The Gonzaga Prep girls basketball team showed Tuesday why it is picked to capture the Greater Spokane League championship.
The Bullpups suffocated the Shadle Park Highlanders with defense as visiting Gonzaga Prep pulled away for a 79-51 win in league-opening play.
Four players finished in double-figure scoring for the Bullpups. Kayla Leland led with 19 points, Laura Stockton had 15, Madison Wright chipped in 14 and Otiona Gildon had 13.
G-Prep’s biggest lead came at 75-40 in the fourth quarter. The Bullpups opened the period on a 13-0 run.Kaycee Hert led Shadle with 14 points and nine rebounds.
Ferris 59, University 57: The Titans got a steal with 7 seconds remaining, but couldn’t make one of their final two shots as the visiting Saxons prevailed. Kaley Lenhart led Ferris with 20 points. She made 4 of 5 3-point attempts in the fourth, and Ferris made 10 of 19 from behind the 3-point arc. Abby Liss had 10 rebounds. Kayleigh Valley led U-Hi with a game-high 24 points to go with 14 rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Mead 54, Central Valley 45: The Panthers zoomed to a 30-12 lead at halftime, but had to hold off the Bears in the final two quarters at CV. The Bears cut the lead to single digits by outscoring the Panthers 23-14 in the third. But they couldn’t get any closer. Delaney Junkermier finished with a game-high 20 points to lead Mead. Madison Hovren led CV with 15 and Molly Barnhart had 10.
Lewis and Clark 68, North Central 36: The visiting Tigers overwhelmed the Indians from the start. The Tigers outscored NC 36-21 in the first half and matters got worse in the second half. Emma Keenen led LC with 15 points, Taylor Howlett had 12 and Janiera Bates added 11. Brianna King had 13 for NC.
Mt. Spokane 64, Rogers 36: Dallas Flager led the visiting Wildcats with 16 points. Mt. Spokane opened a 38-15 led by halftime. Mercedes Rucker led the Pirates with nine points.