Click the tab below to read my unedited game story from the Lewis and Clark/Central Valley girls game Saturday afternoon. Also, you'll see a roundup of the other girls games and a GSL boys roundup.
By Greg Lee
Greater Spokane League girls basketball teams beware. Defending champ Lewis and Clark could be finding its stride.
The Tigers pulled away from Central Valley 64-49 in league play Saturday afternoon – about 20 hours after they put an 80-50 thumping on Mead.
That gives Lewis and
“It’s just the first half of league,” LC coach
It was LC’s fifth straight win after a season-opening loss
(53-41) at home to
For three quarters, the game lived up to what many expected – a
tightly contested matchup. But the Tigers picked up the intensity on defense
and attacked inside with a purpose, and
“A couple of (missed layins), a couple of (missed) free throws and we just didn’t get the defensive stops,” CV coach Freddie Rehkow said. “And having Loree (Hill) on the bench kind of hurt us a bit.”
The 6-foot-2 Hill picked up her fourth foul with 3:36 to go in the third quarter and Rehkow had to take her out. He wanted to go as deep as possible into the fourth before inserting her, but when the Tigers started having their way inside Rehkow had no choice but to put Hill in the game.
And 27 seconds later, Hill fouled out when she fouled Proctor Faith, who completed a three-point play that extended LC’s lead to 48-42 with 5:58 remaining.
“They started to control the boards and I tried to get big by putting (Hill) back in,” Rehkow said.
Before one could say runaway, LC used a 19-5 run to open a 64-47 lead.
Hayley Hendricksen led LC with 16 points and eight rebounds. Teammates Devyn Galland and Mary Blevins added 11 points apiece.
“For three quarters we gave them everything they wanted,” Rehkow said. “Their experience took over. We’ll just not dwell on this and move on.”
Redmon thinks both teams will get a lot out of the game.
“To me it was playoff atmosphere,” Redmon said. “We’ve got a size advantage and we got it inside a little. We pride ourselves on defense. But (CV), they’re special. They can put five scorers on the floor at any time. For an early season game I told the kids they gutted it out.”
Mead 57, Gonzaga Prep 38: The Panthers (3-3, 1-2) handed the Bullpups (4-1, 2-1) their first loss behind a big fourth quarter.
The Panthers outscored Gonzaga Prep 17-5 to build the 19-point final margin.
Guard Jazmine Redmon led Mead with 17 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Teammate Taylor Ingebritsen chipped in 17 points and seven rebounds.
Tia Presley and Lindsay Stockton led G-Prep with 12 and 10 points respectively.
The Highlanders used a 17-4 spurt in the fourth quarter to blow it open. Aleisha Hathaway and Jenna Humphrey led SP with 14 and 12 points respectively. Hathaway also had eight rebounds and seven steals while Kendra Knutsen had five assists and four steals.
University 44, Ferris 37: The Titans (3-3, 1-2) outscored the Saxons (1-6, 0-3) 18-11 in the first quarter and that margin held up in a game marred by ugly shooting.
U-Hi shot 24 percent from the field, three percent better than Ferris. Zoe Scott led the Titans with 14 points, five coming in the first quarter. Ashley Moon had a game-high nine rebounds for U-Hi. Haley Sieverding led Ferris with 12 points.
The Wildcats outscored
Mead 53, Gonzaga Prep 52: After the first week of Greater Spokane League play, Mead and
Bo Tully hit a 15-foot jumper with 5 seconds remaining as Mead’s Panthers knocked visiting Gonzaga Prep from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday afternoon.
Mead (5-1, 3-0 GSL) led 46-30 going into the fourth quarter. But the Bullpups (5-1, 2-1) scored on nine of their first 11 possessions. With about a minute left, Shane Schmidlkofer hit a 3-pointer to give G-Prep its first lead at 52-50.
The Panthers forced a shot-clock violation with about 30 seconds remaining, setting up the opportunity for Tully’s winning shot.
Brendon Myers led Mead with 14 points. Tully had five assists.
Ryan Nicholas led G-Prep with 21 points.
Shadle Park 50, North Central 38: The Highlanders (5-1, 3-0) made 11 of 18 from the free-throw line in the second half as they opened a lead the Indians (3-4, 2-1) couldn’t overcome.
Brett Boese led SP with 19 points, nine coming in the first quarter. Teammate Taylor Pettersen chipped in 13.
Ed Richardson led NC with 13 and Isaiah Antoine had 10.
Lewis and Clark 65,
Ehlo finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds. He had 13 points in the fourth.
LC outrebounded CV 36-24 including 19 offensive rebounds.
Scott Simon led CV with 22 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
University 68, Ferris 62: The visiting Titans (4-1, 2-1) took a 30-28 lead into halftime of the tight game and sealed it with free throws in the fourth quarter to top the Saxons (0-3, 0-2).
Kyle Bailey led U-Hi with 26 points, 19 coming in the second half. Ferris sophomore Chris Wilson was 5 of 8 from 3-point range, finishing with 21. Teammate Connor Halliday had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Dillon Franklin led