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FIRESTONE-KENMORE GIRLS TO BATTLE

By admin Published: January 6, 2010

All season long, the Firestone and Kenmore girls basketball teams have been putting up big numbers. Firestone is 9-1 overall and 5-0 in the City and Kenmore (8-2, 5-0) is led by senior guard Shanequa Williams, who is averaging almost 35 points a game.

The two teams will matchup 7 p.m. Thursday at Kenmore in a game that should be very competitive and entertaining.

Kenmore is a young team and has been playing without junior point guard Markayla Powers, who fractured her finger in the first few minutes of the season-opening loss to Copley. Howard is expected to return to action next Thursday.

Also, Courtney Palmer (knee) is out for the season for the Cardinals.

Firestone is led by junior guard Imani Gordon, who is averaging 23.5 points a game and the Falcons' only loss was a 45-42 decision to Canton South (9-1).

``We've been playing well considering the injuries we had and how young we are,'' Kenmore coach Yontami Jones said. ``Shanequa has really stepped up and been a leader.''

Firestone coach Audley McGill said: ``The way we're looking at it, we need to win for our quest to win the City (championship). But we also know that every game in the City is important, not just this one.''

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