All Becca Greenwell
wanted to do Monday night was to break her older sister Rachel's school record for 3-point baskets. The record was 10.
The 6-foot-1 senior guard drilled her first six 3-pointers and was off to the races. She not only broke the school record, but then surpassed the state record (13) and - amazingly - the national record of 15, which had been shared by five players.
The Duke University signee wound up with 17 3-pointers as Owensboro Catholic (Owensboro, Ky.)
crushed Trinity (Whitesville, Ky.), 99-35.
She took just 28 shots - all from 3-point range - and finished with a career-high 51 points. She also had nine rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals.
"They played a 2-3 zone," coach Ray Zuberer told MaxPreps. "She was a little bit leery of attacking the basket (while recovering from her second knee injury) so we set her on the perimeter. As they began to challenge her, she just kept moving farther and farther back."
Zuberer said he had joked with his superstar before the game about the school record, which her sister set against the same team.
Due to the tenderness of her knee, Greenwell has been in and out of the lineup this season after missing her entire junior year following surgery.
"To be honest," Zuberer admitted, "she's kind of limping around out there."
Fans of the Aces can only wonder what a healthy Greenwell could be accomplishing.