2018-2019 SOCAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 ORANGE COUNTY BASKETBALL STUDENT SECTION RANKINGS
1. Servite of Anaheim (Servite Asylum)
— The Asylum (@ServiteAsylum) February 21, 2019
The Evil Empire of Student Sections is on top again!
The Asylum went way over the top this season. They lassoed a horse, they parted the sea, they had a roller coaster, they won a boxing match by way of knockout and they had the mascot from the Anaheim Ducks show up! All that while going nuts for their Friars.
“We are honored to win the title of So Cal Student Section of the Year!,” The Asylum said in a statement. “During basketball season we stayed true to what the Servite Asylum stands for; we got rowdy, supported our brothers and put on a show. We came up with new ideas every game and stayed loud regardless of what was happening on the court. As seniors it was our goal to continue the legacy of the Asylum and build on the foundation that our brothers laid before us. We are proud of every guy that jumped around and got crazy proving that the Asylum truly is pure insanity! A special thanks to all the seniors who helped come up with creative ideas every week and showed up game after game. To our basketball team, thanks for always giving 100% and leaving it all on the court with us! Lastly, thanks to So Cal Students Sections and Manny Alvarez for recognizing local student sections for all they do in support of their teams and communities.”
— Servite Athletics (@ServiteSports) January 19, 2019
There is a reason why The Asylum turned it up a notch. They know the numbers are against them and their basketball squad is in a very tough Trinity League, but they still managed to go far and beyond for their brothers and that is why the Servite Asylum is the 2019 SoCal Student Section Basketball Champions in Orange County!
Credo gentleman, Credo!
You can say @ServiteBSKB takes their student section very seriously 👌🏻
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) January 12, 2019
2. Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo (The Cage)
— Steve Fryer (@SteveFryer) January 29, 2019
Road Warriors! The Cage rocked it at home and brought their A game on the road. The Cage is savage student section that loved rattling their opponent. Their road game was insane this year.
“The Cage is without a doubt the most spirited, loyal, and dedicated student section around,” Cage student section leader Nathan Manning said. “Whether it’s a home game or a game in Santa Monica The Cage will be there 100%. No matter the sport, no matter the place, The Cage will be there getting our team hyped and making the other team scared of us.”
3. Villa Park (The Blue Crew)
The Blue Crew picked off where they left off during football season when they were the Black Pack. The Blue Crew has been solid at home or on the road. They love to rattle their opponents and they know how to work their social media game. This student section has done more than cheer in the stands. They have united the entire school this year.
4. Canyon of Anaheim (The Tribe)
— Makenzie B (@kenzbojorquez) February 21, 2019
During basketball season, The Tribe has been one of the best student sections in the county every year. This year was no different as the Comanches shared the Crestview League title. This is one of the larger student sections and brought their best against their rivals and their tough playoff matchup. According to the Canyon Super Fan, this is the best student section in the land!
5. La Habra (The Clan)
The Clan has always been one of the best student section and this season, the Clan showed up for the Freeway League Champs, including the Freeway League title game where the Highlanders defeated Sonora with a game winning three pointer from Cameron Dashiell.
This one too pic.twitter.com/sId6LDz4qk
— Keith Mackey (@kmacnd_1) February 4, 2019
“What an incredible atmosphere they brought to each game this year,” La Habra coach Aaron Riekenberg said. “Multiple home and road games where we had a rough first half, but the energy they brought kept us in games that we eventually made a run in. We don’t go 26-3 without The Clan.”
Congratulations Highlanders 🏴 you are the @ocvarsity Student Section of the week 🏆 keep supporting our guys, CIF round 1 is this Friday so bring it loud & strong. @LaHabraHS @CoachR_LHHoops @MAlvarez02 @SteveFryer @Coach_Barry_ @rounder3150 @camdash21 @j_alen9 @LHHS_Basketball pic.twitter.com/n9hna1spqw
— Paul Luna (@luna_ink_photo) February 5, 2019
6. Orange Lutheran (Code Red)
Code Red came prepared as this was a much improved season for the Lancers. OLu had a big year and Code Red was ready. They packed the gym and went wild at home and they even went on the road to battle a Trinity League foe. Code Red and not only improved a lot this season, but according to the coaching staff, this might be the best one ever in Orange Lutheran history.
7. Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita (Eagles Nest)
Probably one of the best student sections at home. This large student section comes in ready to go and it is always fun to hear ‘Rikki Tikki Tumba’
It gets intense in the sea of blue and white. You don’t want to mess with the nest!
8. Cypress (CypHype)
This student section is smaller in numbers, which isn’t their fault. They have smaller seating than the usual gym, but it makes up for the crazy loud noise that covers this gym. The CypHype has seen their Centurions win every home game in the last two seasons and CypHype gets a lot of credit for that.
9. Edison of Huntington Beach (The MESS)
The Mighty Edison Student Section, otherwise known as The MESS, has improved this season and has stayed with the top student sections this year. They were in a head of their class in one of the strongest league for student section this season.
— Michael Huntley (@mikehuntley63) February 9, 2019
Expect The MESS to be one of the best next year.
— Manny Alvarez (@MAlvarez02) February 1, 2019
10. Newport Harbor of Newport Beach (The Tarpit)
The Tarpit enjoyed another huge year as their Sailors share another league title. When you’re led by Newport Harbor sports analyst/Super Fan Teran Rodriguez aka Anchor Man, you’re going to to have a solid student section…and a solid social media game.
— Manny Alvarez (@MAlvarez02) February 1, 2019
11. Northwood of Irvine (The Den)
This wasn’t the typical season for Northwood as they’re in rebuilding mode, but they got a lot of help from The Den. This student section packed the gym for every home game and they rocked it.
— Northwood Den (@NorthwoodDen) January 26, 2019
12. Sonora of La Habra (The Jungle)
The Jungle has always been a beast, especially at home. You don’t want to mess with The Jungle. They had so much to cheer about as they closed out the old Sonora gym that is filled with rich history.
13. Los Alamitos (Los Locos)
Not a MANNY-QUIN, it’s the real MANNY ALVAREZ in the LOS AL LOCOS STUDENT SECTION! Thanks for coming and repping the shirt! See you on the top spot! 🥇🏀🔥#ocvfans @LosAlBasketball #loslocos #lahsactivities @LosAlamitosHigh @LosAlAthletics pic.twitter.com/VyTXEOrYln
— Los Al ASB (@asb_los) January 31, 2019
Sometimes when you are in rebuilding mode, it is tough to get your student section going, but this is Los Locos that we are talking about. Los Locos brought it during Surf League play as they enjoyed the young Griffins take a share of the league title. That deserves a roller coaster celebration!
TWO SENIOR NIGHTS AND THE LOSAL LOCOS STILL MANAGED TO GET TO BOTH❤️💛💙 #ocvfans #ocvarsity @MAlvarez02 @asb_los @LosGrifFans VC: Lance Sánchez & Ferrufilms and btw thanks for the special visit Manny! pic.twitter.com/YjSa8wP4dt
— Delaney Cheffer (@delaneycheff) January 31, 2019
14. Crean Lutheran of Irvine (Blue Zone)
The Blue Zone stood behind their Saints and it was needed during Empire League play. The Saints finished in second place, which was remarkable for a team moving into a tougher league. The Blue Zone packs their home tent and the noise inside that place is insane. The Blue Zone have Crean Lutheran a boost to the CIF-SS Semifinals. This is the best small school basketball student section in the county.
15. Tesoro of Rancho Santa Margarita (Titan Army)
Great support from the Tesoro Titan Army last night & the play that gave a chance @ last minute win – thanks to the Army, Cheer, band & families during this highly successful 19-7 season @ocvarsity @latsondheimer @SteveFryer @OCSportsZone @MAlvarez02 @OfficialTesoro @Tesoro_ASB pic.twitter.com/blzIFsDFPz
— Tesoro Basketball (@Tesoro_Hoops) February 13, 2019
The Titan Army is another consistent student section and this year was big for them and the Titans as they took the Sea View League title. The Titan Army has provided plenty of entertainment this year.
16. Corona del Mar of Newport Beach (Kings Krew)
What the Kings Krew lacked in size, they made up for it in noise. This savage student section had to step it up as their Sea Kings moved into the Surf League. There are no days off in that league and The Kings Krew showed when needed!
17. Trabuco Hills of Mission Viejo (The Stable)
This is a student section that always shows up and fills the gym. The Stable is loud, but they’re also a savage bunch!
18. El Dorado of Placentia (Hawks Nest)
This is a small student section, but it is a loud and very rowdy student section. When you have the North Hills League Champions on the court, you have to get loud. Plus, they are a weird group and everyone know I love weird. I also love the Gold Blooded towel they gave me!
19. Fairmont Prep of Anaheim (Loud Crowd)
The Loud Crowd never takes a break. The Loud Crowd turns it up a notch with the drums. The noise is never ending as they went nuts for the Huskies all the way to the CIF SoCal Regional semifinals.
20. Sunny Hills of Fullerton (Lancer Nation)
Lancer Nations is always loud. This crazy bunch is consistent, just like the Lancers. You have to turn it up a notch when you’re in the crazy Freeway League! Plus, on top of dealing with this student section, you have to deal with the unique court in this gym. Advantage, Sunny Hills!