It’s all come down to essentially a playoff game Thursday to decide the Greater Spokane League boys basketball title.
Co-leaders Ferris and Gonzaga Prep took care of business Tuesday, and the Bullpups go to Ferris on Thursday to decide the title and all-important top seed to the District 8 tournament.
Ferris 66, Rogers 45: The Saxons (17-2 overall, 15-2 GSL) took control in the third quarter, outscoring the host Pirates (5-14, 5-12) 21-10. Cody Benzel led Ferris with 19 points, Jensen Rye had 15 and Jared Christy added 12. Domonic Sanders led Rogers with 19.
Gonzaga Prep 56, Shadle Park 47: Ryan Alexander hit two of his four 3-pointers in the decisive third quarter as the visiting Bullpups (16-3, 15-2) held off the Highlanders (7-11, 7-10). Alexander finished with a game-high 20 points. George Pilimai led Shadle with 13 points and Dale Hagan had 10.
Central Valley 61, Mt. Spokane 45: The Bears (15-3, 15-2) used a big third quarter, outscoring the visiting Wildcats 20-8. A.J. Knudsen and Justin Fayant led the Bears with 12 points apiece and Beau Byus added 11 to go with six rebounds. The Wildcats, who lost for a 12th straight time, were led by the 12 points each from Stu Stiles and Dylan Moran.
Mead 53, Lewis and Clark 44: The Panthers (12-7, 11-6) cruised past the visiting Tigers (5-14, 4-13). Thomas Kautzman led the Panthers with 17 points and eight rebounds and Will McPhee had 12 points. Dominic Oliveri led the Tigers with 14 points.
University 51, North Central 45: The Titans (10-9, 8-9) opened a 34-19 lead over the host Indians (5-14, 3-14) in the first half. Michael Isotalo led the Titans with 17 points and Robert Little had 15 including four 3-pointers. Drew Williams led the Indians with nine. The Indians rallied in the second half, pulling within two a couple times.
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