In a Pacific League girls’ basketball game that was close on paper, was played that way as Crescenta Valley High needed overtime in order to push aside host Burroughs 54-52 last Friday night.
Tied 43-43 after the fourth quarter, the Falcons made three of five from the field and four of four from the free-throw line with junior shooting guard Georgina Kregorian scoring nine of her 11 points.
“Stepping up is what makes this all better,’’ said Kregorian. “Looking at the score and thinking that we beat Glendale by 20 [55-36], we didn’t want to come out cocky. We didn’t give up and playing like a team was the number one thing.’’
Kregorian added: “I just couldn’t be more happy for my teammates because if it weren’t for their passes and the way that they played, I wouldn’t have played the way I played,’’ she noted.
The Indians drilled three of 10 and three of six from the charity line in the extra session with senior center Marin Grote tallying six of her game-best 17 points.
Crecenta Valley canned 19 of 60 (31.6 percent) and 12 of 19 (63.1 percent) at the free-throw stripe.
Burroughs (12-7 and 3-2 in league) converted 16 of 60 (26.6 percent) and 20 of 40 (50 percent) at the charity line and outrebounded the Falcons 56-40 with Grote pulling down a game-high 24.
“We had a really good fourth quarter,’’ said Burroughs Head Coach Vicky Oganyan, whose team outscored the Falcons 20-11 in that frame and trailed 32-23 after three quarters. “We missed some free throws. Missed some shots here and there. A couple of mistakes on defense.’’
Senior point guard Sarah Perez led the way for the Falcons (14-4 and 5-0 in league) with 13 points, but was held to four points at the half when the Falcons pulled in front 21-20 after falling behind 11-10 in the opening frame.
Freshman power forward Kayla Wrobel (13 points) scored six in the first period and three points in the second stanza for the Indians.
CV hit eight of 26 (30.7 percent) in the second half excluding overtime while Burroughs made seven of 31 (22.5 percent).