Before state title No. 7, Greenberg heads for win No. 300

December 13, 1992|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Staff Writer

With his 15th season under way as Mount Hebron's girls basketball coach, Dave Greenberg has his mind set mainly on one goal -- winning a state-record seventh state championship.

But before his Vikings complete the regular season, Greenberg will enjoy another milestone. Sometime in late January or early February, Greenberg should celebrate career victory No. 300.

His overall record is 290-56 (an .838 winning percentage), which includes an astonishing 184-13 (.934) against the county. The Vikings have won 12 county titles and gone undefeated nine times against the league in Greenberg's previous 14 seasons.

Hebron's Bryant improving

Speaking of Hebron, Kris Bryant, the 6-foot senior who was last season's Player of the Year and is expected to miss the season while rehabilitating the knee she injured last summer, is making excellent progress.

Bryant has regained 50 percent of her strength in the knee, and is jogging regularly while doing some limited jumping in physical therapy sessions. She also is spending more time honing her outside shot. Bryant set a school record last year by hitting 56 percent of her field-goal attempts. Greenberg has said jokingly that he might let her shoot technical-foul shots this season.

"She [Bryant] has been great. Her attitude has been super," Greenberg said. "She comes to every practice. She helps out any way she can."

Bryant's recovery is several months ahead of schedule, and she could return before the end of the season. But don't bet on it, says Greenberg.

"We can't risk anything. I'd never bring her back early just so she could play," he said. "And we can't concern ourselves with that. We've got to play with who we have. If a miracle occurs and she can come back and help us, that would be great for us and for her. But we're not counting on it."

Moore effort sparks Howard

If Wednesday night's game is any indication, Howard's girls basketball team can count on junior Emily Moore this season. Moore, who rarely played last season, sparked the Lions to an 81-58 victory over Frederick with a career-high 21 points. And we do mean sparked. Moore scored all 21 in the first half, as the Lions took a 49-28 halftime lead.

"I made the biggest coaching mistake at halftime," said Howard coach Craig O'Connell. "I told them they were playing great, and I congratulated Emily on having 21 points."

The Lions responded by getting outscored, 16-9 in the third quarter. Moore went scoreless the rest of the way.

No matter. Senior guard Sharon Ford, a three-year starter and an All-County player last year, restored order with a 17-point show in the fourth period. Ford, who sat out for much of the second and third quarters in foul trouble, ended up with a career-high 23 points.

The news wasn't all good for Howard last week, though. The Lions learned that freshman Tresa Silcott, who was expected to start before she broke her hand in a scrimmage last month, will be out until mid-January. O'Connell, whose team lacks depth, hopes to have Silcott back in the lineup during the second week of the county schedule.

Singleton, Mallon updates

From the where-are-they-now file:

Korey Singleton, who rushed for more than 1,800 yards at Oakland Mills in 1990 and was the county's Player of the Year, recently finished a fine sophomore season at North

western University.

Singleton, despite being bothered by a pinched nerve in his neck for much of the season, played in 10 games and started four -- three at strong safety and one at cornerback. He had 15 solo tackles and 25 assists, and made five tackles on special teams. He also caused a fumble, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass.

Singleton's highlights included a 12-tackle day in a season-opening 42-7 loss to Notre Dame and a nine-tackle performance in a 31-7 loss to Ohio State. Northwestern ended the season at 3-8.

And Amy Mallon, the Mount Hebron alumna considered by many be the best girls basketball player the county has seen, is off to a flying start in her senior year at St. Joseph's University.

In last week's Cavalier Classic at the University of Virginia, Mallon, a 5-foot-10 forward, earned tournament MVP honors for scoring 47 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in two games. She scored a career-high 31 on 14-for-24 shooting in a victory over San Francisco, then scored 16 points in a 64-53 loss to sixth-ranked Virginia.

St. Joseph's is 2-1, thanks largely to Mallon, who is averaging 21.3 points and 10.7 rebounds.

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