Every Tuesday, Scorebook Live California’s Connor Morrissette will release his LA City Section boys basketball rankings. His Week 4 list is below.
1. Fairfax (7-0)
Fairfax beat rival Westchester 77-73 last week.
2. Birmingham (8-1)
The Patriots beat Van Nuys 86-68 last week.
3. Taft (8-2)
Taft picked up a nice 81-54 win over Providence last week which bumps them up to no. 3.
4. Westchester (3-3)
Westchester finished fourth in their own tournament two weeks ago. They lost to St. Bernard and Etiwanda but picked up a nice win over Santa Monica. They lost to rival Fairfax 77-73 last week.
5. King/Drew (7-1)
King/Drew lost by one point to Fairfax in the Maranatha Tournament championship two weeks ago. They blew out View Park and Crenshaw to begin Coliseum League play 2-0.
6. Gardena (7-3)
Gardena beat Pomona 73-70 in overtime last week to continue their hot start to the year. The Panthers have wins over over Long Beach Poly and St. Francis.
7. Washington Prep (6-7)
Washington has played the toughest schedule in the City so far by a mile. They picked up an important City victory over El Camino Real at the Beverly Hills Tournament last week winning 60-52.
8. El Camino Real (4-5)
El Camino Real has had a tough start to the season dropping games against Renaissance Academy, Washington Prep and Dominguez in the last week.
9. Palisades (4-4)
Palisades lost to Fairfax 78-51 and beat Hamilton 50-47 last week to start Western League play.
10. University (8-3)
University beat Hamilton 71-67 and LACES 72-52 to open Western League play.