BURROUGHS HIGH — The competitive spirit of the Burroughs High girls' basketball team was forged last summer when it played nearly 60 games.
The Indians got an inkling that they might be in for a successful season in December when they won the Valencia High Five Classic.
The squad's players and coaches began realizing they could have a shot of capturing a league title last month when they defeated defending champion Muir.
It has been a long and arduous road for Burroughs this season in its quest to secure the program's first league crown in more than three decades. The Indians finally reached their destination Tuesday, as they defeated Hoover, 73-29, at home to clinch the outright Pacific League championship.
It is the first title for Burroughs (22-5, 12-1 in league) since 1978, when Coach Jerry Libman led his Indians to a title in the Foothill League.