Hingston headed to Seattle Pacific

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There came a point last season when Derick Handley, head coach of the girls varsity basketball team, gave then-junior Madi Hingston an ultimatum. “Madi is great at sharing the ball with her teammates – that’s kind of the way she operates – but her unwillingness to shoot held us back at times,” said Handley. “We finally told her shoot the ball or you’re not going to play any more.” Hingston started shooting, and shooting, and shooting. She shot her way to a new single-season McNary record for three-point goals. “The old record was 37 and Madi had more than 60,” Handley said. Those skills have earned her a spot on the roster at Seattle Pacific University. Hingston signed a letter of intent to play for the Division II Falcons at a ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 17, at McNary. “There was a lot that went into picking them,” said Hingston. “There’s a good balance between basketball and education at the school. It will be a smaller class size and have a more community feel. They’ve also always been pretty strong basketball-wise.” In addition to her record-setting three-point season, Hingston averaged 13 points per game, four rebounds per game and was the team’s assist leader, all as a junior. As much as Handley was relieved to see Hingston step up and shoot, he said her...

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