Tyson Degenhart scored 19 points and visiting Mt. Spokane, rated No. 2 in class 3A by the WIAA RPI system, routed Mead 73-46 in the Greater Spokane League rivalry week “Cat Fight” on Tuesday.
Mt. Spokane used a stifling 24-6 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Panthers.
The Wildcats (14-1, 6-1) maintained their three-game lead in the GSL 3A race over North Central.
Mead (3-12, 2-7) is entrenched in fifth place in the 4A race, three games behind Ferris for the last seed to the district playoffs.
Jerry Twenge scored 16 points and JT Smith added 14 for Mt. Spokane. Both players hit a pair from beyond the arc.
Brandon Shoff led Mead with 13 points.
North Central 53, Shadle Park 47: Leon Sayers scored 26 points, including hitting 13 of 14 from the line, and the Indians (7-8, 3-4) took over sole possession of the second seed to the 3A district playoffs with a win over the Highlanders (9-6, 2-5) in the “Groovy Shoes” rivalry week game at the Arena.
Shadle Park remains one game ahead of Rogers for the final seed to district playoffs.
The Highlanders were led by Logan Liddicoat with 15 points, and DaMarius Brown added nine points.
Liddicoat hit a 3-pointer with just over 2 minutes remaining to bring Shadle Park within three points at 44-41.
Sayers responded with a 3-pointer, one of his three in the game, then made four straight free throws down the stretch to seal it.
Parish Neal added 10 points for the Indians, including both ends of a 1-and-1 with under one minute to play.
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