For Coach Scott Kay and his San Bernardino High School boys’ basketball team, the problem is immense.
Glendora High School’s Tracy Murray is a 6-foot-8 forward.
He is the nation’s leading scorer--averaging 45 points a game--and the state’s all-time single-season and career-scoring leader with 1,306 and 2,845 points, respectively.
He plays effectively in close or on the perimeter.
San Bernardino (29-0), the only remaining undefeated team in the Southern Section playoffs, has the difficult task of containing Murray and Glendora in the 4-AA championship game at 8:15 tonight at UC Irvine.
Dominguez (23-4) and Artesia (21-5) will play in the 4-A title game at 6:30.
The doubleheader is sold out, but a few hundred tickets are expected to be available at the at 5,200-seat Bren Center today at 4:30 p.m.
The Dominguez-Artesia game will feature 6-7 forward Ed O’Bannon of Artesia who is considered the state’s best junior. Sophomore DeAndra Austin, a 6-3 guard, has also been effective, particularly in the playoffs.
Dominguez will counter with a front line of Dijon Bernard, Xavier Edison and Derrick Thomas, all of whom are averaging more than 10 points per game.