Kelsey Matthews made two free throws in the waning seconds and Central Valley pulled out a 48-46 thriller in Greater Spokane League girls basketball at Gonzaga Prep on Tuesday night.
CV’s win broke a third-place tie between the two.
The Bears (6-3, 3-1 GSL) built a comfortable halftime lead, but the Bullpups (6-3, 2-2) tied the game with 17 seconds left. Following a CV turnover with 12 seconds left, G-Prep missed a shot at the win and Matthews was fouled.
She finished with a dozen points, one of three Bears in double figures. Brooke Gallaway (13) and Loree Hill (10) were the others. G-Prep’s prolific scorer, Tia Presley, was limited to eight points. G-Prep was whistled for 27 fouls and had three players foul out. Taylor Largent had 14 points to lead the Bullpups.
Shadle Park 58, Mt. Spokane 54: The first-place Highlanders (7-3, 4-0) pulled out a victory against the host Wildcats (2-7, 1-2), breaking a tie in the final 50 seconds. Chelsea Chandler, Aleisha Hathaway and Kendra Knutsen all finished in double figures for SP. Sammie Pedersen had 21 points and Holleigh Bergstrom scored 18 for Mt. Spokane.
Lewis and Clark 62, University 40: The visiting Tigers (6-3, 4-0) remained tied for first with a win over the Titans (3-6, 1-3). LC’s Hayley Hendrickson led three players in double figures with 14. Devyn Galland (13) and Mary Blevins (12) were the others. Zoe Scott had 18 for U-Hi.
Mead 58, Ferris 39: The visiting Panthers (6-3, 2-2) outscored the Saxons (1-8, 0-3) in each quarter. Ferris was doomed by 12 second-quarter turnovers. Jazmine Redmon had 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals in Mead’s balanced effort. Taylor Ingebritsen and Jade Redmon scored 10 each for Mead. Haley Sieverding and Kiara King each scored 10 for Ferris.
East Valley 54, Rogers 22: Kimmie Thatcher scored a dozen and the host Knights (2-7, 1-2) cruised past the Pirates (0-9, 0-3).