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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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Captains Cruise

Waterford Kettering's frontcourt came to play in a major way in the Captains match-up with Walled Lake Western on Monday night. Starting power forward Kendall Smith scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds and starting center Brandon Carlson put in 17 points and hauled down 10 boards in Kettering's 49-46 win over the Warriors in KLAA action. The Captains improve to 7-9 overall on the season. Corey Wade led Western with 12 points. The Warriors fall to 2-14.
On a personal note, I would love to see Kettering and Mott meet up for the third time in the districts in March. Kettering is hosting the district and without Clarkston hanging around to play "king of the mountain" per usual first week of the tourney for the Captains and Corsairs, both teams have a legit shot at taking home the crown.  Mott is legit this year, no doubt. John Schaeffer, Devontay Green, and Chris Dewberry make-up a dynamite 3-headed monster on the perimeter for head coach Derek Wiley. But don't sleep on Kettering, who took out the Corsairs back in January on the big stage at the O'rena at OU. The Captains could end up raising the banner if they get hot. I love senior point guard Ryan Dingman. He's a consummate floor leader and watching him run the Kettering offense on the hardwood makes it easy to understand why he's a quarterback on the football field in the fall. Carlson is a monster when he brings his 'A' game and Brett Hoffman can hurt teams from the outside.


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