Posts Tagged ‘George Goodman’

I don’t think anyone was surprised to see that Buctown took down Saginaw Buena Vista last night in a clash of two of the state’s best teams in class C. What should surprise you, however, is how they did it.

The Bucs fought back from an 11-point deficit in the first half AND gave up 41 points to senior guard George Goodman on their way to the win. Goodman, one of the state’s best and least-known players, shot 7-for-9 in the first half alone.

For the Bucs, it was a young man the Flint Journal called an “unlikely hero” that gave them the extra boost in the second half to get the win, 89-82.

(Jequarius) French, the second player off of Beecher’s bench, scored 12 of his career-high 22 points in the third quarter as the second-ranked Buccaneers beat the fifth-ranked Knights, 89-82, Wednesday night in a battle of state Class C powers at Beecher.

French’s previous career best was 11 points. He averaged 6.6 points before Wednesday’s game.

Beecher coach Mike Williams called French, a 6-foot-3 junior who played junior varsity ball last season, “one of the hardest workers I’ve ever coached.”

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops

Scoring leaders are updated

Posted: January 10, 2011 by Patrick Hayes in High School
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Check the Scoring Leaders tab for updated stats through last Friday’s games. A couple of guys on the rise: after a slow start to the season, Powers’ Javontae Hawkins is now averaging just above 14 per game thanks to a 20-point effort in a win over Traverse City Central on Friday and Northwestern’s Jaylen Magee had his best effort of the season, scoring 26 in a win over Goodrich Friday.

Buena Vista’s George Goodman continues to lead the pack, although his average has dipped below 30 points per game for the first time this season.

— Patrick Hayes | Great Lakes Hoops

Now we’ll really see what they’re made of.

This is the week for Flint Hamady to make the case that I’ve made for them. For them to be considered among the best (if not the best) team in class C in Michigan, they will need to make it through hell week — Saginaw Buena Vista and unbeaten Burton Bentley — unscathed.

I think the Hawks have more than enough in the tank to beat Bentley, a team that hasn’t really played anyone yet. Buena Vista is a bigger fish to fry, however.