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Powell, Brooks turn tables on Bogan

Powell, Brooks turn tables on Bogan

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
Posted 10:18 p.m.

By Seamus Brennan
Yourseason.com

Brooks point guard Mike Powell remembers Jan. 13 all too well. That was the day Bogan defeated Brooks 52-38.

But thanks to a big second half from Powell and George Marshall, the No. 12 Eagles rolled to an 86-61 Public League second-round victory at Bogan Thursday night.

"This was a revenge game, Powell said. They beat us earlier in the year so we wanted to take care of business today.

Carrying a 39-38 lead into the half, Brooks (19-3) came out like gangbusters in the second half. Powell hit four three-pointers in the third quarter to account for 12 of his 14 second-half points. He finished with 18 points.

Now that we got George back and healthy I knew they were going to be concentrating on him a lot so that opened some scoring opportunities for me, Powell said.

Marshall finished with a team-high 22 points and hit five three-pointers on the night. He scored 14 in the second half.

There were 11 lead changes in the first half with Bogan (17-7) leading by as much as five, but Marshall hit two free throws before the half to put Brooks up by one. Brooks would never surrender that lead.

The Eagles also got contributions from Keith and Kevin Gray who scored 15 and 12 points respectively.

We think we are one of the best, if not the best, teams in the city, Powell said. I dont think theres a better starting lineup than us and if we play like we did today were going to be tough to beat.

Devaughn Johnson led Bogan with 17 points.

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 30th homer in 1998

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 30th homer in 1998

It's the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Sammy, when Sosa and Mark McGwire went toe-to-toe in one of the most exciting seasons in American sports history chasing after Roger Maris' home run record. All year, we're going to go homer-by-homer on Sosa's 66 longballs, with highlights and info about each. Enjoy.

Sosa hit the 30-homer threshold on June 21, 1998 in only his 71st game of the season. For perspective, the 2018 Cubs leader in homers on June 21 is Javy Baez with 14 and Mike Trout leads all of baseball with only 23.

At this point, Mark McGwire was ahead of Sosa, but the Cubs slugger was pulling closer. McGwire had 33 dingers on June 21 while Ken Griffey Jr. had 28 and Greg Vaughn had 25.

Sosa' June 21 homer came off Tyler Green and was his 5th blast of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field that year. But the Cubs lost that series, despite Sosa's efforts.

Fun fact: Sosa drove in 10 runs in the three-game series with the Phillies that summer while the rest of his teammates combined for only 9 RBI.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

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