Burroughs routs rival

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Faith Boulanger is only a sophomore, but plays like an upperclassmen for the Burroughs High girls’ basketball team.

Skilled with a deft outside shot and strong inside play, Boulanger finished with a game-best 20 points as the host Indians used a 25-point fourth quarter to easily outdistance Burbank 71-34 in a Pacific League match last Friday night.

Boulanger (six steals) hit four three-pointers and dropped in 10 points in the first half as the Indians, who made nine treys, led 33-20.

“We had higher energy and we were more conditioned,’’ said Boulanger, a 6-foot-1 center. “I was pretty like excited and nervous. I’ve been with this team and I trust them and I know when we put our mind to it, we can do anything we want.’’

Senior forward Nicole Rumfola (19 points) scored 11 points in the first quarter for the Indians, who shifted in front 20-10.

“We prepared for this game like any other game,’’ said longtime Burroughs Head Coach Vicky Oganyan, whose team made 26 of 66 for 39.3 percent. “I know both teams are going to be up for the game. I think the difference was that we shot the ball with confidence.’’

Sophomore guard Dyani Del Castillo (14 points with six rebounds and four steals) contributed five points in the initial frame.

Del Castillo’s two three-pointers and Boulanger’s lone trey set the tone in the third as the Indians (15-6 and 5-3 in league) pulled in front 46-26 heading into the fourth.

Nine players scored for Burroughs in the fourth period with Boulanger tallying seven points and Rumfola (seven caroms and four assists) tossing in four.

Sophomore forward Kayla Wrobel tallied three points and grabbed 11 caroms.

Senior swingman Osanna Tirityan led the Bulldogs (13 of 40 for 32.5 percent) with 14 points and sophomore small forward Jayla Flowers added nine points.

Burbank (13-8 and 5-3 in league) hit eight of 19 (42.1 percent) in the first half and five of 21 (23.8 percent) in the second, while Burroughs made 14 of 34 (41.1 percent) in the first half and 12 of 32 (37.5 percent) in the second.


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The Sports Department Rick Assad has written about sports for the Pasadena Star-News and Los Angeles Times. Contact him at richsports5@sbcglobal.net.

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