UBillie Moore: Iphayona le-basketball labesifazane lishone eneminyaka engama-79



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UBillie Moore – umqeqeshi oyinhloko weqembu lokuqala labesifazane le-basketball yase-US, umqeqeshi wokuqala ukuhola izikole ezimbili emqhudelwaneni kazwelonke we-basketball yabesifazane kanye nelungu le-Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – ushone ngoLwesithathu eneminyaka engu-79 ubudala.

Ukushona kwakhe kumenyezelwe yi-UCLA, lapho ahola khona amaBruins emqhudelwaneni we-Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Championship ngo-1978 kanye naseNaismith Hall of Fame, ngoLwesine.

Umnyango wezokusubatha e-UCLA uthe uMoore ubekade elwa i-myeloma eminingiumdlavuza wamangqamuzana e-plasma ocindezela amasosha omzimba, futhi washonela emzini wakhe eFullerton, eCalifornia, ezungezwe umkhaya nabangane.

“UBillie Moore ubengumqeqeshi ophambili njengomqeqeshi futhi ephakathi kweqembu elincane labantu elabeka isisekelo sokuthi i-basketball yabesifazane ikuphi namuhla,” kusho umongameli we-Naismith Hall of Fame kanye ne-CEO u-John L. Doleva. “Umthelela wakhe emphakathini we-basketball awunamingcele, futhi uzophuthelwa wumndeni wonke we-Hall of Fame.”

UMoore, owaqeqesha i-UCLA kusukela ngo-1977 kuya ku-1993, uphethe irekhodi lokuwina okuningi (296) lomqeqeshi we-basketball oyinhloko yabesifazane emlandweni wohlelo.

Ngaphambi kokuqeqesha i-UCLA, uMoore wayengumqeqeshi omkhulu weqembu lokuqala labesifazane lase-US le-Olympic basketball ngo-1976. Nabadlali abafana Pat Summittu-Ann Meyers Drysdale, uLusia Harris no-Nancy Lieberman, uMoore uhole iThimba laseMelika endondo yesiliva kuMidlalo Yasehlobo eMontreal.

UMoore, owazalelwa eWestmoreland, eKansas, uphinde wahola iCal State Fullerton esicoco sikazwelonke ngo-1970. Wangeniswa eNaismith Hall of Fame kanye naseHholo Lodumo Lebhola Lodumo Yabesifazane ngo-1999.

“Okunye okwagqama kakhulu engqondweni yami ngesikhathi ngithola ucingo ukuthi ngiqokwa njengomqeqeshi emdlalweni weqembu,” esho embhalweni wakhe. “Futhi uma usemdlalweni weqembu, usuke ungekho ngenxa yento oyenze wena. Kusobala ukuthi lo mklomelo wabelwe abantu abaningi ababambe iqhaza elibaluleke kakhulu phakathi neminyaka edlule futhi ungowabantu abaningi.”

Ubabaze uyise ngokumnika uthando nothando lwalo mdlalo. Utshele izethameli ukuthi unethemba lokuthi umsebenzi wakhe ngeke uncike ekuwinile nasekulahlekelweni kodwa kubangani bempilo yakhe yonke abenze enkundleni.

Sekukonke, uMoore uhlanganise irekhodi lama-436-196 ngephesenti lokuwina elingu-.690.

Umqondisi Omkhulu Wenhlangano Yabaqeqeshi Bebhola Lebhola Labesifazane Kusho uDanielle Donehew UMoore wayengumdondoshiya owavulela indlela abanye abaqeqeshi besifazane.

“Okubaluleke kakhulu uBillie wayenguthisha owaqhubeka nokwabelana ngobuhlakani bakhe nabafundi ababengabafundi kanye nozakwabo abafana noPat Summitt, umsekeli wakhe, ngemuva kwesikhathi eside uBillie ethathe umhlalaphansi njengomqeqeshi,” kusho yena.

“Ngahlangana noBillie ngesikhathi ngisebenzela uPat futhi ngizokwazisa ukuhlakanipha kwakhe namahlaya kuze kube phakade. Umthelela kaBillie kwezemidlalo wethu uyasinda kuye ngobuningi bezimpilo, kuhlanganise neyami, wathintile.”

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