The Daily Union Athletes of the Week finished strong, came up big in a big game, and came back to catch fire.
Lindsay Burton finished her prep basketball career with a game-high, 22-point, 18-rebound performance, as the Shelbyville Lady Rams bowed out of the postseason. Burton finished with one of the best games of her 4-year, 1000- point career. Burton scored half of the team’s points and 20 of their 27 points in the 2nd half comeback attempt.
Ryan Dooley and Mikah Maples helped Central A&M come back from the dead and beat Arcola in a 2nd OT sectional title game and send the Raiders to the super-sectional. Dooley scored 23 points and Maples scored 22. Dooley made nine buckets, including a trey, and made 4-of-6 at the line. She made a lay-up to force the first OT. Maples scored 11 times from the floor for all of her points.
Brady Barnes came back to the Beecher City basketball line-up after missing several games. BC played three games in three days. Barnes scored 25 points in a loss to Windsor on Wednesday, 49-48. He scored 26 points, 10 boards, 6 steals in a win over Cowden-Herrick on Thursday, 72-57. Barnes scored 17 points, 10 boards on Friday in a loss to St. Elmo/Brownstown, 45-32. Barnes scored 68 points in those three games (22.7 ppg).