With its major-college-size front line, top-rated Pomona has not had to look up to any opponents. The Red Devils will have a size advantage once again--but not as much as usual-- when they face Hacienda League champion Bonita of La Verne in the CIF 3-A Division quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Bar High. With its front line of 6-8 center Greg Trygstad, 6-4 forward Robert Morthel and 6-5 forward Brian Banker, the Bearcats (23-4) can almost look Pomona in the eye. Pomona (24-3) has 6-8 Ron Draper, 6-7 Lamont Carruthers, 6-4 Tyrone Greer and 6-4 Derwin Collins. Draper, a heavily recruited senior, is averaging 20 points and 11.5 rebounds to lead the Red Devils in both categories. Besides outstanding size, Bonita's ball-control offense, directed by 5-11 guard Clark Moses, could cause problems for Pomona, which prefers to play at a fast tempo.
Ganesha vs. Morningside
This is starting to look like a repeat of two years ago, when Hacienda League teams reached the CIF 2-A semifinals. The league's three playoff teams have reached the 3-A quarterfinals this time: Bonita, Ganesha and Montclair. Ganesha (19-6), the No. 2 team in the league, could have its hands full in its quarterfinal game against third-seeded Morningside at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Inglewood High. Morningside (20-4) has one of the best guard combinations in 3-A in Levord Jenkins (6-0), who has led the team in scoring in the playoffs, and Darrell Gordon (6-1). More troublesome for Ganesha, however, could be Morningside 6-8 junior center Elden Campbell. Ganesha, which does not start a player taller than 6-5, has had problems against taller teams. Ganesha is not lacking for talent, though. Balance has been the key, as its 72-66 victory over El Dorado in the second round will attest. Five Giants scored between 10 and 18 points, led by an 18-point performance by 6-2 junior guard Ronald English. Several other key players for Ganesha are Ronald's twin, Donald; junior center Kevin Cutler (6-5) and senior forward Eugene Haynes (6-3).