GLENDALE -- After falling behind by 11 points at halftime, the
Burroughs High boys’ basketball team figured it would have to get things
going in the second half to have any chance at beating Venice High.
However, Venice wouldn’t allow a comeback, as it went on to outscore
the Indians by nine points in the second half to run away with an 83-63
win Thursday in semifinals of the 31st annual Burbank-Hoover Tournament
at Hoover High.
Despite the loss, Burroughs Coach Art Sullivan was pleased with his
“I’m happy with the way we played tonight,” he said. “They’re a very
good team and we stayed with them for much of the game.
“But we just didn’t have any answer for them at the start of the
second quarter, and that pretty much did us in.”
Heading into the second quarter, the score was tied at 18.
But Burroughs’ Keith Jarbo came out and scored two consecutive layups
to open the quarter, giving Burroughs a 22-18 lead.
However, the Cowboys caught fire over the remainder of the quarter, as
they ouscored the Bulldogs, 24-9, to take an 11-point lead into the half.
The Cowboys carried that momentum into the third quarter -- and at the
5:41 mark -- led, 47-31.
But Burroughs wouldn’t do down eaeily, and after Tyler Newton drained
one from inside the lane at the 2:13 mark of the third quarter, the
Indians had gone on an 11-6 run to cut the Cowboy lead to just 10.
However, the Cowboys (2-0) went on to outscore the Indians by 10 over
the remainder of the game.
Leading Venice was senior forward Montell Dunon, who had a game-high
Teammate Kyle Morrison also had a good game with 11 points and six rebounds.
Burroughs (1-1) received good games from Jarbo and Newton. Jarbo
finished with 16 points and eight rebounds and Newton had 10 points and
Burroughs..18 13 16 16 -- 63
Venice.....18 24 19 22 -- 83
Burroughs: Jarbo 17. Dimitrov 12. Ambos 11. Newton 10 and 12 rebounds.
Holmes 7. Locke 3. Witt 2. Godin 1.
3-pointers: Dimitrov 2. Ambos 3. Holmes.
Venice: Dunon 34. Morrison 11. Edwards 10. Alexander 10. Elvoy 8.
Jones 4. Delosantos 3. Hall 3.
3-pointers: Dunon 3. Morrison. Elvoy 2. Edwards.
Burroughs 80, Belmont 60: The Indians opened the tournament Wednesday
with a win at Hoover High.
Senior forward Boyan Dimitrov exploded for 29 points and Tayler Newton
added 20 for Burroughs.