In a Greater Spokane League season-opening wrestling match Wednesday that featured nine pins, University’s 125-pounder Brandon Byers had the quickest – 26 seconds against Jacob Clute – and the visiting Titans cruised to a 42-24 victory over the North Central Indians.
U-Hi’s Jake Mason, the defending state champion at 160 pounds, was true to form in pinning NC’s Sam Rykken in 1:21.
NC’s Jared Berlinger, a state placer last year, won a 5-1 decision over Tyler Clark, a state placer two years ago.
Elsewhere in GSL openers, Jordan Rogers (152 pounds), Caleb Erb (119) and Andrew Basinger (125) each notched first-round pins and the Mead Panthers romped to a 66-8 victory over the visiting Ferris Saxons. … The Shadle Park Highlanders piled up 10 pins – six coming in less than a minute – and rolled to a 74-6 win over the host Gonzaga Prep Bullpups. … Central Valley’s Patrick Grady (140) racked up seven takedowns en route to a 19-6 major decision over Lewis and Clark’s Jared Dineen and the Bears breezed to a 65-3 win over the visiting Tigers. CV’s Sheldon Cole and LC’s Nolan Templeton turned in the most entertaining match of the evening. Cole led Templeton 13-12 before winning by a fall at the 5:09 mark of the third period.
Stacie Davis tallied 34.9 points to win all-around and help the University Titans win a five-way meet at U-Hi.
Davis won the uneven bars with a score of 8.45, finished first in the balance beam at 9.3 and also topped floor exercise with 9.175 as the Titans piled up 160.175 points to easily outdistance the runner-up Central Valley Bears (146.425). The Mt. Spokane Wildcats (141.15) were third, followed by the North Central Indians (117.825) and the Rogers Pirates (106.325).
North Central’s Heidi Sweatt won the vault with an 8.375.
Mt. Spokane’s Courtney Bray was second in all-around with a score of 33.65, while NC’s Christie Grorud (33.225) was third. U-Hi’s Kaleigh Campbell (33.175) and Amber Demaine (31.55) rounded out the top five.
Mac Stannard had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists and Jake Helbling scored 12 to lead the visiting Moscow Bears (4-0) to 48-44 non-league win over the West Valley Eagles (0-1).
Matt Roth finished with a double-double – 16 points, 13 rebounds – for West Valley.
The Eagles scored 20 points in the fourth quarter after entering the period trailing 35-24.
In other non-league action, Matt Owings and Philip Johnson each tossed in 13 points and the visiting Northport Mustangs (2-1) scored the game’s final eight points to notch a 60-52 victory over the Kettle Falls Bulldogs (1-4). Matt Edwards scored 16 to pace the Bulldogs, while Jordan Dugger and Kasey Morgan tallied 10 points apiece. … Kramer Schultz poured in 21 points and Aaron Bruya scored 12 to propel the Odessa Tigers (2-1) to a 53-44 win over the visiting Columbia Lions (0-5). Dominic Marquez paced the Lions with 16 points, while Dustin Wyborney scored 10.
In a Panorama League game, Cody Flett netted 21 points and 10 assists and Kennedy Seyler added 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Wellpinit Redskins (2-1) romped to an 84-40 victory over the visiting St. Michael’s Warriors (1-1). Quinn South had 13 points to top the Warriors.
Hannah Love had game highs of 18 points and 15 rebounds to guide West Valley (1-0) to a 53-36 victory over the visiting Moscow Bears in non-league play.
Abi Quinnett topped Moscow (1-7) with 12 points, while Chelsea Waters snagged 12 rebounds.
Elsewhere in non-league play, Kayla Eslick had 13 points and six steals and Nikka Yankus and Samantha Charlton each scored 12 to propel the Kettle Falls Bulldogs (4-1) to a 57-17 win over the visiting Northport Mustangs (1-2). Shaynne Wilson scored 11 to pace Northport. … Krista Colvin had 15 points, Mackenzie Parrow scored 12 and Julie Ann Larrew tallied 10 points to power the Columbia Lions (4-1) to a 65-12 win over Odessa (1-2).
In the Panorama League, Lauren Flett scored 22 to lead the Wellpinit Redskins (1-2) to a 56-40 win over the visiting St. Michael’s Warriors (0-2).