BURROUGHS HIGH — The Burroughs High girls' basketball team had to begin its 30th annual Burroughs Magnolia Park Optimist Tournament on Thursday with three key players injured.
The most prominent player on the bench was 6-foot-1 center Aysia Shellmire The junior first-team all-league athlete, who is suffering from a back injury, averaged 9.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks last season and is the Indians' biggest presence in the middle.
Despite missing the players, Burroughs was able to coast to an easy 63-20 victory against Sun Valley Poly.
Burroughs Coach Vicky Oganyan said even with Shellmire sidelined, she hasn't changed much in terms of her team's game plan.
"Whatever we're doing right now is kind of geared with her being in there," said Oganyan, whose team is 2-3. "So, we are doing it anyway without her, so when she gets back we don't have to change anything back. We are hoping to get her back by Dec. 26.