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Gaines’ return not enough to spark Burroughs, 75-62

Jim Riggio

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.

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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

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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.

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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

points.

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.

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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

the gap.

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.

BOX SCORE

Hart 22 18 19

16 -- 75

Burroughs 16 16 14

16 -- 62

HART

Trebilcock 30, Patton 28 and 8 rebounds, Downen 8, Weier

5, Miller 2, Campbell 2.

* Three-pointers: Patton 4, Trebilcock.

BURROUGHS

Davies 16, Zavala 15, Gaines 14, Stephan 10, Galindo 5,

Rico 2.

* Three-pointers: Davies 2, Zavala 2.


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