The Lewis and Clark boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start for 2017.
After suffering through a difficult December, the Tigers scored their second straight win of the week, holding off the visiting University Titans 64-54 in Greater Spokane League action Friday.
Naje Smith led the Tigers (7-4 overall, 6-3 league) with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. Cameron Duncan chipped in 14 points and Cameron Underwood added 11 points and eight rebounds.
LC used a 15-5 spurt to open the second half as the Tigers built a 45-27 lead with 3:30 left in the third quarter. They kept the lead in double digits the rest of the way.
Tanner Christensen led U-Hi (4-7, 4-5) with 11 points and 11 rebounds and Boston Tacke added 10 points.
North Central 77, Mead 69: The visiting Indians (2-9, 2-7) took a 20-point lead into what would turn out to be a wild fourth quarter before they held off the Panthers (2-9, 0-9).
Mead outscored North Central 34-22 in the final period.
Isaiah Lockett led NC with 21 points, Leon Sayers had 19 and Rashawn Lemery and C.J. Camacho had 10 apiece.
Michael Winger led Mead with a season high 24 points and Mason Tullis added 11.
Gonzaga Prep 55, Mt. Spokane 36: The Bullpups (10-1, 8-1) breezed past the visiting Wildcats (5-6, 3-6).
Anton Watson led G-Prep with 15 points, Sam Lockett had 12 points and eight steals and Shane Eugenio had 10 points.
J.T. Smith led Mt. Spokane with 11 points.
Ferris 57, Rogers 35: The balanced Saxons (9-2, 7-2) followed up a 29-14 halftime lead by outscoring the Pirates (1-10, 1-8) 17-8 in the third quarter.
Michael Ervin led Ferris with 12 points and Alec Seiler added 10.
Jahlil Frans led the Pirates with 13 points and Maks Babich had 10.
Shadle Park 75, Central Valley 45: The Highlanders (10-1, 8-1) kept pace with Gonzaga Prep by roughing up the visiting Bears (8-3, 6-3).
Tanner Groves and Markieth Brown each scored 20 points, Andreas Brown had 16 and Kylan Kelley had 13 to lead the Highlanders.
Ryan Rehkow led CV with 13 points and Michael Plunkitt had 12.
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