COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Neah Bay's Moss sisters sign with Peninsula Pirates
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Peninsula College women’s basketball coach Alison Crumb, right, watches as Cierra Moss, left, and Cherish Moss, both of Neah Bay High School, sign letters of intent to play basketball at Peninsula College.

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Cierra and Cherish Moss hope to continue their winning ways at Peninsula College.

The Neah Bay sisters, who helped the Red Devils to North Olympic League championships and state tournament trophies, will team up for the first time in two years next season after signing NWAACC letters of intent to play basketball for Peninsula.

“I am very excited to have both Cherish and Cierra as Peninsula College Pirates next year,” head coach Alison Crumb said.

“I've known about them for years, and you can tell that they just understand and know the game. They come from a basketball family and are deeply respected on the Peninsula, so I'm proud that they've chosen to play for me.

“They are athletic, intelligent, and great kids, and that is exactly what I want in my program.”

Cierra Moss is completing her senior year at Neah Bay High School, where she started all four years and broke the all-time girls' basketball scoring record with 1,409 points. (Her dad, Rob Moss, is the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,456 points.)

She earned North Olympic League Most Valuable Player two years in a row and was named All-State by The Associated Press the last two seasons.

She concluded her high school career by leading the Red Devils to a sixth-place finish at the 1B state tournament, with season averages of 25 points, 12 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.3 steals per game.

Cherish Moss graduated in 2012. She, too, was a two-time North Olympic League MVP and made the AP's All-State First Team.

As a senior in 2012, Cherish combined with Cierra, then a sophomore, to help the Red Devils place fourth at the state tournament.

Like her sister, Cherish started all four years, averaging 12.3 points.

The Moss sisters are the first recruits to join the Pirates, who are coming off their third consecutive NWAACC tournament appearance, this offseason.

Peninsula lost five sophomores from this year's team.

Last modified: April 14. 2014 6:31PM
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