shoves, before a Glendale fan ran onto the court and had to be
restrained as well.
It was a distinct reason as to why Burbank's 50-43 win against
Glendale could be described only as ugly.
Burbank 9 12 10 19 -- 50
Glendale 9 10 11 13 -- 43
Oganesyan 20, Boada 9, Khudanyan 8, Awanessi 6, Olmos 6, Shamas 1
Hovhanesian 11, Minassian 9, Khechumyan 7, DeJesus 6, Dagher 5,
"Rivalry games," Burbank Coach Jose Hernandez said. "They're fun
to play, but sometimes they get a little ugly."
Said Glendale Coach Steve Snodgress: "Our play was enough, that's
the only ugly we need to worry about."
Glendale never relinquished the lead through a low-scoring half --
which featured a 9-9 deadlock after the first eight minutes -- until
Burbank went ahead on an Oganesyan lay-up, 21-19, on the last bucket
of the half. It was a lead Burbank never gave up.
Oganesyan tallied a game-high 20 points and 14 rebounds, to go
with three steals.
The Bulldogs built their advantage to 44-30 after a 13-0 run to
start the fourth quarter.
Not until Hernandez sat down Oganesyan after the melee did the
Nitros score their first points of the quarter on a three-pointer by
Hamlet Hovhanesian, who had 11 points and seven rebounds. Theo
Minassian was Glendale's leading scorer with 12 points while adding
five rebounds, as Raymond Dagher was held to just five points and
"That's a big hurt for us with Ray only getting [five]," Snodgress
"I don't think we learned to defend hard enough, and when you
couple that with a horrible night shooting, you've got a problem."