First published in the Jan. 7 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Burroughs High School varsity girls’ basketball edged Crescenta Valley High of La Crescenta, 46-44, on Tuesday to become the last undefeated Pacific League team. Both squads entered the game without a league loss but the Bears managed to steal a narrow victory from the visiting Falcons and improve to 5-0 in league (10-7 overall).
Senior Izzy Roderick posted a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds, senior Ivana Razov racked up 11 points, five steals and five rebounds, and sophomore Mariam Fahs registered 10 points and five rebounds. Freshmen Valentina Morales and Malia Harney each scored four points while senior Rachel Little tallied two points.
The Bears previously suffered a 69-30 loss against Hart High of Newhall in their JBHS West Coast Holiday Tournament finale, as Morales finished with six points and 11 rebounds.
Following a nonleague game against Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks today, Burroughs will resume league action at Arcadia on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to host Pasadena in a Pacific League game on Tuesday but Pasadena injuries caused the visiting squad to cancel the game, according to Burbank head coach Kristopher Jabourian. A makeup date was not confirmed as of the Burbank Leader’s press deadline.
The Bulldogs finished competing in the La Cañada Tournament after falling to powerhouse Flintridge Prep of La Cañada Flintridge, 51-23, as senior Karen Casillas poured in 10 points. Sophomore Lauren Navarro scored six points for the Bulldogs, senior teammate Shelby Cribbs drained a 3-pointer, and senior Rheanna Ocampo and sophomore Alexandra Richins each had two points.
Burbank (9-8 overall, 3-1 in league) will visit Glendale for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 5 p.m.