Tag Archives: CIF Playoffs

Burbank’s Football Season Ends, 41-21

By Jim Riggio

Dominguez High was bigger, stronger and faster. The Burbank football team did all it could Friday night, but fell to the visiting Dons 41-21 in a first round CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoff contest at Glendale High’s Moyse Field.

“We’re a young team,” Burbank coach Richard Broussard said.  “The game plan was solid. There’s a lot of pressure. There’s a lot of beef up there (Dominguez offensive and defensive lines). They just lay on you. Our kids battled. I’m so proud of them. I’m proud of how hard they played and how they finished the game.”

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Burbank junior wide receiver Forest Fajardo catches a pass during a 41-21 loss to Dominguez Compton in a CIF opening-round game. Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Dominguez (8-3) suited up just 24 players. But they were 24 of the best players Burbank has ever faced.

Senior running back Henry Williams rushed for 222 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries to lead the Dons.

He put up the impressive numbers while playing on a sprained meniscus and a slightly torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Williams got Dominguez on the board just seconds into the contest.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Tailback Darnell Williams runs for yardage against Dominguez. Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Burbank (6-5) fumbled the ball and Dominguez recovered on the very first play from scrimmage. Williams scored his first touchdown on the second play from scrimmage, a two-yard run.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Senior Andrew Hank kicks off against the Dons in a CIF first-round setback. Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Dominguez also got a stellar performance from freshman quarterback Sean Harlston, who carried the ball six times for 84 yards. He also had an interception on defense.

The visiting Dons went up 14-0 with 6:10 left in the first quarter as senior running back Royce Anson scored on a five-yard run.

Burbank got on the board with 1:01 left in the first quarter as junior quarterback Guy Gibbs hooked up with junior wide receiver Forest Fajardo on a 10-yard touchdown pass.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Burbank players look glum on the sideline after loss to the Dons. Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

The Bulldogs got within six points as Gibbs scored on a one-yard run 9:07 left in the first half to make it 20-14.

But every time Burbank did something well, Dominguez seemed to do it better.

Williams scored on a 50-yard run on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. Williams later added a five-yard touchdown run which made it 34-14.

After yet another Dominguez touchdown, Burbank fought back and scored with 6:28 left as junior running back Jake Kelley scored on a two-yard run.

Burroughs Downs Norwalk, 16-9, In Hard-Hitting Playoff Game

By Rick Assad
Sports Editor

 

Hard-hitting and low-scoring were the stories in Friday’s CIF Southern Section Southeast Division opening-round playoff football game between Burroughs High and Norwalk at Memorial Field.

In the end, the Indians prevailed 16-9 over the Lancers with senior quarterback Steven Hubbell tossing two touchdown passes, one in each half, while junior tailback Chance Bell, the team’s leading ground-gainer the last two seasons, injured his knee on his initial four-yard carry and didn’t return to the game.

“I knew that our offensive production was going to go down when Chance went out of the game,” Burroughs coach Keith Knoop said. “We had to be creative, but Ash [Hawkins} and Oscar [Perez] stepped up.”

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Senior running back Ash Hawkins had 45 yards in 16-9 CIF win over Norwalk. (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs (10-1), the No. 4 seeded team, readies for a quarterfinal encounter with St. Francis (8-3), which knocked off host Warren, 19-17, at Friedman Field on the Golden Knights’ campus.

This is Burroughs first playoff victory since 2010 when it defeated El Rancho.

The Indians came in having topped 40 points in seven games, but struggled at times to move the ball. Burroughs managed 336 total net yards, including 150 yards on 35 carries.

Several players had to take up the slack left by Bell’s absence, as Hubbell, a nifty runner, tacked on 51 yards on 15 carries and had three runs of 10 yards or more including a 16-yarder and two 13-yard sprints.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Junior tailback Chance Bell left the game after his first carry. (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

“I expected a different game because we knew that they [Norwalk] was a physical team,” said Hubbell, who hit 13 of 19 for 186 yards and one interception. “We knew it was going to be a tough game. Sometimes we didn’t score when we got in the red zone, but our defense was fantastic. Our defense did what it always does.”

Hawkins, a senior, came up with 45 yards on 14 rushes, while Perez, a junior, chimed in with 40 yards on three carries, but did fumble.

“I like getting the ball and it was a good night,” said Hawkins, who had 29 yards in the opening half on nine carries and would have had a few carries if Bell had played the while game. “I really didn’t think that I’d get that much time.”

The Indians, who finished 7-0 and first place in the Pacific League, led 7-0 when Hubbell moved Burroughs 81 yards on eight plays and capped it with a 45-yard toss to senior wide receiver Erick Hernandez with 33 seconds left in the opening quarter.

“Physically I feel fine,” said Hernandez, who had two catches for 55 yards. “It’s the guys in the trenches who get banged up. Our offense played alright, but our defense played really well.”

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Indians’ senior quarterback Steven Hubbell unloaded two scoring passes in 16-9 CIF opening-round win. Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The Lancers (5-6) opened the scoring with a 34-yard field goal from junior Eduardo Nava and 5:01 left in the first quarter as the drive began at the Norwalk 33-yard line and consumed 14 plays.

When senior wide receiver/kicker Cade Borland (55 yards and three catches) drilled a 24-yard field goal and 7:49 left before the intermission, the Indians bolted ahead 10-3 on a drive that started at the Norwalk 46-yard line and took eight plays.

The Lancers (228 total yards) are a run-first offense and accumulated 226 yards on the ground on 46 rushes, including 131 yards in the second half.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Wide receiver Robert Awunganyi returns a punt in victory over Norwalk in a CIF first-round game. (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Norwalk, which finished in third place in the Suburban League, closed to within 10-9 and 4:55 left in the third quarter on a 25-yard run and Nava’s point after hitting the right upright.

When the Indians took over on their next series at the Burroughs 23-yard line, Hubbell, who came in having tossed only three interceptions, was picked off by junior defensive end Robert Rodriguez, but Nava’s 33-yard field goal sailed wide right.

What followed was an 80-yard, 12-play march that ended when Hubbell found senior wide receiver Torin Harris (20 yards on two receptions) with an eight-yard bullet as 9:01 remained in the fourth quarter.

When Borland’s point after was blocked by sophomore strong safety Josh Martinez, the Indians pulled ahead by seven points.

CIF Playoffs Over for Burbank and Burroughs; Final Results Here

CIF

CIF PLAYOFFS:

Football

CIF Southeast Division

La Serna 28 Burbank 21 (Bulldogs finish 10-3 overall and 5-2 in the Pacific League; tied for second)

Burbank 42 Santa Fe 0 (Bulldogs advance to the semifinals)

Burbank 49 Mayfair 14 (Bulldogs advance to the quarterfinals)

La Serna 55 Burroughs 7 (Indians end their season 6-5 overall and 5-2 in the Pacific League; tied for second)

Girls Volleyball

CIF Division IIA

Round 2-

Whittier Christian 3 Burbank 0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-23) Bulldogs finish season 16-7 overall and 11-3 in the Pacific League (3rd place)

Round 1-

Burbank 3 Temescal Canyon 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-14)

Palm Springs 3 Burroughs 1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-21) Indians finish season 18-10 overall and 11-3 in the Pacific League (3rd place)

Boys Water Polo

CIF Division V

Wild card-

Whittier 10 Burbank 9 (OT). Bulldogs end season 10-12 overall and 3-5 in the Pacific League (4th place)

Cross Country

Burbank boys finished ninth overall at the CIF Finals.

Elliot Choe- 15:25 (28th overall)

Arsen Mkrtchyan- 15.27

Ethan Moskowitz- 15:37

Brennan Doyle- 15:53

Enrique Vizcaino- 16:02

Burbank boys advanced to the CIF Finals as they finished second in their heat.

CIF Prelims:

(Burbank boys)

Arsen Mkrtchyan 15:31

Elliot Choe 15:35

Ethan Moskowitz 15:49

Brennan Doyle 15:49

Enrique Vizcaino 15:50

(Burbank girls)

14- Candela Fernandez 18:29

47- Arlette Movsesyan 19:38

57- Daisy Ignacio 20:00

60- Taryn Stevenson 20:02

64- Caroline Adams 20:11

66- Alexia Hatun 20:18

90- Stephanie Solomon 21:20

Team Time- 1:38:20 (second fastest time ever by a BHS girls team)

 

Burroughs boys missed the CIF Finals by one point.

(Burroughs boys)

Varsity Boys (100) – 5th (79:48)

Shane Thompson (12)                          15:37

Elias Hoxsie (15)                                  15:42

Ricky Mendez (23)                               15:59

Garrett Boulais (24)                              16:02

Justin Villagran (47)                              16:28

Everth Vargas (58)                               16:40

Chris Van Dam (71)                             16:59

Girls Tennis

CIF Individuals

Burbank’s Lilit Vandanyan wins 6-1, 6-4 and 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the Round of 32 on December 3.

CIF Division II

Burbank 13 La Palma Kennedy 5 (first round)

St. Margaret’s 9 Burbank 9- Bulldogs lose on games, 71-70 (second round). Burbank finishes season 15-3 overall, 11-1 in league (Pacific League co-champions)

Girls Golf

CIF Eastern Team Divisional

Burroughs finished 16th with a total of 511 strokes.

Joany Gao- 74; Stephanie Adachi- 101; Ashley Phelps- 103; Maddie Riggs- 110; Tiffany Mirabal- 123

CIF Southern Section Individual Final and Women’s Southern California Golf Assn. Qualifying Tournament at the Talega Golf Course in San Clemente-

Burbank’s Irene Maemura and Burroughs’ Joany Gao each missed the next round of CIF Individual play. Maemura shot a 76 and Gao a 79. The score of 75 was the cut.

Burbank Advances to CIF Quarterfinals With 49-14 Win Over Mayfair

The Burbank offense churned away 632 total yards (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Burbank offense churned away 632 total yards (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

From the opening series the Burbank High football team played at a fast-paced, break-neck speed and this may have confused Mayfair in a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division opening-round playoff match at Memorial Field on Friday.

What transpired over four quarters fairly resembled a well-tuned Ferrari buzzing down the freeway as the Bulldogs raced ahead by 36 points at the half, and finished off the masterpiece with a 49-14 triumph. On the night, BHS gained 632 total net yards.

James Williams finds running room along the sideline (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

James Williams finds running room along the sideline (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“I don’t think they [Mayfair] could do anything with that tempo,” said Burbank coach Hector Valencia, whose team will next play Santa Fe, which upset No. 2 seeded Diamond Ranch, 31-28. “They probably don’t see a lot of that in their league.”

The second-round game will be contested at Pioneer High in Whittier and played on November 22.

Valencia was also impressed with the Bulldogs’ stingy defense.

“Our defensive scheme did well to stop their run,” he said.

The Monsoons, who were tied for second place in the Suburban League, managed 45 yards on the ground.

Ryan Meredith

Ryan Meredith looks to pass (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Junior quarterback Ryan Meredith and senior wide receiver Oharjee Brown connected on three touchdowns and were in sync all night as the Bulldogs, who finished in a three-way tie for second in the Pacific League, garnered their first playoff win since 2009.

Meredith’s 30-yard spiral to Brown with 9:03 left in the second quarter gave the Bulldogs a 21-0 cushion.

Burbank (9-2) then pulled in front by four touchdowns when Meredith (14 of 24 attempts for 235 yards and no interceptions) had a 20-yard run, but fumbled the ball into the end zone which Brown pounced on as eight minutes remained before the half.

With 40.1 seconds left in the second quarter Meredith again found Brown, who pulled down a 40-yard aerial as the Bulldogs moved ahead, 42-6.

“I like the tempo we play at,” said Brown, who had eight receptions for 163 yards. “We’re better conditioned. We run and run and that sets up the pass.”

The second half saw Burbank punt on its first two possessions, but then settle down as Meredith went to work and drilled Brown with a 15-yard bullet and 1:43 showing in the third quarter that made it a 35-point spread.

The Burbank defense was stout and strong once again Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Burbank defense was stout and strong once again (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Monsoons (5-6) were forced to kick the ball away on their opening series as the Bulldogs set up shop at their one-yard line.

In quick-tempo fashion Meredith guided Burbank down the field on 10 plays with junior running back James Williams adding the capper when he punched the ball in from two yards out on a sweep around right end. The score came with 6:36 remaining in the first quarter as the Bulldogs forged a 7-0 lead.

“I’m alright but I’m sore,” said Williams, who finished with 127 yards on 13 carries. “It’s my upper back and lower back. I’m going to ice it all week. I’ll be ready for our next game.”

Once again Burbank began a drive at its one-yard line and 14 plays later senior running back Joseph Pendleton (61 yards on 13 rushes) scored on a two-yard burst as 31.2 seconds was left in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead.

When Mayfair’s Cannon Plooster fell short on a 36-yard field goal, Burbank had the ball at its 20-yard line.

The six-play drive was dominated by five runs, but ended when Meredith drilled Brown with a 30-yard toss and 9:03 showing in the second quarter for a 21-0 advantage.

Mayfair (194 total yards) did get on the scoreboard when quarterback Isaiah Jackson (10 of 26 for 149 yards and no picks) hit wide receiver Evan Ponce (four catches for 53 yards) with a 20-yard offering and 5:21 left before the half. Burbank blocked Plooster’s extra point attempt as the Monsoons trailed, 28-6.

Tony Toledo scores on this one-yard run (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Tony Toledo scores on this one-yard run (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Junior running back Tony Toledo (10 carries for 86 yards) responded on the ensuing kickoff by returning the ball 98 yards. When Toledo found his way into the end zone with a short run as 17 seconds elapsed, the Bulldogs were ahead, 35-6.

Jackson also had a 40-yard scoring toss and successful two-point pass attempt with 9:18 left in the third quarter that chopped Burbank’s lead to 42-14.

Burbank has previous playoff experience against Santa Fe, losing to the Chiefs in the first round, 28-14, in 2010. The winner earns a trip to the CIF semifinals with a likely match-up against No. 3 La Serna waiting in the wings. La Serna defeated Burroughs, 55-7, last night.

A history lesson for all- Burbank has NEVER reached the CIF semifinals in football. They have NEVER had a 10-win season. Is this the year that the 2013 edition of Bulldog football makes new history? We will find out soon!

La Serna Abruptly Halts Burroughs Season

Burroughs concluded its season 6-5 overall (Photo by Craig Sherwood)

Burroughs concluded its season 6-5 overall (Photo by Craig Sherwood)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Facing the No. 3 seeded team in the CIF Southeast Division on the road in Whittier, a great effort by Burroughs would be needed to advance to the quarterfinals. Unfortunately, the stars on this evening did not align. Nor did they shine brightly.

With starters Hawkins Mann, Javier Pineda, Brad Peppmuller and Jacob Nutty out of action and dressed in civilian clothes, the depleted Indians were no match for a powerful La Serna squad who won going away, 55-7.

Blackjack anyone? Burroughs' Aidan Anding (lt) goes up for a pass (Photo by Craig Sherwood)

Blackjack anyone? Burroughs’ Aidan Anding (lt) goes up for a pass (Photo by Craig Sherwood)

La Serna, CIF runner-ups the last two seasons, overwhelmed Burroughs with an aggressive and disciplined ground attack and an opportunistic defense that forced four turnovers.

The Lancers took the opening drive and scored in six plays to take a 7-0 lead. On Burroughs’ first offensive play of the game, a fumble occurred on an exchange in the backfield which La Serna recovered. Two plays later the score was 14-0 at the 10:34 mark.

“I was a little disappointed that we couldn’t play with some of our best kids and give it our best effort,” Burroughs coach Keith Knoop said. “You can’t play a team like that without being at your best. We can’t afford to fumble the ball on your first play of offense on the four-yard line. You can’t spot them 14 points and expect to come to play.”

La Serna (9-2) won its sixth straight game outscoring its opponents 288 to 43 (48 ppg to 7.1 ppg) along the way.

Eric Gordon and the Indians couldn't escape the grasp of La Serna (Photo by Craig Sherwood)

Eric Gordon and the Indians couldn’t escape the grasp of La Serna (Photo by Craig Sherwood)

With the highly skilled and energetic Mann watching his teammates helplessly, the Indians’ defense played as poorly as it has all season long. The offense was just as inept without the hard-nosed running of Pineda.

Two Burroughs punts and two more scoring drives by the Lancers resulted in a 27-0 first-quarter advantage for the host school.

The lead quickly grew to 41-0 at the half as La Serna imposed its will on an Indians defense that looked disinterested and out of focus.

Max Chamberlain scored on this play; a six-yard pass from Angel Manzanero (Photo by Craig Sherwood)

Max Chamberlain scored on this play; a six-yard pass from Angel Manzanero (Photo by Craig Sherwood)

The second half was more of the same. Burroughs fumbled the kick-off and La Serna scored on its first play of the half ripping off a 32-yard touchdown run. The Indians’ fifth turnover of the night was parlayed into another Lancers’ score on the ensuing possession.

Burroughs’ lone score came on a six-yard pass from back-up senior quarterback Angel Manzanero to junior Max Chamberlain late in the fourth quarter.

It culminated a nine-play, 52-yard drive that was the most productive of the game for the Indians.

Manzanero made the most of his minutes completing a handful of passes while gaining 42 yards with a few nice runs.

Michael Ospina was the leading ground gainer for JBHS with 56 yards on nine carries.

Senior Angel Manzanero

Senior Angel Manzanero

The Indians ended the season 6-5 overall and 5-2 in the Pacific League. For 36 seniors, the loss Friday night ended their high school football careers but it did not define the season they had.

“We finished above .500. We played some great football this year,” Knoop said. “We didn’t finish how we wanted to with the last two games. It took us a while to get rolling but once league started I thought we played well.

“A lot of the seniors in the program we had for four years since they were freshmen. It’s a rarity to get 36 seniors that have all played together at some point in the program. That just doesn’t happen anymore. Hopefully they can put aside the last two weeks and see what they have done. They made it to the playoffs and reached some of their goals.”

Burbank, Burroughs Baseball Receive Wild Card Playoff Games Tuesday

Both Burbank and Burroughs will be wild card teams on Tuesday as both fight to qualify for the first round of the CIF Playoffs that begin on Thursday.

Burbank, which tied for second in the Pacific League but lost a coin toss to Arcadia, will travel to Claremont on Tuesday, to play the third place team in the Sierra League.  The winner will then play Cypress on Thursday, who is ranked #2 on the division.

Burroughs, who came in fourth in the Pacific League, will travel to Ventura to play the third place team in the Channel League.  The winner will then move on to play at Harvard-Westlake who is the top ranked team in the division on Thursday.

Bulldogs Continue Their March in Basketball

Burbank High girls’ basketball is proving that its strong showing in the regular season was no fluke.

The Bulldogs steamrolled host Upland, 62-40, on February 22 to set the stage for a CIF Southern Section Division IA quarterfinal game against Temecula Valley on Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Temecula Valley (14-15 overall) upset No. 5 Diamond Bar, 57-33, creating a match-up few would have predicted when the postseason began. The Bulldogs, unofficially, will make their first quarterfinals appearance in program history Athletic Director Fred Cook calculated. Their coach, Bruce Breeden, will make his first appearance since 2001 when he coached at Crescenta Valley.

Let the dreams of an appearance in the semifinals begin after Burbank came-up with arguably its best all-around effort of the season against Upland with a large cast of players leading the way.

Aja Locke scored 15 points and hauled-in five rebounds, Damarie Gonzalez scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Courtney Seidler added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Teammate Sylvia Granados also has a solid all-around game with eight points, seven assists and four steals.

Upland countered with a game-high 21 points from Ashley Carson, but it wasn’t nearly enough to counter the team-attack of the Bulldogs, who improved to 18-11 on the season and who have now won five of their last six games.

Bulldog Girls Not Fit to be Tied

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.”

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Both Burbank and Burroughs Make It Into Wild Card Round

Burbank High's Alessia Dal-Monte takes a kick as Burroughs Alexis Mendias works the field. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

There may be better teams in the CIF Southern Section playoff brackets than the Burbank Bulldogs, but there certainly isn’t anyone as battled tested.

Burbank first had to beat its crosstown rival Burroughs on February 9 to force a one-game playoff for the fourth and final playoff spot the next day. Next, the Bulldogs had to beat their rivals in dramatic fashion — double overtime to complete their mission.

When Taylor Gore scored a goal with just over one-minute remaining in the second overtime period, the Bulldogs knew for sure that they were heading to the playoffs by way of their 2-1 victory.

Burbank High's Taylor Gore works the ball while Josie Castellon of Burroughs tries to defend her team. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

It was one of only two shots that got past Indians’ goalkeeper Tatiana Sanchez who had a season-high 14 saves. Alessia Dal Monte got Burbank even, 1-1, in the 66th minute of the contest on a header.

The Bulldogs will also have to play a wild card match on Wednesday, February when it hosts Rancho Cucamonga.

One gets the feeling they don’t care after such a dramatic ride to the postseason.

Burroughs had a week of controversy last week. Three players were suspended for the 4-0 loss to Burbank on February 9 for posting something about their rivals and specific players on the social media outlet, Facebook. Although two of the three were reinstated after their school suspensions were rescinded

Burroughs High's Lilth Paparo-Prieto move the ball during second overtime. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Friday, the Indians still fell to Burbank (11-9-2) twice in a two-day span.

Burroughs had to be relieved to learn it had qualified for a Wildcard berth anyway when brackets were released on Monday, February 13. The Indians (13-9-2) will play at Lakewood on February 15 at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Burbank High's Varsity Girls Soccer Team poses for a team shot after defeating rival Burroughs twice in two days to qualify for the CIF Playoffs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Burbank Boys Basketball Sneak Into Playoffs

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.