University, Gonzaga Prep reach state round of 16
Kayleigh Valley scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as University held on late to beat Shadle Park 62-58 in a 3A girls basketball subregional elimination game Saturday at University.
The win gave the Titans a berth to the round of 16 for the state tourney. The Highlanders were eliminated.
Valley made 8 of 11 shots, including 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. She made 5 of 6 free throws in the fourth to help hold off Shadle Park’s charge.
The Highlanders (13-10) outscored University 19-12 in the final quarter to close the gap, but couldn’t come all the way back.
Brooke Bailey scored 13 points and McKenzie Peterson added 10 for the Titans (13-10).
Kaycee Hert had 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals to lead Shadle Park.
The win was the Titans’ third over the Highlanders this season.
Gonzaga Prep 58, Chiawana 41: Kayla Leland made three 3-pointers and scored 20 points as the Bullpups jumped out to a quick start and secured a state round-of-16 berth with a win over the Riverhawks in Pasco.
Laura Stockton added 14 points for Gonzaga Prep (21-3), which built a 34-17 halftime lead.