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Central Valley, Gonzaga Prep leaving others in their wake

Sat., Jan. 12, 2013

The gap between the top two teams in Greater Spokane League boys basketball and the other eight in the league widened a touch Friday.

League-leading Central Valley had no difficulty topping visiting Mt. Spokane 56-27. Gonzaga Prep also had no difficulty, turning back visiting Mead 63-32.

Central Valley 56, Mt. Spokane 27: The Bears (11-0 overall, 9-0 league) dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Wildcats (4-7, 3-6) by a wide 39-23 margin.

Leading the way was 6-foot-5 junior post Beau Byus, who had a game-high 13 rebounds to go with a game-high 14 points.

Gonzaga Prep 63, Mead 32: The Bullpups (9-2, 8-1) outscored the Panthers (8-3, 6-3) 20-1 in the second quarter on their way to a 35-9 lead at halftime.

And the Bullpups were only starting. They outscored Mead 24-10 in the third to take a 59-19 lead into the final period.

Ekow Nottinson and Sam Dowd scored 14 points apiece and Jacob Groh added 11 to lead G-Prep. William McPhee led Mead with 10 points.

University 62, Shadle Park 59: In a key game among 3A teams, the visiting Titans (7-4, 6-3) withstood a rally in the fourth quarter.

U-Hi led 28-23 at halfime and appeared to have things in hand after the Titans outscored the Highlanders (5-6, 4-5) 24-11 in the third.

Brett Bailey, held to three points in the first half, finished with a game-high 21 to lead U-Hi and Ben Kuiper added 13. Kyle Knutsen led Shadle with 18 and Skyler Kelley added 15.

Rogers 65, North Central 44: Amaujae Daniels scored 30 points to lead the visiting Pirates (2-9, 1-8) past the Indians (0-11, 0-9).

Jalen Woodard led NC with 16 points and 12 rebounds.


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