Inland Area Prep Basketball Top 10

1. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda (18-1) — The Eagles jump into the top spot with their 15th consecutive victory, the longest such streak in the Inland Area.
LAST RANKED: No. 2.
LAST GAME: def. Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos 58-28 in a non-league League game on Saturday, Jan. 14.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Rancho Cucamonga Alta Loma TONIGHT.

2. Murrieta Valley (17-2) — The Nighthawks hit something of a rough patch, punctuated by a 13-point loss to their cross-town rival last night.
LAST RANKED: No. 1.
LAST GAME: lost 60-47 to Vista Murrieta in a Southwestern League Thursday, Jan. 19.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Temecula Chaparral on TUESDAY.

3. La Verne Lutheran (15-4) — The Trojans squeezed by their Orange County namesake to keep the juice (aka eight-game winning streak) flowing.
LAST RANKED: No. 3.
LAST GAME: def. Orange Lutheran 60-58 in non-league game on Monday, Jan. 16.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Compton Hope Centre on THURSDAY.

4. Rialto Eisenhower (10-6) — The Eagles’ difficult early-season schedule is bearing fruit vs. CBL foes.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: def. Redlands East Valley 60-49 in a Citrus Belt League game on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Redlands TONIGHT.

5. La Verne Damien (17-1) — The Spartans continue to surprise with their willingness to survive. Coach Matt Dunn’s team has now won 14 consecutive.
LAST RANKED: No. 5.
LAST GAME: def. Chino Hills 63-55 in a Sierra League game on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
NEXT TIPOFF: at Covina Charter Oak TONIGHT.

6. Fontana Summit (14-6) — The SkyHawks repressed any bad non-league memories with a 52-point victory (gotta be a school record) over Norte Vista.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST GAME: def. Riverside Norte Vista 68-16 in a Sunkist League game on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Fontana Kaiser TONIGHT.

7. Victorville Silverado (16-2) — The Hawks, winners of 11 straight, are running rough shod through High Desert opponents.
LAST RANKED: No. 7.
LAST GAME: def. Ridgecrest Burroughs 60-47 in a Desert Sky League game on Thursday, Jan. 19.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Barstow on TUESDAY.

8. Riverside North (15-4) — The Huskies are in control of the Big VIII midway through league play.
LAST RANKED: No. 8.
LAST GAME: def. Corona 64-60 on a Big VIII League game on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
NEXT TIPOFF: at Norco TONIGHT.

9. Riverside King (14-5) — The Wolves are still trying to find an identity, though bouncing back from a rough loss to No. 8 North should help.
LAST RANKED: No. 9.
LAST GAME: def. Corona Santiago 77-62 in a Big VIII League game on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Corona Centennial TONIGHT.

10. Montclair (17-1) — The Cavaliers run in the Top 10 may be short-lived; A match-up against perennial power Colony looms.
LAST RANKED: No. 10.
LAST GAME: def. Chino 52-44 in a Mt. Baldy League game on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
NEXT TIPOFF: at Ontario Colony TONIGHT.

JUST MISSED: Moreno Valley Rancho Verde (16-4); Ontario Colony (12-6); Upland (12-6).

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