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Category: Kentucky Girls Basketball

  • 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.

    Photo courtesy of Owensboro Catholic

    Becca Greenwell, Owensboro Catholic

    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.
  • Becca Greenwell didn't waste any time in her senior basketball debut after a knee injury sidelined her last year.

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    Becca Greenwell

    The 6-foot-1 guard poured in 37 points, had seven rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead Owensboro Catholic (Owensboro, Ky.) to a 72-27 rout of Apollo (Owensboro, Ky.) on Friday night. She was nearly perfect, drilling 13 of 16 shots from the field and six of eight from the 3-point range. She played sparingly in the fourth quarter. Her dominance helped the Lady Aces shoot a sizzling 62 percent from the field.

    Though she did miss her junior year in high school, Greenwell bounced back last summer by helping the USA Under-17 team win a gold medal and this fall signed with Duke University.

    Coach Ray Zuberer told the Messenger-Inquirer, "Becca got us off to a good start (scoring her team's first 10 points) and that kind of helped everybody relax and play. She is an exceptional passer. If you run the floor and get open, she will get you the ball."
  • Rebecca Greenwell continued to prove she is one of the best female high school basketball players in the country while leading the Tennessee Flight to the championship in the prestigious Nike Nationals Gold Division Tuesday in North Augusta, S.C.

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    Rebecca Greenwell, Owensboro Catholic

    The 6-foot-1 senior from Owensboro Catholic (Ky.) poured in 22 points - including 17 during the final six minutes of the first half - to spark a 68-61 victory over Virginia-based Boo Williams.

    It marked the third time in her career that she helped Tennessee Flight win the Nike Nationals. She was an eighth-grader and sophomore, respectively, on those previous occasions and was named tourney MVP as a sophomore.

    Today she has moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., to practice with the USA U17 team in preparation for the World Championships.

    The best news is that even though playing with a brace on her knee, she appeared recovered from tearing her anterior cruciate ligament last September. She returned from the injury in the spring and was named MVP in the Boo Williams Spring Invitational.

    Greenwell, who will likely be a candidate for National Player of the Year, has narrowed her college choices to either Duke or Notre Dame, according to her coach, Ray Zuberer.

    Flight coach Tom Insell told the Augusta Chronicle that Greenwell "has to be the most celebrated player ever to play Nike Basketball. There's been a lot more great players to play Nike Basketball. But for somebody to do what she's done is unbelievable."
  • Photo by Wayne Litmer

    Sydney Moss

    Sydney Moss, the daughter of NFL wide receiver Randy Moss, was named Miss Basketball in Kentucky over the weekend.

    Moss, a 5-foot-11 guard at Boone County (Florence), posted 22.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game as a senior and will play at Florida.

    Boone County went 30-4 in 2011-12 and reached Kentucky's celebrated single-class Sweet 16. Moss helped the Lady Rebels go 86-13 in three seasons with the program.

    Moss scored 41 points to go along with 13 rebounds and four assists in the final game of her high school career, a quarterfinal loss to Dunbar of Lexington.

    Randy Moss retired from the NFL prior to the 2011-12 season, but is looking to make a return with the San Francisco 49ers. He has accumulated nearly 15,000 receiving yards and 153 touchdowns during his 13-year run in professional football.
  • Photo by Wayne Litmer

    Sydney Moss

    A heroic effort by Sydney Moss in her last high school basketball game could not keep Boone County (Florence, Ky.) from losing to Dunbar (Lexington, Ky.) 72-70 in overtime during the first round of the state quarterfinals.

    Her father, former NFL all-star wide receiver Randy Moss, was in the stands to watch her pour in 41 points on 20-of-38 shooting, grab 13 rebounds, hand out four assists and make three steals.

    The 5-foot-11 standout, who has signed with the University of Florida, averaged 22.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 4.2 steals. Already named Kentucky's Gatorade Player of the Year, and also the favorite to win Kentucky's Miss Basketball crown, she completed her outstanding career with 2,951 points and over 1,500 rebounds.

    * Despite 45 points from Brad Visser, Calvin Christian (Grandville, Mich.) was handed an 80-70 defeat by NorthPointe Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.), to win its first district title since 2007. NorthPointe Christian drilled 19-of-22 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.