HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS : Burbank Wins Key Game at Hart

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With the season nearly over, the playoff spots in the Foothill League still are undecided.

This is the time a team could use a few hundred screaming fans and the home-court advantage. But for Burbank High, the team has been forced to play two crucial games in the past week in hostile environments. Friday night the Bulldogs lost at Schurr. But on Tuesday night, Burbank traveled to Hart and reversed the outcome, winning, 47-37.

Burbank (15-8, 6-3) shot 33% (17 of 40). Chris Buck scored 16 points and teammate Bryan Chandler had 16 points and six rebounds for Burbank.

Mike Michelson and Eric Arnold each scored 12 points for Hart (6-3 in league).

On Thursday, Hart travels to Schurr, and Burroughs plays at Burbank to conclude the league season.



San Fernando 62, Canoga Park 53--Four players scored in double figures to lead San Fernando (12-8, 6-3) in a Northwest Valley League game. Tory Stephens (18), Joe Mauldin (16), Shelton Boykin (12) and Charles Thomas (10) led a San Fernando comeback from a 15-12 first-quarter deficit. Oral Elrington had 18 points and 15 rebounds for Canoga Park (8-11, 3-6).

Chatsworth 73, Monroe 62--Kendell McDaniels scored 36 for Chatsworth (7-10, 3-6) in the Northwest Valley League win. Roosevelt Johnson had 18, Tom Konkel had 13 and Daril Flemming had 10 points for Monroe (2-14, 0-9).

Cleveland 87, Reseda 54--Michael Gray, who scored 17 points, was one of four players from Cleveland (15-3, 8-2) who scored in double figures in a Valley League game. Robert Stepner had 14 points for Reseda (5-12, 1-9). Adrian King had 16 rebounds and Andre Anderson had seven assists for Cleveland.

Poly 59, Grant 51--Mike Ornelas scored 17 points, Carlos Ortiz had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Jorge Ramos added 16 points and 12 assists to lead Poly (5-4, 11-8) in an East Valley League game. Jason Schirn had a game-high 20 points and 13 rebounds and Mike Parker had 13 points for Grant, which led, 31-28, at halftime.

North Hollywood 67, Sylmar 53--Ralph Topps scored 17 points to lead North Hollywood (13-6, 8-1) in an East Valley League game. Dominic Nappi had 16 points and Peter Nappi had 15 points as four North Hollywood players scored in double figures. Larry Legleiter had a game-high 24 points and seven rebounds for Sylmar (2-13, 2-7). Sylmar’s David Baker had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Notre Dame 62, St. Francis 59--Josh Oppenheimer and Bruce Heicke each had 14 points for Notre Dame (8-13, 6-5) in a Del Rey League game. Notre Dame broke a 46-46 third-quarter tie, outscoring St. Francis, 16-13, in the fourth quarter. Brian Duffy had a game-high 21 points and Greg Forrest had 20 points for St. Francis (3-9 in the league).


Loyola 69, Crespi 58--Steve Keller scored 20 points and Bayardo Abaunzo 17 points for Loyola (7-4 league) in a Del Rey League game. Crespi (3-17, 2-9) trailed, 26-24, at the half, until Loyola ran off eight straight points to start the third quarter. Jason Ringler had 16 points for Crespi.

Calabasas 94, Santa Paula 59--Steve Ward scored 29 points for Calabasas (15-8, 5-2), which secured second place in the Frontier League. John Drezner had 15 points and 15 rebounds, Demetrius Jones had 12 points and 18 rebounds and Jeff Taylor came off the bench to score 14 points for Calabasas.

Santa Clara 50, Agoura 33--Phil Sancher scored 13 points and Don Loperena 11 for Santa Clara (8-0 league) in the Frontier League game. Shambi Huddleston had 13 points and five rebounds for Agoura (4-3 league).

Alhambra 65, Burroughs 57--Scott Mena scored 26 points and had 14 rebounds for Alhambra (13-8, 4-5) in a Foothill League game. Kent Wang added 16 points and Lorne Corradi had 14 points for Alhambra. Tom Johnson had 22 points and Tom Kelly added 19 points for Burroughs (4-14, 0-9).

Canyon 84, Palmdale 73--Stuart Sayre had 25 points and eight rebounds, Jeff White had 23 points and Larry Allbritton had 20 for Canyon in the Golden League game. Greg Paskwietz had nine assists for Canyon (18-6, 7-2).

Chaminade 81, Salesian 45--Kevin Black scored 29 points and had 10 rebounds as Chaminade won its sixth straight Santa Fe League game. Scott Stuber had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Chaminade (16-6, 12-1).


Harvard 68, Bell-Jeff 46--Steve Green had 21 points and Mike Patterson added 12 to pace Harvard (14-5, 11-2) in a Santa Fe League game. Andy Bell and Charles Patton each scored 10 points for Harvard. Ron Brabant scored 11 points for Bell-Jeff (7-6 in league).

St. Genevieve 63, La Salle 45--Ruben Aguirre scored 17 points and Dion Contreras had 14 points and a game-high 16 rebounds as St. Genevieve (10-11, 6-7) won its third straight Santa Fe League game. Mark Earhart scored 10 points and Paul Martinez had nine rebounds for St. Genevieve.

Montclair Prep 62, Village Christian 55--Craig Handschu scored 14 points and Jeff Light added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Montclair Prep (14-6, 11-0) in an Alpha League game. James Bohn scored 12 points for Village Christian (10-8, 6-5).

Highland Hall 79, West L.A. Baptist 29--Wes Parrish had 27 points and 16 rebounds and Dax Tobin had 22 points and seven steals for Highland Hall (6-9, 5-4) in the Westside League game. Peter Gacayan had 10 points for West L.A. Baptist (0-8 league).

Oakwood 55, Cal Prep 37--Mitchell Butler had 21 points and 22 rebounds in leading Oakwood (15-5, 11-1) in the Liberty League game. Darryl Parrish had 21 points for Cal Prep (9-9, 6-6).

West Valley Christian 57, Camarillo Christian 43--John Stalboerger scored 24 points and had 17 rebounds to lead West Valley Christian (12-4, 8-1) in the Christian Schools Athletic Conference game. Mike McGauly had 23 points for Camarillo Christian (3-10, 2-7).


Camp Kilpatrick 65, Ambassador Christian Academy 46--Lloyd Reid scored 19 points to lead Camp Kilpatrick (14-6) in a nonleague game. Brian Hill had 16 points for Ambassador Christian (7-9).


Kennedy 69, Granada Hills 28--Diane DeCree had 22 points and 17 rebounds to lead Kennedy (9-0, 17-3) in a Valley League game at Granada Hills. Kennedy’s Yolanda Lewis had 12 points and 10 assists and Tisa Rush added 13 points. Granada Hills dropped to 0-9 in league.

Van Nuys 58, Cleveland 49--Cheryl Eddings scored 14 points and had 11 rebounds for Van Nuys (3-6 in league) in a Valley League game. Jackie Patten added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Van Nuys. Dawn Stewart led Cleveland (6-3 in league) with 15 points.

Chatsworth 49, El Camino Real 36--Chatsworth (10-5, 5-4) took sole possession of third place in the Valley League behind Dianne Williams’ 17 points and 16 rebounds.

Simi Valley 65, Channel Islands 43--Paula Cooper scored 17 points and Julie Arlotto had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Simi Valley (20-3, 11-0), which won its 24th straight Marmonte League game.

Taft 47, Canoga Park 41--Bridget Davis scored 20 points and Tracy Wilson had 14 rebounds for Taft (6-7, 2-7) in a West Valley League game. Stephanie Delange had 16 points for Canoga Park.


San Fernando 54, Verdugo Hills 33--Four players scored in double figures for San Fernando (7-6, 7-2) in the Pac 6 League game. Yadira Salmaron scored 16, twin Mirna Salmaron had 10, Marina Galan had 10 and Tonatta Cooper had 12 points as San Fernando moved into second place in the league. Stephanie Ma scored 12 points for Verdugo Hills.

Monroe 59, Sylmar 44--Annette Robinson scored 27 points and had 20 rebounds to lead Monroe (9-3, 8-1) in a Pac 6 League game. Karen Gohata had 14 points and Maria Wallace had 15 rebounds as Monroe made 21 of 27 free throws in the game. Tisa Jackson had 13 points for Sylmar (7-2 in the league).

Burbank 67, Hart 38--Christy Calderon had a game-high 31 points for Burbank (14-6, 7-2) in a Foothill League game. Burbank’s Jennifer Gomez added 13 points, and Karrie Parsons had 8 points and 14 rebounds. Kim Posey had 12 points for Hart (0-9 in league).

Buckley 46, Providence 37 (OT)--Laura Kirkpatrick had a game-high 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead Buckley (5-6, 6-11) in a Delphic League gamee. Mary Alafetich, who scored 14 points for Providence (3-7 in league), hit a 20-foot jump shot at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Notre Dame Academy 66, Corvallis 38--Leah Stevenson scored 18 points for Notre Dame (8-1 in league) in a Sunshine League game. Kim Munday added 16 points for Notre Dame. Lisa Senette had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Corvallis (8-11, 4-6).

L.A. Lutheran 45, La Verne Lutheran 36--Peri Booth scored 12 points and Cheryl Anderson had 10 for L.A. Lutheran (9-11, 7-6) in an Alpha League game. Donna Joslen had 14 points for La Verne Lutheran (4-9 in league).



Thousand Oaks 2, Newbury Park 1--Kristin Mealiffe and Phronsie Franco each scored as Thousand Oaks (14-2-1, 8-1) won the Marmonte League match.

Chaminade 6, Marymount 0--Chaminade (14-1-3, 11-1-0) set a school record for wins in a season in the Sunshine League match. Carol Bentley scored twice, and Heather DeGroff, Julie Herbst and Amy Miller each scored once for Chaminade. Goalkeeper Jennifer Eikenmeyer recorded her fifth shutout.

Alemany 2, Muir 1--Shannon Lambert scored both goals as Alemany (14-5-5, 5-2-1) clinched second place in the Pacific Leagu, earning its third trip to the playoffs in as many years. Muir fell to 4-2-1 in league.