Burbank High girls' basketball Coach Bruce Breeden thinks his program is long overdue for a league championship.
"I was looking it up with [athletic director] Fred [Cook] and we found out that the last time a Burbank girls' team won a league title was during the 1910-11 season. Can you believe that? That's over 100 years without a title," Breeden said. "Yeah, I would say that we're way overdue."
Burbank, along with the other three local teams, are coming off successful seasons in which all three advanced to the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Providence pushed it even a step further by winning a Liberty League championship and advancing to the CIF semifinals for the second consecutive year. Burroughs also had title success, grabbing a piece of the Pacific League championship.
However, all four squads lost their share of talent from a year ago, mostly to graduation. But with a solid group of returners and some fresh faces mixed in, all four teams go into the 2013-14 season with high expectations.