BURROUGHS HIGH — The Burbank High girls' basketball team had a primary directive in its Pacific League game Friday against Burroughs: keep the ball out of the hands of Lisha Elsenbach.
Elsenbach, a senior, came into the rivalry contest leading the league in scoring with an average of more than 18 points. Her play helped the Indians to a first-place standing in the league.
The Bulldogs did what they set out to do, as they held Elsenbach to just five points, her lowest total of the season. But the senior wasn't silenced by any means, as she contributed nine rebounds, four steals and four assists.
Luckily for Burroughs, other players stepped up to help carry the scoring load, as the Indians overcame a first-quarter deficit to earn a 50-31 victory at Burroughs.
Burroughs Coach Vicky Oganyan said Elsenbach resigned herself to the fact that she wasn't going to get many scoring opportunities, so the senior tried to make an impact in other areas.