GSL boys: Shadle downs Ferris
For the second time this season, 3A Shadle Park knocked off 4A Ferris.
This time, though, it counted in the Greater Spokane League boys basketball standings.
Robby Douglas provided the offense and Jake Rodgers provided the defense inside as the Highlanders edged the Saxons 53-51 Tuesday at Shadle.
Douglas finished with a game-high 26 points as the Highlanders improved to 13-4 overall, 9-2 in league – 11/2 games behind co-leaders Gonzaga Prep and Mead. Douglas had help from Taylor Pettersen and Brett Boese, who finished with 12 and 10, respectively.
Chris Wilson led Ferris (9-8, 7-5) with 16 points.
The Highlanders beat Ferris 74-61 on Dec. 12.
Mead 71, Mt. Spokane 52: The Panthers (13-4, 11-1) moved into a tie with idle Gonzaga Prep in the spirit game against the visiting Wildcats (1-17, 0-12).
Mt. Spokane played a spirited first half, trailing 31-25 at halftime. But Mead outscored the Wildcats 24-15 in the third quarter to begin to pull away.
Aaron Dunn led Mead with 19 points and seven rebounds, Brendon Myers had 15 points and Taylor Farnsworth scored 13. Myers had 12 points in the pivotal third period.
Colten Williams led the Wildcats with 11 points.
North Central 50, University 47: Trailing 39-36 through three quarters, the Indians rallied to knock off the Titans at U-Hi.
Zac Hill led NC (9-8, 7-4) with 14 points and Ed Richardson chipped in 11. Kyle Bailey led U-Hi (8-9, 5-7) with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Lewis and Clark 67, East Valley 45: Levi Taylor provided a little bit of everything for the Tigers at home.
Taylor had 16 points, five blocked shots, five assists and four rebounds as LC (8-9, 6-6) pulled away from the Knights (3-15, 2-10) in the second half.
EV trailed just 38-30 midway in the third quarter before the Tigers went on a 16-3 run. All LC players scored.
Rogers 74, Central Valley 64: Dillon Franklin had a season-high 26 points as the Pirates (9-9, 5-7) used a big first half to stop the Bears at CV.
The Pirates opened a 33-21 lead by halftime. CV made just 2 of 14 shots in the second quarter and finished 21 for 60 overall from the field. Rogers made 27 of 53 shots.
Rogers had key offensive contributions from two others – Deavon Daniels and Therone Tillett. Daniels finished with 17 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the field and six rebounds before fouling out midway into the fourth quarter. Tillett added 13 points.
Danny Nimri led CV (6-11, 2-10) with 24 points and Garen Deyarmin scored 13.