Women's Hoops Blog

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

If the Patriot-News' Shelly Stallsmith wins her office bracket pool, we'll know why: Hall of famer picks women's NCAA Tournament field:
It's one thing to ask a friend or coworker to break down the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
It's another to get the skinny straight from a hall of fame coach.

Billie Moore knows her stuff. She was the first person to coach two different schools to national women's basketball titles -- Cal State Fullerton in 1970 and UCLA in 1978. She coached the U.S. women's basketball team to a silver medal the first time it was an Olympic sport.

She coached a pair of former Susquehanna Twp. stars at Fullerton in the mid-70s along with hall of famer Nancy Dunkle. She led hall of famers Denise Curry and Ann Myers at UCLA.

And now that she's retired, the 65-year-old still watches basketball. A lot of basketball.