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Guards notch league win

January 13, 2012

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Bellarmine-Jefferson 78, St. Genevieve 25: The Guards opened defense of their Santa Cruz League championship with an easy victory Tuesday at home.

Bell-Jeff (10-7) received a fine game from Tiffany Kho, who poured in 22 points. Teammate Rishonda Napier added 17 points and Miriah Bankhead and Jasmine Smith chipped in eight points each.

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Burbank 51, Glendale 37: The Bulldogs received balanced scoring Wednesday to earn the Pacific League win on the road.

Lysette Perez led Burbank (10-8, 2-2 in league) with 13 points, while teammate Jamie Gonzalez added 12 and Damarie Gonzalez had 11. Sylvia Granados had five assists and six steals.

Arcadia 42, Burroughs 41: Despite 19 points and 17 rebounds from Aysia Shellmire, the Indians lost at home Friday in a Pacific League game.

Burroughs, the defending Pacific League champion, fell to 7-11, 2-1.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Muir 88, Burroughs 40: The Indians couldn't stop Mustangs' Taturs Mayberry, who had a career-high 42 points and 12 rebounds, in a Pacific League game Wednesday at Muir.

Former Bellarmine-Jefferson standout Andre Frazier also posted a double-double for the Mustangs with 18 points and 15 rebounds against Burroughs (0-4 in league).

GIRLS' SOCCER

Burbank 3, Glendale, 0: The Bulldogs' offense clicked and their defense held firm in recording a Pacific League home shutout Wednesday.

On Burbank's first goal in the opening half, Clarissa Guerrero fed the ball through to forward Taylor Gore who made a hard shot on goal. Glendale's keeper blocked the shot, however Gore was there to rebound her own shot and put the ball in the net.

The Bulldogs dominated the first half with frequent scoring opportunities but couldn't capitalize on many offensive attacks.

"I have been focusing on my defensive line and their injuries, so our practices haven't been working with the offense," Burbank Coach Eric Montoya said. "That's something we will be working on. The front line is good at switching the point of attack, but we didn't score as much as I would have liked."

The Bulldogs scored their second goal on a cross from Dakota Briano that found forward Victoria Randell, who headed the ball in. Briano finished off the scoring with a goal on a breakaway.

Burbank's defense was led by Michelle Morales and Natalie Muller, who helped limit the Nitros to just four shots on goal. Burbank goalkeepers Sara Renewal and Monica De La Cruz earned shared the shutout.

BOYS' SOCCER

Arcadia 2, Burroughs 1: The Indians fell in a Pacific League match Friday at Luther Burbank Middle School.

KC Aquino scored the lone goal for Burroughs (2-2-1 in league).

Burroughs 2, Muir 1: A goal in the final minute Wednesday enabled the Indians to pull out a Pacific League victory on the road.

Francisco Baez scored the game-winner on a rebound.

Burroughs got on the board by tallying a goal midway through the first half when Nolberto Alcantar scored on assists from Baez and Alex Avelar-Escalante.

Jeff Tully

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