Wildcats sweep Bullpups
Mt. Spokane did it again.
The Wildcats (9-8), who defeated Gonzaga Prep when they met in the second game of the Greater Spokane League basketball season, swept their season series Tuesday night on the road.
In a 3-point shootout, Mt. Spokane beat the Bullpups (13-6) 60-50 by building a 35-20 halftime lead with deadeye marksmanship.
The Wildcats were 13 of 22 from the field after making nearly 70 percent of their shots in the first quarter.
Each team had eight 3-pointers. Ryan Selland hit four and Jordon Poynor added three for the victors.
Poynor finished with 15 points, one of three double-figure scorers for the fourth-place GSL team.
Selland and Connor Haley each scored 12 points for the Wildcats.
Sean Fischer had four 3-pointers for the Bullpups, who also had three double-figure scorers.
David Stockton, with two more 3-pointers, finished with 12 points for the Bullpups and Travis Long had a dozen points as well.
Ferris 95, Central Valley 49: The Saxons (18-0) cranked up the afterburners in a rout over the visiting Bears (10-10, 9-10). It was 28-16 after a quarter and Ferris polished it off with a 32-point third quarter. It was the Saxons’ 47th consecutive GSL and overall regular-season win. All 13 players scored and Pat Maher hit four 3-pointers for a career-high 14 points. Jared Karstetter led all scorers with 23 points and had 11 rebounds. Shawn Stockton added 13 points, while DeAngelo Casto had 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. CV’s Alex Howard had five 3-pointers and 17 points. The victory clinched the Saxons’ fourth consecutive league title.
Shadle Park 57, East Valley 32: The host Highlanders (17-2) needed a 19-2 third quarter to get away from the Knights (1-16). Aaron Dunn scored 16 points and Zack Humphrey 15 for the second-place Highlanders. The team was also nearly perfect at the free-throw line for a 10-point advantage there. Danny Marshall led EV with 19 points.
Mead 75, Rogers 53: The Panthers (10-9) broke open their road game against the Pirates (6-13) in the second half. The teams were 30-all in the second quarter when Mead began an 11-0 run into the third quarter. Rogers was outscored 40-23 in the second half. The Panthers’ 1-2 punch of Brendan Ingebritsen, who scored 20 points, and Kyle Baird, who added 19, paced the victors. Jesse Vaughan continued his breakout season with 22 points for the Pirates to lead all scorers.
University 66, Lewis and Clark 63: The visiting Titans (7-11) moved one step closer to the postseason by taking a 42-28 lead and weathering the Tigers’ (3-15) comeback. The score was tied at 61 with 1:45 remaining, but Mason Johnson made 3 of 4 free-throw attempts down the stretch. Trevor Wakem scored 15 points for U-Hi. Alex Gauper led all scorers with 21 for LC. The Titans host Rogers on Thursday and a win would clinch sixth place and a district playoff. A Pirates win would necessitate a playoff.