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Lewis and Clark has the potential to defend its title


The Greater Spokane League opened its basketball season Tuesday night with very little in the way of upsets.

On the girls side of things, the wife and I watched defending state 4A champion Lewis and Clark host Mt. Spokane, coached by former LC assistant Lori Kistler in her first high school game.

Just sort of wanted to be in Squinty Hunter Fieldhouse when they raised the championship banner, you know? Of course, it was already up on the wall, so that purpose was all shot to heck before the game even started.

But, in talking with LC coach Jim Redmon before the game, it was evident he believes his team has a ways to go to compete for a title. And, after watching the first half, it was evident he has a point – but the potential is certainly there.

Anyhow, here's our GSL girls story which leads with Mead's easy win over Ferris, and our boys story, with the top game being Shadle's win over last year's 4A finalist, Central Valley.

In Idaho, Coeur d'Alene and Lake City met for the first of what could be as many as five times this season, and it was an overtime battle won by the Vikings.

We also had a roundup of the outlying games.

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