The Burbank High girls' basketball team ran into a buzzsaw when it took on second-seeded Canyon Springs in a CIF Southern Section Division I-A second-round playoff game.
And to make matters worse, the Bulldogs had to take on the Cougars in front of their home crowd.
The defeat ends the season for Burbank (16-13), which finished third in the Pacific League. Canyon Springs (17-9) is the No. 3 team from the competitive Inland Valley League.
“They were just unrelenting and they kept coming at us,” Burbank Coach Bruce Breeden said of the Cougars. “They were so athletic and I think they kept pressing us even in the fourth quarter. They are a very good team.”
Burbank received 13 points from Ashley Linda and Alicia McCord added nine.
Canyon Springs made things difficult for the Bulldogs from the opening tip-off. In the first quarter, Burbank was outscored, 28-10.
The Bulldogs had a little better showing in the second quarter, as they were only outscored, 18-12. However, the Cougars took a 46-22 advantage into halftime.
“They have three very good players and we just couldn’t stop them,” Breeden said.
The Cougars dispelled any notion of a possible Burbank comeback attempt by outscoring the Bulldogs, 24-10, in the third.