For a third straight game, the No. 1-ranked Central Valley girls basketball team had to come from behind to win.
And the Bears took it down to the final seconds, too. Senior Brooke Gallaway made two free throws with eight seconds remaining Tuesday as CV held off the visiting Gonzaga Prep Bullpups 59-57.
G-Prep (10-3 overall, 8-3 league) took a 33-27 lead into halftime.
CV (13-0, 11-0), which entered the game shooting 78 percent from the foul line, made 22 of 26 free throws to G-Prep’s 9 of 17.
Gallaway gave CV its first lead at 57-55 when she scored a layup with 1:10 to go. G-Prep’s Otiona Gildon got free for a layup to knot the score at 57 moments later before Gallaway’s winning foul shots. She finished with a game-high 22 points, including 12 of 12 from the free-throw line. Chantelle Fitting, who made 3 of 4 3-pointers, had 12 and Katie Estey added 10.
Lindsay Stockton led G-Prep with 13 points and Gildon and Megan Steilen had 12 apiece.
University 55, Shadle Park 54: The Titans (10-3, 8-3) moved into a tie for second by holding off the visiting Highlanders (7-6, 6-5).
Hallie Gennett rebounded her own miss with eight seconds left and put it back in for the game-winning points. She finished with 19 points and eight rebounds. Kayleigh Valley had 18 points, 11 rebounds and six steals.
Shadle was unable to get a shot off in the final minute.
Aleisha Hathaway led Shadle with 16 points. Kaycee Hert had 12 and Peighton DeVon had 11 along with eight rebounds.
Mead 52, Lewis and Clark 51: The Panthers (6-7, 6-5) outscored the visiting Tigers (7-6, 7-4) 17-4 in the second quarter and held off a late LC rally.
Jade Redmon led Mead with 19 points and Delaney Junkermier had 13. Nakia Arquette led LC with 26.
Mt. Spokane 60, Ferris 49: Brooke Reilly had a breakout game for the Wildcats (4-9, 3-8).
Reilly scored 16 of her game-high 21 points in the second half and had 16 rebounds.
Cassidy Phillips led Ferris (4-9, 2-9) with 14 points.
Mt. Spokane won the game at the free-throw line, making 20 of 27 attempts.
North Central 54, Rogers 29: The Indians (4-9, 4-7) took advantage of a 10-0 start to down the Pirates (1-12, 0-11) at Rogers.
Hailey Markham-Patti and Brianna King had 13 points each for NC.
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