Moss Crosses 1,000th Point Plateau in No. 5 Thomas More's 65-52 Win Over W&J

Photo by John Swartzer
Photo by John Swartzer

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss (St. Albans, W.Va./Boone County (Ky.)) crossed the 1,000 collegiate point plateau today (Saturday, February 8, 2014) as she led the fifth-ranked Thomas More College women's basketball team to a 65-52 win over Washington & Jefferson College in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

With the win, the Saints improve to 21-0 overall and 14-0 in the PAC.  With the loss, the Presidents fall to 14-7 overall and 9-5 in the PAC. 

With a lay-up at the 2:08 mark of the second half, Moss scored her 27th point of the game and 1,001st collegiate point.  She scored 438 points last season at the University of Florida and has scored 563 points this season at Thomas More.

Thomas More jumped out to a 13-8 lead with 15:47 to play in the first half when junior guard Jenny Burgoyne (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) made a lay-up.  W&J answered with a 7-2 run capped by a Valerie Dunlap lay-up with 12:33 to play in the half to tie the game at 15-15.  Thomas More closed the half on a 17-2 run to take a 32-17 lead at halftime when Moss made a jumper with 57-seconds to play in the opening half.

The Saints opened the second half on a 14-8 run to extend the lead to 46-25 with 14:16 to play in the game when Moss made a jumper.  The Presidents responded with a 25-10 run to cut the lead to 56-50 when Taylor Cortazoo made a lay-up with 3:46 to play in the game.  That would be as close as W&J would come as Thomas More closed out the game on a 9-2 run for the 65-52 victory.

Moss led three Saints in double-figures with her game-high 27 points.  Joining her in double-figures was Burgoyne with 17 points and senior guard Devin Beasley (Burlington, Ky./Conner)with 12 points.  Burgoyne led the team on the boards with eight rebounds, while junior guard Sydni Wainscott (Erlanger, Ky./Simon Kenton) led the team in assists with four and Moss and Wainscott led the team in steals with three each.

The Saints return to action on Wednesday (February 12) when they host Westminster College.  The game is scheduled to tip-off at 5:30 p.m. at the Connor Convocation Center.