It was a good day for North Stokes Jackson Moorefield. On the morning of Thursday, Jan. 28 the senior received his acceptance letter to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Later that night in a game against Mount Airy, his team was down 13-0 and he was the first to score. That shot was his 1,000 career point as a high school player.
“I honestly had no idea,” Moorefield said.
After the game his coaches and teammates presented him a signed ball to commemorate the achievement.
Moorefield has been a four-year varsity player and averages 18 points per game.
“He’s a leader on and off the court,” said Vikings coach David Anderson. “I’ve watched him mature and grow. He’s added a lot to our program.”
Moorefield said basketball has always been a big part of his life and as his high school season dwindles down its becoming bitter sweet.
“It’s meant a lot to me over the years. We all invest a lot of time into it; we practice every day. It takes commitment, but it’s nice to see your hard work pay off,” he said.
Moorefield said he’ll miss the routine of school and basketball along with his coaches who’ve helped him become a better player.
North fell 91-70 to conference leader Mount Airy.
Moorefield led with 17 points, freshman Zack Chesnet and Logan Stevens added 12, and Cole Smith 10.
“We started off slow, but I like the way we battled back in the second half with 28 points in the fourth quarter,” Anderson said.
The Lady Vikings struggled to get much traction in a 73-17 loss to the Bears. Sophomore Sarah McBride added six points, Corinne Hall four, Megan Condon three, Lauren Charleville and Myranda Cook two.
North travels to Bishop McGuinness on Friday.
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