Orange Lutheran Boys Basketball makes their two straight league losses for Mater Dei – Orange County Register

Orange Lutheran was 1-30 in Trinity League Boys basketball games against Mater Dei.

And Mater Dei has not lost two Trinity League games in the same season since the league was formed in the 2006–07 school year, according to the Mater Dei athletics website.

That changed Tuesday at Orange Lutheran, where the Lancers defeated Mater Dei 80-72.

It was the second straight league defeat for Mater Dei, who lost at home to St John Bosco on Friday. The Monarchs are 1-2 in the league and Orange Lutheran is 2-1.

The Monarchs have lost two or more league games in the same season only twice since Gary McKnight began his historic tenure as Mater Dei manager before the 1982-83 season.

In the 1987–88 season, Mater Dei lost twice to Bishop Amat in Angelus League matches. In the 1997-98 season, the Monarchs lost South Coast League games to Capistrano Valley, Dana Hills, and Trabuco Hills.

The only other time Orange defeated Lutheran Mater Dei in the Trinity League was in the 2010–11 season.

Sophomore guard Zion Paleo and senior guard Cannon Potter each scored 20 points for Orange Lutheran on Tuesday. Senior David Manea scored 18 points for the Lancers, who are 11-6 overall and ranked 6th in Orange County’s top 25.

No. 1 Mater Dei is 14-4 overall. The Monarchs play Friday night at No. 2 Santa Margarita.

Orange Lutheran is in St. John Bosco on Friday.

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