Sticks and Zones
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Senior Danyell Moore is a member of the Broken Arrow Lady Tigers basketball team. Moore, or most known by her nickname “Sticks”, has been a piece in the Lady Tiger’s season success. Moore has been playing basketball for ten years and was a part of the Tigers back-to-back state championship wins in 2014 and 2015. As noticeable on the court, she helps direct traffic and run the offense whenever it gets stale. She constantly attacks the glass, contests shots, puts back missed shots and does whatever it takes to get the win.
“She makes us laugh all the time with her sarcastic humor and she’s always checking up on Coach Walker,” Coach Jones said.
At 6’1’’, Moore uses her height to grab boards, averaging 5.0 a game and adding in 4.3 points and 0.7 blocks to her stat line. She uses her size to box out her opponents, which leads to multiple possessions for the Lady Tigers offense. On defense, her long arms alter shots and her quick feet helps her stay within her zone. Moore makes a difference every time she steps on the court with her nonstop hustle and she is endeared by her teammates off the court.
“Danyell is a great teammate because of her enthusiasm on and off the court,” teammate junior Kinsey Callen said.
While her teammates enjoy playing ball together on the court, they also enjoy hanging out off the court. Moore looks for her team for encouragement when it comes to playing basketball.
“The way we rely on each other to achieve a common goal is what encourages me to play basketball,” Moore said. “We’re one big family that supports and hypes each other.”
Moore struggles with her attitude in-game at times. When she doesn’t get a foul called or her team is down she gets frustrated and begins to vocalize her frustrations.
“I hate losing, so when I see we’re down, I get mad and start yelling and fussing. When that happens I just remind myself that we’re fine and breathe,” Moore said.
Moore plans to play basketball in college but is not sure where she will play at quite yet. The Lady Tiger’s next home game is Jan. 27 against Muskogee.