Central Valley continued its penchant for close victories, scoring on the final play of the fourth quarter for a 59-57 victory over Mt. Spokane.
Tyler Chamberlain put back his missed shot following an in-bounds play with 3 seconds remaining for the win. It was the fourth win by four points or fewer for CV this year.
The biggest lead in the game was by the host Bears (6-4, 5-4) at four points and they trailed entering the fourth quarter. Tanner Wollan led CV with 17 points. Trevor Kissinger had 16, one of four double figures scorers for the visiting Wildcats (2-6, 1-6).
Ferris 78, North Central 50: A big third quarter kept the Saxons (8-1, 7-0) undefeated in league play. Ferris outscored the visiting Indians (3-6, 3-5) 23-12 in the decisive frame for its eighth straight victory. Balanced scoring – four players in double figures – was Ferris’ hallmark. Riley Stockton led with 22 points and had 6 rebounds. Chase Haack scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds. Zac Hill scored 15 with 8 rebounds to lead NC.
Gonzaga Prep 79, Shadle Park 43: A foul by Gonzaga Prep on a Shadle Park 3-point attempt to end the first quarter enabled the host Highlanders to stay within a point of their visitors. But it was all Bullpups thereafter during a romp that kept them in second place behind Ferris. High octane Prep (8-2, 7-1) outscored Shadle (3-7, 2-6) 21-9 in the second quarter and poured in 30 third-quarter points to pull away.
University 60, Lewis and Clark 41: Just four points separated the visiting Titans (7-2, 6-2) and Tigers (2-8, 2-6) with a little more than 11 minutes remaining. But U-Hi finished with a 22-7 flourish to remain in third place in the league. Zech Martin was 8 of 10 from the field – three of them 3-pointers – to score 20 points and sophomore Brett Bailey added 15.
Mead 67, Rogers 57: The host Panthers (4-6, 3-5) lost 11 points of a 49-29 lead in the third quarter, but Garrett Swanson was 10 for 10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to stave off the Pirates (3-7, 3-5). Swanson finished 15 of 16 from the line and had a game-high 30 points. Therone Tillett scored 18 to lead the Pirates.