BURBANK — The Glendale High boys' basketball team's fortunes often rise and fall with its outside shooting, but even though their accuracy from the field during Tuesday's Burbank High Summer League game left much to be desired, the Nitros refused to be typecast into a loss.
Instead, they buckled down and controlled the boards against a bigger North Hollywood squad and used defense to get some easy transition offense en route to a 44-35 win, despite missing starters Anthony Tahmazian (knee infection) and Linden Anderson (football).
"We really only had one flurry where we played well offensively," Glendale Coach Steve Snodgress said in reference to a stretch midway through the fourth quarter where the Nitros went on an 8-3 run. "As a group, I thought we were playing fairly cohesively, we just couldn't get the ball to go in. I'll live with that right now, because I really did see some growth with guys playing as a unit."