BURBANK HIGH -- Once Crescenta Valley High’s James Jenkins finally
started sinking his free throws, Burbank High had no answer for the
Falcons’ 6-foot-6 center.
The junior had 20 points by the time the final quarter rolled around
Thursday, despite a 1-of-6 start from the foul line. He hit three of his
four fourth-quarter free throws -- in a quarter where the Falcons shot 17
from the stripe.
That type of late shooting helped CV get by Burbank High, 70-63, in
the semifinals of the 31th annual Burbank-Hoover Tournament at Burbank
Jenkins finished with a team-high 23 points and also grabbed nine
rebounds. Freshman guard Jimmy Goffredo added 14 points and sophomore
Chris Tarne scored 19 -- mostly on 8-of-11 shooting from the foul line in
the second half -- for the Falcons.
With the Falcons holding a 55-41 lead heading into the fourth quarter,
Burbank Coach Ron Quarterman went with a tight defense.
The Bulldogs went to a full-court press to start the quarter, and then
had to foul in the game’s final minutes in hopes cutting into the lead.
The plan seemed to work, as Frank Reed sank a three-pointer, then
stole a pair of passes in the backcourt for lay-ins to trim Crescenta
Valley’s lead to 61-53 with 2:28 left.
However the Falcons took back control after Bulldog Trent Cleveland
was whistled for a holding foul, and Quarterman was whistled for a
technical foul for protesting the call, which put the Falcons back at the
Jenkins hit two free throws and Tarne converted one, to give the
Falcons an 11-point lead.
" I shouldn’t have gotten the “T " Quarterman said, “But everyone saw
it was a horrible call.
“I tried to fire my guys up a little bit.”
It seemed to work, as the Bulldogs had trimmed the Falcons’ lead to
just six, 66-60, with about a minute to go. However, Burbank got no
closer, losing for the first time this season.
“It was a good and a bad technical,” said Quarterman. “It was good
because we responded a little, but bad because it cost us points. CV is a
good team, and I’m proud of the way my guys battled against them.”
Reed, in his third season at the varsity level, led the Bulldogs with
24 points. Damien Jordan added 15 points, four rebounds, and three
steals. Pablo Gonzales hit three of four three pointers to finish with
Crescenta Valley..16 16 23 15 -- 70
Burbank............13 12 16 22 -- 63
CV--Jenkins 23, Tarne 19, Goffredo 14, Myers 10, MaCauley 2, Aldridge
Three-pointers: Goffredo 3, Tarne 2.B-Reed 24, Jordan 15, Gonzales 9,
Cleveland 7, Joudi 4, Chitta 4.
Three-pointers: Reed 4, Gonzales 3, Joudi 1.
Burbank 48, Eagle Rock 43: The Bulldogs won their opening tournament
game Wednesday with a big second quarter.
With the scored tied at 9 after a quareter, the bulldogs went on a
16-8 run in the second.
Pablo Gonzales had 11 and Romeo Joudi and Frank Reed each had 10 for