By Tim Peterson
(Pasadena) – Pasadena went on a 27-6 blitz in the second quarter and never looked back in an 83-46 rout of Burroughs in Pacific League action Friday night at the Dog House in Pasadena.
Burroughs was only down 15-10 after the first quarter but was shell shocked in the second as the Bulldogs hit them with a barrage of fast breaks and slam dunks.
Darius Mason-Robertson, who had a pair of jams, scored six in the quarter and Lafayette Sanders had eight points down in the paint. Davian Brown and Brandon Lopez each knocked down threes during the run as Pasadena opened up a 42-16 halftime lead.
Pasadena Head Coach Tony Brooks used the second half to work on a few things and empty his bench. the Bulldogs were up 65-28 after three and maintained that lead throughout the fourth quarter.
“The thing about the Pacific League is there are all good shooting teams and Burroughs is a very good shooting team,” Brooks said. “We were able to shut that off a little bit with our defense. We came out with an energy tonight that we really hadn’t had the last three games.”
Danny Pina had 16 points including nine in the third quarter and Mason-Robertson matched that with 16 of his own. Sanders finished with 13 and Brown buried three from beyond the arc for nine points.
Brooks started all seniors including Mason-Robertson, Pina and Lopez as well as Javon Jones and Micha Coleman as Pasadena celebrated Senior Night.
For Burroughs Emery Goulet scored 14 points and Nick Garcia added seven. Goulet hit four from long distance.
With the win Pasadena wrapped up its 15th consecutive Pacific League title. The Bulldogs are 12-0 in league and 19-6 overall with just two regular season games to play. Burroughs fell to 4-8 and 11-14.