By Austin Green
Days after blowing a late double-digit lead to La Canada Flintridge Prep in their season opener, the Burbank High School girls’ basketball team survived a scare of déjà vu and hung on to beat Fairfax Shalhevet on Wednesday, 59-54.
Burbank dominated the first three quarters thanks to some stifling defense. The Bulldogs took an early lead after five quick Shalhevet turnovers and some early buckets from Burbank guards and team captains Kimberly Pimentel and Christina Ohanians.
On the other side of the court, the Firehawks made just eight of 28 field goal attempts in the first half. Head coach Jett Del Mundo opted for a smaller starting lineup and was pleased with the result on the defensive end early on.
“I went with five guards that wanted to play that were gonna come out and talk the entire time and it was working very well,” Del Mundo said. “There was just a point there where I think they got a little tired and one of them came over to me and said, ‘Coach, can we get a post player in the game?’ and I decided to go with that.”
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