, Newburyport, MA


December 24, 2013

Merrier with Moore

Former Pentucket champion playing big role as freshman at Rhode Island College


Breaking into the starting lineup wasn’t on Moore’s mind at the beginning of the season. “I was just really looking to get some minutes off the bench,” Moore quipped. “It does show that hard work pays off.”

Moore’s averages — 6.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists — aren’t about to draw WNBA scouts, but she hurts opponents in subtle ways. She will take open shots and grab rebounds. “But I like running plays and executing,” she said.

Moore loves to defend too and is fitting nicely into RIC’s defensive scheme: The Anchorwomen have suffocated opponents to an average of 51.3 points the last four games, the only blemish the aforementioned 69-67 overtime loss at Eastern Connecticut.

At 5-4, RIC is in a good place considering its first seven games were on the road. After a 2-3 start, the Anchorwomen have won three of their last four. Nine of their next 13 games are at home.

The 2011-12 season saw RIC capture the Little East regular season and tournament championships and an NCAA Tournament bid, its first since 1985. Moore is accustomed to winning titles; she helped Pentucket to the MIAA Division 3 state championship as a junior as well as three Cape Ann League Division I crowns in four years.

A Cape Ann League all-star, Moore drew the attention of several New England schools, including Southern Maine, where she thought about joining former Sachem teammate Erin McNamara.

As nice as the reunion would’ve been, Moore liked Williamson and RIC from the start. The Anchorwomen defended tirelessly, ran the break and ran a motion offense. Sort of like Pentucket did.

Williamson knew about Moore and had seen her play with the AAU Boston Blizzard, but heard she wanted to attend UMass Lowell, which moved to Division I effective this season. “She was still undecided last spring, so we went after her pretty hard,” she said.

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