Lady Tigers basketball season ends with a hard loss

<p class=PhotoByline align=left style='text-align:left;text-indent:.5in' data-src=

MOSES LAKE – The Tonasket girls basketball season ended in a hard, ugly loss to Lakeside High School during the loser-out regional basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

“We had ups and downs and I thought the girls were too tight,” Greg Moser, head coach, said. “We had too many unforced errors. I don’t know if the girls were nervous, too tight or what, but we didn’t play to the level we’re capable of playing.”

Moser added that the game was ugly on both sides. He said that because of turnovers, the flow of the game was inconsistent.

“The girls had a hard time getting into it,” he added. “The hardest part was to lose a game at that level when you know you should have won it.”

Moser said senior Cierra Silverthorn led the team with 16 points while senior Rachel Hutchins had eight points and senior Dana Pryor had seven.

“When you’ve got seven seniors and you’ve worked with them for four years, it’s hard on the girls and the coach,” Moser said.

Despite the hard loss, he added that there were two main highlight of the game.

“[Hutchins] had an awesome first half, she scored all eight of her points in that half,” Moser said. “The best highlight, I think, was when Silverthorn stole the ball, went down the court and put it up, but she was called on an offensive charge. It was a great move and a great basket, but the call wasn’t in our favor.”

Moser said he told the team to hold their heads high after the loss.

“They had a successful season,” he added. “We fell short of our goal to make it to state but they won 18 games and not many teams can say that. The seniors had a successful career.”