Maya Moore Leads Connecticut Girls To Victory

April 7th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
mm1San Antonio, Apr 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tom Landry once said “A winner never stops trying.” Indeed he meant it in earnest but on a greater perspective in life. However, the saying fits right for University Of Connecticut’s Maya Moore. Undoubtedly, the way Stanford University started off at the NCCA game in all probability it seemed that University Of Connecticut might have to suffer one more loss at the hands of their old opponent. Coach Geno Auriemma could witness nothing but a rapid series of tension that ran through the spirit of his team as they were trailing behind in the title game.

It was evident that the team was under pressure from their winning streak of 77 straight wins that was indeed a flawless record but at the final game it looked a little shaky as they apprehended a loss at the hands of Stanford University. At the very onset of the game, Maya Moore had five points which surely did wave the danger flag for the team. Situation worsened at the half time when they were at 20-12 in favor of the Stanford girls.

This was the very moment when Maya Moore decided to hit the fence, which brought her team back in the game. That was just the beginning of the second half when Maya Moore went ahead to score 11 out of her team’s total of 16 points. She finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds which was a dream play that finally gave University of Connecticut a 53-47 win over the Stanford University girls. When asked about it, she said that it’s never a winning or a losing team but always the best team and the best play that makes the difference. With a confidence level like this, it’s no wonder that Tom Landry’s phrase finds its proper justification in Maya Moore.

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