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GC Basketball: Rice's Saniya Burks answers Palmer fans in 65-32 romp

Jan. 8—RICE — Message to the teams that play Rice's Lady Bulldogs.

Don't make Saniya Burks mad.

You will pay for it in the end. Just ask the folks in Palmer, who watched Saniya destroy their girls team Friday after the Palmer boys insulted Saniya, who answered their insults with a monster night in a run-away 62-35 victory.

Saniya, the third-leading scorer in high school girls basketball in the nation, got upset and then burned down the nets Friday, just missing a 50-point triple-double, scoring 47 points, making a dozen steals, grabbing nine rebounds, handing out an assist and blocking four shots. She made 7-of-12 treys along the way, scoring 21 points beyond the arc.

Aaliyah Nezar and her sister Livia, each scored five points and KK Davis scored for Rice, which got a big game from Wenni Wharton, who pulled down seven rebounds.

"She said she got mad because the boys team chanted 'OVER-RATED' when she shot an airball in the first half," said her father Rice girls Coach Antonio Burks.

Obviously, Saniya does her talking on the court. She's tough and classy and plays the game with style and grace. Last year during the playoffs she was hammered and knocked to the floor time after time against bigger, aggressive teams who tried everything to stop her.

She never complained, never said a word. But she was loud and clear Friday night.

Aliyah Nezar and her sister Livia, each scored five points and KK Davis scored for Rice, which got a big game from Wenni Wharton, who pulled down seven rebounds.

Rice improved to 11-4 for the season and 4-1 in the District 18-3A race. The Lady Dawgs will play at Kemp Tuesday night.