High School Sports

2A Boys pregame: Keenan vs. Burke

WHO Keenan Raiders vs. Burke Bulldogs

WHEN: Saturday, 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Colonial Life Arena

INTERNET BROADCAST: www.schsl.tv

RECORDS: Keenan 20-8, Burke 26-2

COACHES: Zach Norris, Keenan; Earl Brown, Burke

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Both teams play full-court, hard-nosed defense. Whichever offense adjusts the best will have the advantage. The Raiders are bigger than the Bulldogs, and that could play into their favor. Jacob Green and Eric Washington have a knack for getting the ball to the open man and they don't rush things. Sidney Sanders plays full-speed all the time so he will try and force the Raider guards into bad decisions.

STARTING LINEUPS

RAIDERS

POS. HT. NAME PPG

F 6-4 Dennis Rowe 13.7

F 6-4 Quinton Johnson 8.1

C 5-10 Bradley Smith 16.8

G 5-8 Eric Washington 9.4

G 5-8 Jacob Green 4.3

BULLDOGS

POS. HT. NAME PPG

F 6-2 John Ross 9.4

F 6-3 Deshong Montgomery 5.8

G 5-10 Del'Javon Simmons 16.0

G 5-11 Michael Hayward 11.8

G 5-10 Sidney Sanders 18.8

BOTTOM LINE

Burke has been here two of the past three years, and this group feels they have some unfinished business. If Rowe and Smith have their way in the middle, Keenan could extend Burke's playoff misery.

- Chris Dearing

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