SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- There was not much left to say after Friday
night’s Pacific League girls’ basketball game between Crescenta Valley
and Glendale High.
The play on the court did all the talking for the Falcons, as Bruce
Breeden’s squad systematically disposed of Glendale in the 79-48 romp.
The Falcons (14-8, 5-1 in league) made the Nitros look lost
offensively, forcing 27 turnovers. They also took Glendale’s big two of
Anika Hartounian and Arpi Babakhanian out of the game, forcing the two
into foul trouble.
And without its leaders on the floor for much of the contest, Coach
Errol Garnett and company watched helplessly as CV executed its offense
to near perfection.
Leading the charge was sophomore Jeanine Deno, who had a so-so game
with 33 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists.
Power forward Ashley Powell wasn’t far behind, finishing with 21
“This was a total team win,” said a proud Breeden. “I can’t ask
anything more from the girls. We worked hard after the loss to Muir
[68-54 on Tuesday], and we felt if we play with the same tenacity, we’d
be fine against Glendale.
“The girls were a little motivated as well. After our last game
against Glendale, their coach said that we didnd’t beat them bad enough
and that they weren’t scared of us. That had us fired up and ready to
Glendale (8-14, 2-4 in league) was close after the first quarter,
But Babakhanian -- who finished with nine points -- picked up her
third foul just before the start of the second quarter, and Hartounian,
who averages more than 16 points per game, picked up her third shortly
The Falcons then preceeded to blow the game open, mostly coming from
the free-throw line. CV went to the charity stripe 35 times in the
contest, making 27 (77%).
In the second and third quarters, during which the Falcons outscored
the Nitros, 44-21, CV hit all 19 of its free throws.
Glendale*12*7*14*15*--*48 CV -- Deno 33, 7 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists, Powell 21, Myers 8,
Adkins 5, Margharian 4 and 5 assists, Belou 4, Veluz 2, 4 assists and 3
steals, Whisman 2.
GLENDALE -- Hartounian 19, Ar. Babakhanian 9, Gupilan 7, Herren 4 and
7 rebounds, Baghdasarian 2, Danyelian 2, Chividjian 2, L. Babakhanian 2,
A. Babakhanian 1.