Rock River’s Qualls and Moore Sign to Play College Basketball
A pair of Rock River Longhorns teammates have committed to continue playing basketball at the college level.
Delaney Qualls signed earlier this year with Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. Recently, Lydia Moore signed with Northwest College in Powell.
Qualls was a two-time All-State selection for the Longhorns. She averaged 17.4 points per game, which was good for No. 2 in Class 1A last season. She scored 44 points in a game against Guernsey-Sunrise, which was the state’s high point total in girls’ basketball for the 2019-20 season. Qualls made 12 three-pointers in that game. She shot 33 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent at the free-throw line.
Moore was an All-Conference pick for Rock River, despite playing in only 14 games during the season because of an injury. Moore averaged 9.3 points, a team-leading 8.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game last season. She shot 45 percent from the field.
The senior duo helped Rock River to a 17-10 record in 2019-20. The Longhorns won their first game at the Class 1A State Tournament over Little Snake River, 52-48. They lost in the semifinals to Kaycee, 26-21, and also fell to Upton, 52-37, in the third-place game.
Moore capped off a brilliant career at Rock River. She was selected All-State her freshman and sophomore seasons and is the only player in school history to be named All-State as a freshman. Moore averaged a double-double her freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons. She concluded her career with 1153 points, 881 rebounds, and 192 blocked shots. Moore reached 1,000 career points as a junior but unfortunately with an ankle injury, her senior season was limited. She was an All-Conference choice all four years of high school.