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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 21, 2012

Instant Feedback - Getting After It

Thoughts from Friday's night on the boys prep hardwood;
WL Central's Chuck Taylor (game-winning 3 in the Vikings defeat of Waterford Mott) is just like the Converse shoe, Chuck Taylor – A TRUE HARDWOOD CLASSIC!!!!!
Going on the road and knocking off Troy, Ferndale might be the hottest team in the area right now – The Eagles are currently riding a 6-game winning streak. Against Troy, senior transfer Jacob Dotson (22 points, 15 rebounds) had his second straight double-double since becoming eligible.
Love the job Billy Shellenbarger is doing over at Clawson these past couple of years – Clawville bested MH Lamphere 57-50 on the road on Friday. This guy was a genuine sparkplug as a player and is doing the same on the sideline, jumpstarting the Trojans hoop program back to the prominence it held two decades ago in the Jon Jansen era.
My boys out in H-Town aka TEAM HORSE aka TEAM BAYLIS aka the rough, rugged and raw Holly Bronchos, showed off their depth on Friday in their 52-37 lambasting of Linden by registering 10 players in the score sheet.
UPSET ALERT; congrats to TEAM SHECKELL aka the Birmingham Groves Falcons for taking down Oxford
TEAM LUTZ aka Milford keeps getting it done in the trenches, gutting out another win on Friday – 42-40 over Pinckney –, to remain undefeated at 10-0. Halfway through the campaign, it's a no-brainer for Chip Lutz to be the frontrunner for Coach of the Year in the KLAA.
When its all said and done on his career at RH Adams, Akhemji Williams might be the best Highlanders hoopster of all-time!!!!! Yeah, I said it & U can TAKE IT 2 THE BANK!!!
RH Lutheran NW, upset-winners over AH Oakland Christian on Friday, has one of the most underappreciated two-sport stars in the state in Nate Drews, a beast behind center as a quarterback on the gridiron and a true menace of an inside-outside threat on the hardwood. Drews scored 15 points and collected 10 rebounds against Oakland Christian.
North Farmington's Dorrell Foster (31 pts, 16 reb in win over Pontiac) is a human, walking, talking DOUBLE-DOUBLE!!!!
You can't stop Pontiac NDP's Vinnie Famularo (career-high 17 pts in the Fighting Irish upset of MH Bishop Foley on the road), you can only hope to contain him?
Oakland County has two players in Jon-Jon Williams (Southfield-Lathrup) and Damon Bozeman (MH Madison) averaging 30-plus a night. I can't remember the last time the OC had two hoop hounds averaging that much apiece this far into the season. Jon-Jon (averaging 31) busted up West Bloomfield for 30 points, 8 boards and 5 dimes in Chargers win on Friday, while Bozeman (averaging 33) torched SH Stevenson for 35 points and the game-winning trey at the buzzer on Thursday.


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