Saddleback Continues to Top Basketball Poll

Saddleback High School, scoring an average of 62.1 points per game and allowing an average of 49.2 points, remains the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters’ Assn. prep basketball poll for the fourth week in a row.

Saddleback has won 13 consecutive games, the longest winning streak in the county. Sixth-ranked Savanna (18-1) has won 9 games in a row since losing to Irvine in the Irvine World News tournament.

El Dorado (15-4) makes its debut in the top 10 in the 10th position, pushing Orange Lutheran out of the poll.

The writers’ poll:


Pos. School (League) Record 1. Saddleback (Sea View) 18-1 2. Mater Dei (Angelus) 20-2 3. Capistrano Valley (South Coast) 15-4 4. Irvine (South Coast) 18-3 5. Fountain Valley (Sunset) 16-3 6. Savanna (Empire) 18-1 7. Estancia (Sea View) 16-2 8. Santa Ana (Century) 16-5 9. Ocean View (Sunset) 13-6 10. El Dorado (Empire) 15-4

Others Receiving Votes: Orange Lutheran (14-3).