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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Burney's Bytes - Blog Entry # 11

In the midst of the first losing season of her high school basketball career, Southfield-Lathrup senior point guard Tiffany Williams, is handling the situation with a stiff upper lip. Considering how other star athletes may have dealt with the circumstances surrounding being on a state title team just three years ago and now being reduced to playing for a squad that is 3-9, Ms. Williams deserves commending. The only Chargers player to be a part of the school's 2005/2006 state championship, Williams - who also has taken home 3 straight district crowns and a regional title to boot - is not discouraged by the down turn and continuing to display her trademark leadership and savvy on the court. Immersed in a rebuilding year for the Lathrup program while being the only senior on the team, Williams is content on teaching the team's younger players what it takes to be a champion, instead of complaining that her final year on the high school hardwood is not making her a champion again. She's even taking head coach Michelle Jackson's plan to give the underclassmen as much playing time as possible in a season that could already be lost in stride, even though it has meant less clock on the court for her. Williams came off the bench last Saturday against Saginaw Arthur Hill, the state's number three ranked team, without saying a word and then almost led her team to an upset victory over the stacked Lady Lumberjacks - the true demonstration of a class act. Scoring 8 points in the fourth quarter and nailing a=2 0long 3 from the top of the key with under a minute and a half to play that tied the game up at 43-43, Williams showed why she is such a jewel on the floor. 


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