast showdown. Next: vs. Mission Viejo, Wednesday.

3. Mission Viejo (18-1) — Diablos have won 18 in a row, but trailed by five in fourth quarter to El Toro before pulling out 76-72 win behind Evan Zeller's 31 points. Next: at Capistrano Valley, Wednesday.

4. JSerra (12-5) -- Lions take care of business against York-less OLu, and Devon Pflueger and Reece Lemon scored season highs against Santa Margarita. Next: vs. Mater Dei, Friday.

5. Orange Lutheran (12-4) -- With Gabe York out with appendicitis for a second week, the Lancers lose their big gun -- and two in a row, to Mater Dei and JSerra. Next: vs. La Verne Lutheran, Monday.

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O.C.: Cypress wins Elks

December, 31, 2011
Jimmy Jackson connected on six three-point baskets and scored 26 points to lead Cypress to a 63-45 victory Friday over Glendora in the championship of the Elks Holiday Classic at Century High.

Jackson, the tournament MVP, was complemented by A.J. Adams, who scored 18 as Cypress won for the 14th time in 15 games. Glendora fell to 11-4.

Cypress coach Jeff Russell said his team has a lot of confidence that it can match any team's challenge right now.

In the third place game, Paramount beat Placentia Valencia in overtime, 64-56.