In both Division 1AA and 1A, the top four seeds advanced to the semifinals. That means there will be some epic games on Tuesday, perhaps none sweeter than Capistrano Valley against Orange Lutheran. But if you're looking for a sweet ride, Sunny Hills is your team. The 11th-seeded Lancers have beaten two league champions, including third-seeded Riverside North.
1. Mater Dei (27-2): Top-seeded Monarchs reached the semifinals with win over Foothill, but it was the losing Knights who felt good about their performance. Next: vs. Long Beach Poly at Anaheim Arena, Tuesday.
2. Mission Viejo (26-3): Top-seeded Diablos needed overtime to beat Valencia West Ranch, but what's a little extra work to take another step toward the championship? Next: vs. Crescenta Valley, Tuesday.
3. Capistrano Valley (25-4): Second-seeded Cougars get a good start from Aleks Lipovic and roll into the semifinals. Next: at Orange Lutheran, Tuesday.
4. Orange Lutheran (19-10): Third-seeded Lancers get big efforts from Gabe York and Jordan Banks, but nearly blow 20-point lead to Corona. Next: vs. Capistrano Valley.
5. Ocean View (24-4): Long journey in the second round preceded obliteration of Sea Hawks' 18-game winning streak. A bitter defeat to Thousand Oaks, 82-65. Next: Season concluded.
6. JSerra (17-11): Posted victories this season over Tustin, Sunny Hills, Orange Lutheran, Santa Margarita, Ontario Colony and Laguna Beach. Next: season concluded.
7. Tustin (22-7): Tillers had a great opportunity with home game against fourth-seeded Palm Desert, but couldn't pull it out; they suffered 49-44 setback. Next: Season concluded.
8. El Toro (22-9): Fifth-seeded Chargers got a nice win against Huntington Beach, but couldn't make magic against Crescenta Valley. Next: Season concluded.
9. Foothill (22-5): Knights got 20 points from Steven Brown and played Mater Dei tough before finally losing, 72-60. Next: Season concluded.
10. Sunny Hills (25-6): If the Lancers had credibility issues during the season, they don't now after avenging a loss to league champ Fontana Summit and beating third-seeded Riverside North, 77-75. Next: at Simi Valley Royal, Tuesday.