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Indian pair trumps Bulldogs

Jim Riggio

For Burroughs High boys’ basketball Coach Art Sullivan it was a

well-deserved relief.

After 14 consecutive Foothill League losses dating back to the

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2000-01 season, his Indians came to play Friday night, defeating host

Burbank, 89-49.

“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

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get.”

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

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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.

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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

half.

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

half.

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

contest.

BOX SCORE

Burroughs 25 21 23

20 -- 89

Burbank 9 11 16

13 -- 49

BURROUGHS

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.

BURBANK

Cadayan 13, Nelson 6, Ballas 5, Maskell 3, Lane 3,

Sogoyan 5, Kendall 4, Rodriguez 4, Chambers 4, Sharbahtdar 2.

* Three-pointers: Cadayan 2.


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