Glendale downs Burroughs

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Lagging behind in the first quarter and rallying in the second quarter proved too much for the Burroughs High boys’ basketball team.

As a result the Indians lost 59-50 to host Glendale in a Pacific League match last Friday.

Glendale (8-3 and 1-1 in league) darted in front 24-8 after the initial frame behind 11 points from junior shooting guard Manny Kapoushian (game-best 17 points) as the Nitros sank 10 of 17 shots from the field, while the Indians connected on three of 12.

Burroughs (5-6 and 0-2 in league) outscored the Nitros 19-8 in the second quarter as Sammy Solis (team-high 14 points) tallied eight points.

In the frame, Burroughs was successful on eight of 17 from the floor while the Nitros made three of 11.

“We started the game off not ready to play defense the way we practiced, the way we prepared,’’ said Burroughs Head Coach Allan Ellis. “In the second quarter we started picking up our defensive intensity and that got us back into the basketball game.’’

Burroughs drilled 19 of 58 from the field for 32.7 percent and seven of 12 from the free-throw line for 58.3 percent.

Glendale shot 44.8 percent from the floor (22 of 49) and made eight of 16 (50 percent) from the charity line.

The Nitros then outscored the Indians 10-9 in the third period as senior center Elvin Hartoonian (six points) chipped in with four points.

In the period, Glendale hammered three of 10 and three of five from the free-throw stripe.

Burroughs converted four of 15 from the field and two of two from the charity line.

The fourth quarter saw the Nitros, who outrebounded the Indians 41-29, score 17 points with junior point guard Edgar Kirakosian tallying all of his six points.

The Indians dropped in 14 points with Emery Goulet (11 points) scoring six points.

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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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