MOSES LAKE — The Wenatchee boys basketball squad gave up 24 points off turnovers, but managed to pull out a narrow 57-55 win on the road Friday at Moses Lake thanks to an efficient offensive output.
The Panthers (3-1 overall) shot 22-of-42 as a team and were 5-of-10 from beyond the arc. They were led by wing/post Nathan Allison and Dillon Sugg, who combined for 29 points. Those totals came in handy down the stretch when the Chiefs made a late run.
“I thought the boys played with a lot of energy,” coach Ron Stone said. “Nathan Alison played with a lot of energy, 14 points and it was his best game of the year. Hopefully a sign of things to come.”
Several of Wenatchee’s 19 turnovers came late in the game, which wiped out its 14-point advantage late in the third quarter.
The offensive output saved the Panthers on Friday, but the turnovers are still a legitimate concern.
“We have to get better, we don’t have a choice,” Stone said, taking the blame for the turnover issues that have pestered his team so far this season. “We harp on it every day in practice, what we do in practice, we do in games
Moses Lake 64, Wenatchee 35
MOSES LAKE — The Wenatchee girls basketball team got into foul trouble early and was unable to overcome a talented Moses Lake squad and fell 64-35 on the road Friday.
Coach Robin Kansky was forced to sit post Ali Sealby and point guard Katie Kansky early in the first half after both racked up a number of fouls and Amira Chandler fouled out.
It didn’t help that the Chiefs had a host of capable scorers and all five starters from last year’s squad returning, either.
Coach Kansky praised Moses Lake afterward.
“Moses lake did a good job. They’re a good team,” he said.
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