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Men's Basketball: Greensburg C.C. grad piling up serious court time

Written by Rick Davis on .

Rick Davis profiles Greensburg Central Catholic graduate Jesse Reed, who is now a standout basketball player at American University.

"As a junior accounting major at American University in Washington, D.C., Jesse Reed has become pretty good with numbers.

It doesn't take a math-wiz, however, to add up all the minutes he has sat out as a member of the men's basketball team.

There aren't very many.

Reed, a 6-foot-5 guard from Greensburg Central Catholic, leads NCAA Division I in minutes played, averaging 39.4 in a 40-minute game, while senior teammates Pee Wee Gardner is second at 39.1 and John Schoof is third at 38.8, giving the Eagles guards a rare 1-2-3 combination among the country's leaders."

 

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Girls Basketball: Greensburg C.C. ready for rematch with Burrell

Written by Keith Barnes on .

There is no doubt that Greensburg Central Catholic has been looking forward to tonight's game against Burrell for quite a while.

A rough estimate ... 35 days.

To be more specific, it was Dec. 22 when Burrell (15-1, 10-0) took over sole possession of first place in Section 1-AA with a decisive 60-47 victory over the Lady Centurions. Not only did it deal Greensburg Central Catholic (14-2, 9-1) its first loss of the season, it helped propel the Lady Bucs into the top spot in the rankings.

Greensburg Central Catholic followed up that loss with a 62-59 defeat to a middling Class AAA South Fayette team in the Hoops for a Cure Backyard Brawlz holiday tournament before rebounding for six consecutive section victories to set up the first place battle on its home floor. The No. 4 Lady Centurions will have to find an answer for the two Division I players, guard Sydney Bordonaro (Pepperdine) and Natalie Myers, who recently committed to play at Youngstown State.

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Boys Basketball: Greensburg C.C. specializing in victories

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Marky Billson profiles the Greensburg C.C. boys basketball team.

"If high school sports have become more specialized, the Greensburg Central Catholic boys basketball team is the exception to the rule.

All but one of the players on the Centurions' varsity roster are multi-sport athletes. It's practically a necessity when the school has 114 boys enrolled, enough to be placed in Class A.

"We're actually a Class A school playing up in AA. We have to share athletes. We wouldn't have enough athletes otherwise. Selfishly as a basketball coach we want them in the gym as much as possible. But I encourage my kids to play as many sports as they can," coach Greg Bisignani said."

 

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Boys Basketball: Greensburg C.C. remains a Class AA favorite

Written by Justin Criado on .

Greensburg Central Catholic (12-1, 7-0) looks as strong as ever heading in to the final stretch of the season.

The Centurions are riding a nine-game winning streak since the loss to Class AAAA Seneca Valley Dec. 16, and are atop Section 2-AA, outscoring opponents by an average of nearly 20 points (74.2 points per game vs. 55.6 points against).

Greensburg Central Catholic defeated Wilkinsburg, 84-52, Jan. 16.

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Girls Basketball: East Feature Athlete - Carolyn Appleby, Greensburg C.C.

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Carolyn Appleby
School: Greensburg Central Catholic
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: The senior guard, who has already committed to IUP, is one of the top outside shooters in Class AA. Appleby was an all-section selection last season when she averaged nearly 20 points per game, but her offensive production has dipped to about 16 a night as she has developed into one of the best passers on the Centurions roster. An unselfish player, her assist total has increased this season as she is using the players around her more effectively than in past years.