The Mead girls basketball team needed a bounce-back win after falling to Greater Spokane League-leading Gonzaga Prep on Tuesday.
The Panthers got what they wanted, but it was more difficult than desired.
Visiting Mead rallied from a 35-32 deficit after three quarters to knock off the Mt. Spokane Wildcats 47-43 Friday.
The Panthers (4-3, 3-2 GSL) took advantage of the cold-shooting Wildcats (2-4, 2-3) in the fourth. Mt. Spokane made just 3 of 13 shots from the field in the final period.
Senior forward Ashlyn Lewey led Mead with 10 points. Ashlee Pedersen of Mt. Spokane led all scorers with 14.
Central Valley 45, University 39: Madison Hovren scored 14 points and added 11 rebounds as the visiting Bears (4-1) took advantage of a strong night on the boards to beat the Titans (3-3, 3-2). CV outrebounded the Titans 43-23. The Bears received contributions from Megan Dimmler, with 13 points and three steals, and Mariah Cunningham, with 10 points and seven rebounds. Cassie Shillam led the Titans with 14 points, including 5 of 6 from the free-throw line, and eight rebounds.
Ferris 61, Shadle Park 50: The Saxons (3-3, 2-3) used an 8-0 surge in the third quarter to break away from the visiting Highlanders (2-4, 2-3). Brittney Johnson had a stellar night for Ferris, recording 29 points, nine rebounds and nine steals. Teammate Kaley Lenhart added 10 points. Shyla Carr led Shadle with 12.
Gonzaga Prep 73, North Central 47: The Bullpups (6-1, 5-0) jumped out to an early lead and cruised the rest of the way against the visiting Indians (0-7, 0-5). Oona Harrington had a double-double for the Bullpups, grabbing 10 rebounds to go with her 16 points. Otiona Gildon finished just short of a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds for Gonzaga Prep. North Central’s Brianna King led all scorers with 21 points.
Lewis and Clark 73, Rogers 43: Riley Lupfer led a balanced attack with 15 points for the Tigers (4-2, 4-2). The Tigers’ Taylor Cunningham added 12 points, Brooklyn Howlett had 10 and Imani Guillory chipped in nine. The Tigers had 26 assists on 32 made shots. Lorretta Guertin tallied a team-high 13 points for the Pirates (0-6, 0-5).