Nadia Moore Reaches 1,000 Points for Girls Basketball


Last Tuesday, Nadia Moore reached an illustrious milestone in her high school basketball career—1,000 points. This achievement is even more impressive given that Moore is still only a junior, making her the youngest player in Winchester history to draw this honor. She reached the milestone during a win against a playoff-clinched Springdale, where Moore dropped 34 to secure a victory. After the game, coach Monica Williams remarked, “I think we all knew this would be the 1000 point game and she was on fire that night. She played a perfect game. She was able to get her whole team involved all while still reaching her goal.”

The Bears would go 5-0 in section play that week and added a sixth out-of-section game, bookended with wins against Jeannette on Monday and Friday. Nadia Moore recorded a mind-boggling 166 points during that span. She earned the Trib HSSN Girls Basketball Player of the Week for her performance.

Nadia Moore swipes a loose ball from Greensburg Central Catholic

Moore has been playing basketball since she was in sixth grade, and she came to Winchester in 8th grade from Trinity Middle School. The basketball team saw immediate improvement after her arrival. From there, she started on the varsity squad her freshman year. She starts this year alongside Sky Still (Fr.), Emily Rotondi (Sr.), Mitra Nourbakhsh (Sr.), and TyLynn Gault (Jr.).

Her sister is Amirah Moore, who also managed 1,000 points during her high school career. She played for Moon Township before attending Washington and Jefferson College and notching 1,000 there, too. She was present for her younger sister’s 1,000th point at the Winchester-Springdale game.

Moore said of the achievement, “I’m just working hard and trying to help the team get better overall.”

She credits her parents, especially her dad, for where she is today, and she appreciates how her mom supports her at games. She’d also like to thank her coaches.

Of her aspirations, she hopes to deliver a WPIAL title—the first since the team did it twice in 2017 and 2018—and even make a states run. However, more than anything, she wants to give the seniors a sendoff they deserve.