It took a team from the middle of the pack to knock off the previously unbeaten leader.
The Mead Panthers, young early in the season but gaining seasoning lately, outscored Greater Spokane League-leading and second-ranked Gonzaga Prep 29-17 in the second and third quarters en route to a 52-42 upset at Mead on Friday.
Taylor Ingebritsen led Mead (8-6, 6-6 GSL) with 22 points and five rebounds. Teammate Jade Redmon had 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Mead outrebounded G-Prep (12-2, 11-1) 34-22.
Tia Presley was the lone Bullpup to score in double figures with 22 points.
Shadle Park 60, Lewis and Clark 55 (OT): Aleisha Hathaway hit a key 3-pointer in overtime to lift the Highlanders (11-3, 10-2) over the visiting Tigers (10-3, 9-3).
The win also vaulted Shadle past LC into second all alone.
Hathaway led Shadle with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Devyn Galland led LC with 20 points.
North Central 56, University 53: The visiting Indians (9-5, 8-4) outscored the Titans (6-8, 5-7) 29-18 in the pivotal first half.
Tara Van Weerdhuizen led NC with 24 points, 12 coming in the second quarter. She also had 12 rebounds. Riley Holsinger added 13 points. Amy Thorton scored 18 of her game-high 27 points in the second half for U-Hi. She also had six rebounds and three steals.
Central Valley 74, Ferris 64: The visiting Saxons (3-10, 2-10) led 38-34 at halftime, but the Bears (6-8, 5-7) began to assert control in the third quarter.
Brooke Gallaway led CV with 20 points, including 14 of 15 free throws. She also had 10 rebounds. Roni Dringle led CV with 12 rebounds.
Haley Sieverding led Ferris with 17 points.
Mt. Spokane 64, Rogers 39: The Wildcats (6-8, 4-8) built a 30-15 lead over the visiting Pirates (0-13, 0-12) in the first half.
Danielle Beltrame led balanced Mt. Spokane with 13 points and Megan Ulias and April Smith had 10 apiece.
Jasmin Andrews led Rogers with 15.
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