BURBANK — After Burbank High opened the girls' basketball season with a second-place finish in the San Marino Tournament two weeks ago, the Bulldogs were off to face new competition as they began pool-play in the Burroughs Magnolia Park Optimist Club Tournament against James Monroe High.
Burbank began play Tuesday in the tournament's three-team Pool B against city-section foe Monroe in the small gym at Burroughs. Things went well for the Bulldogs, who doubled their halftime advantage on the way to a 52-32 win.
"I'm a little disappointed that we started slow, but we've had 10 days off and not a lot of practice time," Burbank Coach Bruce Breeden said. "I thought in the second half we did really well. We shared the ball really well, got a lot of assists. Overall, early in the season, we've got some things to work on, but I'm pleased."