Kaiden Fine wasted no time in what turned out to be a watershed moment in his career.
The win moved Burbank ahead of Burroughs in the Pacific League standings.
The Bulldogs know it's not an easy chore facing the Falcons as they lose 66-49.
The Bears jump ahead early but cannot continue at the same pace and lose 64-53.
Longtime local hoops coach, who had much success, was recently relieved of his duties.
The Bulldogs come up short versus the Mustangs in a Pacific League encounter.
"It's mostly about locking in together as a team and being prepared to help in any way I can," said Horning, who had 16 first-half points. "I was once that little role player, so I can help out now.
Burroughs High sophomore Jacob Samontina didn’t start the Bears basketball game against visiting Glendale High in the Pacific League opener Friday night.
The Bulldogs cannot dig out of an early deficit and lose to the Firehawks 69-43.
The Bulldogs, Bears and Pioneers seek to make a big splash in the postseason.