Benzel carries Ferris past LC
Cody Benzel scored 22 points and Ferris hit 15 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter Thursday to defeat Lewis and Clark 64-49 in Greater Spokane League boys basketball at the Arena.
The Saxons (8-3, 6-3) shot 27 of 35 from the line, led by Beau Lockmer’s 11-for-12 night, to overcome a 34-31 halftime deficit. Dean Richey scored 18 for LC (4-7, 2-7), which shot 2 for 10 from the field in the third quarter.
Ferris 76, Lewis and Clark 71: Brittney Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored 32 points and the Saxons (8-3, 6-3) shot 13 of 24 on 3-pointers to stop the Tigers (5-6, 5-4) at the Arena. Abby Liss added 17 points for Ferris, which shot 13 of 14 from the line. Taylor Howlett had 10 rebounds and led four Tigers in double figures with 17 points.
Bonners Ferry 50, Post Falls JV 44: Jasmine Hill scored 19 points and the host Badgers (10-2) outscored the Trojans 27-6 from the line in the win. BF opened the second half with an 8-0 run. BF’s Savannah Woods and Aubree Wasmer teamed for 24 rebounds and eight steals.
Cadie Pratt won the uneven bars (8.8 points) and the all-around (35.6) to help Mead edge host University in a five-way GSL meet. Mead scored 166.2 points to hold off the Titans (165.65), who had four gymnasts in the all-around top five. U-Hi has improved its team score by 23 points this season. U-Hi’s Katelyn Nemitz won the balance beam (9.0) and floor exercise (9.4) and placed third in the all-around at 33.55, behind Moriah Knowles (33.7).
East Valley (3-1) won the final four matches and finished with four pins during a 45-21 win at Clarkston (2-1) in the Great Northern League. The Bantams pulled within 27-21 on Jacob Waller’s pin at 195 pounds, but EV’s Damon King (220) and Michael Tschritter (285) responded with pins. … Also in the GNL, Deer Park (3-2) won the first six matches, building a 27-0 lead, and posted a 39-28 win at Colville (3-1). DP defending state champion Jack Konzal (126) pinned Jesse Morrison in the second round in a back-and-forth match. … Cheney (1-2) picked up five pins and five forfeits during a 72-18 win at Pullman (0-3).