High school sports

League races off and running

AREA HIGH SCHOOL basketball league play is well underway now (Shutterstock).

League play is in full swing for all our area high school basketball teams and the title contenders have emerged. Here’s a quick look at the league races going into Tuesday and Wednesday games.

Empire League boys: Cypress and Crean Lutheran are each 2-0, followed by Tustin and Pacifica, each at 1-1. Key game is Crean Lutheran at Cypress Tuesday night.

Empire League girls: As in the boys’ race, Crean Lutheran and Cypress are at the top at 2-0. Pacifica is tied for fifth at 0-2 with Tustin. Key game:  Cypress and Crean Lutheran Tuesday night.

Garden Grove League boys:  There’s a three way tie among Santiago, La Quinta and Loara, all at 3-1. A key game on Wednesday: Los Amigos at La Quinta.

Garden Grove League girls: Santiago (4-0) has a one-game lead over La Quinta and Los Amigos (each 3-1). Also a key game: Los Amigos at La Quinta on Wednesday.

Golden West League boys: Segerstrom (3-0) is off to an early lead, followed by Ocean View and Katella (2-1), then Westminster and Godinez (1-2). In last place at 0-3 is Garden Grove, the defending league and CIF-SS champs.

Golden West League girls: Godinez (3-0) is on top, with Ocean View and Segerstrom tied for second at 2-1. Katella is fourth at 1-1, followed by Westminster at 0-2 and Garden Grove at 0-3.

Orange League boys: Western and Anaheim are tied for first at 3-0. Key game: Western at Anaheim on Tuesday.

Orange League girls: Anaheim and Magnolia lead the pack at 3-0, followed by Western at 1-1. 

Orange Coast League boys: St. Margaret’s is tied with Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana at 6-1. Orange is tied for fifth with Estancia at 2-5.

San Joaquin League boys: Fairmont Prep at 3-0 is in the lead; Orangewood Academy (1-2) is in fourth.

San Joaquin League girls: Orangewood Academy (3-0) is in first, followed by Fairmont Prep (1-2).

Surf League boys: Edison (2-0-) has an early lead over Los Alamitos and Fountain Valley (each 1-1). Key game: Fountain Valley at Edison on Wednesday.

Wave League boys: Corona del Mar (2-0) and Newport Harbor (2-0) at the top, followed by Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach (both 0-2 in league). Key game: CDM at Newport on Wednesday.
Wave League girls:  Laguna Beach (2-0) leads, followed by Edison (3-1). They meet at Edison on Tuesday night.

Note: As always, all games are subject to change without notice.

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