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NAME: Brie Crittendon
SCHOOL: Ryle High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: "Winning the 2019 Kentucky State Championship; making The Sweet 16 state all-tournament team as a sophomore; leading scorer my junior year."
BIRTHDATE: 10/18/2002
HEIGHT: 5'9"-145 lbs.
PARENTS: Mike & Mary
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "I look up to my sister, Jenna Crittendon. She played basketball and earned a full ride to Xavier University. She has been a great example. Jenna showed me what hard work and perseverance will allow you to achieve. When I was younger, I always wanted to be just like her."
FUTURE GOAL: "To excel at Eastern Kentucky University playing basketball; earn my bachelor's degree in 4 years with a goal to go to a medical school of my choice."

A senior guard, Brie Crittendon is now in her fifth year of playing varsity basketball for the defending 9th region champion Ryle Raiders, and she has been a starter in 108 consecutive varsity games.

Entering this season, the Lady Raiders were ranked #1 in NKY in the coaches' preseason poll and Brie was ranked as the #1 player in Northern Kentucky. Brie has already scored 1,440 career points and pulled down 585 career rebounds for the Raiders.

Her sophomore season, Brie helped lead the Raiders to their first state championship, defeating Southwestern 63-48 in the state title game. She was the leading scorer in the state final game with 21 points.

Her junior year, Brie averaged 15.5 point-per-game and 5.7 rebounds-per-game for the Raiders who were 23-11, winning its third consecutive Ninth Region title and winning a game in the Sweet 16 tournament before it was canceled by the pandemic.

Big games last season included scoring 32 points vs. Bullitt East, 29 points vs. Conner, 21 points vs. Mercy McAuley and 20 points vs. Notre Dame Academy. Her numerous accolades last season included being named 9th Region MVP, first team all-state and she was named to the district all-tournament team for the third time. Additionally, she was named first team all-Northern Kentucky by the Enquirer.

A great honor roll student who is active in community service, she also plays for the Kentucky Premier club team, and will play basketball collegiately at Eastern Kentucky University. Brie's older sister, Jenna, played for Xavier University, and last season, was an assistant coach at the University of Charleston in West Virginia.

Says her Ryle basketball coach Katie Haitz, "Brie has been instrumental in our successes her entire career. She is a fierce competitor who does not like to lose. As a team captain, she is not only a vocal leader, but leads by example. She is selfless in her effort and pushes her teammates to be their best."

Brie's favorite athlete is Devin Booker, favorite entertainer is Morgan Wallen, favorite book is Five Feet Apart, favorite movie is American Sniper and most-like-to-meet is Devin Booker or "any country singer."

COACH'S QUOTE – "If her teammates cannot give anymore of themselves, Brie will carry the load offensively as well as defensively if it means we win. Her basketball skills and IQ are top notch, but it is also her mental toughness and relentless will to win as to why she has scored over 1,400 points in her career and is ranked in the top 5 of every major statistical category in our program's history. As a coach, to me she has been such joy to have on my team."
— Katie Haitz, Basketball Coach

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