Most fans have conceded the Pacific League basketball championship to powerful Glendale, which has coasted to a 16-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in the CIF 4-A Division. Standing in the way, however, is a pretty good Muir team that has a 14-3 record and is tied for first in the Pacific League with Glendale at 3-0. The game is at 7:30 tonight at Glendale High. Unlike most of Glendale's opponents, Muir has the size and quickness to match up with the Dynamiters. Muir's top players are 6-7 junior Stacy Augmon, 6-6 senior Dennis Price and 6-5 senior Tony Akins, one of the top scorers in the CIF Southern Section with a 25.2 game average. Price is the top rebounder for the Mustangs, averaging 12 a game. The Muir front line should cause problems for Glendale, which starts a front line of seniors Jan Svoboda (6-8), Bob Mulcahey (6-7) and Fred Bickett (6-5) and has an outstanding guard in 6-2 senior Rich Grande.
Pomona vs. Damien
This looks like David against Goliath. Pomona starts only one player shorter than 6-4 and Damien doesn't start one taller than 6-3. Pomona's front line, as tall as any in the state, includes forwards Ron Draper (6-8) and Lamont Carruthers (6-7) and center Marcellus Lee (6-9). But don't let those numbers fool you. This Baseline League game at 8 p.m Friday in Pomona should be Pomona's toughest test of the league season. Pomona (13-3) has a 6-0 league record and Damien (13-5) is 5-1. Damien may have to rely on the steady outside shooting of outstanding 6-1 senior guard Efrem Leonard, who is averaging 20 points a game in league play. Two other standouts for the Spartans are 6-3 junior forward Kevin Partington and 5-10 junior guard Kenny Korn. Pomona's top player is Draper, who averages 20 points and 12 rebounds.