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This week’s Orange County high school girls basketball rankings.
GIRLS BASKETBALL TOP 25
(Records through Sunday, Jan. 23)
1. Mater Dei (16-3): Monarchs riding an eight-game winning streak into a week offering Orange Lutheran, Santa Margarita and Aliso Niguel.
2. Rosary (10-7): Royals play three Trinity League games this week: Santa Margarita, JSerra and Orange Lutheran.
3. Sage Hill (15-8): Lightning beat Fairmont Prep by 16 points last week but face another challenge from Orangewood Academy on Saturday.
4. Orangewood Academy (16-5): Spartans play host to Fairmont Prep and Sage Hill this week in league.
5. Santa Margarita (13-4): Eagles beat Orange Lutheran and JSerra last week to move into third place in the Trinity League.
6. Orange Lutheran (17-5): Lancers defended their No. 1 ranking in Division 2AA by handling Brea Olinda at Matson Classic.
7. JSerra (10-10): Lions went 1-3 last week, including a 72-40 loss to Windward on Saturday.
8. Pacifica Christian (15-5): Tritons, ranked No. 1 in Division 4A, went 3-0 last week, including a 26-point win against Capistrano Valley Christian.
9. Crean Lutheran (16-3): Saints play Tuesday at guard-heavy and deep Cypress, who they beat 55-51 in the first round.
10. Esperanza (17-5): Aztecs return to the top-10 but injuries could be an issue Tuesday against visiting Brea Olinda.
11. Fairmont Prep (13-10)
12. Sonora (15-6)
13. Troy (12-7)
14. Brea Olinda (17-4)
15. Woodbridge (17-5)
16. San Juan Hills (17-7)
17. Cypress (17-7)
18. Capistrano Valley Christian (9-5)
19. Sunny Hills (14-9)
20. Valencia (16-5)
21. Tesoro (14-9)
22. Corona del Mar (11-9)
23. Newport Harbor (16-7)
24. Los Alamitos (13-5)
25. Beckman (12-6)
Others considered (listed alphabetically): Aliso Niguel, Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Portola, Santiago, Tustin
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