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The Top 10

January 08, 1998

BOYS

WESTCHESTER: 11-2

* Comets won Best in the West tournament by defeating Artesia.

COMPTON DOMINGUEZ: 8-3

* Dons placed third in the City of Palms tournament in Florida.

LAKEWOOD ARTESIA: 14-1

* Lost to Westchester in final of Best in the West tournament.

CRENSHAW: 5-2

* Defending state champions lost twice in Nike Classic.

LONG BEACH POLY: 11-4

* Lost to Westchester in semifinals of Best in the West tournament.

COMPTON: 12-3

* Tartar Lions were impressive in national tournament in Las Vegas.

SANTA MARGARITA: 11-0

* Experienced Eagles defeated perennial power Mater Dei.

SIMI VALLEY: 13-2

* Pioneers rolled to victory in Simi Valley and Hart tournaments.

ETIWANDA: 10-2

* Eagles showed they belong with elite by defeating Glendora.

FREMONT: 12-4

* Pathfinders impressive in finishing third in Nike Classic.

Others receiving consideration: Glendora, Harvard-Westlake, Brea Olinda.

GIRLS

BREA OLINDA: 11-1

* Wildcats' lost only to Christ the King (N.Y.), nation's top team.

HARBOR CITY NARBONNE: 13-1

* Gauchos' lost only to Rancho Buena Vista of San Diego.

CRESCENTA VALLEY: 10-1

* Falcons lost only to Christ the King (N.Y.), nation's top-ranked team.

VENTURA BUENA: 10-1

* Bulldogs won own tournament and were second in Nevada tournament.

CHINO HILLS AYALA: 13-2

* Bulldogs will challenge Diamond Bar for Sierra League supremacy.

SIMI VALLEY ROYAL: 13-1

* Best team in the Marmonte League going into league play.

RIVERSIDE NORTH: 13-1

* Guard Julia Gray has Huskies dominating as expected.

CERRITOS: 10-1

* Dons are season's early surprise and have talent to keep it going.

DIAMOND BAR: 13-2

* Lauri McIntosh and teammates are ready to defend Sierra League title.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD: 13-1

* Huskies suffered only defeat against Chino in Thousand Oaks tournament.

Others receiving consideration: San Clemente, Esperanza, Palisades.

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