Bulldogs, Bears Compete in Tournaments

First published in the Nov. 26 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burbank High School varsity boys’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season by defeating Quartz Hill, 65-62, in a San Gabriel Tournament game on Monday.
Senior Sattwik Banerjee led the team with 35 points while junior Omar Payind scored 12 points.
The Bulldogs were previously edged in a nonleague game at Salesian in Los Angeles, 36-35.
Following the conclusion of the San Gabriel Tournament, the Bulldogs (1-2 overall) will be idle until they host Shalhevet High of Los Angeles in a nonleague game on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 4:30 p.m. Burbank will open Pacific League action the following week at Crescenta Valley High in La Crescenta on Dec. 9.

The Bears lost their finale Cardinal Tip-Off Classic at Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary in Montebello against Upland 76-42 last Saturday, finishing with a 2-2 overall record.
Burroughs previously picked up a pair of tournament victories over Hart High of Newhall, 68-67, and Whittier, 75-67. Individual statistics were not reported to the Leader.
The Bears (2-2 overall) will return to action by hosting Marshall High of Los Angeles in their Winter Tip-Off Tournament on Monday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.