Perfect Riordan tops talented trio 

All three city teams appear poised to be major factors in what is shaping up to be a fierce competition for the West Catholic Athletic League boys’ basketball crown in 2007.

Riordan (11-0) is undefeated entering league play forthe first time since coach Rich Forslund became

associated with the program in 1994. Sacred Heart Cathedral (5-5) has played a tough nonleague schedule and returns a number of key players from a team that lost in the CIF Division IV state championship game last season.

And St. Ignatius (9-1) features a physically imposing roster and last week won the championship of its own Leo LaRocca Sand Dune Classic for the first time since 2000.

The most highly touted player in the league is undoubtedly 6-foot-8 Mitty junior Drew Gordon, who is drawing attention from premier Division I college programs.

Here is a preview of The City teams (in alphabetical order):

RIORDAN (11-0): University of San Diego-bound and reigning Examiner Player of the Year Rob Jones leads the Crusaders, who built momentum for league play with an impressive title at the Chaminade Christmas Classic last week.

SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL (5-5): Jerry Brown, Kevin Greene, Dominic Johnson and Reid Modena-Kurpinsky are key members of an Irish team considered to be perhaps quickest and most athletic in the league.

ST. IGNATIUS (9-1): Victor Bull, a 6-foot-6 power forward, could emerge into one of the top big men in the WCAL, leading a team that has no shortage of height. Guards Alex Brown and Paul Toboni form a formidable backcourt.

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