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King’s Reign Begins as Wolves Topple No. 1 Monarchs

King's Tony Snell and Mater Dei spectator.

King's Tony Snell and Mater Dei spectator.

And when I say No. 1, I don’t mean in the Trinity League, the OC Register’s hinky polls, all of CIF Southern Section or even No. 1 in the Golden State. The Riverside Martin Luther King Wolves straight prowled on Mater Dei,  undefeated and No. 1 from sea to fuggin sea.

And they didn’t steal it at the buzzer or otherwise fluke into it.  Twas a straight-up double-digit mauling, the Wolf Pack leaving no questions unanswered in the 71-56 win at the Honda Center.

I like the LA Times coverage better than the Press Enterprise story. You be the judge. And if you were there, chime in on the comments with a first-hand account.

The Wolves went on a 15-0 run deep in the third — 15-0 against the best team in the nation? — and never looked back. Tony Snell and Taylor Cunningham led the Wolves with 16 points each, and Kawhi Leonard had a solid overall game with 11 points, 20 boards (yes, 20), and six blocks.

Much RESPECT to the Wolves, who are following up last’s years fairytale run with a filthy sequel.  May the run continue…

Congrats, Dietzer!

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2 Comments»

  Janet Woods wrote @

Yes the Wolves beat the so-called No. 1 school Mater Dei. But can you truly say they were the No. 1 team? They hadn’t played any of the great teams in Southern California (Westchester, Taft or Fairfax) until their fall to Fairfax by 15 as well. I believe OC, MaxPreps and everyone around the world didn’t do there homework well in selecting Mater Dei as No. 1. And yes, I was at the game when the wolves devoured the Monarchs and in my opinion Mater Dei did not show me they deserved to be rated No. 1. I was very disappointed in them and definitely believe they were overrated. I give more props to Dominguez, Tesoro and Taft whom King played recently and who played a more defensive game.

  Pub Wisdom wrote @

Agree, the No. 1 ranking is obviously very much suspect at this point… More interested in King’s success than Mater Dei’s demise, however.


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