Daughter of Randy Moss, Sydney Moss becomes leading scorer in Thomas More history
Senior Sydney Moss became the all-time leading scorer in Thomas More College women's basketball history on Saturday as she scored 19 points to lead the top-ranked Saints to a 95-37 win against Grove City College.
With the win, the Saints remain undefeated at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Wolverines fall to 2-6 overall and 0-3 in the PAC.
Grove City took an early 2-0 lead and then Thomas More went on a 12-0 run to take a 12-2 lead with 6:21 to play in the first quarter when senior forward Alexa Santamaria made a lay-up. Grove City answered with a 15-8 run to cut the lead to 20-17 at the end of the first quarter when Laura Buchanan made a lay-up with 21-seconds to play in the quarter.
Thomas More outscored Grove City 27-0 in the second quarter to build a 47-17 lead at halftime.
The Saints outscored Grove City 24-11 in the third quarter and 24-9 in the fourth quarter as they cruised to the 95 37 victory.
Thomas More forced Grove City to commit 34 turnovers as the Saints out-scored the Wolverines 50-7 off turnovers, 40-14 in the paint and 33-0 on fast break points.
Moss set the all-time scoring record with her 19th point in the game off a lay-up with 6:24 to play in the third quarter as she increased her total to 1,708 points in 66 games wearing the Royal Blue and White. She broke the previous mark of 1,706, which was held by Amy Burk (1995-99).
Two other Saints finished in double-figure scoring as senior guard Olivia Huber had 12 points and sophomore guard Abby Owings (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) had 10 points. Santamaria led the team on the boards with six rebounds, while Moss and Owings led the team in assists with six each and sophomore forward Nikki Kiernan (Cold Springs, Ky./Newport Central Catholic) led the team in steals with five and blocks with three.