Tomales, from a town of 200 in Northern California, had to leave its school of about 500 at 4 a.m. Wednesday to get to the tournament. The loss dropped the Braves to 1-5.
Unfortunately for Tomales, it has struggled in the tournament against much bigger schools.
Burbank, on the other hand, has played well in the event. The Bulldogs -- the defending tournament champions -- fell to Royal, 57-43, in an opening game Wednesday.
Playing against an obviously overmatched opponent, first-year Burbank Coach Bruce Breeden didn't want to pour it on, and he went deep into his bench early.
"We used a lot of players," said Breeden, who coached at Crescenta Valley. "But you can't tell the reserves not to try and play hard. Once they get into the game, they want to impress me."
Breeden said not much is gained from one-sided affairs.
"A game like this allows me to work on the fundamentals," he said. "We called off the press, and their coach told me he didn't think we tried to rub it in.''
The Braves' Bianca Patrick scored a basket in the first quarter and Molly Anderson added one in the second quarter. Jodi Mazzucchi's free throw in the final quarter was the only other point for the team. The Braves played well on the boards, being outrebounded only, 35-26.
Kendra Carter paced the Bulldogs (4-4) with 11 points and Lissette Gonzalez added 10.
Ine Jack and Brittany Rhoads each tallied eight points, with Emily Ainian chipping in seven for Burbank.
Ainian scored six points in the opening quarter for the Bulldogs, who connected on 30 of 68 attempts from the floor (44.1%). Roula Shamas added five points and Gonzalez tossed in four.
In the second quarter, Jack led the way with six points, followed by Rhoads with four, as Burbank held a 32-4 halftime lead.
Seven players scored for Burbank in the third quarter, with Jessica Rupp and Gonzalez each tallying four points each.
Carter shined in the fourth quarter -- which was played with a running clock -- with eight points and Rhoads added four.