Inland Area Prep Basketball Top 10

1. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda (20-1) — The Eagles have won 17 consecutive games but play back-to-back games this weekend, highlighted by a matchup with No. 5 Damien on Saturday.
LAST RANKED: No. 1.
LAST GAME: def. Rancho Cucamonga 90-67 in a Baseline League game on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Glendora TONIGHT.

2. Murrieta Valley (19-2) — The Nighthawks got back to their winning ways with a couple of ‘W’s this week to take sole possession of first in the Southwestern League.
LAST RANKED: No. 2.
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Valley 72-54 in a Southwestern League on Thursday, Jan. 26.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Temecula Great Oak on TUESDAY.

3. La Verne Lutheran (15-4) — The Trojans, ranked 15th in the state by MaxPreps.com, play four of their next five games against teams ranked in the Top 50. Senior PF Grant Jerrett continues to put up big numbers, and is averaging 23.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.
LAST RANKED: No. 3.
LAST GAME: played Compton Hope Centre in a non-league game on Thursday, Jan. 26.
NEXT TIPOFF: at Los Angeles Westchester on SATURDAY.

4. Rialto Eisenhower (13-6) — The Eagles are decimating league opponents, and their doing it with defense. Coach Steve Johnson’s disciplined team hasn’t allowed a CBL team to score 50 this season.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: def. Fontana 79-38 in a Citrus Belt League game on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
NEXT TIPOFF: at Yucaipa TONIGHT.

5. La Verne Damien (19-1) — The Spartans had to come from behind to defeat Ayala, which had built a 10-point second-half lead. Are there crack’s in Damien’s armor?
LAST RANKED: No. 5.
LAST GAME: def. Chino Hills Ayala 55-50 in a Sierra League game on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Claremont TONIGHT.

6. Fontana Summit (16-6) — The SkyHawks have scored fewer and fewer points their last four games, regressing to just a four-point victory over Patriot on Wednesday. Devon Alexander, Isaiah Taylor and Co. now play four of their next five on the road.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST GAME: def. Riverside Patriot 47-43 in a Sunkist League game on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
NEXT TIPOFF: at Jurupa Valley TONIGHT.

7. Victorville Silverado (18-2) — Few questions remain for the Hawks, aside from how high a playoff seeding they will receive. Junior F Daveone Ambers (6-foot-5, 205 pounds) has four double-doubles this season and is averaging 8 points and 8 rebounds.
LAST RANKED: No. 7.
LAST GAME: def. Victor Valley 63-55 in a Desert Sky League game on Thursday, Jan. 26.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Apple Valley Granite Hills on TUESDAY.

8. Riverside North (16-4) — The Huskies beat Centennial by one point the last time the two teams met. North welcomes the reigning Big VIII League champs into its house at 7 p.m. tonight.
LAST RANKED: No. 8.
LAST GAME: def. Norco 53-35 in a Big VIII League game on Friday, Jan. 20.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Corona Centennial TONIGHT.

9. Elsinore (19-3) — The Tigers’ three losses have come by a combined total of eight points. Senior guards E.J. Twyman (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) and Lawrence Chamberlain (6-3, 170) are the backcourt tandem in the Inland Area.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked.
LAST GAME: def. Menifee Paloma Valley 76-52 in a Sunbelt League game on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
NEXT TIPOFF: vs. Lake Elsinore Lakeside TODAY.

10. Ontario Colony (14-6) — The Titans enter the Inland Area Top 10 after showing previous No. 10, Montclair, the door in a 30-point blowout.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked.
LAST GAME: def. Ontario 89-55 in a Mt. Baldy League game on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
NEXT TIPOFF: at Chino Don Lugo TONIGHT.

DROPPED OUT: Riverside King (15-6), Montclair (18-2).

JUST MISSED: Moreno Valley Rancho Verde (17-5), Upland (14-6), Corona Santiago (14-6).

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