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Information guide for Mission League boys basketball ahead of opening night Friday, Jan. 6

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St. Francis boys basketball coach Todd Wolfson said it weeks before the high school basketball season started.

“I can say with confidence this is probably the best (high school basketball) league in the country. If not the top, then top two or three,” he said in October on Mission League media day.

Let the games begin.

The Mission League will begin league play Friday night. Notre Dame will play at Loyola, Alemany is at Harvard-Westlake, Chaminade will travel to Sierra Canyon, and the most intriguing matchup on opening night will be Crespi at St. Francis. All games are schedule for 7 p.m.

It will kick off a much-anticipated single round of games before the league’s end-of-year tournament Jan. 30 through Feb. 3 hosted by Alemany.

Mission League boys, girls basketball will showcase country’s best talent

Harvard-Westlake, Sierra Canyon and Notre Dame are vying for CIF Southern Section Open Division berths, while St. Francis, Crespi and Loyola are likely eyeing a fourth-place finish that will earn an automatic qualification to its respective playoff divisions.

BY THE NUMBERS

(ppg = points per game; rpg = rebounds per game; apg = assists per game; bpg = blocks per game)

ALEMANY (11-4)

Jared Mims, G, junior: 17.0 ppg

Jayce McDonald, G, senior: 14 ppg

CHAMINADE (14-6)

Bryce Goldman, G, junior: 15.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 2.2 apg

Coltrane Marchand, G/F, senior: 13.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.6 apg

Ethan Johnson, G/F, junior: 12.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Jonas Thurman, G, sophomore: 10.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg

CRESPI (15-3)

Joe Sterling, G, freshman: 20.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg

Peyton White, F, sophomore: 16.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2 bpg

HARVARD-WESTLAKE (16-1)

Brady Dunlap, G/F, senior: 16.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg

Trent Perry, G, junior: 13.0 ppg, 7.0 apg, 7.0 rpg

Jacob Huggins, F, senior: 13.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg

Robert Hinton, G, junior: 10.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg

Nikolas Khamenia, F, sophomore: 9.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.0 apg

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LOYOLA (11-7)

Jonas de Krassel, G, junior: 16.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg

Hugh Vandeweghe, F, junior: 17.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Jaedyn Patterson, G, sophomore: 15.0 ppg, 9.0 apg, 5.0 rpg

NOTRE DAME (10-6)

Dusty Stromer, G/F, senior: 19.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.8 apg

Mercy Miller, G, junior: 16.1 ppg, 9.1 rpg

Caleb Foster, G, senior: 20.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.0 apg

SIERRA CANYON (13-3)

Isaiah Elohim, G/F, junior: 14.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Bronny James, G, senior: 13.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.9 apg

Ashton Hardaway, F, senior: 12.4 ppg. 4.5 rpg

Jimmy Oladokun, F, senior: 10.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg

ST. FRANCIS (14-4)

Jackson Mosley, G, senior: 17.1 ppg

Mazi Mosley, G/F, sophomore: 15.7 ppg

George Tupy, F, senior: 12.4 ppg

MISSION LEAGUE SCHEDULE

(All games scheduled for 7 p.m.)

Wednesday, Jan. 11: St. Francis at Notre Dame; Crespi at Harvard-Westlake; Alemany at Chaminade; Loyola at Sierra Canyon

Friday, Jan. 13: Notre Dame at Alemany; Harvard-Westlake at Loyola; Sierra Canyon at Crespi; St. Francis at Chaminade

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Harvard-Westlake at Notre Dame; Loyola at Alemany; Chaminade at Crespi; Sierra Canyon at St. Francis

Friday, Jan. 20: Sierra Canyon at Harvard-Westlake; Crespi at Loyola; Chaminade at Notre Dame; St. Francis at Alemany

Wednesday, Jan. 25: Notre Dame at Crespi; Chaminade at Harvard-Westlake; Loyola at St. Francis; Alemany at Sierra Canyon

Friday, Jan. 27: Harvard-Westlake at St. Francis; Alemany at Crespi; Loyola at Chaminade; Sierra Canyon vs. Notre Dame (at Pauley Pavilion, 8 p.m.)

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