When Division 2 Stonehill opened their season at Providence, a strong Big East team who could very likely be in the NCAA tournament this year, they were understandably large underdogs. And while Stonehill fell well short of the upset, there were a few noteworthy individual performances from the visitors. One of these performances belonged to senior guard Will Moreton who put up 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds against premier competition. It was a solid game to start the year for Moreton, who has continued to put up outstanding numbers in his senior year, averaging a career-high 18.7 points per game. Standing 6’6, Moreton is proficient from both inside and outside the arc, shooting a tick under 45% in both categories. Moreton has long been one of Stonehill’s stars, and he even competed for Team USA this past summer in an international competition in Greece.
In a season full of standout performances, one particularly big day came on January 4th, when the Skyhawks hosted #15 Daemen. Having lost their last game before Christmas break, Stonehill had a chance to make a statement, and Moreton made sure they did just that, torching Daemen for 22 points and 7 rebounds, including seven free throws to help seal the deal late in the game. Just three games later, Moreton posted a 35-point performance, paced by a blistering 14-19 shooting performance from the field.
Moreton has been incredibly consistent, which might be his most impressive trait, and it is one that could benefit the Skyhawks greatly in the playoffs. Just once in 2020 has Moreton been held below 10 points, and he’s scored over 15 in all but two games. Beating Stonehill has virtually become synonymous with stopping Will Moreton.
Overall, Moreton has been the leading scorer for Stonehill, which is now 10-5 in conference play. They finished last year at 8-13. Sitting in first place in the conference, the Skyhawks will look to continue to improve their record as they eye a deep run in the postseason. To do that, they’ll continue to lean on Moreton who is not slowing down as his collegiate career draws to a close.