Showdown in Flinttown: Northwestern vs. Powers

Posted: December 7, 2010 by Jared Field in High School

Flint Northwestern's Jaylen Magee (Flint Journal)

Fasten your seatbelts, folks.

Few teams in the state can get up and down the floor with the speed and precision of Flint Powers, led by senior point guard Patrick Lucas-Perry.

Flint Northwestern just happens to be one of them.

(If Shane Moreland was still around, he’d tell me to get my popcorn ready.)

Led by a quartet of seniors, the Wildcats have all the firepower they need to slow down the Chargers on their home court tonight in the annual season-opening rivalry game.

Jaylen Magee, believed by many to be the best player in the county, leads the Wildcats into a season that many see as the school’s best chance to get back on the map statewide.

The top prospect in tonight’s game is Powers’ 6-4 junior wing Javontae Hawkins, who played less than half a season for the Chargers after transferring from Beecher. The Wildcats will have to get physical with Hawk, otherwise he will have his way from inside and outside.

The X-factor will be the play of Northwestern’s 5-10 senior point guard Ahasuerus McDonald, one of the best and least-known guard prospects in the state. If McDonald can slow down Lucas-Perry, it could be curtains for the Chargers.

Another player to watch is 6-0 senior guard Vince Adams, who is poised to have a breakout season. He’s always had game, but now he should get the chance to display it.

Prediction: Flint Northwestern 72, Flint Powers 70.

  1. Jared Field says:

    Oh great, both of us are picking NW. Now Powers is going to blow them out.

  2. Marcellus Miller says:

    I am going to make it unanimous…naw, I am going Powers by 1 with Hawk blocking the last second attempt by NW to win. How is THAT for a prediction? Side note…NW will be a better team when it’s said and done.

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