Moore maximizes opportunities (Basketball)

August 21, 2011
Jessica Moore

Playing behind No. 1 pick Tina Charles, minutes are hard to come by for reserve center Jessica Moore of the Connecticut Sun.

Yet she still manages to maximize her opportunities.

Moore, of Colony High fame, made the most of her extended play in tonight’s 96-87 victory over the Atlanta Dream during WNBA action.

The 6-foot-3 Alaskan played 11 minutes and collected a season-high six points to go along with two rebounds. She is averaging six minutes in 22 games this season, her seventh in the WNBA.

Tonight she didn’t enter the game until there was only 1:48 left in the first quarter. Two minutes later she made a steal.

A few minutes into the second quarter she grabbed an offensive rebound that led to her scoring a layup. She was taken out after just five minutes.

Moore didn’t come back until there was only 3:49 left in the third quarter. Thirty seconds later she drilled a jump shot. Later she grabbed a rebound.

Finally, with 44 seconds left in the game, she sank another jumper to ice the win to help the Sun stay two games back of the Indiana Fever for first place in the Eastern Conference.