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GSL girls: Central Valley beats University at the Arena

Perhaps it was an audition for a similar venue the Central Valley girls basketball team might find themselves in six weeks.

For the Bears to go as far as coach Freddie Rehkow hopes – the state 4A tournament at the Tacoma Dome and live up to their No. 1 ranking – they need consistent scoring from at least three players.

CV got it Friday in a 55-36 victory over the University Titans in a Greater Spokane League game at the Spokane Arena.

Stepping up big was sophomore Lacie Hull, who had 14 points, 13 rebounds and three assists.

“What people don’t realize is she’s averaging almost nine points a game but also eight rebounds and five assists,” Rehkow said. “She’s a borderline stat stuffer. Now she’s starting to score and that’s helping us a lot. She did a great job for us.”

The Bears (15-0 overall, 13-0 league) were trailing 14-8 late in the first quarter. But the Titans went on a scoring drought that lasted more than a quarter. CV used a 13-0 surge for a 26-17 lead by halftime, and the Bears didn’t look back.

Hailey Christopher had another double double for CV, finishing with 12 points, 10 in the second half, and 11 rebounds. And Lacie’s twin sister, Lexie, had a team-high 16 points.

“The second half, Hailey was huge,” Rehkow said. “We couldn’t seem to establish anything with Lexie so we told (Hailey) you’ve got to get after it.”

Kaitlin Pannell led U-Hi with 14 points.

Lewis and Clark 89, Rogers 30: The visiting Tigers (12-3, 12-1) opened a 50-15 lead by halftime over the Pirates (0-14, 0-13). Five players finished in double figures for LC, led by Taylor Cunningham’s 17 points and 16 from Riley Lupfer. Atyzha Upton led Rogers with 11.

Shadle Park 56, Ferris 50: Abby Bauernfeind finished with 21 points to lead the Highlanders (2-13, 2-11) to the win over the visiting Saxons (4-11, 3-10). Teammates Jillian Groves and Willow Risinger added 13 and 12 respectively. Bria Bowton led Ferris with 14.

Gonzaga Prep 53, North Central 37: Tayler Drynan made five 3-pointers, finishing with 17 points and seven assists to lead the Bullpups (6-9, 6-7) over the visiting Indians (5-10, 5-8). Mia Scelfo had 11 rebounds for G-Prep. Megan Dean led NC with nine points.

Mead 57, Mt. Spokane 43: Trailing going into the final period, the Panthers (9-5, 9-4) outscored the visiting Wildcats (9-6, 7-6) 21-2 to secure the victory. Aaliyah Pauling had 23 points and eight rebounds and Alyse Jackson had 16 points and six rebounds for Mead. Jordan Smith led Mt. Spokane with 18 points Meghan Nilsson had 10 rebounds.

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