Even without arguably its best defender and rebounder, the Gonzaga Prep girls basketball team didn’t miss a beat Friday.
Playing without senior Madison Wright, who has been lost for the season because of a knee injury, the Bullpups ran away from the visiting University Titans 78-46 in Greater Spokane League action.
Hannah Caudill scored a career-high 24 points to pace G-Prep (9-0 overall, 7-0 league) and Otiona Gildon had 22 points and 13 rebounds. They combined to make 21 of 30 shots from the field.
U-Hi (5-4, 4-3) also learned this week it has lost a starter for the season because of a knee injury. Cassie Shillam suffered the season-ending injury in a nonleague game last week.
Kayleigh Valley led U-Hi with 12 points and freshman Brooke Bailey had 10.
G-Prep made 35 of 63 shots from the field.
Mead 51, Shadle Park 33: Sue Winger had a career night for the Panthers (8-1, 6-1). Winger, the sophomore daughter of former Gonzaga University point guard Mike Winger, had 20 points to go with 10 rebounds as Mead played without four-year starter Jade Redmon, out with a sprained ankle. Mead surged to a 30-11 lead by halftime. Kendra Winchester and Kaycee Hert led Shadle with 12 points each.
Mt. Spokane 51, Lewis and Clark 50: The Wildcats (6-3, 4-3) rallied from a 13-point deficit to post arguably their biggest win in school history. Megan Ulias led Mt. Spokane with 12 points and Alyssa Lloyd had 11 to go with 10 rebounds. Mt. Spokane had 14 steals and made 9 of 11 free throws in the final quarter. Ashlee Pederson made four straight foul shots to provide the necessary margin. Riley Lupfer and Emma Kennan led LC (4-4, 4-3) with 12 points each.
Ferris 56, North Central 45: It took the Saxons (6-3, 4-3) more than a half to shake the pesky Indians (0-9, 0-7) at Ferris. Brittney Johnson, back from a sprained ankle, and Jill Louthian had 12 points and nine rebounds each to led Ferris. Brianna King led NC with 19 points and Jaclyn Bordner had 12 and 13 rebounds.
Central Valley 76, Rogers 27: Madison Hovren led three Bears in double figures with 20 points, hitting 10 of 15 free throws as CV was 26 of 37 from the line.