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Bulldogs finish with loss

Jeff Tully

Just four games into the season, the Burbank High boys’ basketball

team can take solace in the fact that it already has more wins than

it had a year ago.

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The Bulldogs had a chance to double their wins on Friday in the

consolation championship game of their own 35th annual Bulldog

Tip-Off Classic. However, Burbank fell behind early and lost to

Agoura, 66-40.

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The loss comes a day after the Bulldogs (1-3) got their first win

of the season, as they defeated San Gabriel Gabrielino, 69-53, in a

consolation-round game.

The victory is significant because Burbank went 0-23 last season,

after the team had to forfeit six wins because of CIF Southern

Section rules violations by its former coach.

“The win was good for us,” first-year Burbank Coach Jose Hernandez

said. “The players were able to get a taste of what it’s like to win,

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and hopefully we can build on that.

“This is a building process with these players. I think the more

we play, hopefully the better we’ll get.”

Against Agoura (2-1), Bulldog Serob Oganesyan was the bright spot,

as the senior forward had 21 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.


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