CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – Sydney Moss scored an NCAA Division III single-game record 63 points as top-seeded and unbeaten Thomas More defeated Waynesburg, 106-88, Friday night in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament semifinals.
Moss, the leading scorer in Division III and the PAC Player of the Year, made 24 of 41 shots from the field, 14 of 16 free throws and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Thomas More to its 54th win in its last 55 PAC games.
Moss, the daughter of former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss, broke the previous single-game scoring record of 61 points when she made two free-throws with 18 seconds remaining. The previous record was set by Oberlin’s Ann Gilbert in 1991.
Thomas More, ranked No. 3 in Division II, improved to 27-0.
Waynesburg (15-12) managed to stay within striking distance of Thomas More for much of the game by shooting 53 percent from the field and making 12 three-pointers. The Yellow Jackets, however, couldn’t stop Moss.
A transfer from the University of Florida, Moss scored 29 points in the first half as Thomas More forged a 55-40 lead at the break.
Waynesburg fell behind by 22 points early in the second half, but the Yellow Jackets battled back and closed to within 12 points (98-86) with 3:23 remaining. That, however, was as close as the Yellow Jackets could get.
Maura Bobby and Heather Davis came off the bench to lead Waynesburg in scoring, tossing 15 and 13 points, respectively. Lauren Blair had 12 points and Elaine Hasek scored 10.