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Laurie Byrd

Laurie, the "Queen of the Macker," was a dominant Top Women's player in Lowell, Belding and beyond. She earned her "Queen" crown on the court where usually she paired up with fellow Flint, Mich., basketball stars Denise Allen and Linnell Jones to make all others play for second place. Dusty Macker files indicate Byrd and her teammates at one point won 10 consecutive Top Women’s titles in the home Lowell/Belding Macker spanning the late 1970s and well into the 1980s.