Basketball Rankings: Bonita tumbles in boys rankings; Walnut, South Hills girls on the move in girls rankings

damienblockBoys Basketball Rankings
1. Damien (13-2) — Sierra as tough as ever. Not only is Chino Hills the team to beat, but Ayala and Claremont are right there too.
2. Glendora (13-3) — Tartans will give it the old Tartan try in the Baseline, but finishing in the top three is a tough order. The Palomares League can’t come soon enough.
3. Walnut (10-5) – Two losses to No. 1 Damien by a combined eight points, including a two-point loss in the Covina tourney final. They’re the real deal.
4. Los Altos (11-4) – One of several teams that could compete for the Hacienda League title.
5. Wilson (10-7) – Owns wins over Diamond Ranch, Los Altos, Bishop Amat and is 2-0 in the VVL
6. Diamond Ranch (9-6) — 2-0 start in the Hacienda, including a one-point win over Los Altos
7. Bonita (11-4) — Can’t remember the last time Bonita wasn’t top five during coach Greg Eckler’s tenure. With him gone for good, ‘Cats 0-2 in Hacienda and may continue to drop.
8. Rowland (8-7) – One of several teams in the Hacienda league mix. Big win over Bonita on Friday.
9. Gladstone (11-1) — Raise your hand if you though Gladstone would be the only once-beaten team at this point.
10. South Hills (8-8) — Better enjoy its .500 record because it only gets tougher in the Sierra.

BONITA GHOOPGirls Basketball Rankings
1. Bonita (14-1) — Shouldn’t lose a game in the Hacienda so the question becomes, do you want an invitation to the Open Division?
2. Bishop Amat (14-2) — Lancers beat up on the neighborhood bullies — with the exception of Bonita. Now the tough part, trying to win games in the Del Rey.
3. Diamond Ranch (9-4) — Playing extremely well. Now if they put their roster and stats on MaxPreps, we would know who to talk about.
4. Walnut (8-4) — Lori Huckler is a coaching machine, she always has her ladies near the top. They reached the semifinals of the Ayala tournament.
5. South Hills (11-4) — Areas biggest surprise. Don’t be surprised if it contends for the Sierra League title.
6. Diamond Bar (7-8) — Rough 0-2 start in the Hacienda, which included an upset loss to West Covina.
7. Wilson (8-7) -- Defending league champs face Covina today for outright lead in the VVL
8. Covina (7-9) — Trying to rebound from a so-so year. 2-0 start in VVL just what it needed.
9. Arroyo (8-7) — Mission Valley League favorites?
10. Azusa (8-6) — With Workman and Duarte fading, the Aztecs could be the Montview frontrunners.



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  • FredJ

    I’m starting to become convinced that soccer is more popular in the San Gabriel Valley than basketball. When I post a soccer thread, instant comments and views. When I do basketball, nada, nothing. The only hoops thread with conversation this season was Eckler resigning. What’s up with that?

    • ep

      id assume because all basketball posts here are very bland, almost everything you post on basketball is what could be seen on maxpreps or is talked about on socalhoops in more detail. The Eckler post was the most interesting basketball article all season and i was able to get the details of what actually took place at halftime a few days before anything was posted here.
      You don’t even have game predictions which is the quickest way to draw interest as people will always have their own opinion on games.
      Obviously there is a lot more basketball games but to at least do predictions on league games shouldnt be to much to ask even if you just did winners/losers.