On January 31, Washington & Jefferson College’s women’s basketball team took on the Westminster Titans and came out with a 62-42 win. However, that was not the only victory. During the game, guard Amirah Moore ‘18 reached a career milestone as she scored her 1000th point. She then became the 17th member of the elite club of 1000 point scorers at W&J. “It means a lot to be a part of such a small club because I’ve played with so many great people over the years, that to be able to be in the same as them is really such an honor,” said Moore. She also talked about her initial reaction. “It felt amazing to score 1000 points especially since I have worked so hard over the past four years to improve my jump shot and other skills.”
Moore went into the game only needing five points to hit 1000. She hit a layup, a pair of free throws and then, at the one minute mark in the first quarter, she made her layup to get the needed five points. Moore also has a career-high game of 25 points. To take a look at Moore’s point breakdown over the years, she had 160 points freshman year, 315 points sophomore year and 252 points her junior year. This year, she has managed to score 293 points in just 20 games. However, Amirah is not taking all the credit for this huge accomplishment. She is very thankful for all those that have helped her. She thanks her parents and siblings for being her number one supporters. She said that she would like to thank her parents for “putting up with my temper tantrums whenever I don’t play well.” “I’d like to thank all the coaches that I’ve had over the years because if it wasn’t for them pushing me and expecting a lot from me then I would have never came close to accomplishing such a great milestone,” said Moore. “I’d also like to thank all of the people who came out that night to cheer me on because it felt so good to see so much love and support in the stands,” said Moore.
Perhaps most importantly, she thanks her teammates for helping her achieve this goal. “Also a huge shout out to my teammates for being supportive of my accomplishment and honestly just being their crazy, funny selves. They’ve made my senior year the greatest and happiest out of all my time at W&J.” The presidents will take on Thomas More in their final PAC game on Saturday, Feb. 17 before they head into the playoffs next week.