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Moore-Porter Named NAIA All-American

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Published
March 26, 2010
By
Sammi Sheppard

AZUSA, Calif. -- After leading Azusa Pacific to its first-ever national title game, junior forward Alex Moore-Porter and sophomore guard Briana Hall have been named to the 2010 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-America teams by the NAIA Women's Basketball Coaches' Association All-America Committee.

Moore-Porter was selected for the first team, just the third Cougar ever receiving first team honors, and Hall was bestowed with honorable mention recognition. Moore-Porter, a second team All-American last year, becomes just the second 2-time NAIA All-American in program history and is the only player twice named to either the first or second team. Both she and Hall were also named All-Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) this year.

Moore-Porter, the NAIA’s conference scoring leader, averaged 22.4 points in GSAC play, and she posted an overall scoring average of 21.0 points per game in her 30 games. She scored a career-high 34 of her 630 total points in a Jan. 2 win against Concordia, 1 of 18 GSAC wins for the Cougars, who claimed their first regular-season conference title since 2002. Moore-Porter, who came to Azusa Pacific 2 years ago as a transfer from Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, Wash., also led the team in rebounds (8.3) and ranked second in 3-point percentage (.382). After just 2 seasons at Azusa Pacific, Moore-Porter already ranks 10th in career scoring with 1,256 points.

Hall, a native of Fontana, Calif., led the team and ranked second in the GSAC with 87 steals (2.6 avg.), and she was the Cougars’ season 3-point percentage leader (.434). She hit 4-of-5 3-pointers in a 101-92 win over Vanguard on Jan. 16, helping Azusa Pacific become the first GSAC team in nearly 20 years to pass the century mark in a game against Vanguard, and she scored a career-high 23 points in the Cougars’ 73-64 win over eventual NAIA semifinalist Oklahoma City. Hall was also among the team scoring leaders, averaging 11.8 points per game.

Moore-Porter and Hall led the Cougars to a 29-7 record and a runner-up finish in the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship. Azusa Pacific lost 73-65 to 4-time NAIA champion Union (Tenn.) University in the championship game Tuesday night in Jackson, Tenn.