Bubank girls hold Royal, roll into postseason on Saturday night

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ROYAL CITY, Wash. - Burbank's swarming defense limited Royal to 6-for-41 shooting from the floor here Saturday night as the Coyotes rolled to a 57-18 South Central Conference Eastern Division girls basketball victory.

More importantly, Saturday's win extended Burbank's season for at least one more game.

The Coyotes evened their SCC record at 6-6 and finished in a tie with River View for fourth place in the final Eastern Division standings. The two teams meet tonight at Wahluke High in Mattawa to decide the division's fourth and final ticket to the district tournament, which begins on Tuesday. Tonight's tipoff is slated for 6.

"Hopefully we are peaking at the right time," Burbank coach John Muchlinski said. "Offensively we are looking pretty good, but we need to do a better job of rebounding."

Katie Breazeale led the Coyotes on offense Saturday with a 15-point game. She made 7-of-11 shots from the floor, including one of her team's five 3-pointers.

The Coyotes take an 8-12 record into tonight's loser-out game. River View is 9-11 following Friday's 55-23 victory over Royal in the Panthers' regular-season finale.

Tonight's winner takes on LaSalle in Yakima in the first round of the district tournament Tuesday at 7 p.m..

Burbank 57, Royal 18

BURBANK (57) - Martineau 3-6 0-0 8, Zuhlke 0-3 3-6 3, Bell 0-2 0-0 0, Dixon 1-2 0-0 3, Cotsford 0-0 0-0 0, Roberts 3-10 0-2 6, Breazeale 7-11 0-2 15, Rude 4-12 3-4 11, McBride 1-5 0-0 2, Mosqueda 2-7 0-0 5, Wilder 1-3 2-4 4. Totals 22-61 8-20 57.

ROYAL (18) - Bonilla 0-8 0-0 0, Squeochs 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, M. Christensen 0-0 0-0 0, Hebdon 0-0 0-0 0, Guadarrama 4-17 2-4 12, L. Christensen 0-6 1-3 1, Gonzales 2-9 1-2 5. Totals 6-41 4-9 18.

Burbank 11 22 13 11 - 57

Royal 8 3 4 3 - 18

3-point goals - Burbank (Martineau 2, Breazeale, Dixon, Mosqueda), Royal (Guadarrama 2). Total fouls - Burbank 15, Royal 12. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Burbank 39 (McBride 11), Royal 26.

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