High school sports

League hoops races heating up


LEAGUE BASKETBALL play moves toward key games (Shutterstock).

The races for high school league basketball championships – and CIF-SS playoff spots – are entering the stretch run this week and next.

Most teams have played half or more of their league schedules. Here’s an updated look at the races involving teams serving the communities of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster. All records here are league only.

Empire League boys:  Crean Lutheran (5-0) has a one-game lead over Cypress (4-1). Pacifica (1-4) is in a three-way tie for fourth.

Empire League girls: Cypress (5-0) leads by a game over Crean Lutheran (4-1). Pacifica (1-4) is tied for fifth.

Garden Grove League boys: Santiago and La Quinta (both 5-1) are tied for the lead; they’ll meet in a crucial contest Wednesday afternoon in the Cavalier gym.

Garden Grove League girls: Santiago (5-0) has a lead over La Quinta (4-2). They’ll play tonight (Wednesday). Los Amigos and Loara are each 3-3.

Golden West League boys: Segerstrom (5-1) has a one-game lead over Godinez (4-2) with three other teams tied for third – Katella, Westminster and Ocean View (3-3) – and Garden Grove (0-6) in sixth.

Golden West League girls: Godinez (6-0) is in first, trailed by Ocean View (4-1) and Segerstrom (4-2). Westminster is 2-4, followed by Katella (1-4) and Garden Grove (0-6).

Orange League boys:  Western (6-0) leads Anaheim (5-1) by a game. Savanna is third at 4-2; Magnolia fifth at 1-5.

Orange League girls: Anaheim (6-0) leads the race by two games over Magnolia and Western (each 4-2).

Orange Coast League boys: St. Margaret’s and Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana  are in a deadlock at 8-1 and will clash Wednesday at the Calvary home gym. Orange (2-7) is in sixth.

Orange Coast League girls: Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana leads with a 9-0 mark with St. Margaret’s close behind at 7-1. They’ll meet on Wednesday. Orange is third at 5-4.

San Joaquin League boys: In a very tough league in which three of the teams have 17 or more wins, Fairmont Prep leads with a 4-0 mark, followed by Pacific Christian/Orange County (5-1) and Orangewood (2-3).

San Joaquin League girls: Orangewood is in first at 4-0 followed by Fairmont Prep (2-1).

Surf League boys: Edison (3-0) is in first, leading Los Alamitos (2-1), Fountain Valley (1-2) and Marina (0-3).

Wave League boys: Newport Harbor has the edge at 3-0, followed by Corona del Mar (2-1), Laguna Beach (1-2) and Huntington Beach (0-3).

Wave League girls:  Edison (4-0) has the edge, followed by Laguna Beach (2-1), Marina (1-2) and Huntington Beach (0-3).

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