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Indian win brings them home


Burroughs 57, West Torrance 37: Fabi Zavala scored 16 points and

Tulyah Gaines added 10 on Thursday in leading the visiting Indians to

a Division IIA opening-game win.


Burroughs (14-12) will host Ventura at 7:30 tonight in a

second-round game. Ventura (16-10) defeated Placentia Valencia,

64-41, in an opening-round game Thursday.

Ventura (16-10) is the third-place team from the Channel League.


The Indians -- an at-large entry from the Foothill League -- came

out firing against the Warriors (18-9), outscoring them, 15-4, in the

first quarter.

The Warriors won a Pioneer League title.

“Our players just came out pumped up and ready to go,” Burroughs

Coach Doug Nicol said.

“We played great defense and Fabi was hitting her shots, and

that’s what got us going.”


Zavala hit three three-pointers in the first quarter and a fourth

to open the fourth quarter.

“For us to beat a league champion just shows how tough the

Foothill League is,” Nicol said. “Our league really prepares us for

the playoffs.”

Ventura Buena 61, Burbank 52: Despite 28 points from Christine

Kepenekian, the Bulldogs couldn’t pull off the upset Thursday in a

first round Division IIAA game at Buena.


Lauren Woodward of Buena (18-7) had 16 points and Cory Edwards

added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Bulldogs end the season 12-15 after finishing sixth in the

Foothill League.


Santa Margarita 17, Burbank 0: The visiting Bulldogs had a tough

time in their Division I opening match, falling to the Eagles.

Santa Margarita (19-8) is the No. 3 seed in the division

Burbank, which made its first postseason appearance in the

program’s three years, finishes the season 13-9. It placed third in

the Almont League.

Compiled by Jeff Tully