Burbank Boys Basketball Fights Off Montclair

Bulldogs move on to face Thousand Oaks in the second round.

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BHS boys basketball vs Arcadia (Photo by Ross A. Benson)


By Eric Owens
Special to MyBurbank.com

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With just .3 seconds left in the first round CIF-SS Division 3AA contest against the visiting Montclair Cavaliers, junior guard Phoenix Mosley sank both free throws to seal a 46-44 victory on Wednesday in the Doghouse – that was limited to just 40 fans for both squads due to COVID-19 restrictions

Mosley finished with 13 points.
“I knew I was going make them, so I just didn’t want to let them down,” Mosley said.

Senior Elmer Reyes led the Dogs (8-3) with 16 points.

He talked about his team’s 15-2 run to close the 3rd quarter.
“We just had to hustle and focus on defense,” Reyes said.

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The victory was the first postseason one for Burbank since its glory run of 2017, which that saw the Bulldogs compete for a CIF title. Second-year head coach and former Glendale Community assistant Sid Cooke also picked up his first playoff victory with Burbank.

The Bulldogs will next travel to Thousand Oaks for a second-round CIF contest. The game is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, but is expected to be changed due to Burbank’s graduation being held Friday night at Burroughs’ Memorial Field.