It’s a night Brett Bailey will never forget.
The 6-foot-6 standout University basketball player scored a league-record 47 points to lead the visiting Titans to a come-from-behind 83-72 win over the Rogers Pirates in Greater Spokane League action.
Ten minutes after the game, Bailey vomited. His sister, Brooke, was at home sick with the flu and couldn’t play in the girls game.
Bailey made 20 of 32 shots from the field, but was a pedestrian 5 of 11 from the free-throw line.
“I actually had no idea about that (the league record),” Bailey said. “I just did what I needed to get our team the win.”
The scoreboard at Rogers keeps a running total of each player’s points. Bailey admitted he knew the points were piling up.
“Every player takes a glance every once in a while, but it wasn’t the first thing on my mind,” the humble Bailey said. “We were down 12 points in the first quarter against another 3A team, so the win was first and foremost in my mind.”
Titans coach Garrick Phillips wasn’t surprised by Bailey.
“He didn’t hit a lot of crazy shots or anything like that,” Phillips said. “He just controlled the pace of the game.”
U-Hi (11-6 overall, 10-5 league) watched Rogers (3-14, 2-13) sprint to a 32-21 lead in the first quarter. The Pirates made 8 of 10 3-point shots in the opening period. Amaujae Daniels led Rogers with 35 points, making 17 of 37 shots.
Shadle Park 55, Lewis and Clark 46: Two late layups by Kyle Knutsen secured the win as the Highlanders (8-9, 7-8) held off the visiting Tigers (7-10, 5-10). George Pilimai led Shadle with 17 points and Alvin Welch had 10. Brennan Schon led LC with 16 points and Jack Chapman had 10.
Ferris 35, Mead 31: The Panthers (9-8, 7-8) opened an 8-0 lead, but the visiting Saxons (13-4, 11-4) seized control when they outscored Mead 8-0 in the second period. Cody Benzel led Ferris with 12 points. Brandon Pettersen led Mead with 11 points and eight rebounds.
Gonzaga Prep 65, Mt. Spokane 42: The Bullpups (14-3, 13-2) outscored the visiting Wildcats (7-10, 6-9) 16-1 in the second quarter, and it was a margin they added to in the second half. Sam Dowd led G-Prep with 22 points and nine steals. Jordan Weems led Mt. Spokane with 11.
Central Valley 60, North Central 27: The Bears (16-1, 14-1) shot to an 18-1 lead over the visiting Indians (0-17, 0-15). Beau Byus led CV with 18 points and Austin Daines had 15. Jordan Wertman led NC with 10 points and eight rebounds.