Boys’ Basketball All-League Accolades

March 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

malcolm_cifBURBANK –  Boys’ basketball players from Burroughs High, Burbank, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson were honored with all-league awards in their respective leagues.

Leading the Burbank area in scoring this past season was Pioneers junior Christian Ware-Berry, who was an All-Liberty League first-team selection. The junior averaged 22.2 points a game to go along with 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals.

Ware-Berry had to step up when reigning All-Area Player of the Year Marcus LoVett Jr. was sidelined for a period and then departed from the team.

“He was our best defensive players a year ago, but this season he was forced to be our leading scorer after Marcus went out,” Providence Coach Ernest Baskerville said of Ware-Berry. “And he just worked hard to do that. He never complained and he was willing to do whatever we needed of him.”

The Pioneers (9-18) placed third in the Liberty League Tournament and qualified for the CIF Southern Section playoffs as an at-large team.

The Guards had four selections, as junior Malcolm Regisford, sophomore Abid Oses and senior Jalen Henrywere named to the All-Santa Fe League first team and seniorWil Morales was a second-team selection.

abidBell-Jeff (17-12) was runner-up in the Santa Cruz League and advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs.

In the Pacific League, Burroughs senior Lawrence Whitewas the lone first-team selection among the locals. Lawrence averaged 18.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, three assists and two blocks a game.

“Lawrence led us in all the major categories and it’s very rare to have a high school player do that on a team,” Burroughs Coach Adam Hochberg said. “He really led us and he showed what can happen when you put in a lot of hard work and you’re dedicated to improving as a player.”

Burbank senior Richard Elmoyan was a second-team honoree, while senior teammate Sarkis Karaian landed a spot on honorable mention, as did Indians senior Kalen Verhoeven.

Burroughs (15-11, 5-9 in league) placed sixth in the Pacific League and qualified for the playoffs.

Burbank (16-13) finished fourth in the Pacific League and won a game in the postseason.

Young athletes get chance to shine in annual meet: Some of the finest youth track and field athletes from the area will be in action next month in the Burbank All-City Middle Schools Track Meet.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on April 13 at Burbank High.

All three middle schools — John Muir, Luther Burbank and David Star Jordan — will participate. Muir is the host this year.

jalenThe high-jump competition will begin at 8:30 and running events will start at 9.

The meet has been going strong since 2002, when it was resurrected after not being held for 12 years.

There will also be results available from past meets, going back to the 1950s and ’60s, and they can be obtained for free.

For more information, call Bronco Sevic at (818) 558-5320.

Baseball exhibit runs through the end of the month: The Baseball Reliquary launched its 2013 season of exhibitions and programs with “A Glorious Baseball Attic,” at the Burbank Central Library (110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.) The exhibition, which runs through March 28, offers viewers a glimpse into a strange but wonderful baseball attic.

Unlike most Reliquary exhibitions, “A Glorious Baseball Attic” features limited curatorial text, but it is a visual feast guaranteed to delight baseball fans young and old.

willOn the closing night of the exhibition, Jon Leonoudakis will host a screening of his documentary on the Baseball Reliquary, “Not Exactly Cooperstown.” The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Burbank Central Library Auditorium with a $2 trivia contest. A prize will also be awarded to the person wearing the best baseball attire.

DVDs of “Not Exactly Cooperstown” will be available for sale for $20. Incidentally, if individuals are unable to attend the screening on March 28, but wish to purchase a DVD, they can order it directly through the Baseball Reliquary. Go to the Reliquary website home page athttp://www.baseballreliquary.org, where there are links to the DVD order form and “Not Exactly Cooperstown” website.

Jeff Tully

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