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GSL boys: U-Hi strengthens postseason hopes

The University boys basketball team, fighting for a postseason berth, got one of the biggest wins of the season Tuesday.

Austin Dill had 15 points and eight rebounds, Nick Lerma had 12 points and Elijah Ramirez added 11 and three assists as the Titans fought past the visiting Shadle Park Highlanders 58-53 in Greater Spokane League play.

The win pulled U-Hi (8-11, 8-9) into a tie with Ferris in the battle for the fourth and fifth seeds. The teams split league games.

Andreas Brown led Shadle (14-5, 13-4) with 16 points and Kobe Reese had 10 and eight rebounds. The Highlanders had long wrapped up top seed to the District 8 3A tournament and a berth into the subregional.

Gonzaga Prep 43, Ferris 40: Securing the league title didn’t come without some tense moments for the visiting Bullpups (18-1, 16-1). Trailing 39-30 going into the fourth quarter, G-Prep put the clamps on Ferris (9-10, 8-9), holding the Saxons to one point in the final period. G-Prep tied the score at 40-40 before freshman Anton Watson made a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds to go. Devin Culp led G-Prep with 12 points. Mike Ervin paced Ferris with 14 points and nine rebounds.

Rogers 43, North Central 40: The Pirates (4-16, 4-13) took advantage of three late turnovers by the visiting Indians (0-19, 0-17). Rogers outscored NC 9-2 in the final quarter. KJ Hassett led Rogers with 14 points and Jahill Frans added 10. Damion Carter led NC with 14.

Central Valley 58, Mead 44: The visiting Bears (15-4, 13-4) all but squelched the Panthers’ postseason hopes. Cameron Tucker led the Bears with 16 points, Justis Simmons had 12 and Ryan Rehkow added 10. CV shot 44 percent from the field and held Mead to 38 percent. James Baird led Mead with 14 points.

Lewis and Clark 70, Mt. Spokane 35: The visiting Tigers (15-4, 14-3) opened a 40-22 lead over the Wildcats (3-16, 2-15) by halftime. Justin Martin led the Tigers with 13 points, Vaughden Handel had 12 and Cameron Duncan added 10.

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