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Morgan Reid, Crusaders coach Jessica Lowe share in Cardinal Gibbons 1,000 point mark

From staff reportsJanuary 23, 2014 

When Cardinal Gibbons senior Morgan Reid scored her 1,000th career point in the Crusaders’ 61-25 win over J.F. Webb earlier this month, she became the 10th female Gibbons basketball player to achieve the milestone.

A second-quarter, mid-range jump shot put the 5-foot-6 guard at the mark, as she would go on to finish with 16 points, six assists and six steals.

“I didn’t really realize I was close,” Reid said. “It’s cool. But I’d rather have my team win and do well than get a ton of points.”

The Crusaders are 12-3 (5-0 Big Eight 3A), as Reid is averaging team highs of 13.1 points, 5.7 assists and 3.4 steals per game. She has earned all-conference honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior.

Long ago, Reid won the respect and admiration of those within the Cardinal Gibbons program, including Crusaders coach Jessica Lowe – who knows more than any Cardinal Gibbons basketball player about points prowess.

Lowe, whose maiden name is Greiner, netted a school record 2,121 points from 1995-99.

Lowe’s sister and assistant coach Ali Greiner also crossed the 1,000-point mark before graduating in 2001.

“Morgan plays the point, handles the ball all the time, and guards the best player,” Lowe said. “She’s been fantastic.”

Other Crusaders who achieved the 1,000-point mark include (as named at time of accomplishment) Jennifer Meineke (Class of 1989), Beth Larson (’95), Pauline Moore (’98), Serena White (’04), Kaela Pearce (’04), Melissa Shafer (’08) and current U.S. Naval Academy student-athlete Chloe Stapleton (’10).

Berrios injured: Leesville Road High graduate Braxton Berrios caught three passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Under Armor All-American game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

He did so with a torn ACL.

He tore the ligament during the second quarter and continued to play.

Berrios recently tweeted: “Ya know the funny thing about my TD in the All American game? I did it with a Torn ACL…God has a plan though.”

The University of Miami wide receiver – he enrolled this spring – missed much of his senior season with an ankle injury and did not play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star game because he was recovering.

Leesville Road coach Chad Smothers said Berrios is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday and will be ready to compete for playing time in the fall.

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