High School Sports

Moses Lake roars back from ‘iffy’ start to down Skyview, 47-36

When Moses Lake got down early in its 47-36 win over Skyview, it was nothing the players hadn’t seen before.

“That’s how we are,” said guard Jessie Loera, who had a game-high 15 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers. “We were kind of iffy at first, but once we got our momentum going, we kept going.”

Moses Lake (22-2) struggled inside early against Skyview (20-5), which scored seven unanswered points to open the game. The Chiefs trailed 25-23 at the half.

But Loera’s steal resulting in a fastbreak layup tied the game 27-all early in the third quarter and shifted the momentum. Skyview had more turnovers (14) than points (11) in the second half.

Skyview brought it within four at 38-34 but Moses Lake pulled away with eight consecutive points.

Chiefs coach Matt Strophy said that he was pleased to see his halftime adjustments pay off against a taller Storm program that won the 2012 state title.

“Our defense was able to do some things, get possessions and knock down some timely shots,” he said.