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Preps roundup: West Valley’s boys defeat Lakeland

Jordan Gassman scored 23 points and added four rebounds as the West Valley Eagles pulled ahead in the fourth quarter to edge visiting Lakeland 47-41 in a nonleague boys basketball game Wednesday night.

Gassman – who sank three 3-pointers and was 4 for 4 from the free-throw line – scored nine of his 23 points in the final quarter. The Eagles (15-1), who trailed 31-30 after three quarters, regained the lead with 4 minutes remaining in the game.

WV’s Jake Love added 13 points and a team-high five rebounds. Matt Horne’s team-high nine points paced the Hawks (3-13). Eric Cooper and Scott Simpson each added eight points.

Southeast 1B

Colton 65, LaCrosse-Washtucna 39: Dustin Patchen scored 16 points, Jake Straughan and Dalton Patchen each added 15 points and the Wildcats (13-2, 9-0) beat the host Tigercats. Jed Zimmer’s 15 points led LaCrosse-Washtucna (6-10, 4-6).

Girls basketball

Nonleague

Lakeland 58, West Valley 54: Cieana Close’s 17 points led the visiting Hawks to a win over the Eagles. Close’s 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining tied the game and Darby Murray hit the go-ahead bucket with 10 seconds left. The Hawks (10-9) picked up their final points on free throws after the Eagles (4-12) turned the ball over and fouled. Cassie Finn led WV with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Southeast 1B

Colton 65, LaCrosse-Washtucna 4: Payton Meyer finished with 17 points and Paige Vincent added 16 as the Wildcats (15-0, 9-0) beat the host Tigercats (2-14, 1-9).

St. John-Endicott 83, Touchet 53: Emily Jones led all players with 20 points as the Eagles (8-5, 5-4) beat the host Indians (4-9, 1-8).

Gymnastics

Shadle Park’s Alana Norman won the all-around, balance beam and vault events in a Greater Spokane League meet at Mead. University pulled together a team score of 166.15 to win the meet. Shadle Park was second with 163.175, and Mt. Spokane and North Central were third and fourth, respectively. Courtney Bray won on uneven bars and floor exercise. Norman was second in both events.

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