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NYC Players to Watch: Sierra Green

by Elio Velez on
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 9:03 PM — @eliovelez

Updated Fri, Aug 1, 2014 9:04 PM
NYC Players to Watch: Sierra Green

Sierra Green (4) and Francis Lewis celebrates after defeating Bergtraum in the PSAL AA semifinals. 

Francis Lewis shooting guard Sierra Green didn’t have much fear when she stepped on the court against the opposition last season. 

 

The sophomore campaign for Green went quite well for the electric scorer by helping the Patriots win the PSAL Class AA girls basketball championship for the first time since 1979. 

 

Green scored 19 points per game, averaged 16 in the post-season as the versatile scorer earned MSG Varsity all-city first honors. 

 

Green had come off a successful freshman campaign after scoring almost 16 points a game and hit 37 three-pointers form the field. The growth continued as soon as the 2013-2014 began against South Shore in the opener. Green connected on a three-pointer in overtime to help Francis Lewis win 76-73.

 

Even when Green struggled, more times than not the Francis Lewis sophomore found ways to kick-start her team at the right time. The Patriots were down by double digits to 15-time PSAL champion Murry Bergtraum in the Class AA semifinals when Green shook off her early slumber to score 11 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter. 

 

Green tied the game with a 3-pointer from 30 feet out and hit two free throws to give Francis Lewis a late 58-57 advantage. 

 

“In my head I let Joella [Gibson: Murry Bergtraum guard] get to me. It was all anger basically because I wasn’t able to shoot the whole game,” Green said. “I only had like 2 in the half and I wanted to finish it.”

 

Her hot start coincided with the Patriots starting a 14-1 run that would eventually hand Bergtraum a 61-57 defeat.

 

Green ended the PSAL campaign in style with 21 points for the Patriots in a title win over South Shore. With most of the team returning next season, Green should continue to elevate her game for the defending champions from Fresh Meadows. 

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