Burbank wins thriller 74-72

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Using an offense led by senior Miles D’Agostin and junior Leo Tahmasian, the Burbank High boys’ basketball team escaped with a 74-72 victory last Friday night over host Crescenta Valley.

The Pacific League match saw the Bulldogs (6-4 and 2-2 in league) drain 26 of 53 shots from the field for 49 percent and 14 from three-point range.

D’Agostin and Tahmasian each scored 19 points and D’Agostin sank five treys while Tahmasian knocked down three.

“I let my guys shoot the ball, but they have to be open,” said Burbank Head Coach Ernest Baskerville. 

The Bulldogs converted 17 of 30 shots (56.6 percent) in the opening half and forged a 20-10 lead in the first quarter, were ahead 47-28 at the half and 60-46 entering the fourth quarter. 

Burbank made six of 12 from the floor in the third, but then went cold in the fourth period after hitting three of 11.

The Falcons shot 37.5 percent from the field (24 of 64), but hit eight of 18 and eight of eight from the free-throw line in the fourth period and sank 20 of 23 charity tosses while the Bulldogs made six of 11.

Junior Tyler Carlson, who had a three-pointer at the buzzer fall short, paced the Falcons (10-2 and 2-2 in league) with 16 points and made two of Crescenta Valley’s four treys.

Burbank converted four three-pointers in the opening frame and hit seven of 18 with D’Agostin tallying nine points, all on three-pointers.

The Bulldogs connected on 10 of 12 in the second period with Tahmasian scoring eight points and canning two from three-point range.

D’Agostin added five points in the second and one trey while senior Jalen Clark (14 points) contributed six points, all via three-pointers.

The Falcons outscored the Bulldogs 18-13 in the third with Carlson scoring six points after tallying five in the opening period.

Crescenta Valley outscored Burbank 26-14 in the fourth period with Carlson contributing five points.

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