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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.

Monday, December 13, 2010

In The Zone

Auburn Hills Avondale senior shooting guard Andrea Strauss hit the zone over the weekend, shooting the lights out for the Lady Yellowjacket hoopsters in their home game against East Lansing on Saturday, propelling them to a 55-52 victory.
Strauss, a sniper specialist from beyond the arc, drained 5-of-6 3-pointers in the second half, leading Avondale back from a 14-point deficit in the early fourth quarter. The three-year varsity starter finished with a game-high 18 points, to go along with eight rebounds and six assists. Off the hardwood, Strauss is also a multi-time all-league performer in both volleyball and soccer. So far this season she is shooting near the 50% mark from downtown.
The Yellowjackets (3-1) have now won three straight ballgames after dropping their first game of the schedule on the road to an undefeated Waterford Kettering squad.
Last year, head coach David Muczynski's Lady 'Jackets won the OAA white crown, concluding the campaign 14-7.
Muczynski, who also serves as the school's varsity soccer coach for boys and girls, got an array of complimentary performances to augment Strauss' late-game heroics. Junior center Hannah Little had 10 points, six rebounds, three blocks and three steals and held Trojans' all-state star player, Deborah Hoeskstra (Bowling  Green), to 14 points, a good seven points under her average. Forward Courtney Williams chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds and point guard Loreal Farris scored seven points and dished off three assists.
Avondale is set to host West Bloomfield, a team that contains a pair of former Yellowjackets players, including two-time all-conference selection Jaiyln Hamilton, on Tuesday night for its next game.


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