Warrior named all-state, all-star

Published 11:08 pm Friday, March 25, 2011

Nansemond River senior guard Ashton Moore was named first-team all-state by the Virginia High School Coaches Association last week and will play in the VHSCA East-West All-Star Game at Christopher Newport on July 11. Moore averaged 18.0 points per game and shot 45 percent from three-point range for the Warriors this season.

Nansemond River senior Ashton Moore was voted first-team all-state by Virginia’s high school coaches and selected for the VHSCA (Virginia High School Coaches Association) East-West All-Star Game last week during the association’s postseason meeting in Charlottesville.

Moore was the only Suffolk player, only Southeastern District player and one of six Eastern Region players named to first team, second team or honorable mention for Group AAA.

Moore, a 6-foot guard, averaged 18.0 points per game, 4.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.0 steals per game. He made 45 percent of his three-point attempts this season.

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The Warriors went 21-6 overall in winning the Southeastern District season championship for the first time since 2007-08 and reaching the quarterfinals of the Eastern Region Tournament.

Norcom senior forward Dorian Finney-Smith, who led the Greyhounds to back-to-back Group AAA state championships and is committed to Virginia Tech, was the VHSCA Player of the Year.

The East-West All-Star Game combines players from Groups A, AA and AAA. It’s set for July 11 at Christopher Newport University.