Leaders profited in Greater Spokane League girls basketball, but there were some suspenseful games.
Only unbeaten Gonzaga Prep (6-0, 6-0) had an easy outing Tuesday.
Lewis and Clark (5-1, 5-1) and University (4-3, 3-2) had big second halves in respective triumphs. Mead (4-3, 3-3) needed a strong fourth quarter in its win. And Shadle Park (6-2, 5-1) took a comfortable first-half lead and held on.
Shadle Park 55, Central Valley 47: The Highlanders outscored the visiting Bears (2-5, 2-4) 16-7 in the second quarter and weathered a 30-point outburst by CV’s Brooke Gallaway for the win. Chelsea Chandler scored 20 to lead Shadle Park.
University 65, Ferris 59: The host Titans outscored the Saxons (0-6, 0-6) 22-11 in the third quarter and weathered a comeback. U-Hi’s Hallie Gennett scored 11 of her 26 points in the third period.
Mead 42, North Central 37: Taylor Ingebritsen had 12 points and seven rebounds and the Panthers outscored the Indians (3-4, 3-3) 10-6 in the final period to pull out the win.
Lewis and Clark 61, Mt. Spokane 42: The Tigers used a 39-25 advantage in the second half to beat the host Wildcats (3-3, 2-3). Nakia Arquette’s 14 points led LC.
Gonzaga Prep 58, Rogers 15: It was a low-key night for the league leaders, who led 35-4 at halftime.