Moore Suffers Rare Loss

Mike Moore isn't used to losing games. In fact, the Hillhouse (Conn.) unsigned senior guard lost for the first time in 40 games the other night. The scoring guard went for 21 - which is his average thus far this season.

It had been a while for Mike Moore.

The Hillhouse (Conn.) unsigned senior shooting guard tasted defeat for the first time since Trinity Catholic-Stamford came out on top in the Division 1 state tournament semifinals on March 16, 2005.

That's a string of 40 games until Wilbur Cross High shocked Moore and his teammates with a 52-49 victory on Tuesday night.

Despite the loss, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound Moore still managed to score a game-high 21 points for Hillhouse, which fell to 13-1 on the season.

``I think I'm proven I can score," Moore said. "The part of my game that's improved this year is my passing. I'm getting a lot of assists and trying to make things easier for my teammates."

Moore is still filling it up, though. He's averaging about 21 points per game this season, primarily with a sweet mid-range jumper and also finishing on penetration around the basket.

He had a chance to go up against Arizona-bound senior guard Jerryd Bayless earlier in the season and he put up 28 points while Bayless finished with 27.

The most active schools recruiting Moore these days are Northeastern, Boston University and Fairfield. He said Virginia Tech called recently and Drexel and the College of Charleston have also expressed interest.

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