For Burroughs High boys’ basketball Coach Art Sullivan it was a
After 14 consecutive Foothill League losses dating back to the
2000-01 season, his Indians came to play Friday night, defeating host
“We shot the ball well, but we moved well to get good shots,”
Sullivan said. “We didn’t want to settle for the first shot we could
Burroughs (10-10, 1-4 in league) overwhelmed Burbank (0-18, 0-5)
from the opening tipoff.
For Burbank, it was its first game since it was announced earlier
Friday that Coach David Goosen had been relieved of his duties, after
being placed on administrative leave earlier this month.
“We’re struggling as a team, but the kids are working very hard,”
said Burbank junior varsity Coach Bob Kinzel, who is the interim
varsity coach. “We’re trying to keep them up and not down. We played
well against Canyon last week and we just struggled tonight.”
Sullivan noted that he was extremely pleased with the defensive
effort his team displayed against the Bulldogs.
Burroughs forced nine first-quarter turnovers, as Burbank was held
to just six shot attempts in the quarter.
“I’m glad we shot well, but we played pretty good defense
tonight,” Sullivan said.
Peter St. Hubert scored 13 of his 19 points in the first quarter
for the Indians, which led, 25-9, going into the second quarter.
Junior Joey Paysinger took the torch from St. Hubert in the second
and third quarters. Paysinger -- who hit seven of nine three-point
attempts -- finished with a game-high 25 points.
Burroughs held Burbank’s leading scorers -- Kamen Lane and Brandon
Maskell -- to just three points each.
“When you hold them to six, you know you didn’t have a breakdown
all game,” Sullivan said. “We came in to stop those two guys and I’m
proud of the effort.”
After Burroughs took a 46-20 halftime lead, Sullivan began to go
to his bench in the second half.
And as a result, the Indians showed some depth.
Zach Dyler scored five points and had five rebounds in the second
Paysinger had a huge third quarter, scoring 12 points, including
three three-pointers. He was also three of three from the free-throw
line, as he was fouled on a three-point attempt.
Burroughs led, 69-36, going into the final quarter, and even the
Indian subs played Burbank tough.
Sophomore guard Edward Cadayan did his best to give Burbank a
spark, as he finished with a team-high 13 points -- in the second
As a team, Burroughs outrebounded Burbank, 34-16.
With no contests Tuesday, Burroughs’ next league game is Friday at
Valencia High. Burbank travels Friday to Saugus High in a league
Burroughs 25 21 23
20 -- 89
Burbank 9 11 16
13 -- 49
Paysinger 25, St. Hubert 19, Inmaung 10, Bernard 7,
Jones 4, Radino 7, Dyler 5, Jackson 3, Maronyan 3, Babin-Coy 2, Adans
2, Mohammad 1, Krull 1.
* Three-pointers: Paysinger 7, Dyler, Bernard, Inmaung.
Cadayan 13, Nelson 6, Ballas 5, Maskell 3, Lane 3,
Sogoyan 5, Kendall 4, Rodriguez 4, Chambers 4, Sharbahtdar 2.
* Three-pointers: Cadayan 2.