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SPORTS ROUNDUP:Pioneers keep hold of first place

January 20, 2007

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Providence 47, Buckley 36: Heather Hansen had 23 points and Natalie Kasbarian added 11 Thursday in leading the Pioneers to a Liberty League win at home.

The Pioneers (15-7, 6-0) are in first place in league and have won 21 straight league games.

Providence 42, New Roads 18: The Pioneers had little trouble notching a nonleague victory Wednesday at home.

Providence senior guard Melissa Rosal led all scorers with 12 points and five steals.

Providence, 44, Oakwood Gorillas 41: Natalie Kasbarian helped preserve the Liberty League win Jan. 13 for the Pioneers at home.

Kasbarian, a senior, accounted for Providence's final six points and scored nine of her 11 points in the fourth quarter. She also tallied 10 rebounds.

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Pioneer senior Heather Hansen had 15 points.

Providence trailed, 38-29, after three quarters and outscored Oakwood, 15-3, in the fourth quarter.

Hoover 45, Burbank 33: Sophomore guard Kristin Crawford finished with a game-high 21 points for the Bulldogs in Wednesday's Pacific League contest at Hoover.

Lissette Gonzalez added eight points for Burbank.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Burbank 46, Hoover 43: Robert Linda and Sevak Armendarez combined for 26 points to pace the Bulldogs to a home win Wednesday in Pacific League play.

BOYS' SOCCER

Burroughs 1, Arcadia 0: The Indians came through with their biggest win of the season Wednesday in a Pacific League match at Memorial Field.

Burroughs, playing without four of its starters, defeated the defending league champions with a fine defensive effort.

The Apaches also reached the CIF Southern Section Division III championship match last season, losing to Katella, 2-0. Arcadia shares the No. 9 spot in the division rankings.

"It just wasn't the fact that we won, but it was the way that we won that was great for us," Burroughs Coach Mike Kodama said. "We dominated for good stretches of the game and our defense really played well."

The Indians tallied the match's lone score in the 30th minute on a goal by Guillermo Diaz. The play was started by a throw-in by Bryant Castillo, who got the ball to Carlos Navarro. Navarro flicked a pass to the far post where Diaz fired it in.

Goalkeeper Andre Yanez stonewalled Arcadia, making seven saves.

GIRLS' SOCCER

Bellarmne-Jefferson 3, St. Anthony 2: Kelsey Carapia, Donna Loya and Cindy Gonzalez scored goals for the Guards (3-0-0 in league) Thursday in a Santa Cruz win on the road.: The Indians continued their fine Pacific League play with a win Jan. 12 at Memorial Field.

Burroughs 3, Muir 0

It was Burroughs' third league win in five matches.

Burroughs struck first in the 10th minute when Cristina Perez scored on a cross by Mariela Zavala.

Burroughs also received goals from Alyssa Ziegler and Zavala.

The Indians benefited from a fine defensive effort from Ashley Bautista, Celina Rodriguez, Roxanne Jafari and goalkeeper Crystal Amaya.

GIRLS' WATER POLO

Crescenta Valley 16, Burroughs 4: The Indians (4-8, 0-2) Brianna Christenson scored three goals Wednesday in her team's Pacific League loss on the road.


— Jeff Tully and Charles Rich

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