Moore Scores 1,000th
The Hornets’ Holden Moore joined a prestigious group at Hundred Feb. 3 when he knocked down a jumper from beyond the arc that gave him 1,000 points for his career in a 86-48 victory over the Beallsville Blue Devils inside the Hornets Nest.
Hundred went to work from the get-go, outscoring its guests, 24-2, in the opening period. Danny Stewart knocked in 12 points in the period, while Moore netted eight markers.
Moore took charge offensively in the second stanza as he knocked down 16 points, including two baskets from well-beyond the arc, while Andrew King and Tyler Norris tallied five and four points, respectively, to give the hosts a comfortable 54-9 halftime lead.
The second half scoring from the Hornets cooled down a bit, but the offense of the Blue Devils increased. With Beallsville scoring 18 points in the third, Moore and Stewart totaled 14 points of their 16 points in the frame, including a three-ball.
Moore tickled the twine from beyond the arc to open the fourth period that pushed his career total to more than 1,000 points, and sat the remainder of the game and watched all nine of his teammates sink points.
“Right now it just feels surreal. I have grown up with a basketball in my hands and it always just felt like my calling. I grew up having my brother push me to my hardest every day to get better,” said Moore. “I have had the best teammates and support staff anyone could ever ask for, and I’m even happier to call them friends.
“Tonight was special, no doubt. However, this would have never happened by myself. It is an honor to wear Hundred across my chest and I’ve never felt prouder to be a Hornet.”
“So thank you to my family for always believing in me. Thank you to my teammates for never letting me be good enough. Most importantly thank you to God for blessing me with the talents and abilities that he has given me. Finally, thank you to my teammate Andrew King; my best friend, my partner in crime, and my brother for getting the assist on the last point. I would never have wanted it any other way. It’s a great night to be a Hornet! Thank you, everyone!” Moore said.
Moore finished with a game-high 38 points, that included four bonus bombs, while making four steals. Stewart tacked on a double-double 17 points, 10 rebounds and made three steals. Dustin Morris added 10 points, while King netted a double-double 10 points and 11 rebounds.
In addition, Devin Kimble and Bill Mace each knocked in three points, while Preston Kuhn, Danny Kolat, and Logan Moore each sank a basket. Kolat also hauled in eight rebounds.
For the Blue Devils, Garrett Brown tallied a team-high 29 points, while teammate Dawson Weekley added 16 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc.