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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, January 9, 2010

Instant Feedback - Clutch City

WELCOME TO CLUTCH CITY.....A.K.A.  THA OC
Dick Vitale would have been proud of the OC Friday night as the "PTP'ers," were out in force all across the area, pulling out wins for their respective teams with the game on the line.
·         Ryan Zinser officially reached Swagger-Level: One Hundred Thousand Trillion with his game-winner to keep his Roeper Roughriders undefeated. The 5-8 senior point guard went coast to coast to put in a lay-up at the buzzer that lifted Roeper to a two point-win over a very good GPW University Ligget team. Zinser has had a spectacular career so far and the start to his senior season has been no exception. His 20 points and seven assists against Liggett is just par for the course for this "under the radar" gem of a floor general.
 
·         Speaking of underrated point guards, South Lyon's Jordan Short continued to show the haters his merit on Friday night when he nailed a long 3-pointer from the right corner with time running down in the late fourth quarter to propel the Lions to a thrilling 50-49 upset win over host-Novi. Short scored a game-high 29 points and like Zinser, registered seven dimes.  
 
·         RH Lutheran Northwest's Alex Masell got in on the county's game of "money ball" by drilling a buzzer-beating triple that gave the Crusaders an epic 53-52 defeat of defending MIAC conference champion, SH Parkway Christian. Northwest is 4-1 and unbeaten in league play. Senior Steve Miscovich had a game-high 15 points to lead the Crusaders in the scoring column.
 
·         Was that Hazel Park's Wesley Ellis on the floor running the Vikings offense on Friday against BH Andover or was it NBA Hall of Famer and all time dime-specialist, John Stockton. Ellis played so well against the Barons, the comparison to the former Utah Jazz all-star point guard, was more than applicable. Ellis dished off a season county high of 16 assists in the HP's 85-64 win. The Vikings hoopsters are 4-2 and like the school's football team, poised for a surprise season.
 
·         John Schaeffer dropped a cool 27 points in Waterford Mott's 77-70 overtime triumph over host Walled Lake Northern. Schaeffer (another one of the OC's most-underrated "little big men") and the Corsairs are off to a blazing hot 5-1 start to the season.
 
·         WL Central's Joe Zubrickas got his "Sir Charles Barkley" on Friday when he delivered a devastating double-double of 28 points and 19 boards in the Vikings' 56-45 besting of Lakeland.
 
·         Larry "Lil' Gran Mama" Johnson's ultra-active performance of 22 points and eight rebounds, looked eerily similar to his pops in his heyday with the Running Rebels of UNLV in the early-90s and led West Bloomfield to a double OT win over North Farmington
 
·         Carlton "Captain Amazing" Brundidge's 21 points and five assists helped Southfield slip past a tough-as-nails AH Avondale squad, 69-68. Over in the A-Squared coach Belein is licking his chops as we speak. Captain Amazing's backcourt mate, Pee Wee Barnes, chipped in with 15 points and four assists.
 

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

After loosing there fourth game in a row junor guard anthony ant adams called up his aau coach Bill LAvallis in frustration sayin to his coach. " We need ant lavallis at the point.. I dont no why mych wont play himat the point and not at center hes our best ball handler. Nobody can take the ball from him said ant adams.. Plus it will take pressure of me and moody... I can get easy layups all day in transition if lavallis is pushn the rock. An juwan can spot up an hit threes all day.. Im tired of loosin coach adams said...we would be undefeated if they would let lavallis run the point......

January 10, 2010 at 10:11 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPEAKKING OF HATEING. PONTIAC HIGHSCHOOLS VARSITY BBALL COACHES SHOUL BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR PUTTING PERSONELL AGENDAS AND UNDUE INFLUENCE BEFORE THE KIDS WINNING.. EVERYBODY IN PONTIAC AS WELL AS MICHIGAN AND KIDS AND PARENTS ACROSS THE US.. ARE WONDERING WHY IS LAVALLIS NOT PLAYING..AND WHY WHEN HE DOES GET IN THE GAME YOU PLAY HIM AT CENTER WHEN U NO HE IS A GIFTED GUARD WITH AN INCREDIBLE SET OF HANDLES... U CANT GET CLOSE TO THIS KID...WAIT UNTIL AAU SEASON THIS KID IS GOING TO BLOW UP...MARK MY WORDS. AND TO THE COACHING STAFF AT PONTIAC HIGH...ITS TIME TO RETIRE AND LET SOMEONE COACH WHO IS FAIR AND IMPARTIAL TO PROTECT.AND SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO TEACH THESE KIDS THAT YOU EARN YOUR POSITION .YOUR NOT JUST PLACED THEIR BECAUSE OF WHEW YOU NO AND UNDUE INFLUENCE..

January 10, 2010 at 10:45 AM 

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