Originally created 12/31/98

Balanced Burke captures title

WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Burke County had too much firepower for Laney Tuesday in the finals of the Burke County Holiday Classic, denying the Wildcats a sweep of the tournament titles.

Earlier in the evening, Laney won the girls championship 66-54 over Burke as Kim Brown led the winners with 24 points and Ernesia Wideman added 17.

In the boys title game, Burke romped 72-49 behind a balanced scoring attack. Frederick Roberson led the Bears the 12 points.Burke County Holiday ClassicBoys Championship Game

ARBY'S CLASSIC: Despite suffering consecutive losses in the Arby's Classic high school tournament at Johnson City, Tenn., Josey High did get some attention on Wednesday when 6-foot-5 senior Tyrone Hayes won the dunk contest. Hayes is one of the area's top players and should sign with a Division I college in the spring.


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