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By Charles Rich | February 5, 2014
BURBANK — There's quite a battle at hand involving three girls' soccer teams for second place in the Pacific League. With undefeated Arcadia High on the verge of sewing up the league championship, its left Burbank, Crescenta Valley and Burroughs scrambling for second place with less than two weeks remaining in the regular season. Burbank and Crescenta Valley met for the second time this season Wednesday, with both looking for a windfall. Burbank received a goal from Clarissa Guerrero with about 13 minutes remaining to post a 2-1 home victory against Crescenta Valley.
By Emin Avakian, Special to the Burbank Leader | February 5, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - Sparked and backed by an unconscious first-quarter shooting display from its junior guard, the Burbank High girls' basketball team notched a huge Pacific League victory against host Crescenta Valley on Wednesday. Yassemeen Sa'Dullah connected on five of her seven three-pointers in the opening frame and scored 17 of her game-high 32 points to set the tone for the Bulldogs in a 50-47 overtime win over the Falcons. PHOTOS: Sa'Dullah sets tone for Burbank win over Crescenta Valley Sa'Dullah's opportunities to score were fewer thereafter, as the Falcons defense switched to a man-to-man from a 2-3 zone and bottled her up as best as it could, with Samantha Lamb as the primary defender, but Sa'Dullah took matters into her hands again late and scored seven of the team's nine overtime points to secure the victory.
By Joey Kaufman, Special to the Burbank Leader | February 3, 2014
PASADENA - For the second time this season, the Burbank High boys' basketball team took a gut punch from Muir. On Jan. 13, the Bulldogs fell to the Mustangs by two points in a five-overtime slugfest. Squaring off in a Pacific League rematch on Monday night, Burbank again came up short in a similar see-saw finish, losing, 62-58, in overtime. “We're very close, we play hard,” Burbank Coach Jerry DeLaurie said, “but we didn't execute well at the end.” The Bulldogs (10-12, 4-6 in league)
By Jeff Tully, | January 31, 2014
BURBANK - The shots for Burbank High's Yazzy Sa'Dullah were just not falling in the first half against Arcadia. With a depleted squad, if the Bulldogs girls' basketball team hoped to pick up an important Pacific League game against the Apaches on Friday, it looked as if they would have to do so without its leading scorer, who was held scoreless throughout the first quarter and five minutes into the second. But the junior hit two shots toward the end of the second quarter and got a hot hand in the third to spark a Burbank comeback.
By Nathan Cambridge, special to the Leader | January 31, 2014
ARCADIA - The last time the Burbank High girls' soccer team matched up with Arcadia in the second game of its Pacific League docket, the Apaches dealt the host Bulldogs their first loss in league play. In the rematch Friday afternoon, Burbank had the opportunity to do the same to Arcadia, which came in still undefeated in league. However, despite holding on against the host Apaches into the second half, the Bulldogs fell, 2-1. "We hung in there and we played a good game," said Burbank Coach Eric Montoya, whose Bulldogs lost their first matchup with Arcadia by an identical 2-1 margin.
By Robert Fulton and By Robert Fulton | January 24, 2014
BURBANK - Less than a minute into his team's game against Burbank High, Burroughs soccer player VJ Salazar was, as Indians coach Mike Kodama would say later, where he was supposed to be. Salazar took the rebound off a missed shot and connected on a long-range goal into an open net. That goal gave Burroughs an early lead and set the tone for the match, as the Indians defeated the Bulldogs, 4-1, at Burbank High on Friday. “That first goal I just saw the rebound and an open net, so I just took the finish and scored it,” Salazar said.
By Robert Fulton, special to the Leader | January 24, 2014
BURBANK - The exclamation point for the Burroughs High boys basketball team came early in the fourth period. The Indians led rival Burbank by 11 when Burroughs' Amaad Wainwright grabbed a defensive rebound. Wainwright pivoted and launched the ball, hitting teammate Rashid Ewing in stride. Ewing finished the play with an emphatic dunk, igniting the visiting side of the bleachers. PHOTOS: Burroughs defeats Burbank 68-48, in Pacific League action Friday "That's something my brother taught me when I was young," Wainwright said.
By Andrew J. Campa, | January 24, 2014
BURBANK - About all that stood after 80-plus minutes of crosstown rivalry girls' soccer between Burbank High and host Burroughs at Memorial Field was a 30th-minute goal. PHOTOS: Burroughs High girls' soccer wins against Burbank High   Other than that, the Indians and Bulldogs spent much of Friday afternoon's Pacific League contest hammering each other, while also attacking the opposing nets. In a contest that included four yellow cards, one penalty kick and several injuries, Burroughs will have a win to soothe its bruises as the Indians topped Burbank, 1-0. “I've seen a lot of cool things in sports and this was one of them,” Indians first-year Coach Brady Riggs said.
By Andrew J. Campa, | January 21, 2014
GLENDALE - Thanks to a hounding press defense, the Burbank High boys' basketball team not only picked up a valuable and impressive victory over host Glendale High on Tuesday evening, but the Bulldogs might have also salvaged their postseason chances while taking some momentum into Friday's showdown with crosstown archrival Burroughs. Burbank forced 20 turnovers and took control of the Pacific League contest in the second quarter en route to 57-45 victory at Nitros gym. PHOTOS: Glendale vs. Burbank boys' basketball With the victory, the Bulldogs improved to 9-9 overall and 3-3 in league and will host Burroughs (13-5, 5-1)
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