Shadle Park bolted to a big lead, lost it and recovered by intermission. The Highlanders then held off host Central Valley 54-51 in Greater Spokane League girls basketball on Friday night.
The Highlanders (11-2) applied incessant pressure on the Bears (9-4) in the first half of the game, shooting to a 20-8 lead with 5 minutes, 18 seconds still to play before intermission.
Aleisha Hathaway scored nine first-half points in staking Shadle to its lead, including a 3-pointer that made it 23-18 with 2:15 left.
The Bears rallied with a pair of 3-pointers, by Jenna Martin and Kelsey Matthews, and four free throws following a technical foul. They knotted the score at 23 with 18 seconds remaining in the half, only to have Amanda Carlton bury a 3-pointer 12 seconds later to give Shadle the advantage at intermission.
The teams played evenly in the second half. The Highlanders were ahead by four points after three quarters, then CV took a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter but was unable to hang on.
Chelsea Chandler scored 10 of her 15 points and Kendra Knutsen eight of her 11 in the second half for Shadle.
The Bears hit eight 3-pointers, three each by Katie Estey and Matthews, who had eight points at intermission. They each finished with 11 points, Estey hitting two second-half 3-pointers.
The victory left Shadle tied with Mead for second place in the GSL. The two teams meet Monday at Shadle.
East Valley 59, Gonzaga Prep 46: The Knights (8-6) reversed an earlier outcome by beating the Bullpups (7-7). The final outcome was by nearly the identical score of their meeting, with both teams winning on the road.
EV’s full-court pressure forced 28 turnovers, many of which led to a 26-10 halftime lead. Morgan Manchester was 10 for 14 at the free-throw line and scored 19 points. Jenni White added 16 and Janea Knopp, 8 for 8 from the line, scored 12. Tia Presley (15 points) and Lindsay Stockton (12) scored in double figures for G-Prep. The victory leaves the Knights alone in fifth place.
Lewis and Clark 80, Mt. Spokane 44: The host Tigers (14-0) scored 20 or more points in each of the first three quarters in beating the Wildcats (3-9). Sarah Kliewer scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds and Nakia Arquette added 14 points and six rebounds. Sammie Peterson scored 10 points for Mt. Spokane. LC’s 47th straight win is tied for ninth all time in Washington.
Mead 73, North Central 33: Jazmine Redmon scored 17 points to go with seven rebounds, eight assists and five steals as the host Panthers (11-2) won easily over the Indians (1-12). Taylor Ingebritsen added 16 as one of four double-figure scorers for Mead. Alisa Beard and Tifa Puletasi were the others. Brigid Rypien scored 10 for NC.
University 68, Rogers 22: Ellie Frame scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds in pacing the Titans (7-7) to a victory over the visiting Pirates (0-13). Three other U-Hi players, Lexi Clark, Amy Thornton and Zoe Scott, finished in double figures as did Rogers’ Samantha Roybal.
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