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.
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
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
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,
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.