Burbank Girls Smash Muir In Pacific League Opener

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By Rick Assad
Sports Editor

 

Burbank High girls’ basketball Coach Bruce Breeden had a pretty good idea that Tuesday’s Pacific League opener against overmatched and visiting Muir could turn ugly.

It did just that as the Bulldogs led 19-0 after the opening quarter and then pulled in front 34-4 at the half, en route to a 50-9 win.

Burbank converted 23 of 58 shots from the floor for 39.6 percent after drilling 16 of 33 at the intermission.

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Senior point guard Ani Sarkisyan scored six points in a 50-9 win over Muir in the Pacific League opener. Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

The Bulldogs grabbed 37 rebounds and hit three of 13 from the free-throw line.

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Freshman shooting guard/small forward Osanna Tirityan and junior power forward Sarah Sarquiz led the way with nine points each.

“The idea that we wanted to work on was fundamentals,” Breeden said. “That’s what we wanted to stick to. Our second unit followed that plan very well.”

The Mustangs (1-5 and 0-1 in league) were held without any points in the first and third quarters.

“The first half we did what we wanted to do, while in the second half we were a little bit lazy,” Breeden pointed out.

The Bulldogs came out and connected on nine of 18 shots in the opening quarter with Tirityan scoring seven points including a three-pointer.

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Burbank junior power forward Sarah Sarquiz tallied a co-game high nine points. Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Junior center Emma Kerr tallied half of her eight points in the stanza, while senior point guard Ani Sarkisyan dropped in six points.

Burbank (11-4 and 1-0 in league) then canned seven of 15 shots from the field in the second quarter with Kerr adding four points followed by four points from Sarquiz.

The third quarter saw the Bulldogs make four of 12 from the floor as Sarquiz tossed in four points.

Sarquiz and Tirityan each scored a bucket in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs made three of 13 from the fleld.

The Mustangs connected on two of 21 shots (9.5 percent) and made five of nine from the free-throw line, while pulling down 20 rebounds.

The league schedule continues for the Bulldogs who visit Crescenta Valley on Friday with a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

 

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