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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 13, 2010

Triple Trouble

North Farmington's Jenna Bachrouche (Oakland University) and Novi Franklin Road Christian's Maureen McSweeney each had monster games on Tuesday – both were triple trouble all night long in their teams' respective 'W's' to the tune of registering impressive triple-doubles. Bachrouche brandished her normal brand of bball brilliance by scoring 22 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out ten assists in the Raiders' defeat of Pontiac and the Warriors Ms. McSweeny got her Mcswizzle on all over host-SH Parkway Christian in Franklin Road's victory in enemy territory. McSweeny put in 16 points, corralled 14 boards, and collected 12 dimes.
On the subject of triple trouble, I've made the decision to bequeath a nickname on some of my favorite hoopsters in the area, my much-beloved WB Lakers frontcourt comprised of Larry "Lil' Gran Mama" Johnson, Spencer "The Big Easy" Parker, and David "Aquaman" Poole. Alright, get ready, here it is…….drum roll please……….from this point forward the WB's triple trouble trio is to be known as, "Lethal Weapon 3". Do I really need to explain? Just go ask Kyle Vinales, Robert Hogans, and the North Farmington Raiders how lethal these guys can be.  
I feel bad for not saying this sooner: Birmingham Detroit Country Day's sophomore sensation Aerial Powers is the ALL THAT and a bag of chips. This girl can hoop like few others in the state and she's barely 16 years old. In her first year as a starter and getting serious minutes, she has been running the point like a seasoned pro and has the hardwood IQ and court vision of a D1 player right now. Oh, and by the way she can score by the bucket-load too. Powers scored 28 points, hauled down 10 rebounds and delivered six assists in DCD's blowout win over East Lansing Tuesday night. With only a handful of starts under her belt, she already has college recruiters from all across the nation salivating at the chance to come to town and watch her play. To put it in the most-simple terms, Aerial Powers is a female version of Yellowjackets boys superstar, Ray McCallum – she's that good!!!
So here is what we know right now: In only a half of season of substantial varsity play, Aerial Powers is probably the best point guard in the county. Add that to 6-7 senior center, Madison Williams (Michigan State), the most dominating post player in the state bar none, and fellow D1 recruit Troy Hambric (Loyola), and the 'Jackets are practically shoe-ins to be playing for their third consecutive state championship banner in a mere nine weeks. Williams had another outstanding effort on Tuesday night, contributing 15 points, 15 rebounds and her standard day at the office eight blocked shots. By the way, not only is Williams the picture of perfection on the court, she's the definition of class and composure off it as well. That said, I've decided to nickname by main homegirl Maddie, "The Big Classy." If I do say so myself, that could be the best nickname I've come up with yet!


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