PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Burbank Boys Basketball Sneak Into Playoffs

By On February 14, 2012

Burbank High's defense will be put to the test if they want to advance Friday night ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The waiting game now over, the Bulldogs can get ready for their opponent on February 17 in the form of an at-large spot and Chino Hills. Better news for the Burbank boys’ basketball team is that they will host the Huskies Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.

The Huskies were 16-10 on the regular season and 6-4 in the Sierra League — a league the Pacific League is often paired with come CIF Southern Section playoff time. Chino Hills finished third behind Damien and Ayala highs.

Burbank finished 6-8 in the Pacific League race and behind Muir, Pasadena, Crescenta Valley and Glendale highs — the last via a tie-breaker having been swept by the Nitros in the regular season. The Bulldogs were 14-13 overall.

Chino Hills features a balanced attack with three players averaging more than a dozen points per game. Michael Navar (12.9 points-per-game), Cameron Curry (12.5 ppg) and Deion Page (11 ppg) lead the Huskies offensively.

Andre Spight’s return from an injury has sparked the Bulldogs offense of late. Spight scored 27 points in the season finale against Burroughs and promised Burbank would “make some noise” in the postseason after the game.

Caine Brown Kennedy — a junior transfer from Las Vegas — and Remi Youssefi are also key pieces for Burbank.

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