Sydney Moss Reinstated at Thomas More, Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer
It was a big return for Thomas More women's basketball star Sydney Moss.
The senior guard/forward was reinstated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Saturday and promptly led the Saints to a 95-37 rout of Grove City, scoring 19 points and becoming the college's all-time leading scorer.
In November, Moss was benched while Thomas More explored a compliance question from the NCAA.
"As previously stated, Thomas More College used an abundance of caution in withholding Moss from play during a NCAA compliance question within our women’s basketball program. The College cannot comment further on the matter at this time, but we look forward to publicly discussing the matter when appropriate," said Cory Blackson, Thomas More's director of sports communication and compliance, in a statement.
In Crestview Hills on Saturday, 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 for the Saints. 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 had 10 points. Santamaria led the team on the boards with six rebounds, whileMoss and Owings led the team in assists with six each and sophomore forward Nikki Kiernan led the team in steals with five and blocks with three.
Thomas More returns to action on Wednesday, December 16 when it hosts in-state rival Centre College at 7 p.m. at the Connor Convocation Center.
Photo: Sydney Moss (via TMC)