Bulldog Girls Not Fit to be Tied

Sylvia Granados of Burbank High makes a move during a resent game against Burroughs High Girls. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Bulldogs’ girls’ basketball team was probably fortunate to be tied going into the half of its CIF Southern Section Division IA opener at Burbank High against Fountain Valley after a seven-of-34 shooting performance over the first two quarters.

After regrouping, they eventually went on a 25-8 run over the third quarter to take control en route to a 59-45 win. Burbank will play Upland who defeated Centennial 67-64 on Saturday. The Highlanders are 13-8 on the season.

Burbank was led Saturday by Damarie Gonzalez who scored 17 points and hauled-in seven rebounds. Sister Jamie Gonzalez had nine points and teammate Sylvia Granados had 10 points and five steals.

Burbank is 17-11 on the season and was victories in a playoff game for only the second time in the last ten seasons. Winning in the playoffs was one of Coach Bruce Breeden’s preseason goals.

“You talk about a lot of things, aim big and try to miss small,” he said. “Once you get to the playoffs anything can happen.”

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