If you happen to go to a Moses Lake girls basketball game this season, take note of something interesting the players do.
When players are shooting free throws, the guards of the shooting team tend to drift back across halfcourt and talk to their coach. A kind of mini-timeout situation, where a coach can give some instructions to their players.
This happens countless times each game at all levels of basketball.
Yet, Moses Lake players do something interesting. They come over and listen to what the opposing coach is saying as well.
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I saw them do this in a game at Kamiakin earlier this season and they did it once against Richland on Saturday.
I have no idea if it helps the Chiefs, mainly because coaches generally talk in very generic terms on the court or are calling plays that would be meaningless to an opposing player.
At any rate, I thought it was interesting. I’ll try to remember to ask Moses Lake coach Matt Strophy about it next time I see the Chiefs.