The good news for the Burroughs High girls’ basketball team is
that point guard Tulyah Gaines returned for her first game of the new
year Friday night against visiting Hart.
Another positive was that Burroughs played well. But playing well
enough to beat the No. 2-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division
IA was another story.
Burroughs, which opened the week ranked No. 4 in Division IIA, ran
into another bump in the Foothill League, as it fell 75-62.
“We’re not going to give up,” Burroughs Coach Doug Nicol said.
“We’ve got big plans ahead at the end of the year. We’re going to be
a team to beat.”
Gaines -- a junior who is among the most highly recruited point
guards in the nation -- was ill two weeks ago and then suffered a
hand injury last week that required 17 stitches. The setbacks kept
Gaines out of the lineup until Friday.
But in her first game back, Gaines, who played with stitches still
in her hand, had to go up against a counterpart with similar
credentials. And a less-than-full-strength Gaines was no match for
Hart sophomore Ashlee Trebilcock, who finished with a game-high 30
Nicol applauded Gaines’ decision to play despite being at 100%.
“She stepped up and played tough against one of the best players
in the state,” Nicol said.
Trebilcock, and Loyola Marymount-bound guard Amanda Patton
combined for 58 of Hart’s 75 points, as Patton had 28.
Hart (12-6, 3-0) took the early lead and Burroughs couldn’t close
Burroughs (11-9, 0-3 in league), which trailed by as many as 19 in
the second half, cut the lead to 66-57 with 3:57 to play, following a
basket by Shannon Davies.
Hart 22 18 19
16 -- 75
Burroughs 16 16 14
16 -- 62
Trebilcock 30, Patton 28 and 8 rebounds, Downen 8, Weier
5, Miller 2, Campbell 2.
* Three-pointers: Patton 4, Trebilcock.
Davies 16, Zavala 15, Gaines 14, Stephan 10, Galindo 5,
* Three-pointers: Davies 2, Zavala 2.