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Irene Moore – Breathitt County – Miss KY Basketball 1978

It was 41 years ago when Miss Kentucky Basketball 1978, Irene Moore from Breathitt County High School led her team to the 1978 KHSAA State Championship game where they lost to Laurel County, who won the tournament three years in row from 1977-1979.  Moore went on to have an great career at Morehead Stae University, playing alongside 1976 Miss KY Basketball Donna Murphy for a few years.

Moore was recently inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, one of 12 added to the prestigious hall for 2019.

Halls of fame are nothing new to the MVP of the 1978 state basketball tournament, as Moore has also been inducted into Morehead State University’s Hall of Fame, the Mountain Sports Hall of Fame, and the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame.