BURBANK — The Burroughs High girls' basketball squad is headed to the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 2-AA playoffs.
Powered by a suffocating defense that surrendered just one field goal in the first half, the Indians will now meet Inglewood in the quarters after getting by Saugus, 52-34, at Burroughs Saturday night.
"Our defense was solid," said Indians Coach Vicky Oganyan, A Glendale High graduate, who has now guided the team to the furthest its been during her seven-year run at the helm. "And we hit some big shots on the other end."
Chelsea Rhamdeow paced the Indians on offense with her 18 points — 16 of which came in the second half, when Saugus kept trying to battle and get back into it but couldn't, as Burroughs answered every score with one of its own.
The Indians (25-5) defense overwhelmed and played hard-nosed against the Centurions, who made 19 of their 34 points from the foul line.