The Sunset League boys' basketball race is turning into what several of the league's coaches felt it would become: a real dog fight. And as of this week, it's still anybody's title to take.
There's still plenty of basketball to be played, but as has been the case in the first two weeks of the league season, home hasn't proved to be a safe haven for a few teams.
After three games, four teams were tied for first place at 2-1. The most surprising is Fountain Valley, which after a Jan. 7 loss at Edison has won two straight to move into a share of the league lead with Edison, Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos.
The first half of league play comes to an end Friday.
Fountain Valley moved into that tie and picked up an important league win Friday by going to Huntington Beach and handing the Oilers their first league loss, 50-49. The Barons escaped with the win only after the Oilers missed two free throw attempts with 2.9 seconds remaining.