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No. 11 Mater Dei Defends Home Court

FAB 50 No. 11 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) remains unbeaten vs. California foes with a 47-34 over No. 15 Fairfax (Los Angeles) at the Nike Extravaganza. Second half defensive effort and clutch shooting of La’Vette Parker keys victory for Monarchs.

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No. 23 Fairfax Gets Big Home Win

Grassroots Hoop FAB 50 No. 23 Fairfax (Los Angeles) records statement victory over No. 7 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) in the marquee game of its own Fairfax State Preview one-day showcase. The Lions are now 23-0 as they eye CIF L.A. City and state open division titles. 

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Maxpreps HC Semis Set

Three of the four teams in the semifinals of the Maxprep Holiday Classic Open Division bracket hail from California, with the fourth entrant emerging from the South — Pebblebrook (Ga.). The Georgia club will face four-time defending  California state champion Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) with Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) facing Etiwanda (Calif.) in the other semi.

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Gary McKnight Wins No. 1,000

With its 67-44 victory over Corona del Mar (Calif.) Friday night, veteran coach Gary McKnight of FAB 50 No. 17 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) became the 14th reported coach nationwide to win 1,000 career games. We have some reaction from McKnight and a quick historical look at McKnight’s accomplishment. 

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Preseason FAB 50: (16-30)

We continue our preseason Grassroots Hoops FAB 50 national team rankings release with an in-depth look at teams No. 16-30. We began with teams No. 31-50 on Sunday evening, November 2 and our final installment will be teams No. 1-15 on Tuesday, November 4.

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Final, Expanded 2013-14 FAB 50

All 50 ranked teams written up with explanations for why they were placed in these positions with comparisons to preseason positioning. These are the official National Sports News Service National Team Rankings on GrassrootsHoops.net, which date back to the 1952 season. Montverde Academy of Florida is the 2013-14 mythical national champion.

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Final West Region Top 20 Rankings

We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation in our final Student Sports Regional Rankings. We rank 100 teams and nobody across the country ranks as many teams as StudentSportsBasketball.com. Final No. 1 teams are Oak Hill Academy (East), Montverde Academy (Southeast), Indianapolis Arsenal Tech (Midwest), Galena North Shore (Southwest) and Santa […]

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Final FAB 50 National Rankings

Montverde Academy of Florida captures second consecutive Student Sports FAB 50 title by virtue of winning 27 of 28 games on the court against murderous schedule to edge Mater Dei of California. Montverde Academy, which does not compete for a state title, closed out its season by winning Dick’s Nationals tournament in New York while […]

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No. 1 Montverde Takes Dick’s

Student Sports FAB 50 No. 1 Montverde Academy makes its statement for a second consecutive top-ranking and mythical national title with a 71-62 victory over No. 6 Oak Hill Academy in the Dick’s Nationals title game at Madison Square Garden. The top spot in next week’s Student Sports FAB 50 comes down to the Eagles […]

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Stanley Johnson Stays The Course

No. 3 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) gutted out a double overtime victory over No. 43 Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.) in a CIF SoCal Open Division Regional semifinal thriller on Tuesday night. It kept alive an unbeaten season for the Monarchs and senior forward Stanley Johnson wouldn’t have it any other way.

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