First published in the Dec. 31 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Burbank High School varsity girls’ basketball team lost its third consecutive game at the La Cañada Tournament after falling to Birmingham High of Lake Balboa, 66-35, on Wednesday.
Karen Casillas led the team with 11 points, Rheanna Ocampo scored eight points and Nikaela Damasen tallied six points. Sahara Jackson recorded five points, Lauren Navarro finished with two points and Shelby Cribbs had one point.
The Bulldogs lost a tournament game to Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks, 60-33, on Tuesday. Casillas registered 13 points while Damasen poured in 10 points. Jackson scored eight points and Alexandra Richins had two points.
Burbank lost its tournament opener against host La Cañada, 43-34, on Monday, as Ocampo recorded 15 points. Casillas tallied nine points, Jackson scored seven points and Damasen finished with five points.
The Bulldogs previously routed host Hoover High in Glendale in a Pacific League game, 73-6. Individual statistics were not reported to the Burbank Leader.
Following the tournament this week, Burbank (9-7 overall, 3-1 in league) will resume league action by hosting Pasadena on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 6:30 p.m.
The Bears lost their second game in as many days after falling to visiting Camarillo, 65-39, in a Burroughs West Coast Holiday Tournament game on Tuesday.
Freshman Valentina Morales poured in 13 points while senior Izzy Roderick recorded six points and six rebounds.
The Bears previously lost to visiting Leuzinger High of Lawndale, 69-40, in their tournament opener. Freshman Malia Harney poured in 10 points with two rebounds and one assist, freshman Elizabeth Amoroso scored eight points with two rebounds, and Roderick registered six points, five assists, three blocks, three rebounds and one assist. Sophomore Mariam Fahs tallied six points and three rebounds while freshman Grace Barton finished with six points and four rebounds. Senior Kylee Indefenzo posted two points and one assist, junior Mia Paz had one point and senior Ivana Razov produced three rebounds. Senior Rachel Little collected one rebound and one assist while junior Ashley Martin, freshman Anna Phillips and Morales each had two rebounds. Junior Natalie Sanchez notched one assist and sophomore Skylar Cafferty had one rebound.
Following the tournament this week, JBHS (9-6 overall, 4-0 in league) will resume league action at Crescenta Valley High in La Crescenta on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 5 p.m.