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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.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Final Grades Are In! - Post Season Awards Part I

Oakland County Girls BBall Post Season Report Card:

Dream Team

1. Gabrielle Machado Sr. Forward Pontiac Northern - Multi-dimensional offensive threat with a silky flow to her game
2. Amber Moore Sr. Guard Birmingham Detroit Country Day - Tenacious scoring "2" guard w/ relentless attitude on D
3. Bethany Watterworth Sr. Center/Forward Lake Orion - Inside or outside, she's a does-it-all gem and born leader
4. Lauren Robak Soph. Forward Waterford Our Lady of The Lakes - Pure scorer who is the area's top rising star
5. Madison Williams Jr. Birmingham Detroit Country Day - Dominating "big" and next year's Ms.Basketball winner

MVP - Bethany Watterworth Sr. Center/Forward Lake Orion: Has the ability to take over games, which she did at all the most opportune times. Capped a legendary prep career by leading her team to a historic season. Still has room to get better and will make an immediate impact for head coach Becky Francis at OU.

Defensive Player of The Year - Madison Williams Jr. Center Birmingham Detroit Country Day: Displays a presence in the lane second to none in the nation. Her agile 6-6 frame allows her block any shot that comes into her vicinity. Just having her in the game guarantees that opposing players wont get many open looks once they reach the paint. An epic performance in the state finals when she recorded the only triple double (10 pts, 10 re b, 10 blks) in championship game history has gone a long way in increasing the recruiting feeding frenzy that has already exist for the last 2 years.

Sixth "Woman" of The Year - Taryn Stevens Sr. Guard/Forward Waterford Our Lady of The Lakes: Stevens, one of the state's premiere 3-point shooters, possess the ability to start for a majority of the area's school's yet opted to craft a role for herself as the county's top reserve at small school powerhouse, Waterford Lakes. The definition of instant "heat" coming off the bench the last 3 years, she was integral in leading her team to a Catholic League Tournament championship and a tournament run that concluded in the elite eight. Forced to step into a starting slot in the post season due to a back injury to teammate Allison Robb, she adapted quickly and the team didn't miss a beat. Knocking down six triples in the Lakers victory in their regional title game, Stevens ends her prep career as one of the best perimeter shooters to play in the county this decade.

Head Coach of The Year - Steve Roberts  Lake Orion: Coached a fundamentally sound and tremendously deep Dragons team to the elite eight. The team was significantly more than just Watterworth and Zott and Roberts should get a lot of credit for that.


1st Team

1. Courtney Zott Sr. Guard Lake Orion
2. Michelle Lindsay Sr. Guard/Forward Birmingham Mar ian
3. Brooke Gustafson Sr. Guard Walled Lake Central
4. Whitney Newsom Sr. Guard Rochester Hills Adams
5. Ashli Pearson Jr. Forward Birmingham Roeper

Head Coach of The Year - Steve Robak Waterford Our Lady of The Lakes

2nd Team

1. Jordan Mueller Sr. Guard Farmington Hills Mercy
2. Chenise Miller Sr. Forward West Bloomfield
3. Tiffany Williams Sr. Guard Southfield-Lathrup
4. Amber Alexander Soph Forward Auburn Hills Oakland Christian
5. Jenna Bachrouche Jr. North Farmington

Head Coach of The Year - Frank Orlando Birmingham Detroit Country Day

3rd Team

1. Sarah Browe Sr. Forward Rochester
2. Spencer Lane Sr. Guard/Forward Birmingham Detroit Country Day
3. Faziah Steen Sr. Guard Birmingham Detroit Country Day
4. Sharena Taylor Sr. Guard Birmingham Detroit Country Day
5. Alexis Doetch Jr. Center Waterford Our Lady of Lakes

Head Coach of The Year - Ernie Righetti Birmingham Roeper
 
 

1 Comments:

Anonymous Suzanne Browe said...

Thanks Scott for your article "Final Grades Are In" we are the parents of Sarah Browe and wanted you to know that she will be playing for Northwood University in Midland next Fall. We hope you will cover some of their games so we can keep in touch with our local paper. Thanks so much, Mike and Sue Browe

April 22, 2009 at 8:35 AM 

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