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Review-Journal boys basketball rankings — Jan. 17

Class 4A

1. Bishop Gorman (15-3, Last week 1) — The Gaels made a statement by beating nationally ranked Sierra Canyon (California) on Monday, and can make another when they play Findlay Prep on Saturday.

2. Clark (15-3, LW 2) — The Chargers have won their last four games by a combined 161 points.

3. Canyon Springs (13-1, LW 3) — The Pioneers just escaped Eldorado at home last week.

4. Foothill (13-5, LW 6) — The Falcons’ home game against Liberty on Wednesday should be a fun one.

5. Coronado (9-7, LW 4) — The Cougars play Clark on Saturday at South Point in a big cross-town match-up.

6. Faith Lutheran (14-3, LW 5) — The Crusaders took a rough home loss to Palo Verde last Friday.

7. Las Vegas (14-4, LW 9) — The Wildcats have won nine in a row, and play a nonleague game against Faith Lutheran on Friday.

8. Liberty (10-6, LW 10) — There may not be a more electrifying sophomore in town than Julian Strawther.

9. Desert Oasis (16-7, LW 8) — The Diamondbacks have only league games left on their schedule.

10. Arbor View (, LW 7) — The Aggies host Canyon Springs in a nonleague game Monday.

Class 3A

1. Cheyenne (8-7, LW 1) —After their first league title since 2003 last year, the Desert Shields are poised to go back-to-back.

2. Desert Pines (9-8, LW 2) — The Jaguars’ record is not indicative of their talent, and could go on a run during league play.

3. Mojave (11-5, LW 4) — The Rattlers have missed the playoffs the last two years, but could crash the dance this year.

4. Chaparral (9-6, LW 3) — Jonathan Tendale leads the Sunrise League with nearly 20 points per game.

5. Boulder City (14-5, LW 5) — The Eagles have Thursday’s game against Chaparral circled on the calendar.

Class 2A

1. Democracy Prep (17-2, LW 1) — Other than Monday’s game at Class 4A Silverado, it’s all league ames remaining for the Blue Knights.

2. The Meadows (9-7, LW 2) — The Mustangs will put their undefeated league record on the line Wednesday at home against Democracy Prep.

3. Adelson School (7-7, LW 3) — After Tuesday’s long trek to Lincoln County, the Lions will head across town to play Lake Mead on Thursday.

4. Needles (12-6, LW 4) — The Mustangs host The Meadows on Saturday.

5. Lincoln County (5-13, LW unranked) — Coach Sean FitzSimons beat his old team, Virgin Valley, last Saturday.

Class 1A

1. Pahranagat Valley (14-2, LW 1) — The Panthers continue to roll through their schedule.

2. Spring Mountain (16-4, LW 2) — The Golden Eagles head out to Round Mountain on Saturday.

3. Beatty (5-3, LW 3) — The Hornets host Word of Life on Friday.

4. Word of Life (2-12, LW 4) — The Eagles could make the playoffs despite a putrid nonleague record.

5. Indian Springs (3-4, LW 5) — The Thunderbirds host Beaver Dam on Friday.

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