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Falcons win in total rout, 79-48

Mirjam Swanson

SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- There was not much left to say after Friday

night’s Pacific League girls’ basketball game between Crescenta Valley

and Glendale High.

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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

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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

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points.

“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

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go.”

Glendale (8-14, 2-4 in league) was close after the first quarter,

trailing, 17-12.

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

thereafter.

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.

BOX SCORE

CV*17*22*24*16*--*79

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.

Three-pointers: Deno.

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.

Three-pointers: none.


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