University High girls rally for victory
Mt. Spokane used a big third quarter to open a 35-28 lead over the University Titans.
The Titans, though, rallied in the fourth quarter behind Kayleigh Valley and Hallie Gennett as University (12-5 overall, 10-5 league) pulled out a 50-47 win over the visiting Wildcats (5-12, 4-11) in Greater Spokane League girls basketball play Thursday.
Valley and Gennett combined for 19 points in the fourth. Valley finished with a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds and Gennett had 16.
Gonzaga Prep 68, Lewis and Clark 53: The Bullpups (13-4, 11-4) kept their grip on second place, using a 21-8 spurt in the third quarter to pull away from the visiting Tigers (9-9, 9-7). Lindsay Stockton led G-Prep with 18 points. Nakia Arquette had 18 for LC.
Shadle Park 44, North Central 33: The Highlanders (12-6, 11-5) overcame a first-quarter deficit to hold off the Indians (4-13, 4-11) in the Groovy Shoes spirit game at the Arena.
Aleisha Hathaway led Shadle with 15 points.
Central Valley 82, Rogers 40: Big first and fourth quarters propelled the Bears (16-1, 14-1) past the visiting Pirates (1-16, 0-15).
The Bears clinched the District 8 4A top seed. Five players scored in double figures led by the career highs of Mariah Cunningham (18) and Victoria Lee-Nauta (11).
Mead 68, Ferris 57: The visiting Panthers (9-8, 9-6) opened a 22-8 lead in the first quarter and cruised thereafter as the Saxons’ postseason hopes ended. Delany Junkermier got Mead going, scoring 10 of her season high 23 points in the game’s first 2 minutes.
Cassidy Phillips led Ferris (6-11, 4-11) with 22 points.
Clarkston 67, Pullman 58: The league-leading Bantams (16-1, 9-0) outscored the visiting Greyhounds (6-11, 4-6) 30-16 in the second quarter to take control. Jamie Weisner led Clarkston with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Clarkston made 8 of 14 from 3-point range. Jenny Nakata led Pullman with 17.
East Valley 58, West Valley 44: The Knights (11-7, 7-3) opened a 15-6 lead that stood the rest of the way against the Eagles (5-13, 2-8).
Alicia Christiansen led EV with 17 points and 10 rebounds and Erin Wallman had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Cheney 51, Medical Lake 33: The visiting Blackhawks (8-9, 5-4) sped to a 16-2 lead and the Cardinals (1-17, 0-10) couldn’t recover. Allie Brown led Cheney with 18 points.
Idaho 4A Region I
Moscow 49, Lakeland 36: The Bears (9-10) outscored the visiting Hawks (12-10) 27-19 in the second half to pull away at Rathdrum. Lakeland plays host to Sandpoint (8-13) on Saturday in a loser-out game.
Kim Sprenger and Kylie Gorton had 10 each for Moscow while Josie Codder and Cienna Close had 13 and 10, respectively, for Lakeland.
Bonners Ferry 56, St. Maries 36: The visiting Badgers (8-11, 4-4) opened a 15-4 lead and increased it to 33-12 by halftime. Savannah Woods led BF with 12 points as the Badgers had 25 steals. Jaylee Sines led St. Maries (5-12, 1-6) with 13.