Buctown now 23-0 and awaiting matchup with Flint Hamady; C-A goes down

Posted: March 7, 2012 by Jared Field in High School

This is the game basketball fans in Flint have been waiting for: Buctown versus Hamady. The top-ranked and unbeaten Beecher Bucs dominated Burton Bentley to set up the long-awaited clash between the two top class C teams in Mid-Michigan.

Clearly Beecher is the favorite in the matchup, as they will be in every game the rest of the way. That being said, little is known about what Hamady actually is. The Hawks have only played one good team by my count this season (a close loss to class B Bridgeport), so I don’t really have a good gauge of their ability to knock off a team of Beecher’s caliber.

The Bucs are the odds-on favorite to finally break through and win the state championship; I don’t expect Erick Layton and company to get in the way. Beecher’s guards (Monte Morris, Antuan Burks, Eric Cooper, etc.) go hard all the time, so they are a matchup nightmare for most teams at this level.

Flint Carman-Ainsworth’s season came to an end tonight against Saginaw Arthur Hill, but not without a fight. The Cavs, down 10 at the half, actually tied the Lumberjacks in the final quarter before falling 69-63. Junior guard Denzel Watts scored 32 points in the loss.

The win sets up the showdown of all showdowns in class A: High versus Hill on Friday night at Flushing (7 pm).

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Comments
  1. baller14 says:

    Looking at the Class C bracket it looks like its going to be Beecher vs. Det. Consortium in the regional championship, how do you see that matchup going?

    • Jared Field says:

      Gotta love that. I think this is the year the Bucs get the job done. I don’t think Coach Williams is going to let another one slip away at the Breslin. Travon Baker is a handful though.

      • baller14 says:

        Yea i’ve seen both teams this year it will be a good game. I’m just wondering how the Bucs will deal with Consortium’s size and athleticism seeing as they run a lot of zone defense and I don’t recall Beecher having many consistent shooters.

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