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Mater Dei defends first place as playoffs heat up, February 12 – Orange County Register

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The Orange County girls basketball rankings for this week.

To note this week: No. 1 Mater Dei defeated No. 2 Sage Hill 56-55 in the first leg of the CIF-SS Open Division playoffs to defend its first place in the county. If the Monarchs beat Orangewood Academy on Wednesday, they could play at Sierra Canyon on Saturday for a spot in the finals. … No. 4 Buena Park hosts No. 5 Fairmont Prep in the Division 2AA quarterfinals.

GIRLS BASKETBALL TOP 25

(Recordings until Sunday February 11)

1. Mater Dei (23-6): The Monarchs will look to build on the momentum from Kaeli Wynn’s game-winning three-pointer against Sage Hill as they host Orangewood Academy on Wednesday in the next round of the CIF Open Division playoffs.

Previous ranking: 1

2. Sage Colline (24-3): The Lightning will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they play top-seeded Sierra Canyon, who beat them 81-57 ​​in late December.

Previous ranking: 2

3. Orangewood Academy (21-7): Maria Mejia scored 13 points in the Spartans’ 82-43 loss at Sierra Canyon in the first leg of the CIF Open Division playoffs.

Previous ranking: 3

4. Buena Park (21-9): Gloria Barrera is averaging 25 points in the postseason as the Coyotes host Fairmont Prep in the CIF Division 2AA quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Previous ranking: 4

5. Fairmont Prep (22-8): Adyra Rajan is averaging 25.5 points in the postseason heading into the Huskies’ game at Buena Park.

Previous ranking: 5

6. Hope (25-5): Madi Lam scored 25 points in a 58-49 loss at Lynwood in the second round of the Division 1 playoffs.

Previous ranking: 6

7. Orange Lutheran (20-7): The defending CIF Division 1 champion plays at Oxnard in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Previous ranking: 7

8. Portola (23-6): Nina Saiki averaged 21 points as the Bulldogs beat Paramount and lost to Redondo in the Division 1 playoffs.

Previous ranking: 9

9. San Clement (22-8): Reese Tremper scored 17 points and Claire Pham added 16 as the Tritons fell to Rancho Christian 75-50 in the second round of the Division 2AA playoffs.

Previous ranking: 10

10. San Juan Hills (19-11): Sydney Peterson averaged 19 points as the Stallions beat Rosary and lost to Santiago de Corona in the Division 1 playoffs.

Previous ranking: 11

11. Rosary (18-9)

Previous ranking: 8

12. Saint Margaret (18-11)

Previous ranking: 12

13. JSerra (20-9)

Previous ranking: 13

14. Pacifica Christian (20-9)

Previous ranking: 15

15. Woodbridge (18-11)

Previous ranking: 21

16. Beckman (20-8)

Previous ranking: 22

17. Los Alamitos (24-6)

Previous ranking: 14

18. Créan Lutheran (19-7)

Previous ranking: 16

19. Calvary Chapel (20-10)

Previous ranking: 17

20. Sainte-Marguerite (24-6)

Previous rankings: 18

21. Dana Hills (26-4)

Previous rankings: 19

22. Sunny Hills (17-12)

Previous ranking: 20

23. Eldorado (18-11)

Previous ranking: 23

24. Parc des Villas (19-10)

Previous ranking: 24

25. Canyons (19-11)

Previous ranking: 25

Also considered: Anaheim (27-1)

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