BURBANK — Burroughs High's boys' basketball team was the team to beat after the first half of the Pacific League season. Not only were the Indians in first place, but they were undefeated.
However, in the second half of league, Burroughs has been eliminated from title contention and the Indians are just trying to hang on for victories
Although the Indians battled in their league game Tuesday against Muir, they came up short again — which has been the theme for the squad during the second half of league play.
On the strength of 30 points from Dejon Williams, the Mustangs were able to steal a win from host Burroughs in overtime, 73-70.
The loss was the fourth in the last six league games for the Indians (16-9, 8-5 in league). It also leaves them tied for third place in league with Muir (11-12, 8-5). Luckily for Burroughs, it already has an automatic CIF Southern Section playoff locked up. That's because even through fifth-place Burbank (12-13, 6-7) defeated Glendale Tuesday, 47-27, the Bulldogs are still two games behind the Indians and Mustangs with one game to play.