Healy is “an unbelievable competitor, the most competitive athlete I’ve ever been associated with,” said Penney.
“She’s at a higher level than anyone we play, just an unbelievable offensive player . . . she can play any position. And the fact that she expends just as much energy, or more so, on the defensive end . . . you don’t see that very much in a prolific scorer. When she had 42, she was taking charges and even blocked a shot from the paint that went all the way to the back court.”
Despite her talent, Healy understands her team is more important than her own statistics.
“She’s one of 13 girls on the team — she gets that,” said Penney. “In order to be great you have to make everyone else around you great, and she does. She could care less about the points. She just wants to win.”
Pat Bradley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.