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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.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hoop Queens

Last week, I posted Burney's own all-time Oakland County hoops squad for the boys. This week, its the girls turn. And boy has the area had a lot of great girls basketball players. Lets take a look.
note: this team is only for the last 20 years, since even Burney's almost-endless vat of prep knowledge has its limits
All-Time Oakland County Girls Basketball Team
Jennifer Shasky (Birmingham Marian) - A legend in the pantheon of Marian greats, winning a state championship and Ms. Basketball in 1988. Starred at George Washington in the early-90's
Peggy Evans (Birmingham Detroit Country Day) - Arguably the greatest OC female hoopster ever. Like Shasky, Evans won the ever-coveted Ms. Basketball Award and won a state title, pouring in MHSAA record 47 points in the 1989 state-final game. Oh, yeah, she also went on to star at woman's college bball power Tennessee under the John Wooden of woman's hoops, Pat Summit herself.
Jennifer Thomas (Birmingham Detroit Country Day) - Won multiple state championships in the late-90's for the Yellowjackets and then went onto a stellar college career at North Carolina.
Laurie Ales  (Oakland Christian) - Without a doubt the best small-school player to ever suit up in the county. Led the Lancers to a state title in 1992 and led the OC in scoring with 27 ppg as a junior in '91.
Jessica Pike  (Clawson) - Outstanding prep career at Clawson and continued her steady guard play down the road at Oakland University from 2005-2009.
Jeanine Augustine/Courtney Ruffing (Rochester Adams) - This pair of Highlanders were leaders of the Adams girls hoops glory days of the 1990's. Augustine would go onto star at Notre Dame in the Big East and Ruffing at Oakland U.
Head Coach - Mary Ciccerone (Marian)
Head Coach - Frank Orlando (DCD)


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