"They were just a big, physical team," Burbank Coach Jerry DeLaurie said. "I don't think they had a kid smaller than [6-feet-2] on the court. We have just never played a team like that all season. They were just more physical and stronger than we were."
Burbank (13-14) earned an at-large bid into the playoffs after a fifth-place finish in the Pacific League. The 10th-seeded Panthers (13-12) placed second in the Bay League.
"Even without their main guy they were good and they had a lot of talent," DeLaurie said. "They just took it to us.
"We also had some problems. They really out rebounded us and they were very strong on the boards. And we must have had 20 turnovers."
The Bulldogs received a 14-point effort from senior Richard Elmoyan. Freshman Mike Woods chipped in eight points.
Burbank found itself trailing early, as Peninsula jumped out to a 10-1 run to start the game. The Bulldogs struggled to make up ground, and found themselves trailing at halftime, 34-14.
"We tried to make as push and come back, but they were just too tough," DeLaurie said.
Peninsula enjoyed a 49-22 advantage after three quarters.