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Bulldogs struggle against Hart

Jim Riggio

The good news for the Burbank High girls’ basketball team is it

still has a chance to make the CIF Southern Section playoffs.

The bad news happened on the court Tuesday night, as visiting Hart

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High rolled in an 80-31 Foothill League victory.

“They’ve got a great team,” Burbank Coach Ricky Hawthorne said.

“They’re well balanced and they play well together. They’re very well

coached.”

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Burbank (12-11, 1-6 in league) could not stop Hart’s outside

shooting. The Indians -- ranked No. 2 in CIF Southern Section

Division IA -- hit 28 of 41 field goals.

“I think that’s a school record for three-pointers,” Hart Coach

Dave Munroe said. “We didn’t miss too many. You have to come out and

play hard every time out.”

Hart (17-5, 7-0) remains in the driver’s seat to capture the

Foothill League championship.

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Sophomore sensation Ashlee Trebilcock got the Indians started by

scoring 15 of her 20 points in the first quarter. She also had 11

steals.

“Ashlee makes everyone so tough, because she can always find the

open player,” Munroe said of his point guard, who has been receiving

college recruiting letters since she was in sixth grade. “She’s one

of the best in the country.”

Trebilcock guarded Burbank star Christine Kepenekian during much

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of the first half. Kepenekian had nine of her team-high 17 points in

the first half.

Bulldog point Roxy Quintero, who finished with 10 points, was the

only other Bulldog to score more than two points.

“Their three-pointers hurt us, but nothing inside,” Quintero

said. Hawthorne said he realizes his team’s last three league games

-- at Valencia and Canyon and at home against Burroughs -- will

determine if the team will finish among the top three squads in

league.

“The tough ones are out of the way,” Hawthorne said of Hart and

Saugus. “I’m trying to keep their confidence high. We still have a

reasonable chance to get a few more wins if we play smart.”

BOX SCORE

Hart 21 25 18

16 -- 80

Burbank 11 6 7

7 -- 31

HART

Patton 24, Trebilcock 20 and 11 steals, Campbell 10,

Downen 9, Weier 4, Neill 4, Haywood 4, Hock 3, Lovas 2.

* Three-pointers: Patton 6, Trebilcock 3, Campbell 2.

BURBANK

Kepenekian 17, Quintero 10, Galeas 2, Crouch 2.

* Three-pointers: Kepenekian.


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