Leuzinger has gotten a boost this season from transfers Adrian McCovey and Ty Meriweather, a pair of 6-5 forwards. McCovey transferred from Fremont High in Los Angeles and Meriweather moved from Kokomo, Ind.
"They're basically guards," Sherman said. "They're both playing out of position. We don't have a power forward."
Not in name, maybe, but Meriweather has filled the role nicely. He had 18 points and 19 rebounds Friday in Leuzinger's 85-63 win over Torrance and has used his long, Kevin McHale-like arms to lead the team in rebounding.
"He's been a pleasant surprise," Sherman said. "At one time I thought he wasn't going to make the team. He turned it around and started playing pretty well after that.
"He's actually a three-point shooter, but we can't afford to use him in that capacity."
Friday night's Bay League basketball game between rivals Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills will be televised at 3:30 p.m. Saturday by Dimension Cable, which serves the peninsula.
Equipment for the telecast at Rolling Hills is being donated by Mobile Television Productions of Torrance, whose president, Joe Heitzler, is the father of Rolling Hills guard Chad Heitzler.
It never hurts to know people in high places.
PREP NOTES--Perhaps the biggest basketball game of the week will take place Saturday night when much-improved Bishop Montgomery plays host to Mater Dei for first place in the Angelus League. Mater Dei is ranked third in the state among Division I schools by Cal-Hi Sports, while Bishop Montgomery is ranked ninth in Division II . . . Bragging rights on the beach will be at stake Friday night when Redondo plays host to rival Mira Costa in an Ocean League basketball game . . . Hawthorne's soccer team kept pace with Palos Verdes for first place in the Bay League by beating Leuzinger, 2-1, Tuesday. Jorge Aguinina scored both goals for the Cougars, who improved to 13-4-2 overall and 5-0-1 in league play.