11. (16) Sexton (Lansing, Mich.) (6-0)
The Big Reds overcame Butler-bound guard Chris Harrison-Docks and Okemos for a 68-51 win Friday night. Michigan State signee Denzel Valentine
– the son of Sexton head coach Carlton Valentine – recorded a triple-double in that contest with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Sexton takes on fellow unbeaten Pershing (Detroit) this weekend.12. (5) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) (13-2)
Mater Dei's loss to Gill St. Bernard's (Gladstone, N.J.) at the Cancer Research Classic over the weekend was a stunner and probably removed the storied California program from national championship contention. The Monarchs take on Orange Lutheran (Orange) and Servite (Anaheim) this week in Trinity League play before heading to the Spalding Hoophall Classic.
13. (13) Wichita Heights (Kan.) (6-0)
A crowd of around 6,000 fans watched the Falcons win their 50th game in a row Saturday night, beating previously undefeated Northwest (Wichita) 56-52. 14. (18) Milton (Ga.) (11-4)
Keep in mind that three of Milton's losses were forfeited victories. The Eagles have been on an absolute tear since losing to Tift County (Tifton), going 7-0 and winning by an average margin of 29.6 points per game.15. (19) Parkview (Little Rock, Ark.) (13-0)
The combination of junior Imara Ready
(20 points) and sophomore Anton Beard
(16 points) was too tough for Mountain Home in a 66-34 win Friday night. Parkview is giving up just 40 points per game against in-state opponents this season.