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The latest Daily News boys basketball top 10 rankings as of Dec. 8.
1. Sierra Canyon (7-0): The Trailblazers remain unbeaten after taking down Millennium of Arizona on ESPN3 76-66 at HoopHall West. Sierra Canyon will prepare for a trip to Columbus, Ohio on Saturday where it will face St. Vincent-St. Mary of Akron at Nationwide Arena.
2. Harvard-Westlake (9-0): The post-Johnny Juzang era seems to be going very well for the Wolverines. Harvard-Westlake took down Damien in the final of the Burbank Tournament 56-49. Mason Hooks is leading the way. Next up: Corona Centennial on Tuesday, 6:15 p.m. on the road.
3. Heritage Christian (6-1): The Warriors took down Bishop Montgomery and Etiwanda in the Westchester Tournament before falling to St. Bernard 57-55 in the final. Heritage Christian is on Open Division watch. Next up: Marshall at Alemany.
4. Santa Clarita Christian (5-2): The Cardinals showed what they are capable of at CSUN Wednesday in a loss to Sierra Canyon. SCCS was up after the first quarter and was trailing just one point at halftime. Point guard Ty Harper might be the sleeper of the year. He had 26 points against the Trailblazers. Next up: Harvard-Westlake on Dec. 20 at Heritage Christian showcase.
5. Birmingham (7-1): The Patriots had a great tournament in Reno this past weekend. David Elliott is one of the most polished junior guards in Southern California. Next up: Van Nuys on Tuesday.
6. Chaminade (8-0): The Eagles are rolling after winning another local tournament, the recent being the Simi Valley tournament, but haven’t truly challenged themselves yet. Time will tell. Next up: Serra of San Mateo in De La Salle tournament.
7. Taft (6-2): Ramel Lloyd continues to pace the Toreadors, who lost to potential-Open Division team Windward Saturday night 76-54 in the final of the St. Monica tournament. Next up: at Cleveland on Wednesday.
8. Saugus (6-2): Adrian McIntyre became the program’s all-time leading scorer over the weekend, surpassing Zach Phipps’ 1,443 points. The Centurions finished the Westchester tournament by toping potential-City Section Open Division Gardena. Next up: Pacifica of Oxnard on Thursday.
9. Oak Park (6-2): The Eagles’ only two losses are to Providence (previously in the top 10) and Fairfax (one of the City’s best teams). Guard Clark Slajchert is averaging 30 points per game. Next up: Dos Pueblos of Santa Barbara on Thursday.
10. Westlake (8-2): The Warriors emerge as a surprise team in the area behind the great play of senior guard Kyle MacLean, who suffered a season-ending injury last year. MacLean has scored 22 or more points in four of the last five games. Next up: Ventura High on Wednesday at Pacifica (Oxnard).