The Knights' bus departed without the team, forcing the players to wait several hours before rides could be arranged to transport them home.
"It was just miscommunication," Coach Mick Cady said. "The (bus driver) thought he would just drop us off and that would be it."
Releaguing proposal: The Burbank basketball team has only one player over 6-foot-1 on its 12-man roster. The tallest player is 6-3.
Coach Fred Cook is projecting the Bulldogs to finish somewhere in the middle of the pack in the Foothill League, but believes that Burbank could dominate in another league.
"If we could play in a six-foot-and-under league, we would be awesome," Cook said. "We were undefeated against teams our size this summer."
No excuses: Hart lost two out of three in the Amador Valley tournament in Northern California last week, but Coach Greg Herrick was pleased with the team's performance with the exception of an 83-69 loss to Union City Logan in the first round.
Hart (3-4) led, 61-60, in the fourth period, but the Indians were able to convert only nine of 24 foul shots and faltered down the stretch.
"It couldn't have been the trip. We flew up there (to Oakland) in less time than it takes to drive to Alhambra," Herrick said.
Taking a break: Harvard (4-1) won the championship of the Faith Baptist tournament last week with a 64-59 victory over Bishop Diego in the title game, playing four games within a five-day span.
However, as a result of a scheduling conflict, the Saracens will be idle until a nonleague game against Blair on Dec. 14.
"We aren't anywhere near where we want to be," Coach Greg Hilliard said. "We're improving, but we could use the time off. We'll get to play in another tournament and hopefully we'll manage to get some games."
Unsolved mystery: Paraclete is shooting 46% from the field, but only 45% from the free-throw line, converting only 36 of 80 shots.
The Spirits shot 18.1% (two of 11) from the line in a 60-58 win over Trona and 31.2% (five for 16) in a 75-74 loss to Rosamond.
Coach Andy Gavel has emphasized free-throw shooting in practice, but can't seem to pinpoint the problem.
"We've tried shooting in silence and with music," Gavel said. "We've done everything, but play strip free throws."
Staff writers Kirby Lee, Paige A. Leech and John Ortega contributed to this notebook.