First published in the Feb. 11 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Burroughs High School varsity girls’ basketball team defeated visiting Burbank, 40-33, in the final game of the regular season last Thursday.
Burroughs sophomore Mariam Fahs racked up 14 points, four rebounds, four steals and one blocked shot while senior Izzy Roderick poured in eight points with seven boards, three blocks and one assist for the Bears.
JBHS freshman Malia Harney registered four points, three rebounds and one assist, junior Natalie Sanchez tallied four points, two steals and two boards, and senior Ivana Razov finished with three points, eight rebounds, five steals, four assists and one block. Senior Rachel Little scored two points with two boards, sophomore Skylar Cafferty recorded two points and one assist, junior Karly Geris scored two points, and freshman Valentina Morales had one point and four rebounds. Freshman Grace Barton collected one steal and one board, senior Kylie Indefenzo produced four rebounds and one block, freshman Anna Phillips had one board and junior Ashley Martin notched one steal.
The Bulldogs were led by senior Karen Casillas, who posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman teammate Sahara Jackson recorded six points and 10 boards while senior Rheanna Ocampo finished with eight points and five rebounds.
The Bears (12-2 in league, 18-10 overall), who finished the regular season as the Pacific League’s runner-up, traveled to Paramount (15-6 overall) for their CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA playoff opener; the game ended after the Burbank Leader’s press deadline and will be included in next week’s issue. If victorious, JBHS would advance to the second round and meet either Canyon High of Canyon Country (18-7 overall) or Covina (15-11 overall). A pair of victories would send Burroughs to the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Burbank (9-5 in league, 15-13 overall), which finished third in league, traveled to Corona del Mar High in Newport Beach (15-6 overall) for its CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA playoff opener; the game ended after the Burbank Leader’s press deadline. If victorious, the Bulldogs would advance to the second round and visit Flintridge Prep in La Cañada Flintridge. A pair of victories would send Burbank to the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Feb. 15.