SOUTHERN SECTION BOYS' BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS : Burgess' 36 Points Lead Woodbridge

Sophomore center Chris Burgess scored 36 points to lead Woodbridge to a 72-67 victory over Agoura in the second round of the Division II-AA boys' basketball playoffs Friday night at Woodbridge.

Burgess also had 16 rebounds and four blocked shots for Woodbridge (19-9), which will play Mission Viejo in the quarterfinals next Friday night.

Senior forward Eric Ripley had 22 points for the Warriors.

Agoura, which finished 15-10, was led by senior center Ben Richardson, who had 29 points and 10 rebounds.

The score was tied, 35-35, at halftime and, 51-51, after three quarters. Agoura led by as many as four points in the fourth quarter.

Woodbridge came back to tie the score, 62-62, on two free-throws by Ripley with 1 minutes 38 seconds remaining.

Agoura regained the lead, 64-62, with two free-throws by Richardson with 1:24 remaining.

The Chargers had a chance to go ahead by four points, but Todd Semn blocked Richardson's jump shot and got the rebound. Semn threw the ball the length of the court to Burgess, who was fouled hard from behind by Maurice Moore. Moore was called for an intentional foul and ejected.

Burgess, after a brief delay, sank two free-throws to tie the score, 64-64, with 56 seconds left. Woodbridge also got the ball out of bounds. Burgess then hit a 10-foot jumper to put the Warriors ahead.

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