LA Daily News boys basketball Top 10 rankings, Jan. 9

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This week’s Daily News boys basketball rankings:


(Rank, team, record)

1. Harvard-Westlake (18-1): The Wolverines added another quality win to their resume with a 74-66 triple overtime win over Bishop Montgomery on Saturday. Brady Dunlap had 38 points.

Last week’s rank: 1

2. West Ranch (18-1): The Wildcats continue to solidify their spot in the CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs, and did so with a 52-45 win over Etiwanda Saturday. Point guard Darrell Morris is playing particularly well as of late.

Last week: 2

3. Sierra Canyon (15-3): The Trailblazers put together an impressive performance Saturday in a 66-55 comeback win over Wheeler High of Geogia in the Galen Center at USC. Bronny James tallied 25 points and five rebounds. Ashton Hardaway had 18 points, including four 3s.

Last week: 3

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4. Notre Dame (11-7): The Knights have been challenging themselves all season long, including this past weekend against the CIF State Open Division champions Corona Centennial. Despite 26 points from Duke-commit Caleb Foster, Notre Dame fell 69-60.

Last week: 4

5. Village Christian (15-3): Jaden Karuletwa is emerging as a breakout player in the area. The 6-foot-5 junior had 22 points, including four 3s, in the Crusaders’ 67-63 win over Rancho Verde Saturday. Big Olympic League rivalry game at Heritage Christian Tuesday night.

Last week: 5

6. St. Francis (15-5): Jackson Mosley led the Golden Knights to a 48-42 win over Crespi in Friday night’s Mission League opener. Now, St. Francis looks to make a bigger splash at Notre Dame Wednesday night.

Last week: 7

Jackson Mosley leads St. Francis past Crespi in Mission League boys basketball opener

7. Heritage Christian (12-4): The Warriors have an opportunity to move up in the rankings when they play No. 5 Village Christian Tuesday night. Tae Simmons and Seven Bahati will need big games.

Last week: 8

8. Campbell Hall (11-6): The Vikings fell to Crossroads in their Gold Coast League opener, but are still in contention for the league title.

Last week: 6

9. Thousand Oaks (13-4): The Lancers are off to a good start in Marmonte League play, beating Calabasas (51-48) and Oaks Christian (72-54), respectively. Elias Chin notched a triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a showcase win over Lancaster at Grant High Saturday.

Last week: Not ranked

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10. Agoura (11-7): The Chargers also won their first two Marmonte League games, topping Westlake (56-54) and Newbury Park (69-59), respectively. Junior wing Nasir Meyer is averaging 18.9 points per game. Senior guard Zane Miller is averaging 19.2 points.

Last week: Not ranked

Bubble teams: Crespi (15-5), Simi Valley (13-7), Birmingham (9-6), Oaks Chrisitan (15-4), Saugus (11-8), Oakwood (9-6), AGBU (12-3)

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