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Mason Moore drives around a Mason County defender during the 2A overtime win in which Moore eclipsed his 2,000th varsity basketball career point.

Mason Moore joined the Vikings last year as a sophomore and quickly took over as the leading point scorer. He averaged 20.2 points per game and scored 647 points.

With Brady Madden gone, Moore knew that his role as a leader was only going to get bigger.

Moore took on the challenge. He scored 32 points and pulled down 17 rebounds in the season opener. He has had four 30-point games this season. His season high is 37 points and 14 rebounds in the win over St. Henry.

After 18 games, Moore is still averaging a double-double with 24.1 points per game and 11.7 rebounds.

Moore is ranked among the state’s top talent in several categories. He is ranked eighth in rebounds per game, is in a three-way tie for 11th place in points per game and 27th in free throw percentage having shot 83.2 percent through 18 games.

Moore has had 13 double-doubles and has led the team in all 18 games as the leading point scorer.

He scored his 1,000th point as a Viking in less than two seasons having already amassed 432 points. He has also become the first 2,000 point scorer under Coach Shawn Thacker.

“I’ve never had one of them and to have one that is such an exceptional player and teammate. I have seen some 2,000 point scorers that I don’t know I would have wanted to coach. He is a coach’s dream though. He comes to practice every day. He wants the team to be successful,” said Thacker after Moore eclipsed his 2,000th career point in the game against Mason County.

Despite how the numbers may appear, Moore’s first concern has always been the team’s success. Moore has had several games in which he leads the team in assists and blocks as well as points and rebounds.

“He is just so unselfish. He finds that extra pass a lot. He is a top rebounder in the state,” said Thacker.

Moore continues to develop alongside his teammates making the Vikings a top contender for the regional title.

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