Thursday, December 10, 2009

Moshier: Jugglers' star shines on, off court

What Notre Dame High School’s Pat Moore did to help his basketball team beat Tri Valley League rival Whitesboro 62-53 this week – scoring 15 of his season-high 34 points in the fourth quarter -- was impressive enough.

 

Most impressive, though, was how the Colgate University recruit reacted to what some might have considered a hostile “Warrior Dome” environment.

 

Moore, a Notre Dame senior from Whitesboro who has attended the school since the seventh grade, wasn’t the least bit fazed by a vocal Whitesboro student section that at one time chanted, “Traitor. … Traitor. … Traitor. …” and another time labeled the all-state forward “Overrated.”

 

“Nah,” the soft-spoken Moore said when asked if that reception bothered him. “It’s part of the game. It’s all fun.”

 

That’s Pat Moore for you. The same kid who is on track to become Notre Dame’s all-time scoring leader -- rising two more spots Tuesday to No. 6 on that star-studded list with his 1,162 career points, just 29 behind former Syracuse University standout Dale Schackleford’s 1,191 – is a class act off the court, too.

 

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