With its two leading scorers on the court for the first time, Shadle Park shook off a shaky start to even its Greater Spokane League basketball record Tuesday.
Guard Lexi Bishop and post Lexie Pettersen combined for 37 points to rally the Highlanders past visiting Ferris 57-49.
The Highlanders trailed 11-2 before Bishop, who missed last week’s game against East Valley, scored 10 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter.
Shadle (2-2) tied Ferris (2-3) 21-all before Courtney Hatch’s halftime buzzer-beating 3-pointer. Bishop (seven points) and sophomore Lindsay Niemeier joined forces to put the Highlanders ahead 50-38 and they weathered a Saxons comeback.
Pettersen, in her second game back from an ankle sprain, had 10 rebounds and 15 points.
Three Saxons finished in double figures.
University 57, Gonzaga Prep 30: The visiting Titans (4-1) put the defensive clamps on the Bullpups (1-2) in a game between last year’s GSL co-champions. Trailing after a quarter, U-Hi went on a 17-6 second-quarter run and polished of the win with an 18-6 fourth quarter. U-Hi’s Angie Bjorklund and Dara Zack combined for 31 points.
Lewis and Clark 60, East Valley 39: In a game between GSL unbeatens, the Tigers (5-0) prevailed at EV (3-1). LC trailed early 5-0 before going on a 16-1 sprint that set the tone for the game. The Knights were done in by 27 turnovers. While senior veterans Katelan Redmon and Lyndi Seidensticker did their normal work for LC, it was 6-foot-1 sophomore Sarah Kliewer, scoring 14 points, who proved the offensive difference.
Central Valley 66, Rogers 56: The visiting Bears (2-3) bolted to a 20-10 first-quarter lead on the 3-point shooting of Tristina Kline and Justine Bowman and it was enough against the Pirates (1-3). Kline had four 3-pointers and 16 points. Bowman had three 3-pointers and 15 points. Four CV players scored in double figures for a team that finished with nine 3-pointers. Denisha Whitehead (21) and Rikeya Crosley combined for 40 for Rogers.
Mead 72, Mt. Spokane 31: The visiting Panthers (4-1) had five double-figure scorers and forced 26 turnovers to defeat the Wildcats (0-4). Freshmen Jazmine Redmon and Breann Puthoff, and senior Kami Clark scored 11 points apiece. Beth Altena and freshman Alexis Olgard added 10 apiece.