Ray and Company Prevail in League Battle
The Crescenta Valley girls’ basketball team was trying to take the Pacific League outright for the second straight season, but first they would have to do so on the road at the Burroughs Bears. This is the second time the two teams have squared off, Burroughs walked away at CV with a slim victory 46-44 on January 3rd. Falcons junior guard Kylie Ray, who holds several Division 1 offers such as Hawaii, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara just to name a few, led the Falcon attack with 16 points. Taleen Krikorian and Lulu Arzoumanian each contributed with 13 points in a 63-52 win to help the Falcons improve to 20-5 overall and 10-1 in league action. With the loss for Burroughs, they fall to 15-10 and in second place in the Pacific League at 9-2.
Burroughs was led in the scorebook by the duo of sophomore guard Mariam Fahs, who finished with 14 points and senior forward Izzy Roderick, who had 12 points. Here’s what both teams had to say about their rivalry game against each other. Falcon coach Michael Flot said, “Our team played, together with love, passion and aggressive” and later praised the performance of junior Ray, whose grandfather James Richard Harrick was the head coach of the UCLA men’s basketball team the last time they won the National Championship in 1995. “She read the screens, she came through when we needed it and hit clutch shots in the 4th Quarter.”
As for the Bears, coach Vicky Oganyan had this to say, “We played hard, just couldn't take care of the ball and allowed way too many transition points and led to too many turnovers.” The Bears will not be at home on Friday against the Pasadena Bulldogs as PHS has forfeited this game to make John Burroughs now 16-10 and 10-2 in league, the Bears will be back on the court on Tuesday night against their rival from the East in the Arcadia Apaches. As for the Falcons, they will square off against Glendale on Friday.