Posted: Dec 18, 2012 10:24 AM
The top girls' basketball player in Kentucky will miss at least two more weeks as she nurses an injured knee.
The Courier-Journal reports Owensboro Catholic senior Becca Greenwell sprained the MCL in her right knee during the Lady Aces' 73-60 victory at Owensboro on Dec. 7. Greenwell missed her entire junior season after she tore her ACL playing for Team USA in the FIBA 3-on-3 Youth Championships in Italy in the fall of 2011. She got back on the hardwood last summer, helping the USA Under-17 team to a gold medal.
"I am so happy for that kid," Zuberer wrote in an email to the Louisville paper. "She doesn't deserve to get hurt again. She has worked too hard to get hurt again."
Zuberer says he expects Greenwell will likely return to action in early January.
Without their star, the Aces knocked off Pleasure Ridge Park 62-57, but suffered their first loss of the season on Dec. 15, falling 78-50 to Southwestern.
Greenwell averaged 32 points per game as a sophomore. The 6-1 guard ranks sixth in the nation on ESPN's 2013 HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings and has already signed to play college ball at Duke.