January 8, 1997 in Sports

Fearless Lee Lifts Cv

By The Spokesman-Review
 

GSL girls

You’re on the free throw line, team trailing by one, 7.4 seconds to play.

No fear.

Judging by the way Crystal Lee swished the free throws and flashed her radiant smile long after the game at Gonzaga Prep Tuesday night, there wasn’t anything for Central Valley to worry about.

“This was like a ‘No Fear’ shirt,” she said.

But… .

“I was nervous because I was in a free throw slump all season. I worked hard on my free throws trying to get out of my slump,” she added. “I was glad I got the opportunity to be the one.”

Gonzaga Prep had taken a 56-55 lead on Jennifer Williams’ putback with 54 seconds to play and had a chance to pad its lead before missing three free throws and finishing 3 of 12 from the line.

On the last miss, Lee was fouled, and Prep never got a chance to answer her winning free throws.

“We’re real dejected we lost, but confidence-wise that was the third big game we’ve played … at least we improved how we played in big games. It’s still only Jan. 7,” Prep coach Mike Arte said.

CV (4-1, 7-2) raced to an early lead by matching the Bullpups (2-2, 5-3) on the boards and was up 31-28 at intermission, thanks to 12 points each from Lee and Rikki Jackson.

Prep dominated the boards in the third quarter to stay close, and in the fourth quarter the lead changed hands eight times as Prep’s 5-6 Dani Thorn scored eight of her 10 points.CV answered with huge 3-point shots from Andrea Kallas, Jackson and Jenny Coyle.

CV 57, Gonzaga Prep 56

Central Valley 15 16 11 15 - 57

Gonzaga Prep 8 20 13 15 - 56

CENTRAL VALLEY Grafos 1 0-0 2, Clark 1 0-1 2, Kallas 1 2-4 5, Coyle 3 2-2 9, Jackson 6 1-2 15, Lee 8 6-7 22, Bragdon 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 11-16 57.

GONZAGA PREP Bloom 0 0-0 0, Green 0 0-0 0, Bradley 2 0-2 4, Thorn 5 0-1 10, Jordan 3 0-0 7, Williams 8 1-5 17, Nadeau 1 0-0 2, Palmer 6 2-4 14. Totals 26 3-12 56.

3-point goals - Kallas, Coyle, Jackson 2, Jordan. Total fouls - CV 17, GP 17. Fouled out - Clark.

Mead 57, Ferris 36

Holly Turner poured in 20 points as the visiting Panthers (5-0, 8-1) defeated the Saxons (2-3, 4-4).

Mead made 13 of 17 second-half free throws and committed only one fourth-quarter turnover.

Amy George had 15 rebounds for the Saxons.

Mead 8 15 10 24 - 57

Ferris 11 7 6 12 - 36

MEAD Gentry 1 1-1 3, Zelinski 2 0-2 4, Kehl 0 0-0 0, Turner 6 6-6 20, Bailey 1 0-2 2, M.Bennett 1 0-0 2, Leaf 1 2-4 5, Wakefield 1 4-4 6, Schuerman 2 5-6 9, Myers 1 0-0 2, J.Bennett 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 18-25 57.

FERRIS Pruett 2 0-0 5, Lytle 0 0-0 0, George 4 2-10 11, Morrisette 3 3-4 9, B.Johnson 0 0-0 0, Brazzle 0 0-0 0, Martin 1 0-0 3, Meeker 0 0-0 0, McCaffery 3 0-0 6, Benzel 0 0-0 0, Blevins 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 5-14 36.

3-point goals - Turner 2, Leaf, Pruett, George, Martin. Total fouls - Mead 11, Ferris 17. Fouled out - Pruett.

Rogers 52, University 31

Jaime Christensen made four 3-pointers, scoring 18 points, and the Pirates (3-1, 4-3) won their third consecutive league game for the first time in 20 years, beating the Titans (0-4, 1-7) at U-Hi.

Rogers 16 15 11 10 - 52

University 5 8 4 14 - 31

ROGERS Christensen 7 0-0 18, Tannehill 1 1-2 3, Delger 0 0-1 0, Abrahamson 3 5-8 11, Hatch 2 0-0 4, Logue 3 0-0 6, Fairbanks 4 2-2 10, Mullerleile 0 0-0 0, Wright 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 8-13 52.

UNIVERSITY Gazaway 0 0-0 0, Schroeder 2 5-6 9, Frost 1 0-0 2, Whitney 2 0-0 4, Fryer 4 1-2 9, Arnold 2 0-0 4, Conant 1 0-0 3, Nelson 0 0-2 0, Oglesbee 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 6-10 31.

3-point goals - Christensen 4, Conant. Total fouls - R 13, U 13. Fouled out - none.

Shadle Park 56, LC 49

Sara Harchuck made six free throws in the final minute and 13 of 20 for the game as the Highlanders (2-3, 5-4) beat the visiting Tigers (2-2, 4-4).

LC’s Becki Huddle had 17 points.

Lewis and Clark 8 17 11 13 - 49

Shadle Park 8 18 12 18 - 56

LEWIS AND CLARK Marquess 3 0-0 8, Giebel 0 0-0 0, Wendle 1 0-0 3, Huddle 5 5-11 17, Davey 3 2-6 8, Weiler 1 1-2 3, Hansen 0 0-0 0, Thompson 1 0-0 2, Oeljen 2 0-1 4, Ford 0 4-4 4. Totals 16 12-24 49.

SHADLE PARK Larkin 5 3-6 13, Caldwell 0 0-0 0, Potter 1 0-2 3, Harchuck 1 13-20 15, Stockman 1 1-1 3, Olzendam 3 1-2 8, Buckley 0 0-0 0, Drake 3 2-5 8, Nelson 0 0-0 0, Etter 1 4-8 6, Bogegeovich 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 24-44 56.

3-point goals - Marquess 2, Huddle 2, Wendle, Potter, Olson. Total fouls - LC 35, SP 23. Fouled out - Marquess, Thompson, Oeljen, Larkin.

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