Moses Lake girls improve in key areas over summer

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Moses Lake girls basketball showed tremendous strides on the court this summer, improving by eight wins from last summer.

The Chiefs also showed strides in assists, turnovers, scoring, defense, outside shooting and free throw percentage. Senior Madisyn Clark led the team in scoring with 11.7 points per game; Anna Olson and Camille Carpenter contributed just over eight and six points, respectively.

“Madisyn, Camille and Anna were our big three, but we saw major improvement and contributions from Gabi Rios, Farrya Sandmann and Meagan Karstetter too,” head coach Matt Strophy said. “Carlie Gregg is our energizer bunny. Everyone contributed to our success this summer and I’m excited for November to get here.”

Moses Lake started its slate of summer games with a 5-0 start at the Eastmont Tournament. Showcasing their improved outside shooting, the Chiefs made 12 three-pointers in a 65-56 win against Okanogan. Clark had her best tournament scoring the ball with a 15.2 average. Carpenter led the team in rebounds and steals.

Moses Lake broke even, 3-3, at the Gonzaga Shootout after finishing 0-6 last summer. Gabi Rios rebounded the ball well in the absence of Carpenter. Moses Lake finished 5-4 at the Gonzaga Team Camp.

“Mental toughness really comes into play during this stretch of the summer, and although we were better than last year, we are not where we want to be so there is work to be done in this area,” Strophy said.

After their peaks and valleys at Gonzaga, the Chiefs finished their summer with an 8-2 record. Moses Lake reached the championship game at the Yelm Tournament before losing to White River 52-36.

Moses Lake ended its summer with a 5-1 mark at the Eastern Team Camp, despite missing Carpenter, Avery Gephart and Meagan Karstetter. Olson complained about using a college basketball against Jackson before draining seven three-pointers in a 53-36 win.

“We have seven returning players and they did a great job including and mentoring the newcomers,” Strophy said. “That will pay off for us come next season.”

Full results

Eastmont Tournament (5-0)

Moses Lake 42, Cashmere 25

Moses Lake 54, Wenatchee 28

Moses Lake 64, Okanogan 56

Moses Lake 43, Okanogan 34

Moses Lake 41, Cashmere 34

Gonzaga Shootout (3-3)

Moses Lake 51, East Valley 30

Mead 48, Moses Lake 40

Moses Lake 47, Mt. Spokane 39

Moses Lake 55, Anchorage Christian (AK) 53

University 50, Moses Lake 45

Central Valley 49, Moses Lake 35

Gonzaga Team Camp (5-4)

Lynden Christian 52, Moses Lake 31

Moses Lake 46, CM Russell (MT) 36

Moses Lake 36, Post Falls (ID) 29

Moses Lake 48, Anchorage Christian (AK) 46

Hanford 30, Moses Lake 28

Moses Lake 36, Wilson (OR) 30

Lake City (ID) 47, Moses Lake 46

Oak Ridge (CA) 36, Moses Lake 31

Moses Lake 26, Coeur d’Alene (ID) 35

Yelm Tournament (3-1)

Moses Lake 65, Central Kitsap 17

Moses Lake 46, Puyallup 18

Moses Lake 44, Yelm 34

White River 52, Moses Lake 36

Eastern Team Camp (5-1)

Moses Lake 48, Colton 39

Moses Lake 53, Jackson 36

Sagebrush AAU 53, Moses Lake 42

Moses Lake 33, Clarkston 29

Moses Lake 61, Enumclaw 30

Moses Lake 57, Kamiakin 28

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