DuPont Manual Ends Owensboro Catholic's Season, Greenwell's Career

Mar 16, 2013

Update at 2:00 p.m.:

It will be Marion County vs. Notre Dame for the Kentucky girl's basketball championship Saturday evening.

Notre Dame, from northern Kentucky, upset the defending state champion, DuPont Manual, 64-60 in Saturday's second semifinal at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

In the day's first game, undefeated Marion County had no trouble with Anderson County. The #1 Lady Knights won 72-49, and will have a chance to win a state title and become just the third Kentucky girl's team to ever finish a season without a loss.

The championship game tips off at 8 p.m.

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Defending state champ Louisville Manual proved too much for Owensboro Catholic Friday night at the Kentucky Girl's Sweet 16 basketball tournament.

Manual beat the Lady Aces 78-69 to advance to Saturday's semifinals in Bowling Green. Kayla Styles scored 21 points for Manual, and Morgan Allen hit five of her nine 3-point shots to lead the Lady Crimson.

Owensboro Catholic star Becca Greenwell scored 30 points for the Lady Aces, who finished the season 25-8. Greenwell has signed to play her college ball at Duke, and is a finalist for the state's Miss Basketball award. She returned for her senior season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in one of her knee's her junior season, and she's been playing this year with a torn meniscus in her right knee.

Manual will take on Notre Dame in the second semifinal Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The winner plays for the state title against the winner of the day's first semifinal matchup between tournament-favorite Marion County and Anderson County.

The championship game will be played Saturday night at 8 p.m.