If a movie can be made about a boy who has scissors for hands, then Tony Moore's arms, which often resemble giant fly swatters, may be coming soon to a theater near you.
Moore, Newport Prep's 6-foot-7 junior center, blocked 13 shots, scored 25 points, had 9 assists and grabbed 8 rebounds last night while leading his Tigers to a 68-63 victory over Riverdale Baptist for first place in the Tri-State League.
Monday night, Moore had 22 points, 14 rebounds, and 15 blocked shots in a victory over St. Anselm's.
His 13 turnovers against Riverdale, however, almost turned a blowout into an upset.
In the first period, the Tigers (8-2, 5-0) exploded to a 25-4 lead on the strength of Moore's 11 points and intimidating presence in the middle.
Moore also slammed home four authoritative dunks as the Tigers powered to a 41-21 lead at intermission.
In the third quarter, turnovers and sloppy play by Newport allowed Riverdale (7-4, 4-1) to get close. It outscored the Tigers, 42-27, in the second half and trailed the Tigers by four points with 36 seconds left.
Guard Delano Brown ignited his Crusader teammates by scoring 15 of his team-high 16 points in the second half.