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South: Boys' basketball Top 10

The south Los Angeles County boys’ basketball top 10 power rankings as teams move into championship week:

1. Long Beach Poly (26-1)

Junior wing Roschon Prince set a school playoff record with 40 points Friday. Now he gets to face Etiwanda's hard-nosed man-to-man defense with a ticket to the championship game at stake. Next: CIF-SS Division 1AA semifinals vs. Etiwanda at Anaheim Convention Center, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

2. Gardena Serra (28-2)

The top-seeded Cavaliers survived against L.A. Price, redeeming a controversial loss from earlier in the season. Serra has the size to match McDonald's All-American Grant Jerrett of La Verne Lutheran, but can they contain him? Next: CIF-SS Division 4AA final vs. La Verne Lutheran at Anaheim Convention Center, Thursday, 4:45 p.m.

3. Loyola (24-4)

The opportunity to avenge last year's state tournament loss to eventual champion Mater Dei is finally here for the Cubs. We know about the Monarchs' talent, but Loyola figures to match up well at all spots. Next: CIF-SS Division 1AA semifinals vs. Mater Dei at Anaheim Convention Center, Tuesday, 8:15 p.m.

4. La Verne Lutheran (23-6)

Junior guard Eric Cooper Jr. has been playing with a broken finger in his right shooting hand, providing the second-seeded Trojans with much-needed minutes. They may be shorthanded but, like coach Eric Cooper said Friday after a win against Crespi, "When you've got Grant Jerrett, you've always got a chance." Next: CIF-SS Division 4AA final vs. Gardena Serra at Anaheim Convention Center, Thursday, 4:45 p.m.

5. Pacific Hills (27-4)

The top-seeded Bruins have the unenviable task of containing dynamic scorer Jose Estrada in the championship game. Next: CIF-SS Division 4A final vs. Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Anaheim Convention Center, Thursday, 3 p.m.

6. Price (22-8)

The Knights had a lead against top-seeded Gardena Serra heading into the fourth quarter but could not stop Dakarai Tucker. No title game in Division 4AA, but San Diego State-bound Skylar Spencer and the Knights could make a run in the state tournament.

7. St. John Bosco (22-7)

The second-seeded Braves were plagued by their perimeter defense, losing to visiting Oak Park, 67-66, in the CIF-SS Division 3A semifinals.

8. Pasadena (24-6)

Coach Tim Tucker has an athletic squad, led by forward Brandon Jolley, who is a handful down low. Next: CIF-SS Division 3AAA final vs. Arroyo Grande at Anaheim Convention Center, Friday or Saturday, time TBA.

9. Bishop Montgomery (23-5)#

Given the difficulty of Division 4AA, it was unlikely that the top four seeds would reach the semifinals. Bishop Montgomery was the first casualty, losing on the road to Crespi.

10. Dorsey (27-7)

The seventh-seeded Dons erased an early 20-3 deficit to shock third-seeded Westchester in the CIF-Los Angeles City Section semifinals Saturday at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Can Cinderella win it all? Next: City Section Division I final vs. Woodland Hills Taft at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Saturday, 8 p.m.

Ten more, in alphabetical order: Crenshaw (24-5), Compton (19-10), Damien (26-3)#, Downey (22-6)#, Fairfax (20-10)#, Leuzinger (23-6)#, Mayfair (24-5), Muir (5-21)*, Westchester (22-7), Windward (20-9)#

# -- Denotes season has concluded

* -- Muir was 24-2 on the court; vacated 19 wins for use of an ineligible player

Blair Angulo covers preps for ESPN Los Angeles. Following him on Twitter.