First-place Manual Arts can dictate its own fate in the Pacific League but had better not let down against the Pilots. Joey Johnson, Banning's Sky Pilot, gets up for the big games and Eric Cooper remains the league's best all-around guard. Much depends on Banning's 6-6 Leland King and David Lee, who must help control Manual's tall front line.
7 p.m. Friday at Banning. Fremont vs. Carson
With Carson, Fremont and Banning all battling for second place and even an outside shot at first in the Pacific League, this game is a must for the Colts, who lost a four-point game the last time they played. Carson junior Anthony January began February with 27 points against Gardena and is the Colts' big gun. Earl and Jeff Martin are doing strong boardwork.
4 p.m. Friday at Carson. St. Bernard vs. St. Anthony
This game for a portion of first place in the Camino Real League gives St. Anthony a chance for revenge. They lost earlier to Serra, then beat the Cavaliers in five overtimes last week. The Saints also lost at St. Bernard and now hope to return the favor at home. The Camino Real League's ruling triumvirate is a recruiter's dream-great athletes of all shapes and sizes. St. Bernard offers 6-4 forwards Errol Talley and Kirk Howling and slick point guard Reggie Howard, plus super sophomore David Whitmore, who may be playing on a gimpy ankle. St. Anthony counters with all-around 6-3 marvel Van Anderson, 6-6 Darrell Walker and mammoth junior Jaime Cardriche (6-7,300)