December 21, 1996 in Sports

Early Riser In Groove For Bears

By The Spokesman-Review
 

GSL girls/boys

It was mid-afternoon when the Ferris and Central Valley girls tipped off their Greater Spokane League basketball game at the Arena on Friday.

It was still afternoon when CV wrapped up the win, although it was evening before the 50-36 game ended.

Actually, the game might have been won at 6:30 in the morning. That’s when Andrea Kallas begins her daily shooting practice at the CV gym, often enlisting a janitor to shag for her.

After two years of sporadic play, Kallas has been one of the biggest surprises of the young basketball season. She entered Friday’s game averaging 17.6 points a game, which included a career-high 28. Against Ferris, Kallas only scored 13 points, but hit 5 of 7 shots from the field.

But it really wasn’t the points, it was how she got them. She never forced a shot and fired with confidence. With attention focused on Crystal Lee, the league’s leading scorer a year ago, who had 13 rebounds, and point guard Rikki Jackson, a long-range threat, the emergence of Kallas, a 5-foot-4 senior guard, makes the Bears especially dangerous.

“I feel very confident in my shot; I feel confident in all aspects of my game,” she said. “I got out to play defense first and that leads to offense.”

The Bears (2-0, 5-1) used a trap and 1-2-2 zone to force 27 turnovers, 14 in the first half. Kallas swished a 3-pointer from the top-left to give CV a 28-13 lead at the half. She hit a 3, stole the ball and made a layup seconds later to make it 41-19 with 3 minutes left in the third.

The Saxons (1-1, 3-2) trailed by 24 early in the fourth quarter.

“We played afraid; we were intimidated,” first-year Ferris coach Art Rojas said. “We’re better ball-handlers than that. We didn’t turn into the aggressors until the game was out of reach. I thought our defense was pretty good, but we gave up too many easy baskets after turnovers.”

CV coach Dale Poffenroth was pleased with the Bears, especially playing at 3:45 the day of the winter formal and a day before facing rival University. (Time for today’s game at CV has been moved up to 4:15 p.m.)

“We talked about getting into the game; being ready when it started,” he said. “It was a mental thing. Plus, we lost to them three of four last year. That’s not any fun. We’ve got things to work on and Ferris is still solid. They’re the toughest team we’ve played so far. I still think they’ll be there at the end.”

Central Valley 50, Ferris 36

Central Valley 13 15 15 7 - 50

Ferris 7 6 8 15 - 36

CENTRAL VALLEY Phinney 0 0-0 0, Donaldson 0 0-0 0, Grafos 0 0-00, Clark 2 3-5 7, Shoquist 0 1-2 1, Kallas 5 0-0 13, Coyle 1 0-0 2, Jackson 5 1-2 12, Lee 5 4-5 14, Bragdon 0 0-0 0, Liepman 0 1-2 1. Team totals - 18 10-16 50.

FERRIS Pruett 2 3-4 7, Lytle 0 0-0 0, George 3 0-3 6, Morrisette 3 1-2 7, B.Johnson 1 0-0 2, Brazzle 0 0-0 0, Mart 0 0-0 0, Meeker 1 1-2 3, McCaffery 2 1-4 5, Benzel 1 0-0 2, Blevins 1 1-4 3, J.Johnson 0 1-2 1.

3-point goals - CV 4 (Kallas 3). Total fouls - CV 16, Ferris 17. Fouled out - none.

Shadle Park 56, North Central 32

Joy Potter and Sara Harchuck scored 14 points apiece to lead four players in double figures as the Highlanders (1-1, 4-2) jumped on the Indians (0-2, 2-3) early.

Shadle Park 18 13 14 11 - 56

North Central 8 10 8 6 - 32

SHADLE PARK Larkin 3 7-8 13, Caldwell 4 1-2 11, Potter 4 4-4 14, Harchuck 5 4-6 14, Stockman 0 0-0 0, Buckley 0 0-0 0, Drake 0 0-0 0, Nelson 0 2-4 2, Etter 1 0-0 2. Totals - 17 18-24 56.

NORTH CENTRAL Harris 0 0-0 0, Emery-Cloy 2 2-5 6, White 0 0-0 0, Neilson 1 2-6 4, Hammond 0 2-2 2, Stearns 3 1-2 7, Hayes 1 3-4 6, Bibb 1 0-0 3, Brockie 0 0-0 0, Ellenwood 2 0-2 4, Carter 0 0-0 0. Team totals - 10 10-21 32.

3-point goals - Caldwell, Potter 2, Hayes, Bibb. Total fouls - SP 24, NC 20. Fouled out - Harchuck, Stearns.

Mead 73, University 35

Holly Turner scored 19 points as the Panthers (2-0, 5-1) rolled past the Titans (0-1, 1-4) at Mead.

University 5 9 2 19 - 35

Mead 19 17 19 18 - 73

UNIVERSITY Gazaway 0 0-0 0, Schroeder 3 3-3 9, Frost 2 1-1 5, Fryer 2 0-2 4, Arnold 0 0-0 0, Conant 3 0-0 9, Nelson 1 2-2 5, Oglesbee 2 0-0 4. Totals 13 6-8 35.

MEAD Gentry 0 0-0 0, Zelinski 0 0-0 0, Kehl 2 0-0 4, Turner 7 3-4 19, Bailey 6 0-1 12, M.Bennett 1 2-2 4, Leaf 2 3-4 8, Wakefield 3 0-0 6, Schuerman 2 2-3 6, Myers 2 1-2 5, J.Bennett 4 1-2 9. Totals 29 12-18 73.

3-point goals - Conant 3, Nelson, Leaf, Turner 2. Total fouls - U-Hi 13, Mead 9. Fouled out - None.

Rogers 57, Lewis and Clark 43

Three players scored in double figures and the Pirates (1-1, 3-3) shot 48 percent and held the Tigers (1-1, 3-3) to 28-percent shooting for the win at LC.

Rogers 16 16 13 12 - 57

Lewis and Clark 13 3 12 15 - 43

ROGERS Christensen 4 4-9 13, Tannehill 7 0-1 14, Abrahamson 2 0-7 4, Hatch 2 2-6 6, Logue 1 2-2 4, Fairbanks 2 2-4 6, Mullerleile 5 0-1 10, Wright 0 0-0 0, Perry 0 0-0 0. Totals - 23 10-30 57.

LEWIS AND CLARK Marquess 5 0-4 11, Giebel 0 0-0 0, Wendle 0 0-0 0, Huddle 5 4-7 15, Davey 1 1-2 3, Weiler 0 0-0 0, Thompson 3 1-2 7, Oeljen 2 0-0 4, Ford 1 1-2 3. Totals - 17 7-17 43.

3-point goals - Christensen, Marquess, Huddle. Total fouls - Rogers 15, LC 23. Fouled out - Geibel.

BOYS

Ferris 41, Central Valley 40

The Saxons (2-0, 5-0) avoided the upset when Ryan Smith couldn’t get a shot to fall for the Bears (1-1, 2-4).

Smith, averaging 17 points a game, missed all 12 of his shots, including a 10-footer with 10 seconds left. Josh Nesbitt had 17 for CV, hitting five 3’s.

Central Valley 13 12 8 7 - 40

Ferris 12 12 10 7 - 41

CENTRAL VALLEY Brown 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Millar 0 0-0 0, Nesbitt 6 0-0 17, Platt 4 3-4 11, Hinckley 1 0-0 2, Jochim 0 0-0 0, McFarlane 2 1-1 6, Perkes 2 0-0 4.

FERRIS Bursch 6 1-2 13, Servine 2 0-1 4, Atkins 1 0-0 2, Lucke 4 0-0 8, Soter 0 0-0 0, Watts 0 0-0 0, Hodl 2 0-1 4, Gordon 2 2-2 6, Hamilton 1 0-1 2, Weatherred 1 0-0 2.

3-point goals - Nesbitt 5, McFarlane. Total fouls - CV 12, Ferris 12. Fouled out - None.

University 49, Mead 42

Nick Earling had 11 points in the first half and the Titans (1-0, 3-1) used an 11-0 run at the end of the first quarter to open a 16-4 lead against the Panthers (0-2, 2-4) at Mead.

University 16 12 11 10 - 49

Mead 4 10 16 12 - 42

UNIVERSITY Dunham 3 0-1 7, Short 0 0-0 0, Fryer 2 2-2 7, Burningham 0 0-0 0, Earling 3 4-5 13, Heimbigner 0 0-0 0, Price 2 1-2 5, McDaniel 0 0-0 0, Carlson 3 7-10 13, Flanary 2 0-2 4, Bieber 0 0-0 0. Totals - 15 14-22 49.

MEAD Klaus 1 0-0 3, Inderrieden 1 0-0 2, Adams 0 0-0 0, Bishop 0 0-0 0, Stenersen 0 0-0 0, Lindow 6 0-2 14, Stone 0 0-0 0, Galles 4 0-0 8, Kaiser 4 1-4 9, Castillo 0 0-0 0, Wolverton 3 0-0 6. Totals - 19 1-6 42.

3-point goals - Earling 3, Lindow 2. Total fouls -University 9, Mead 14. Fouled out -none. Technicals - Klaus.

Shadle Park 55, North Central 37

The Highlanders (2-2, 3-3) outscored the Indians (0-2, 2-4) 38-16 in the second half at the Arena.

Chris Anderson had 14 points and Nate Dunham 12 for Shadle.

Shadle Park 10 7 17 21 - 55

North Central 15 6 8 8 - 37

SHADLE PARK Dunham 5 0-0 12, Ryan 0 1-2 1, Beal 2 0-0 5, Meyers 2 4-5 8, Anderson 4 6-8 14, Mohr 0 2-2 2, Hann 2 0-0 4, Glanzer 0 1-2 1, Hipps 4 0-0 8. Totals - 19 14-19 55.

NORTH CENTRAL Allen 3 1-6 9, Bosaaen 0 0-0 0, Turner 0 0-0 0, Montgomery 0 0-0 0, Bowser 0 0-0 0, Blotsky 4 1-3 10, Farr 3 0-0 6, Allbery 2 1-2 5, Lesesne 0 0-0 0, Schwarzer 1 3-4 5, Eschenbacher 1 0-0 2, Robinson 0 0-0 0. Totals - 14 6-15 37.

3-point goals - Dunham 2, Beal, Allen 2, Blotsky. Total fouls - SP 19, NC 20. Fouled out - Farr, Hann.

Rogers 57, Lewis and Clark 43

The Pirates (1-1, 4-2) pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat the Tigers (1-1, 1-5) at LC.

Sam Dempsey scored a career high 19 for the Pirates, who hit only 17 of 32 free throws.

Rogers 12 12 12 21 - 57

Lewis and Clark 7 10 19 7 - 43

ROGERS Browning 1 1-3 3, Battle 0 0-0 0, K.Oglesbee 0 2-5 0, Mosby 5 5-10 15, B.Oglesbee 2 5-8 9, Dorton 1 0-0 2, Dempsey 9 1-2 19, Pugh 1 0-0 2, Preston 1 3-4 5. Totals - 20 17-32 57.

LEWIS AND CLARK Avery 5 0-0 11, Bowman 3 0-0 6, Hansen 1 0-0 2, Donastorg 0 1-2 1, Stack 4 0-0 8, Luce 2 3-4 7, Marshall 1 1-1 4, DeFour 0 1-2 1, Ridley 1 1-3 3, Hook 0 0-0 0. Totals -17 7-12 43.

3-point goals - LC (Avery, Marshall). Total fouls - R 16, LC 22. Fouled out - Bowman, Luce.

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